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  • Fall 2022-2023 After School Program

    Homework help, Mandarin Chinese, and supplemental Math and English practice are all included in our after school program tuition. Your child may participate in all of these programs, or you may choose any combination.

    NOTE: Our center will implement the safety guidance and procedures as directed by the Alameda County Public Health Department. The following schedule and tuition are subject to change during the COVID-19 situation.

  • Private Tutoring


    Private, one-on-one tutoring sessions are offered in general math, algebra, writing, and language arts. Each session is 55 minutes long. The fee is $45/session for elementary school students, $55/session for middle school students, and $65/session for high school students and adults.

  • Public Speaking & Debate Gr 3-5 (Winter 2023)

    This class focuses on teaching delivery and presentation skills to the students. Students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective body language. In addition to public speaking students also learn the essentials of Debating. They learn how to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence. The participants' debate on a variety of age-appropriate topics in various formats.


    Gurus for Education 


    January 23-April 24, 2023 (12 sessions). Meet every Monday at 4:30 pm (Grade 3-5)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day break 02/20 and Spring break 04/03.

    (Minimum 7 students/Maximum 10 students)

  • Math Champions Gr K-6 (Winter 2023)

    These workshops are for students with strong math skills who want to pursue excellence in math in fun-filled and interesting ways. Math Champions for Winter 2023 will be segmented into three parts – math worksheets, individual mental math quizzing, and Math Kangaroo word problems. Most math subjects covered in the common core are addressed, but problem areas will receive more attention. Math Kangaroo competition test problems and other word problems are the foundation for this workshop. The focus is on methods of analysis, critical thinking, and having fun with math rather than on "math drills". Students are strongly encouraged to sign up for the International Math Kangaroo exam in March which will be proctored here at our center.


    Ron LaTour is a retired electrical engineer with computer science experience who has a passion for helping students better learn math and science concepts.


    January 17-April 25, 2023 (12 sessions). Meet every Tuesday at 3:30 pm (Grade 1) and at 4:30 pm (Grade 2)

    January 18-April 26, 2023 (12 sessions). Meet every Wednesday at 3:30 pm (Grade K) and at 4:30 pm (Grade 3)

    January 19-April 27, 2022 (12 sessions). Meet every Thursday at 3:30 pm (Grade 4) and at 4:30 pm (Grade 5/6)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day Break (02/21, 02/22, 02/23), Spring Break (04/04, 04/05, 04/06) and Instructor's off day (04/11, 04/12, 04/13)

    (Minimum 4 students/Maximum 10 students)

  • Common Core Writing Class Gr 3-5 (Winter 2023)

    Writing for Common Core using Standard Based Grading Rubrics. Students will learn to write a personal narrative, opinions, and informative, and research-based writing according to their common core standards and rubrics. This class will also go over tips and strategies to strengthen student writing for assessments. Lessons will be adaptive to student needs.


    Gail Rodriguez is a credentialed K-12 educational specialist with 6 years of experience teaching Common Core in public school.


    January 26-April 27, 2023 (12 sessions). Meet every Thursday at 4:30 pm (Grade 3-5)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day break 02/24 and Spring break 04/06.

    (Minimum 5 students/Maximum 10 students)

  • Creative Drawing Gr K-3 (Winter 2023)

    Students will use oil pastels, pencils, and markers to explore their creativity in this fun and informative class. Students will begin with the basics of drawing such as line, shape, color, contrast, and technique. They will be introduced to different artists and stylings while being encouraged to embrace their own unique vision and style of drawing.


    Linda Nygard is a lifelong photographer, writer, and artist. She currently works with Sun Gallery in Hayward, and Twirl in Alameda. She also brings art lessons into public-school classrooms in Hayward and Alameda.


    January 27-April 28, 2023 (10 sessions). Meet every Friday at 2:30 pm (Grade K) and at 3:30 pm (Grade 1-3)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day break 02/24, Staff Development day 03/10 and Spring break 03/31 and 04/07.

    (Minimum 5 students/Maximum 10 students)

  • Chess Class Gr 1-5 (Winter 2023)

    Immerse yourself in the exciting world of chess! Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention it’s FUN!


    Berkeley Chess School.


    January 27-April 28, 2023 (10 sessions). Meet every Friday at 2:30 pm (Grade 1-5)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day break 02/24, Staff Development day 03/10, and Spring break 03/31 and 04/07.

    (Minimum 10 students/Maximum 20 students)

  • Beginning Spanish Gr K-5 (Winter 2023)

    We use Spanish I (Skill Builders) from Carson Delossa for beginner elementary Spanish language learners. This workbook lays out a variety of fun and challenging activities that provides students with practice and helps introduce basic skills to new learners. It contains appropriate passages and exercises that combine entertaining and interactive activities with eye-catching graphics to make learning and reviewing fun and effective.


    Andrea Villanueva is a native Spanish speaker and recently obtained her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development with a minor in Spanish. She has been teaching at Bee Best for a year.


    January 27-April 28, 2023 (10 sessions). Meet every Friday at 2:30 pm (Grade 1-5) and at 3:30 pm (Grade K)

    NO CLASSES: President's Day break 02/24, Staff Development day 03/10, Spring break 03/31 and 04/07.

    (Minimum 5 students/Maximum 14 students)