Engaging students,

               Enabling exceptional futures

Welcome to Liftoff Learning!

  • Our mission is to inspire students to embrace learning, confidently master core subjects, discover exciting futures, and reach for God-given dreams. We do this through offering core subject classes, “vectoring for college” services, and tutoring in ways that motivate students and enable them to excel. Scroll down for more information. As you peruse the site, please consider sending us a message on the contact page – we’d love to hear from you! 

    Best of luck to you with your own "liftoff" !

NEWS - April 2024

Fall Schedule Available End of April  

  • FALL REGISTRATION STATUS:  Thank you to those who registered early!!!  🙂  High school Heritage Studies classes are now full for 2024-2025.  The new middle school Heritage Studies class has two spots available.  Geometry and ACT/SAT Strategies classes have openings.  Fall tutoring spots are currently full. 

  • FALL SCHEDULE IN DEVELOPMENT - REGISTRATION TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL END OF APRIL:
    I am now developing the fall class schedule based on the student availability information already submitted by registered families.  The registration form is therefore currently not accepting inputs, but registration for classes with openings will restart the end of April once the schedule is set.  Feel free to send me a website message via the Contact page to let me know of your interest in a class before then. 

  • SUMMER ACT/SAT STRATEGIES ONLINE COMPRESSED CLASS:
    Based on student requests, I am offering an online, compressed summer version of my 1-semester ACT/SAT Strategies class.  The course approach incorporates schedule flexibility to accommodate students' varying summer schedules.  If you are interested, please send me a message via the website Contact page.   

  • RESPONSES TO WEBSITE INQUIRIES
    : Thank you to those who already sent me website inquiries - I have responded to all of them.  If you did not receive my email response (from info@liftofflearning.net), check your spam folder.  If my response is not there, please submit another message via the Contact page.  


PREVIOUS NEWS - March 2024

Registration Open for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025  

  • FALL REGISTRATION HAS BEGUN - YAY!!: As in previous years, registration happens in two stages. 1 - A family signs up for a class and provides student availability information on the registration form (see Registration page).  No payment is due yet.  2 - When a sufficient number of students have registered, the class is scheduled based on families' inputs.  Typically, final class days/times are set by the end of May. 
  • COURSES FOR FALL 2024 - SPRING 2025: See the Classes page.  Based on parent requests, I am now offering a middle school level of my Heritage Studies courses!  Should be fun!  To accommodate more history/English classes and tutoring availability, I have reduced my math class offerings. 

Classes - Core

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  • Honors combined English/history using varied English materials and Notgrass history 
  • Prealgebra through Calculus using non-Saxon textbooks
  • Interactive, creative, and connected learning
  • Classes include ACT/SAT practice questions
  • See Classes page for more info
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Classes - Vectoring for College

  • Includes the difficult, confusing, and hugely important tasks to prepare for post-high school 
  • Careers class to help students narrow career choices; incorporates Career Cruising software
  • ACT/SAT strategies class and subsequent 8-week countdown options to prep for PSAT, SAT, or ACT
  • College applications class to guide the process & provide comments on products 
  • See Classes page for more info
Classes
Tutoring
  • ACT/SAT, Math, and English
  • For middle school or high school
  • In-person or on-line via Zoom
  • First consultation meeting free
  • See Tutoring page for more info
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Why Liftoff?

  • Mrs. Leesa Wolf, the Liftoff Learning teacher, holds Bachelor's and Masters' degrees from Rice University as well as a lifetime secondary education Texas teaching certificate.
  • Classes incorporate interactive, creative teaching methods reflecting a deep love of learning; all courses include supplemental zoom office hours for added individual help if needed.
  • Course content connects to the real world through Mrs. Wolf’s life experiences as a NASA engineer & astronaut instructor, world tournament level robotics coach, ACT/SAT tutor, high school teacher for honors English and math, and homeschooling mom.
  • Mrs. Wolf’s three children all reached National Merit recognition on the PSAT, earned top scores on the ACT/SAT and associated essays, and went on to successful college and career experiences.
  • Mrs. Wolf has significant experience successfully teaching students with learning challenges including ADD and “executive function” struggles.
  • Each Liftoff Learning year-long or tutoring student receives a complimentary ID for IXL (online individualized skill builder software for English & math).  Click image below for more information.
  • Classes and tutoring utilize free (for students) computer-based tools to improve learning. Complimentary “Using Digital Tools” session is provided before classes start to ensure technology is working well for students.
  • See feedback page for comments from students and parents.
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How Do Students Go to Class?

  • Classes are taught in a “hybrid” environment of online students using Zoom software, combined simultaneously with in-person students and teacher in a physical Zoom Room. Students identify online/in-person preferences on their registration forms.
  • "Zoom Room” advanced technology, including a large collaborative electronic touch whiteboard and classroom camera views, gives all students a more engaging classroom experience than just the typical Zoom meeting.
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  • Courses may have an online only portion as well, but the class is taught from the physical zoom room, so the experience is significantly improved.
  • Both hybrid and online only classes are recorded and promptly available for student viewing.
  • Location of In-Person Classes  (Different from Business Office Location): The in-person Zoom Room is located in the Clear Lake Area of Houston off Bay Area Boulevard near the University of Houston Clear Lake.  FYI - those with dog allergies should avoid in-person classes due to happy golden retrievers!
  • Electronic tools students use include Canvas, Microsoft OneNote, and TI-84 graphing calculators (for high school math). Click on images below or electronic tools link for more info.
  • Students Must Have: a solid internet connection, a fully functioning computer with a camera and microphone, and a TI-84 calculator for math topics. Students may want to use an optional graphics pad/pen.
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