Seasonal Programs


Why VGK?

Your child will experience a fun reading program with both familiar faces and new friends who share a love for books (or would benefit from growing here!).

Our method encourages higher-level thinking in a comfortable and fun learning environment.

Our goal is to share and instill a love of words in a way that will make your child feel like a powerful, strong, victorious learner! When children can read well and understand content easily, they are more at ease in all areas of academics!

We believe in the power and value of children as thinkers and world changers.



Stay Connected / Get Connected Summer Tutoring Sessions

Summer tutoring sessions that your kids won't hate!

K - 8th: All subjects
9th - 12th: English and college prep

VGK can help! We will work one-on-one with your child to help them stay connected to the material they've already completed, while simultaneously helping them get connected with what's to come in their next school year! We can help your child retain the important concepts that so often are lost during the summer non-school months while teaching new concepts to come!

Our method:
We encourage and promote higher-level thinking in a comfortable and fun learning environment. Our goal is to share and instill a love of learning in a way that will make your child feel like powerful, strong, victorious learners!




Achievers are Prepared.

We will help you prepare for college application time step by step! We offer guidance with:

  • college searches that match your vision

  • class selections that fit your goals

  • guidance with internship opportunities

  • ways to highlight extracurriculars that set you apart

  • tutoring / GPA support

  • essay writing / hep with writing to make you shine



Movie Night

We’d love to have your elementary and middle school students join us for this month’s movie, Spy Kids! Plan your parent’s night out date and bring your kids to VGK! Each month, we select a movie based on votes from our current students. They host a fun night for the community, complete with a popcorn machine and snacks!
We get comfy on our many beanbags and show the feature on a giant screen in our Mill Valley Learning Cottage. $5 for non-VGK students, all kids welcome!



Appy Hour

2019-20 Seniors! Is your list growing? Is your college application panic setting in? No need to be concerned! Come to Appy Hour on Thursday nights this summer and start your school year off prepared! 
We will help you conquer your growing college app to do list, help you with essay/personal insight focus, and direct your toward your best presentations of who you are to the colleges of your dreams!
The best part? You’ll start school in the fall with the hard work done, so when deadlines come around, you won’t have to worry, because you’ve already done the hard work! $25 a session. Call for more info!



Messay Hour

High school students! We’ve got a great summer workshop for you! Come learn the PROPER way to type on a keyboard, get awesome instruction on beginning coding by a FABULOUS coding expert, and use your new typing skills

while learning how to write GREAT stories using tools and techniques for your readers that you can use to WOW your middle school teachers! $375 for the week-long intensive. Call for details, but hurry! Space is limited! 



Slime Class

Come make SLIME with us, and learn WHY slime works! UCLA graduate and VGK educator, Alexandra, will be teaching about the chemical bonds that allow slime to by slimy and awesome! $25. Space is limited! Call quickly!



Acting Class

CALLING ALL ACTORS AND ACTRESSES! Come learn tools of the trade from UCLA theater student and professional actress, Hannah Payne! Hannah has been acting and modeling since the age of 9 and can be seen in season 1 of the Netflix hit, 13 Reasons Why, season 2 of How I Met Your Mother, and a social media episode of Larry King Now. Hannah has been teaching young students acting through VGK since 2017 and will provide powerful insight into how to portray characters. Hannah also offers private acting and singing lessons. $40 per session, Fridays at the VGK Learning Cottage.