adulting – the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks.
Welcome to adulthood! Becoming an adult can be hard. This is where this class will come in and help. Let’s learn the basics of becoming an adult. This course is a flex course so take it each week during the time that best fits you and your schedule.
Topics will include the following (plus more):
Week #1 – Finances (checking accounts vs savings accounts, balancing a checkbook, writing a check, monthly budgets, investments, paying bills, money orders, taxes, using credit cards VS Cash, planning for retirement, basics to 401K)
Week #2 – Automobile (Checking air pressure, changing a tire, checking and adding fluids, jumpstarting, creating a Car Kit)
Week #3 – Grocery store basics (shopping with a list, coupons, pantry, essentials, creating a meal plan, dorm food)
Week #4 – Basic cooking (crockpot, microwave, simple healthy meals, hydration)
Week #5 – Business basics (Writing a resume and cover letter, Interview, sending an email, dress for success, tying a tie, how to quit a job )
Week #6 – Maintaining your household (Laundry, Dishes, organizing with a calendar, making a bed, ironing clothes, minimalism, dorm room essentials)
Week #7 – Self health – (intro to health insurance, stress and burnout, simple yoga/mediation, time management, defining happiness)
Week #8 – Communication and Conversation (active listening, basic American Sign Language, making a phone call, thank you cards, think before you speak)
Week #9 – housing (living with roommates, how to pack for a move, leasing an apartment, how to talk to your landlord, how to get rid of pests)
Week #10 – Your Every Day (basic sewing a button, mending a sock, unclogging a sink, Relationships, healthy vs unhealthy)
By the end of class, students will have handouts for each topic that they can put into a binder for easy reference.
General information on my Flex classes: My video tutorials and PowerPoints are posted each Monday of the class and will be linked to private videos on my own YouTube Channel.
We will not have any written homework but will have weekly discussions on the message board between students and teachers with weekly problem solving questions on the Outschool class message board.
**Please note: once classes have started, I do not offer refunds, due to the fact that this course consists of digital materials. By enrolling in this class, you are purchasing video tutorials that you can download and keep to use for as long as you like! Please refrain from sharing or redistributing my copyrighted tutorials with anyone outside of our classroom. Thank you!