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!

2019-20 Speaking Events & Book Signings

Aug. 2, 2019 - Eastern High School HMSA MedStar Summer Internship Program, Washington DC

Study Skills and Time Management for College Success

Friday, August 2, 2019, 10am-12pm at Eastern High School

Cutting-edge time management and study skills for highly-motivated underrepresented students interested in medical careers and headed to a diverse range of colleges, including MIT, George Mason, and North Carolina Central.

Private.

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

Learning, Homework, and Tests

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

Paul will talk extremely candidly about the best time to do homework, how students can learn more during the schoolday, and the most efficient way to study for tests. He’ll also answer any and all questions about middle school, high school, college, and even grad school.

Free.

Aug. 13, 2019 - Georgetown Business Networking Group, Washington DC

The Transformative Power of Study Skills

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

$25, including buffet breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, 2815 M Street NW, Washington DC.

Aug. 25, 2019 - Hill Center, Washington DC - SOLD OUT!!!

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!

Sept. 27, 2019 - Fusion Academy, Tysons VA

How to Help Your Students Learn Efficiently

Friday, September 27, 2019, 2:30-4:30pm at Fusion Academy Tysons

Cutting-edge time management and study skills training for faculty and administrators so that they can help their students learn more efficiently and achieve their greatest goals.

Private.

Oct. 27, 2019 - Hill Center, Washington DC - SOLD OUT!!!

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!

Nov. 6, 2019 - The Nora School, Silver Spring MD

Study Skills in High School: Supporting Your Teen with Effective Study Strategies

Details TBA.

Free.

Nov. 21, 2019 - (¡En español!) Rockville HS Padres Latinos, Rockville MD

Gestión del tiempo

Jueves, 21 de noviembre, 2019, 7-8pm at Rockville High School

Aprende a ser más estratégico con todo lo que tienes que hacer, según la ciencia de la gestión del tiempo. Charlaremos sobre las horas ideales para hacer la tarea, estudiar para los exámenes, y hacer todos los quehaceres de la vida.

Gratis.

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

Beyond Learning Differences and Executive Function Challenges: How to Solve Any Academic Problem with Study Skills and Time Management

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

Diagnosed learning differences and executive function deficits often become scapegoats for a far more sinister problem: poor study skills. Fortunately, the solution for these academic challenges is the same as the answer to neurotypical students’ academic problems: improved academic skills and time management.

Unless students learn how to navigate their cognitive circumstances, they’re at risk of not getting their money’s worth in college or not finding satisfying work in a rewarding field, because study skills are directly equivalent to job skills and life skills.

High school is a grind. The only way for students to have more free time, experience less stress, and enjoy increased motivation is to learn how to learn more efficiently so that they have more time to go do cool stuff.

This talk will highlight simple, practical ways to help your students improve their study skills and time management. Come for the candor, stay for the strategies, and bring your toughest questions!

FREE, but registration is required.

Jan. 16, 2020 - (¡En español!) Rockville HS Padres Latinos, Rockville MD

Lecturas y apuntes

Jueves, 16 de enero, 2020, 7-8pm at Rockville High School

Aprende a ser más eficaz con tus deberes escolares, según la ciencia del aprendizaje. Charlaremos sobre la manera ideal para tomar apuntes en clase, leer varios tipos de lecturas, y prepararse para los exámenes.

Gratis.

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!

Feb. 20, 2020 - (¡En español!) Rockville HS Padres Latinos, Rockville MD

Exámenes y ensayos

Jueves, 20 de febrero, 2020, 7-8pm at Rockville High School

Aprende a ser más eficiente a la hora de estudiar para exámenes o escribir ensayos. Charlaremos sobre el mejor sistema para armar un guía de estudio para un exámen y planificar un proceso de escritura para un ensayo largo.

Gratis.

March 2020 - Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville VA

Details TBA.

Free.

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!

May 2020 - Literary Hill BookFest, Washington DC

Details TBA.

Free.