|Char Geletka||Char Geletka graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Finance and worked happily for many years in the commercial real estate lending industry until she discovered an even more satisfying and fulfilling career – homeschooling her two sons. As she homeschooled her sons from birth to high school, Char developed her passion to pass onto homeschoolers not only a strong, solid education but a love for learning. Through the years she taught individually and formally in co-op classes, facilitating and organizing co-ops to provide an exciting but comprehensive educational experience for the students while focusing on different learning styles. |
As co-founder of the Center for Gifted and Talented Youth, Char is excited to utilize her 15 years’ experience of homeschooling and tutoring to inspire more students through education to reach their maximum potential. She is committed and passionate in her pursuit to develop the unique gifts and talents of each student encouraging her students to recognize the impact that each have in the world. Char views homeschooling as a gift to her students; allowing them to pursue a quality education through traditional and non-traditional teaching styles, such as Project Based Learning, as well as the ability to discover the joy of learning which equips them to continue learning beyond the classroom. School is necessary but learning is optional!
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|Sherri Heinl||Sherri Heinl has been homeschooling her 5 young men since 1992. She has 22 years of experience and has taught middle school and high school science in co-op environments in addition to solo classes. Sherri is a graduate of Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Geography and Geology with additional Masters level courses. Sherri also tutors middle school and high school math and science students. Four of her sons have graduated and gone on to University and she is currently homeschooling her youngest son. Sherri is also developing curriculum for the homeschool and home business community. Sherri and her family have run a Christian homeschool Group for 12 years.||Science Club|
|Carlos Irias||Carlos Irias has a love for the Spanish language and, although it is his native language, he continues to study and perfect his Spanish, viewing it as an art form. He is currently a student at Florida Atlantic University studying music and tutoring both Spanish and Music to young students. Carlos is an accomplished singer and song writer, pursuing music since he was 15. He has won many awards: Best Artist at the University of Tampa, Best Latino song, and Spanish singer of the month by the Hispanic Heritage. He is now working hard to keep his dream alive to one day open an orphanage for kids in his native Honduras. |
At the age of 12 he left Honduras for the United States, at which time he learned English attending public schools in Boca Raton. Carlos knows the challenge of learning a second language and is enthusiastic to pass on the gift Spanish to his students.
|Matthew Geletka||Matthew Geletka, a lover of the written word, is a former home school student. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English Literature with a minor in British Literature. From an early age his love for literature made itself apparent – no book was safe from his inquisitive gaze! As a result he gained a comprehensive understanding of literary works to compliment his intense passion for the subject.|
Currently Matthew loves discussing literature and views his own classroom as an opportunity to share his literary passion with others. He loves passing his understanding of all things written to students in fun and memorable ways. This also includes history class, in which students are encouraged to look beyond the names and dates and immerse themselves in the lives of the people who came before them. The core belief that innovation and education are the twin pillars of experience makes Matthew's literature and history classes both unpredictable and memorable.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
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