"I was pleased to find a study skills class for my daughter as she is about to enter middle school. Organizational skills are difficult for her, and I wanted to give her a head start in learning essential skills before starting 7th grade. The course materials provided by Carolyn are excellent. I was thrilled when I saw my daughter apply her new organizational skills to her out-of-control bedroom. She wrote a clean-up plan, breaking down the the big job into small steps. It is a "work in progress," and she can refer to her work plan so she can keep making progress toward her goal."


"I also just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me, I never really got a chance to tell you that. I think of you not only as my teacher, but a friend. The best memories I have with you is when we just sat at your desk talking. You didn’t just teach me how to write a good paper, but you taught me much more important things about life. I really do miss the Monday nights we spent together. I know I would drive you crazy a lot of the time, but you stayed with me and helped me grow into the person I am now. I will always be thankful for the time you gave me."

-Jon Leener, Univ. of Wisconsin

"Carolyn is a tutor that not only helps your kid excel in school, but also your kid loves so much she never wants to stop going."


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High School & Young Adult Students

The High School curriculum is primarily about new content, and although some attention is given to writing skills, most teachers assume that a comprehensive academic foundation is in place.

Students who have learning issues often need to keep working, to gain facility in these basic skills, and that can be a problem when the instuctor’s focus is elsewhere.

Ironically, students who need work on core skills are often conceptually ready for advanced academics, creating an unbalanced situation.  Here I can help, by offering individualized re-teaching and step by step practice . With this support your child will gain competence in the core skills that support his higher level thinking.

Another task appropriate to young adults is cognitive integration.  This is evident as research and essay writing require the student to synthesize facts, combine skills, and produce original thought. As metacognition (awareness of one’s own thinking) emerges there is a basic perceptual shift.  Previously learned strategies and techniques gain value and can be seen in a different light. Guiding your child through this phase of academic development is an exciting part of my work.