If you can think of anything you’d rather do than homework, you’ll love learning how to earn better grades in less time. By using the same study skills that the best students at the best colleges use, you’ll have time to make the most of your high school or college experience. We tailor our study skills courses and academic coaching to your specific situation. Click here to schedule your free consultation!

EVENTS

Hill Center - April 22, 2018

“Better Grades in Less Time” – Hill Center, Washington DC – April 22, 3pm

If you can think of anything you’d rather do than homework, you’ll love learning how to earn better grades in less time!

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. These skills are ideal for students whose grades don’t reflect how cool and smart they are, students with learning differences, serious athletes, and STEM superstars.

SMITH RIVAS director Paul Rivas will help students develop fun strategies to improve their time management, reading, notetaking, tests, and papers. 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.

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$15

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Study Skills

Sustainable academic success and motivation for middle school students so they can learn more, earn better grades in less time, and go do cool stuff. Six hours total in 6 sessions in the student’s home, covering: Academic Personality Assessment, Time Management, Reading, Notetaking, Tests, and Papers.

$1350, in person or online.

Academic Coaching

Expert help with all aspects of academic success for students who benefit from increased accountability and organization, students who want to be pushed to achieve their goals, and students who are facing huge challenges or in crisis. Regular 30-min or 1-hr sessions, in the student’s home.

$225/hour, in person or online.

HIGH SCHOOL

Groups

Introduction to Acing High School (9th & 10th Grade) – Reston

Better grades in less time is the key to becoming a better college applicant!

In eight monthly 2-hour Friday evening sessions, students learn cutting-edge study skills, benefit from Ivy League-bound peer mentorship, and thrive under personalized expert academic coaching with other highly motivated STEM students interested in learning more and earning better grades in less time.

*This course is popular with students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, and takes place in Reston, VA.

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$795.


College Coaching for Juniors (11th Grade) – Reston

Junior year is your last chance to become a great college applicant!

In eight 2-hour Saturday morning sessions, students learn planning and leadership skills, advanced study skills including independent learning, and how to communicate their greatest strengths.

Students will also write the crucial “junior packet” that their high school counselors will require in order to write them great letters of recommendation.

*This course is popular with students from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, and takes place in Reston, VA.

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$895.


***ALREADY FULL FOR 2017-18***

Capitol Hill ACES (Academic Coaching for Empowered Students) (9th-11th Grade) – DC

Better grades in less time is the key to thriving in high school and becoming a better college applicant!

In eight monthly 2-hour Sunday afternoon sessions, Capitol Hill high school students learn cutting-edge study skills, benefit from peer and adult mentorship, and thrive under personalized expert academic coaching with other students interested in learning more and earning better grades in less time.

*This course is being offered in Capitol Hill for the first time in 2017-18, in partnership with the Hill Center.

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$495.

Study Skills

Sustainable academic success and motivation for high school students so they can learn more, earn better grades in less time, and go do cool stuff. Six hours total in 3-6 sessions in the student’s home, covering: Academic Personality Assessment, Time Management, Reading, Notetaking, Tests, and Papers.

$1350, in person or online.

Academic Coaching

Expert help with all aspects of academic success for students who benefit from increased accountability and organization, students who want to be pushed to achieve their goals, and students who are facing huge challenges or in crisis. Regular 30-min or 1-hr sessions, in the student’s home.

$225/hour, in person or online.

COLLEGE

Study Skills

Sustainable academic success and motivation for college students so they can learn more, earn better grades in less time, and go do cool stuff. Six hours total in 2-6 sessions in the student’s home, covering: Academic Personality Assessment, Time Management, Reading, Notetaking, Tests, and Papers

$1350, in person or online.

Academic Coaching

Expert help with all aspects of academic success for students who benefit from increased accountability and organization, students who want to be pushed to achieve their goals, and students who are facing huge challenges or in crisis. Regular 30-min or 1-hr sessions, in the student’s home.

$225/hour, in person or online.