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 (Private)

Study Skills for Teachers: 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. 16, 2019 - Quince Orchard HS, Gaithersburg MD (Private)

The Eight Whys of Going to College

Wednesday, October 16, 9:45-10:30am for Quince Orchard High School Seniors

  1. Why You Should Go (If You Want to Do Cool Stuff)
  2. Why You Should Get As (If You Want Opportunities)
  3. Why You Should Focus on Learning (If You Want to Be Happy)
  4. Why You Should Get Jobs (If You Want Independence)
  5. Why You Should Study Abroad (If You Want to Get Smarter)
  6. Why You Should Develop Skills (If You Want to Be an All-Star)
  7. Why You Should Find Mentors (If You Want to Make Money)
  8. Why You Should Work Hard (And Make Sure You Graduate!)

Private.

Oct. 24, 2019 - Washington Christian Academy College Fair, Olney MD

College Fair

Thursday, October 24, 7-8:30pm

Visit the SMITH RIVAS table and pick up your free gift that will get you better grades in less time!

Free.

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

Wednesday, November 6, 7-8:30pm at The Nora School

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, but RSVPs are strongly suggested, especially for weather-related decisions. To RSVP or for more information, email Marcia Miller at events@nora-school.org or call (301) 495-6672.

Nov. 13, 2019 - Wye River Upper School, Centreville MD

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

Wednesday, November 13, 7-8:30pm at Wye River Upper 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.

Nov. 14, 2019 - Wye River Upper School, Centreville MD (Private)

Study Skills for Teachers: 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.

Nov. 15, 2019 - NVLPC Mini-Conference, Fairfax VA

Mini-Conference

Friday, November 15, 8:45am-1pm

Visit the SMITH RIVAS table and pick up your free gift that will get you better grades in less time!

Free with registration for NVLPC Mini-Conference.

Nov. 19, 2019 - Quince Orchard HS, Gaithersburg MD

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

Tuesday, November 19, 7-8:30pm at Quince Orchard High School

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.

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.

Jan. 29, 2020 - Wood MS Latino Parent Group, Rockville MD

Better Grades in Less Time®

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 5:30-7pm at Earl B. Wood Middle School

Details TBA.

FREE.

Feb. 9, 2020 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4-5pm 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. 18, 2020 - Rockville High School, Rockville MD

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

Tuesday, February 18, 7-8:30pm at Rockville High School

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.

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.

Apr. 5, 2020 - Hill Center, Washington DC

Better Grades in Less Time®

Sunday, April 5, 2020, 4-5pm 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!

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