Community Classes are learning opportunities open to both TLA students and school-aged children from other schools. These classes are less than a full course; whereas a course meets the standards set out by the provincial curriculum such as what TLA currently offers via our Blended and Online systems (ie Online Humanities 8), Community Classes could be as short as a one-day, one-hour long instructional offering on dissecting a sheep’s eye, or it could be a weekly writing workshop that lasts for three months.

If you have questions about any of the programs being offered please direct them to Rebecca Shulba (rshulba@schoolathome.ca). Please note that in order for these classes to run there is a minimum number of students required. Each class has a different limit on spaces available so be sure to register early to secure your child’s spot!

1 Step, 2 Step Algebra (Online) – Grade 7-10

Learn and practice one and two step algebra. This would be a great introduction or...

1 Step, 2 Step Algebra (Online) – Grade 7-10

Learn and practice one and two step algebra. This would be a great introduction or refresher course!

Please use this form to sign up for the community class for your child. Please use one form per child to help us with tracking to the budget.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Date and time : Friday December 3 // 9am - 10:30am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 10

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Strong Stories: Kanyen’keha:ka Unit 3 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Kanyen’keha:ka Unit 3 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT THREE : Kanyen’keha:ka Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 5: Métis Stories – April
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 11am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Mondays : January 3, 10, 17, 24

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Strong Stories: Kwakwaka’wakw Unit 4 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Kwakwaka’wakw Unit 4 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT FOUR : Kwakwaka’wakw Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 5: Métis Stories – April
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 11am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Mondays : January 31, February 8, 14, 21

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Multiplication Facts-Memorize Them Once & for All (Online) – Grade 3-5

Do you have a child who struggles with memorizing their math facts? Or a child...

Multiplication Facts-Memorize Them Once & for All (Online) – Grade 3-5

Do you have a child who struggles with memorizing their math facts? Or a child who is just beginning to learn their multiplication and is looking for a fun way of doing so? Then this is the class for them!

Memorizing the times tables is a very daunting task for many children and for good reason; they are very abstract facts. During the class, students will be introduced to simple stories, with characters, which gives them context allowing for quicker recall of their facts. This class will use the Times Tales program which covers the most difficult to memorize facts: 3×6, 3×7, 3×8, 3×9, 4×6, 4×7, 4×8, 4×9, 6×6, 6×7, 6×8, 6×9, 7×7, 7×8, 7×9, 8×8 8×9, & 9×9.

*** Prerequisite – students need to have a basic knowledge of multiplication.

Meets twice a week for 30 minutes each. Breaks for two weeks to allow practice and mastery of the first grouping of facts and then resumes again for another two weeks.

1:30 – 2pm Mondays and Wednesdays : Jan 10/12, Jan 17/19, Breaks for 2 weeks, Feb 7/9, Feb 14/16

 

Teacher

Mrs. Ozaki

Session Dates and Times

1:30 - 2pm Mondays and Wednesdays : Jan 10/12, Jan 17/19, Breaks for 2 weeks, Feb 7/9, Feb 14/16

Age Range

Grades 3 - 5

Location

Online

Tuition

$25

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Outstanding Canadian Leaders (Online) – Grade 9+

Two-part series // Kennedy, Thatcher, Putin – ‘blah, blah, blah.’ We have heard their names...

Outstanding Canadian Leaders (Online) – Grade 9+

Two-part series // Kennedy, Thatcher, Putin – ‘blah, blah, blah.’ We have heard their names over and over again, but does anyone talk about Canadians like that? Well, we need to know that we come from a nation of outstanding men and women who have done amazing things. Canadians can be proud of our leaders, the men and women who have come before us to blaze a trail and light our paths. Diefenbaker, Pearson, Layton, Ambrose, Manning – and SO MANY MORE. Join me…

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 2 Wednesdays : January 12 & 19

Age Range

Grades 9+

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Author Study: Mo Willems (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba Each class will focus on...

