Thanks for your interest in performing Shakespeare with Ryder Performing Arts! For information about our 2024 class & production of As You Like It, check out this Google Form. You don’t need to submit it until you’re ready to register for the class. Please note: SCHEDULE UPDATED OCTOBER 19, 2023. Here’s a montage…Continue reading Shakespeare 2024–Ryder Performing Arts
Thanks for your interest in my 2023-2024 classes. This post should contain all the information you need, but feel free to reach out if you have additional questions to katrina AT katrinaryder DOT com. (Link not provided due to spam concerns.) REGISTRATION LINK PROVIDED AT THE END. UPDATE: ALL CLASSES & BOOK CLUB WILL ALL…Continue reading 2023-2024 Class Information & Registration.
Thanks for your interest in Shakespeare with Mrs. Ryder! For the past two years, I’ve been directing my homeschooled students through Shakespeare performances in the Union County and South Charlotte area. Here’s the skinny for 2023. Ages: 13-18 homeschoolers When: Rehearsals Fridays 12-3 PM beginning Jan 27 Where: Museum of the Waxhaw (rehearsals); Five Stones…Continue reading Shakespeare with Mrs. Ryder 2023
UPDATED: AUGUST 3, 2021 I’m excited to be preparing FOUR classes for the Shanan Tutorials 2021-22 Schedule shown below. Shanan is a program for homeschooled families to partner with experienced tutors for instruction in classroom settings once or twice per week. At home, parents help students and collaborate with tutors to complete instruction of course…Continue reading Mrs. Ryder’s Shanan English, Writing, and Drama Courses: 2021-2022
I am eagerly seeking a few more students for my Creative Writing class this year. This English elective class is for 8th-12 graders and will be offered in two different sections on Wednesdays at Shanan Tutorials, which meets at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in the Matthews/Wesley Chapel area. There is a morning section from…Continue reading Creative Writing 2020-2021 at Shanan Tutorials
It’s that time of year where we are all trying to make decisions about the fall. This year more than ever, school related decisions are TOUGH! With CoVid regulations affecting all our lives, I’m REALLY glad to be connected with Shanan Tutorials, one of the best drop-off class programs for homeschoolers in the area. I…Continue reading Meet Mrs. Ryder! Virtual Q & A for 7th-12th grade English and Writing
I’m happy to share my course descriptions for this 2020-2021 school year. I will be offering three LIVE yearlong courses at Shanan Tutorials, which meets at Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church in the Weddington/Matthews, NC area. Registration for courses is open now. Shanan is committed to LIVE on site classes as long as we are…Continue reading Writing & English Classes 2020
I’m excited to share some information about the three classes I’ll be teaching during the 2020-2021 school year. These classes will be offered in conjunction with Shanan Tutorials. Here’s a video that should help explain my classes. Shanan’s current schedule is here. As you can see, there is an Early Bird discount on Shanan registration…Continue reading May Discount for 2020-2021 Classes
Over the past week or so, I’ve seen teachers, parents, and students grapple with the craziness of Co-Vid 19 Stay-at-Home life. Online opportunities abound. Zooms abound. Stress abounds. I’ve had multiple conversations with people who are up to their eyeballs in the anxiety of managing education in the midst of all this. Lawmakers are freaking…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #4: Do the Easiest Thing
Pick ONE TOPIC and spend the whole week studying as much as you possibly can about it. Most of us retain learning by diving deep into a topic and spending time with it. We don’t absorb the “scope and sequence” or the breadth of a subject over a LONG period. It’s too much. (All of…Continue reading Quarantine Homeschool Tip #3: Go Deep. Not Wide.