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ELEMENTARY classes are geared toward helping fourth and fifth grade students SUCCEED in elementary school and PREPARE for middle school. This program has a greater emphasis on what to do during homework time and how to improve concentration. There is more specific instruction in language and math, with an emphasis on how to use learning styles to succeed in these areas. The note-taking section emphasizes listening and summarization. Because the transition from learning to read to reading to learn is such a profound one, the reading portion of the class focuses mainly on studying reading material and applies it to all classes, not just language. Testing skills, of course, are also emphasized, teaching students to use their long-term rather than short-term memories.
MIDDLE SCHOOL classes specifically teach students how to succeed in secondary school. Much emphasis is given on organization (of things, time, homework and projects), concentration and learning. Students are assisted in discovering their learning styles and taught how to study more efficiently. Note-taking skills include listening, summarizing and writing things down in a memorable way. Reading speed and comprehension skills are combined for more efficient reading in which the student LEARNS the material, not just looks at the words. Of course, testing skills are included. These teach students how to prepare for and take different types of tests and deal with test anxiety.
HIGH SCHOOL classes, in particular, are geared to help students SUCCEED in high school and PREPARE for life ahead, including college! Organizational skills, learning and study skills, speed-notetaking skills and speed-reading and comprehension are taught. In addition, the testing unit gives additional tips for SAT success. This course is geared to help students reduce their stress while increasing their success.
COLLEGE classes are taught at a more advanced level and the material is tailored to the needs of college and adult students. Organization at the college level requires prioritization and self-motivation as well as keeping track of time, things and projects. Notetaking skills are geared for lecture-only classes. Of course, speed-reading and comprehension are taught along with college-level test taking skills.
All classes help students identify their learning strengths and teach them how to use their strengths to increase their success.
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