If you’re a leader in a school, company, or community organization, schedule a study skills presentation for your group. Come for a fun and inspiring talk, stay for the transformative power of study skills. Contact Paul Smith Rivas today about speaking to your group!

Upcoming Speaking Events & Book Signings

Aug. 3, 2019 - Hillcrest Community Civic Association, Washington DC

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 11am at the Hillcrest Recreational Center

If your student would like more time to sleep, hang out with friends, play videogames, read for fun, practice something, or chill, they’re good candidates for improved study skills and time management. If you would like your student to feel more confident, procrastinate less, work more efficiently, or enjoy working hard to learn things, you’ll love learning how to help them learn more efficiently. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and leave with a personalized plan to help your student learn how to learn. Bring your toughest questions!

Free.

Aug. 6, 2019 - Georgetown Business Networking Group, Washington DC

Enjoy a 10-minute keynote presentation on the power of study skills and time management while connecting with Washington DC-area businesspeople.

$25, including breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, 1934 M Street NW, Washington DC.

Aug. 25, 2019 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 3-4pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In this small-group introduction to time management and study skills, middle school and high school students and parents will learn the same skills that the most successful students at the best colleges use. Students will learn fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and essays. Participants will leave with three simple tools to improve their organization and study skills, and a pencil that will remind them to strive for better grades in less time. Class size limited to 10!

$15. Click here for tickets!

Oct. 27, 2019 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 3-4pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In this small-group introduction to time management and study skills, middle school and high school students and parents will learn the same skills that the most successful students at the best colleges use. Students will learn fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and essays. Participants will leave with three simple tools to improve their organization and study skills, and a pencil that will remind them to strive for better grades in less time. Class size limited to 10!

$15. Click here for tickets!

Jan. 15, 2020 - The Lab School, Washington DC

TBA

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:30-9pm at The LAB School

Details TBA.

FREE.

Feb. 9, 2020 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 3-4pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In this small-group introduction to time management and study skills, middle school and high school students and parents will learn the same skills that the most successful students at the best colleges use. Students will learn fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and essays. Participants will leave with three simple tools to improve their organization and study skills, and a pencil that will remind them to strive for better grades in less time. Class size limited to 10!

$15. Click here for tickets!

Apr. 5, 2020 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 3-4pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In this small-group introduction to time management and study skills, middle school and high school students and parents will learn the same skills that the most successful students at the best colleges use. Students will learn fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and essays. Participants will leave with three simple tools to improve their organization and study skills, and a pencil that will remind them to strive for better grades in less time. Class size limited to 10!

$15. Click here for tickets!

Recent Speaking Events & Book Signings

May 16, 2019 - (¡En español!) Rockville HS Padres Latinos, Rockville MD

En español: Study Skills for Teens: How to Help Your Students Learn Efficiently

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 7-9pm at Rockville High School Cafeteria.

If your student would like more time to sleep, hang out with friends, play videogames, read for fun, practice something, or chill, they’re good candidates for improved study skills and time management. If you would like your student to feel more confident, procrastinate less, work more efficiently, or enjoy working hard to learn things, you’ll love learning how to help them learn more efficiently. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and leave with a personalized plan to help your student learn how to learn. Bring your toughest questions!

Free.

May 5, 2019 - Literary Hill BookFest, Washington DC

11am-3pm: Books available for purchase and signing in Eastern Market Main Hall.

12:45-1:30pm: “Inspiring Life-Long Readers” panel discussion with authors Glen Mourning (fourth grade teacher), Grant Goodman (middle school teacher), Paul Smith Rivas (study skills specialist), and Colleen Shogan (college lecturer).

Free.

May 3, 2019 - PCACAC Conference, College Park MD (Private)

Beyond High School: How Self-Study Strengthens College Applications

Whether your client is a middle-schooler with no homework, a high-schooler specializing in something their school doesn’t offer, or a college student preparing for the real world, self-studying will help them achieve their greatest goals. Learn the keys to successful self-study and get resources your students can use to teach themselves AP curricula, programming, or anything. Help your clients develop the study skills they need to make the most of their college investment!

Presented by Paul Rivas and Nancy Levonian.

10:30-11:45am

Apr. 28, 2019 - Kensington Day of the Book Festival, MD

Details TBA.

Apr. 21, 2019 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 3-4pm at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In this small-group introduction to time management and study skills, middle school and high school students and parents will learn the same skills that the most successful students at the best colleges use. Students will learn fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and essays. Participants will leave with three simple tools to improve their organization and study skills, and a pencil that will remind them to strive for better grades in less time. Class size limited to 10!

$15. Click here for tickets!

Apr. 9, 2019 - Falls Church City Public Schools, Falls Church VA

Study Skills for Teens: How to Help Your Students Learn Efficiently

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 6:30-8pm at George Mason High School Library.

If your student would like more time to sleep, hang out with friends, play videogames, read for fun, practice something, or chill, they’re good candidates for improved study skills and time management. If you would like your student to feel more confident, procrastinate less, work more efficiently, or enjoy working hard to learn things, you’ll love learning how to help them learn more efficiently. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and leave with a personalized plan to help your student learn how to learn. Bring your toughest questions!

Free.

Apr. 7, 2019 - Ready...Aim...Teach, Silver Spring MD (Private)

This is a private talk and book signing for the Ready…Aim…Teach professional development course “Delving into Differentiation: How to Optimize Learning for All”.

Mar. 28, 2019 - ADHD Resource Group, Fairfax VA

How to Help Your Clients Get the Best of the College Experience

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 10-11:15am at the Mason Enterprise Center.

Meet the author and get practical solutions and explicit study skills for college-bound students with ADHD or executive function challenges.

Free.

Mar. 26, 2019 - Rockville HS PTSA, Rockville MD

Study Skills for Teens: How to Help Your Students Learn Efficiently

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 7-9pm at Rockville High School Cafeteria.

If your student would like more time to sleep, hang out with friends, play videogames, read for fun, practice something, or chill, they’re good candidates for improved study skills and time management. If you would like your student to feel more confident, procrastinate less, work more efficiently, or enjoy working hard to learn things, you’ll love learning how to help them learn more efficiently. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and leave with a personalized plan to help your student learn how to learn. Bring your toughest questions!

Free.

Mar. 26, 2019 - Latino Student Fund Listo Program, Washington DC (Private)

This is a private event for students in the Latino Student Fund Listo program at Coolidge High School.

Feb. 27, 2019 - The Nora School, Silver Spring MD

Study Skills for Teens: How to Help Your Students Learn Efficiently

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7-9pm at The Nora School Parent Education Series.

If your student would like more time to sleep, hang out with friends, play videogames, read for fun, practice something, or chill, they’re good candidates for improved study skills and time management. If you would like your student to feel more confident, procrastinate less, work more efficiently, or enjoy working hard to learn things, you’ll love learning how to help them learn more efficiently. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and leave with a personalized plan to help your student learn how to learn. Bring your toughest questions!

Free. RSVP to The Nora School is strongly recommended.