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.

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


  • 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 Center, Phoenix Suns
  • 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
  • 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 Pitcher, Cleveland Indians
  • My son couldn't stop raving about your leadership and inspirational wisdom. It's amazing how 60 minutes of talking with the right person can change the course of one's life! He's decided to keep his classes and try his best to turn everything around. Thank you for taking the time to talk to him and guide him on the right path.

    J.M. Mother of a college student in crisis
  • For travel volleyball coaches and parents who are serious about academics, SMITH RIVAS teaches the time management and study skills players need to not only become successful college student-athletes, but to thrive in the real world after graduation.

    Kathy Gregory
    Kathy Gregory 38-year NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Coach