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 - May 24, 2024

Fall 2024 Class Payment - Due Friday, June 7 to Hold Spot 

Spring Closeout - Canvas & OneNote Access Extended to June 7

  • FALL CLASS PAYMENT:  With the 2024-2025 school year schedule finalized, course payment is due by Friday evening, June 7 to hold your spot (originally May 30, added a week due to Houston power outage).  Registered families will receive an email with more information by Monday, May 27.   If you don't receive it by then, check your SPAM folder first, and then contact me if needed. 

  • SPRING 2024 CLOSEOUT:  Canvas and OneNote access for spring 2024 core classes has been extended from May 30 to June 7.  Remaining grading will be finished up over the next week. Thank you for participating in my classes this year! 

  • SUMMER ACT/SAT STRATEGIES ONLINE COMPRESSED CLASS:
    ONLY ONE SPOT IS LEFT IN THIS CLASS!   

    Based on student requests, I am offering an online, compressed summer version of my 1-semester ACT/SAT Strategies class.  The course runs from June 3 through July 12, and the approach incorporates schedule flexibility to accommodate students' varying summer schedules.  Registration closes May 31 or when the course is full.  Send me a message via the website Contact page for more information.  To register, use the Registration page and click on the Register button.  NOTE:  Students must complete two diagnostic tests BEFORE class starts - 1 ACT and 1 SAT - per the detailed directions I send registered students. 

  • FALL REGISTRATION STATUS:  High school Heritage Studies honors English/history classes are full for 2024-2025.  The new middle school Heritage Studies English/history class has two spots available.  Geometry and ACT/SAT Strategies classes have openings.  Fall tutoring spots are currently full. 

  • 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.  


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
Classes

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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