A little learning every day is more effective than large chunks of learning once a month. The mind needs to absorb each new thought, and constant practice allows frequent review of previously learned concepts and skills. Together, these foster retention.

All classes are conducted via zoom or google meet
If you would like to try a class, please register but do not pay registration fee. Registration Link:
https://www.valleyrancheducation.com/registration/

Class 1:

Pencil Drawing

Beginners’ Pencil Drawing: This course will introduce students to the principles, philosophy, and practice of Pencil Drawing. Students will receive basic instruction in composition in order to develop the ability to  accurately draw from sight. In addition to developing practical drafting skills, students will understand the functional concepts and vocabulary essential to art practice, and topics will include perspective, composition, shading, depth, etc. No previous art experience is required.   

Intermediate Pencil Drawing: This course is intended for students who  have a basic understanding of the concepts introduced in Beginners’ Pencil Drawing. Attention will be paid to enhancing the students ability to represent objects in three dimensional space, with increased focus on varied perspective and value. Students will further expand their working knowledge of both artistic theory and practice.

Price: $100
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: July 7th 2020, Tuesday 2 pm – 3 pm (Beginner Level)
3 pm – 4 pm(Intermediate Level)

Class 2:

Stock Market Investment Principles for Students
Stock Trading Common Pitfalls.


Learn stock market behavior. This is an entry level class.
Note: This class targets towards students’ market awareness. This is not an investment or financial advice. Please consult CFA/CPA for your financial decisions.

  • Logic vs Emotions
  • Not having Investment Guidance
  • Jumping in with Greed
  • Following Hype instead of research based facts. 
  • Unable to Calculate and see Risks
  • Short-term trends vs Long Term trends
  • Holding on to loses with hope and prayers
  • Believing in party Pep Talks and Bragging

Price after student discount: $160
Duration: 8 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: June 14th 2020, Sunday 2 pm – 3 pm

Class 3:

Creative Writing: Character Building and Story Development 

In this class students will learn how to create characters and develop a story. We will work with the characters that will trigger kids’ imagination to create stories. We encourage students to write with their own style and their own voice.

Price: $150
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: June 18th 2020, Thursday 2 pm – 3 pm

Class 4:

Classic Literature: Novel and Short Stories Study

Students will work with the teacher to select classic literature novels/short stories to read and discuss in Socratic Seminars. The class (readings and activities) will be designed around the novels that students are interested in. Each week the reading schedule will be discussed and determined based on the discussion. Readers will learn to identify and describe plot progression, character development, themes and symbols using literary terms.

Price: $150
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: June 19th 2020, Friday 1 pm – 2 pm

Class 5:

Learning Chess:

Why your child should learn chess: Chess has been persuasively linked with improving children’s concentration, problem-solving, critical, original and creative thinking – and even mathematical abilities. It is also said to help with memory storage and how young brains manage information.

Classes will be conducted in a group setting so children can collectively learn and develop ideas. Sessions will be on Zoom where the instructor will video screen share a digital board for interactive demonstrations and live game play.

Beginner Level Course Objectives:

  • How the pieces move
  • Introduction to basic strategy
  • Assortment of checkmating patters
  • Preliminary tactics


Advanced Level Course Objectives:

  • Refresh the beginner level course objectives
  • Wide range of opening theory
  • Analyzing and implementing plans in the middle game
  • Introduction to endgame mechanics
  • Breakdown of complex tactical motifs


Price: $100
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: June 17th 2020, Wednesday 2 pm – 3 pm (Beginner Level)
3 pm – 4 pm(Advanced Level)

Class 6:

Conversational Hindi

The objective of this course is to teach day to day usage Hindi conversation. Writing alphabets and simple worlds will be taught. Variety of methods will be used to reinforce learning of Hindi language.

Price: $75
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: TBD

Class 7:

Conversational Telugu

The objective of this course is to teach day to day usage Telugu conversation. Writing alphabets and simple worlds will be taught. Variety of methods will be used to reinforce learning of Telugu language.

Price: $75
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: June 20th, 3 pm  – 4 pm 

Class 8:

Conversational Tamil

The objective of this course is to teach day to day usage Tamil conversation. Writing alphabets and simple worlds will be taught. Variety of methods will be used to reinforce learning of Tamil language.

Price: $75
Duration: 10 Weeks, Once a week
Starts: TBD