When students read Dr. Jay L. Wile’s science books they often think, “It sounds like he’s talking to me!” Now you can find out exactly what it’s like to have Dr. Wile talk to your child about science, because he will be teaching online courses in biology, chemistry, and physics!
His online courses will consist of one 90-minute videoconference per week for a total of 32 weeks from September through May. In those videoconferences, Dr. Wile will cover the material discussed in his books, show the students videos that illustrate relevant concepts, and give his interpretation of current scientific discoveries that relate to what is being covered. Most importantly, he will answer all your student’s questions.
Dr. Wile will also grade your student’s tests and laboratory notebook entries, so that you will have an independent evaluation of his or her performance. If you have ever wanted your student to learn science from a real expert, this is your chance!
Intended for 9th grade
Uses Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition the required lab material
Student must complete all three types of experiments to receive an honors credit for this course
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. US Eastern Time
Wednesday 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Intended for 10th grade
Prerequisite Algebra I
Uses Discovering Design with Chemistry and the accompanying lab kit
Monday 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. US Eastern Time Full
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Intended for 11th grade
Prerequisite Algebra I, Geometry, basic Trigonometry functions
Uses Exploring Creation with Physics 2nd Edition
Monday 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Tuesday 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. US Eastern Time
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. US Eastern Time
Tuition is due by midnight Eastern Daylight Time on 08/15. You may elect to pay in monthly installments from the time you register until 08/15 for a payment plan fee of $25. If you choose the payment plan you must pay the registration and payment plan fee ($75 total) at the time of registration. You will then owe a payment on the fifteenth of each subsequent month through 08/15. Failure to have payments completed by August 15 will result in withdrawl from the class and forfeiture of all fees and payments.
$400 tuition per class
$55 registration fee per class
$27 payment plan fee if payment plan is utilized
These costs do not include the required textbook and experiment supplies.
Lab reports in published notebook forms are not allowed in any class
Parent is responsible for:
Computer with required specifications for Big Blue Button
Making sure either Chrome or Firefox is installed and the student uses it as the browser for class
Making sure the student’s computer microphone and browser are working fifteen minutes prior to each class
Making sure the student knows the class website and password fifteen minutes prior to each class
Obtaining required textbooks and materials
Ensuring completion of work by dates on syllabus
Ensuring student is in scheduled class
Supervision and completion of experiments
Ensuring compliance with the homeschooling laws and regulations of your locality
Maintaining the transcript entry for classes taken
In return Dr. Wile will:
Provide a syllabus
Give class instruction in the subject matter
Grade lab reports and tests
Assign a grade for the course
Class work starts the first full week of September. Online classes start the second full week of September and meet every week except for the week of Thanksgiving, the weeks of Christmas and New Year, and the third week of March. Classes end the third week of May.
“First and foremost, I have to frankly admit that last summer I had some reluctance to register [my daughter] for an online Chemistry course for 2017-18; however, when I found out about your course, my husband and I decided that your class appeared to be the best option for [her].
Needless to say, this has been a fantastic journey for [her]; we are convinced God nudged at us to consider your class at the right time. You have been a great blessing to [her] (and all the participating students in this class, also)!
[She] mentioned you are genuine, patient, always willing to answer questions, and you explain concepts with such clarity for the students. Indeed, my husband and I are very grateful for [her] favorable, positive experience in this class, especially since she is keenly interested in pursuing a nursing field, Lord willing.”
“I’m so sad that this class is almost over! You are one of the best teachers I’ve ever had! I’ll miss seeing you (even if it’s only over the Internet)!”
“Thank you for teaching Chemistry class this year. You are the best teacher I have ever had! I will miss you next year.”
” Thank you for class. The passion and joy with which you taught made it a fascinating experience. I’ve learned quite a lot, not only about chemistry, but about the application of science in general. As the pursuit of knowledge is one of my greatest joys, I’m very thankful that your course helped me discover more about the workings of this beautiful world.”
“Thank you so much again for making this class available–I can’t think of a better way to learn chemistry”
“I have enjoyed this class so much! I am so excited to take physics with you next school year!”
“Thank you for bringing joy to each Monday this year! I have greatly enjoyed having a professor who is accessible, enthusiastic, and attentive. ”
” I really enjoyed class this year. Your instruction has been the highlight of my entire time in high school. I read several of your other texts throughout high school and loved them, but this class with the live teaching has been incredible.”
“…my daughter, who did not want to take Chemistry, developed a strong appreciation for it because you made the concepts so understandable and the content so interesting. So much so that she told her sister she had to take Chemistry from you because she now believes Chemistry is not a have to take class, but a must take class. Every week she excitedly shared about some new concept she learned…Thanks for taking the subject she dreaded most and making it the subject she became the most excited about this year!”
“Your year-long Honors Physics class has been challenging, demanding, and wonderful. I think the struggles and demands it placed on [my son] helped him grow in many good ways. I particularly loved your invitation at the end of classes to discuss theological or other matters. Students at this age (and especially right now) face deep, important questions about God and our culture, and to have a godly, intelligent, and wise teacher/mentor to safely ask questions has been a huge godsend.”