Author Study: Mo Willems (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba

Each class will focus on a different group of Mo Willems’ characters. Class 1 – Elephant and Piggie, class 2 – the Pigeon, and class 3 – Knufflebunny & Cat the Cat. We will read lots of Mo Willems books and do a variety of activities to go with that week’s characters. In addition to learning about Mr. Willems and creating an author study booklet, activities include drawing tutorials, writing our own version of one of Mo Willems’ books, fun hands-on activities, making and eating ice cream, and many more!

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays: January 10, 17, 24 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Entering the Dystopia Book Club: The Maze Runner (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering...

Entering the Dystopia Book Club: The Maze Runner (Online) – Grade 7+

Dystopian novels are well-liked around the world and frequently turned into major motion pictures. Entering the Dystopian Book Club Series 2 will study James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner.” Students should read 50 pages of the novel per week and be prepared to discuss and debate questions and opinions pulled from the reading.

This class will better prepare students for their participation in literary circles, an activity used frequently in upper-level English classes. Books available through the TLA library.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

Age Range

Grades 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$45

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Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Online) – Grade 7+

This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including monologue...

Crash Course in Acting for the Camera (Online) – Grade 7+

This six-week crash course will explore introductory techniques for acting for the camera, including monologue and dialogue scene presentations. Students will learn about the TV and film audition process, and work together to rehearse and present their weekly scenes.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

2 - 3:30pm // For 6 Wednesdays : January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16

Age Range

Grades 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$80

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Writer’s Club (Online) – Grade 4-9

Taught online by Charis Hammermeister // If your student loves writing and connecting with other...

Writer’s Club (Online) – Grade 4-9

Taught online by Charis Hammermeister // If your student loves writing and connecting with other writers, this class is for them!  Each session will open with a short, directed warm-up writing activity. Following this activity, each student will have a chance to share a piece of their writing and receive constructive feedback from their peers and the club moderator.  Students will be expected to produce a new, short piece of writing between classes to present during the next class. Some pieces will be linked by a common theme or prompt, while other pieces will be open-ended. The length of the pieces presented by the students will be determined by the student’s grade level.

NOTE: This community class is designed for students who already have a passion for writing and are self-motivated.

Grade 4/5: Wednesday, 10:00-11:30, September 29; October 13, 29 (Friday, because of staff conference); November 10, 24; December 8; January 5, 19

Grade 6/7: Wednesday, 11:30-1:00, September 29; October 13, 29 (Friday, because of staff conference); November 10, 24; December 8; January 5, 19

Grade 8/9: Wednesday, 11:30-1:00, September October 6, 20; November 3, 17; December 1, 15; January 12, 26

Teacher

Ms. Hammermeister

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for grade options

Age Range

Grades 4 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$60

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Chemistry Series: Lab Techniques (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese This is an essential class if you would like...

Chemistry Series: Lab Techniques (In person) – Grade 7-9

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

This is an essential class if you would like to learn the names of the various glassware that is used in the science laboratory as well as how to use them properly. We will be using thermometers, graduated cylinders, triple beam balances, pipettes, and other equipment as time allows! Will take place in the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday February 4 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$15

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Chemistry Series: Kinetic Molecular Theory & Phase Changes (Online) – Grade 6-9

Learn about the Kinetic Molecular Theory and how that causes changes in states of matter...

Chemistry Series: Kinetic Molecular Theory & Phase Changes (Online) – Grade 6-9

Learn about the Kinetic Molecular Theory and how that causes changes in states of matter and changes in reaction rates.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday February 18 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 6 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Chemistry Series: Chemical Change vs. Physical Change (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn about chemical and physical change.

Chemistry Series: Chemical Change vs. Physical Change (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn about chemical and physical change.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday March 4 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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The HBC Story: History, Art & Trade (Online) – Grade 9-12

As the great-great-granddaughter of famous Canadian artist, Paul Kane, I have been studying the HBC...

