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Periscope Books & Tutoring

1920 Pacific Ave.
Forest Grove, OR 97116, US (map)

Periscope Books & Tutoring has two major branches. In our store and on the web, we sell carefully chosen used books, with a special emphasis on literature, philosophy, and scholarly works. In our on-site classroom and tutoring spaces, we conduct individual and small group tutoring for academic support, acceleration or remediation. In addition, we offer summer enrichment programs for all ages, test preparation classes (ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB), and writing workshops. We also offer consulting services (chiefly editing, proofreading, and application review).

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  • Monday
    Aug 11 2014
    Fun And Games In Python
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    The dominant programming language in research laboratories is also quite handy for writing games. It's easy to learn and will help you develop good programming habits. Python is a highly structured object oriented programing language which is used in everything from web sites such as Gmail and YouTube to robots, medical equipment, scientific instruments, 3D animation software...and of course GAMES. One week won't make you an expert, but with the provided text book (yours to keep) and on-line resources, you can continue to progress on your own. No programming experience required.

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 13-18 (or w/permission)
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email [email protected]
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  • Monday
    Jul 28 2014
    Siege Engine Workshop
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    Your home may be your castle, but only if you can hold it against all comers. And since the best defense is a good offense, maybe the place to start is preemptively swiping theirs. If this sort of logic appeals to you (or if you just like the idea of turning sticks and ropes into machines that bash, toss and fling) you need to attend the Siege Engine Workshop. We'll construct working scale models of various ancient castle neutralization devices plus a pair of castle walls, learning some carpentry, history, ballistics, and physics along the way. Then it's war!

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 10-14 (or w/permission)
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email [email protected]
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  • Monday
    Jul 14 2014
    DIY Musical Instruments

    Music hides inside everything from rulers to jelly jars, and you can make it come out if you know how to whack, thwack, twang, bang, pluck, pucker & blow the notes from their hiding places. During the week we'll build & learn to play dozens of ad hoc musical instruments, put together a rousing ensemble video performance, and upload it to YouTube. We'll also learn about the physics of sound and explore the basics of music theory such as pitch, rhythm, timbre, and harmony. No musical experience required, just a consent form to appear in the video.

    • Cost: $250
    • Ages: 6-14 (or w/permission)
    • 9am-3pm Jul 14-18
    • Instructor: Markus Roberts
    • To register, call Lorri Nandrea 503-746-5669 or email [email protected]
    Website