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Resources for Professionals

Numerous resources are available today that provide information and advice about gifted education and gifted kids; it can be daunting to select only one or two. We have listed those resources which we have personally found to be useful in living and working with gifted individuals.

Schools


Oak Crest Academy
(805) 200-3087

Oak Crest Academy is a JK-12 fully accredited school specifically designed toaddress the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Oak Crest Academy provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the secular gifted school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.


Oak Crest Academy
(805) 200-3087

Oak Crest Academy is a JK-12 fully accredited school specifically designed toaddress the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Oak Crest Academy provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the secular gifted school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.


Oak Crest Academy
(805) 200-3087

Oak Crest Academy is a JK-12 fully accredited school specifically designed toaddress the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Oak Crest Academy provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the secular gifted school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.

Tutoring


Oak Crest Academy
(805) 200-3087

Oak Crest Academy is a JK-12 fully accredited school specifically designed toaddress the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Oak Crest Academy provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the secular gifted school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Tara C. Woods

B.A. Wellesley College, physics and astronomy, Math and Science Cirriculum Developer, 1992-2002, Science and Math tutor, 2005-present, Currently working in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

I enjoy working with kids to help them develop their strengths and gifts, as well as to help them methodically compensate for their weaknesses. For many reasons, gifted children often have a difficult time dealing with shortcomings, and I strive to help them feel confident with the fact that everyone has weaknesses (even me!), and I use joking and laughter to create a safe space where they can ask questions, make mistakes and grow.

 

Gifted Friendly Service Providers


Oak Crest Academy
(805) 200-3087

Oak Crest Academy is a JK-12 fully accredited school specifically designed toaddress the needs and learning styles of gifted children; a bringing together of highly trained faculty, carefully designed and award-winning gifted curricula, and like-minded peers; a community of enthusiastic learners who share a passion for intellectual inquiry, creativity, and discovery.

Oak Crest Academy provides a rigorous and stimulating academic environment with a high-caliber curriculum, combined with project- and inquiry-based approach to learning, in order for students to develop critical and creative thinking skills and retain a deep love of learning. Having recognized that gifted children learn differently, the secular gifted school is committed to providing an academically appropriate learning environment that is stimulating, secure and joyful, with an age-appropriate social and emotional setting in which gifted children can blossom and maximize their potential.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.


Tara C. Woods

B.A. Wellesley College, physics and astronomy, Math and Science Cirriculum Developer, 1992-2002, Science and Math tutor, 2005-present, Currently working in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

I enjoy working with kids to help them develop their strengths and gifts, as well as to help them methodically compensate for their weaknesses. For many reasons, gifted children often have a difficult time dealing with shortcomings, and I strive to help them feel confident with the fact that everyone has weaknesses (even me!), and I use joking and laughter to create a safe space where they can ask questions, make mistakes and grow.

 

Special Education Attorney


Mastery Quest Academy
(323) 898-5649

Mastery Quest Academy is a learning framework to engage students in an immersive role-play experience, where they are the heroes of an epic tale. Students use their growing understanding of subject related knowledge, and physical fitness to save the world from darkness economically,politically and socially. As students complete missions involving the sciences, mathematics, and language arts, their "powers" and influence growgiving them more command of their environment.