The HBC Story: History, Art & Trade (Online) – Grade 9-12

As the great-great-granddaughter of famous Canadian artist, Paul Kane, I have been studying the HBC from a young age. You see, Paul travelled with the HBC Company across Canada sketching Indigenous peoples in their everyday lives. His sketchbooks are in the ROM, but I grew up with them in my home, along with his oil paintings, brushes, and some artifacts. Canada was basically built up in partnership with the HBC, their histories woven together for eternity. There are many layers to this story, our origin story, and that of colonialism vs Indigenous persons – we will talk about it all, with the help of my gg-grandfather’s art! Join me on this fascinating journey…

Teacher

Mrs. Uher

Session Dates and Times

10am - 12pm // Wednesday, March 9

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Chemistry Series: Understanding the Periodic Table (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn more about understanding the periodic table.

Chemistry Series: Understanding the Periodic Table (Online) – Grade 7-9

The title speaks for itself! Learn more about understanding the periodic table.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday March 11 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 9

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 1-2

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 1-2

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through Fun Phonics Plays like Piggy’s Picnic, Blue Jay’s Birthday, Sue’s Loose Tooth, Sir Drake and the Dragon… and more!

(These plays are written at a Grade K-2 reading level. All ages are welcome. Advanced Kindergarten readers are welcome to join in term 2.)

Dates and time : two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1: Fridays 9:00-10:00 Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 + Sharing class Friday Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Feb 4, March 4, April 1 + Sharing class Friday May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grades 1 - 2

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Strong Stories: Metis Unit 5 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Metis Unit 5 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT FIVE : Metis Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 6: Tlingit Stories – May

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 10am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Mondays : April 4, 11, 18, 25

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Strong Stories: Tlingt Unit 6 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous...

Strong Stories: Tlingt Unit 6 (Online) – Grade 2-4

Each week we will focus on a different story written, published and illustrated by Indigenous people from across Canada. During our live-online sessions, we will read stories, listen to music, use mapping skills, reflect and share our ideas. Activities and learning outcomes will be aimed at grades 2 – 4 students but siblings of other ages are welcome as well.

Families will receive follow up activities for each story as well as ideas to create a portfolio of their learning.

This sign-up form is for UNIT SIX : Tlingt Stories

Sign up for the other units on the TLA website:
Unit 1: Coast Salish Stories – October
Unit 2: Dakelh Stories – November
Unit 3: Kanyen’keha:ka Stories – January
Unit 4: Kwakwaka’wakw Stories – February
Unit 5: Metis Stories – April

Students can journey through all 6 units, or choose to focus on one region; this class will cover learning goals in social studies, language arts and fine arts and science.

Teacher

Mrs. Ang

Session Dates and Times

Starts at 11am and runs for approx 30 - 45min depending on the books read/discussion. 4 Mondays : May 2, 9, 16, 23

Age Range

Grades 2 - 4

Location

Online

Tuition

$15

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 4+

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 4+

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through plays like The Girls of the Round Table, The Chance of a Lifetime, The Boy who Drew Cats… and more! For grades 4+

Dates and time: two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10 + Sharing class Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 9:00-10:00 Feb 11, March 11, April 8 + Sharing class May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grade 4+

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 2+

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table...

Reader’s Theatre (Online) – Grade 2+

A dramatic reading of a script is when people read their parts around a table without costumes, staging, choreography, or an audience. Join other students to read through Funny Fairy Tales like Spiderella, Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs, Little Late Riding Hood, Rafunzel and more!

(These plays are written at a Grade 2-4 reading level. All ages are welcome.)

Dates and time : two terms are available – please choose one in the form below (they are the same plays so you would just sign your child up for one term)

Term 1 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 + Sharing class Jan 14 10:00-11:30
Term 2 : Fridays 10:30-11:30 Feb 4, March 4, April 1 + Sharing class May 6 10:00-11:30

Teacher

AmandaEve Slattery

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

Grades 2+

Location

Online

Tuition

$20

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Author Study: Kevin Henkes (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba Taught face to face at...

