Gretchen Thomas
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Course Time:

  • This course is offered on Thursdays.

Course Prerequisites:

  • This course is best suited for 7th - 9th grade students.
  • If you are interested in enrolling a 6th grade student, please contact the tutor.

Course Texts:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
    ISBN-  1476764662
  • Born to Win by Zig Ziglar  (audio version preferred)

  • (reference only- no purchase necessary):
    How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
    The Greatest Salesman in the World by Og Mandino, plus others.


Course Description:

This class will be aimed at covering all the daily-living habits that every homeschool Mom is trying to teach her child,
hopefully presented in a fun and authentic way that will be informative, practical, and based on God’s word, without being preachy.
This class will be mostly geared towards students that are not naturally strong "type A" personalities, although all students can benefit
and learn from these concepts.

The middle school class will be best suited for 7th-9th grade students and will be a year long course.
The fall semester will include a memory, focus, and study component using Dr. Daniel Amen resources.
The spring semester will work through other skills, such as habits, setting priorities, knowing your
strengths and weaknesses, self-evaluation and expectations, personal mission statements, healthy
habits, and many more.

This class will include outside reading and putting new habits into practice.
Grading will not focus on tests and papers, but will largely be evaluated on class participation and personal practice.
My goal for the students will be to gain a better understanding of who they are (in relationship to who God is)
and how to show up in their own lives, as their best selves, for any and all of what lies ahead.

Course Class Time:

  • Class time will include, but not be limited to, lecture, video clips/excerpts, brainstorming, class discussion, etc.
  • Please contact the tutor for more information.


Course Homework Requirements:

  • There will be some outside reading and assignments.
  • Please contact the tutor for more information.



  • Please contact tutor for more information.

Course Supplies:

  • choice of notebook system-  This does not have to be "academic" in nature.
    It could look more like a journal, sketch pad, moleskin or loose leaf paper.
  • 3x5 cards 

**Summer Assignment:

  • Please read section 1 in Seven Habits, pp.3-28
  • An online online intelligence/learning styles test.
    The purpose of this is to make each student more aware of their strengths and the abilities that God has given them to succeed in life.