Study Skills and Academic Coaching

A t SMITH RIVAS, we teach study skills and time management that help students earn better grades in less time. We specialize in students whose grades don’t reflect how smart they are, athletes, and STEM superstars.


Our mission is to motivate students to do more than they think is possible, teach them how to accomplish it, and push them to achieve their greatest goals.


  • D1 baseball is a grind. The SMITH RIVAS course designed specifically for MLB hopefuls gave me the skills and confidence I needed to excel in the classroom, which helped me achieve my dream of being an early-round draft pick.

    Shane Bieber
    Shane Bieber 2020 MLB Cy Young Winner
  • Thank you for teaching Emilie such important study skills in a fun, engaging way last summer. I just wanted to reaffirm how much she got out of those sessions with you. And we've still got one more year of high school to go!

    Maria Mahoney
    Maria Mahoney Mother of a Texas Christian University Founders Scholar
  • Thank you, on many levels, for your work with my son. I think an objective, firm coach and counsel was just what the doctor ordered. You helped tremendously in bringing back his moxie, confidence, results and drive. I greatly appreciate that from both an academic and life standpoint.

    J.D. Mother of a Georgetown University freshman
  • SMITH RIVAS taught me the study skills and time management I needed to take my college academics to the next level, allowing me to devote maximum time and energy to becoming a professional basketball player.

    Alan Williams
    Alan Williams NBA Power Forward