Author Study: Kevin Henkes (In person) – Grade K-2

Taught face to face at TLA Hawthorne by Rebecca Shulba

Taught face to face at TLA by Rebecca Shulba // Kevin Henkes is one of my favourite authors and his books are both funny and heartwarming. We will read a few books each week, learn about the author, do some “all about me” and friendship themed social studies activities and crafts.

Teacher

Mrs. Shulba

Session Dates and Times

3 Mondays: April 11, 18, 25 // 10am - 11:30am

Age Range

Grades K - 2

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$35

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Introduction to Playwrighting

On Broadway, Off-Broadway, one-man shows or ensemble masterpieces … the art of theatre entertains audiences...

Introduction to Playwrighting

On Broadway, Off-Broadway, one-man shows or ensemble masterpieces … the art of theatre entertains audiences around the world, and at the heart of this entertainment lies a well-developed script. In this six-week intensive students will develop the basic techniques for successful playwrighting, culminating in the first ten pages of a self-written one-act production.

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

10 - 11:30am // For 6 Wednesdays : April 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, Jun 1

Age Range

Grades 9+

Location

Online

Tuition

$80

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Acting for the Camera Intermediate Intensive (Online) – Grade 7+

Lights, Camera, Action! Students will hone their already present on-camera acting skills with in-depth scene...

Acting for the Camera Intermediate Intensive (Online) – Grade 7+

Lights, Camera, Action! Students will hone their already present on-camera acting skills with in-depth scene and audition study from their favourite television series and films. Two mock auditions will bookend the course, providing students with an opportunity to witness their own growth and development.

** Prerequisite : student has taken Crash Course in Acting for the Camera in the 20/21 school year or is signed up for it in January 2022

Teacher

Ms. Mackenzie

Session Dates and Times

2 - 4pm // For 6 Wednesdays : April 20, 27, May 4, 18, 25, Jun 1

Age Range

Grade 7+

Location

Online

Tuition

$85

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Chemistry Series: Naming Ionic Compounds (Online) – Grade 7-12

Learn how to name ionic compounds.

Chemistry Series: Naming Ionic Compounds (Online) – Grade 7-12

Learn how to name ionic compounds.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday April 22 // 9am - 10:30am OR 11am - 12:30pm

Age Range

Grades 7 - 12

Location

Online

Tuition

$10

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Chess Club (Hawthorne) – All ages

Taught in person at TLA by Fabian Milat // This weekly club was a great...

Chess Club (Hawthorne) – All ages

Taught in person at TLA by Fabian Milat // This weekly club was a great success last year and Mr. Milat is looking forward to longer chess sessions with this new 2 hour Thursday afternoon club!

Thursdays from 3:15 – 5:15pm at TLA

Term 2: January 6 – March 10

Term 3: March 31 – June 2

Teacher

Mr. Milat

Session Dates and Times

Please see description for 2 term options

Age Range

All ages

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$100 OR $150 for two terms

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Sheep Eye Dissection (In person) – Grade 9-12

Taught in person by Joyce Froese Come and dissect a sheep eye at the science...

Sheep Eye Dissection (In person) – Grade 9-12

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

Come and dissect a sheep eye at the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 13 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$20

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Heart Dissection (In person) – Grade 9+

Taught in person by Joyce Froese Come and dissect a heart at the science classroom...

Heart Dissection (In person) – Grade 9+

Taught in person by Joyce Froese

Come and dissect a heart at the science classroom at TLA Hawthorne : 5741 176 St. in Surrey.

Teacher

Mrs. Froese

Session Dates and Times

Friday May 27 // 9:30am - 11am

Age Range

Grades 9 - 12

Location

Hawthorne

Tuition

$20

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