"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."

-Lori

"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."

-Maryalice

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Study Skills Class

Extended Study Skills

This overview of study skills begins with strategies and conversation about eight core skills. Organization (paper and space), homework habits, time management, reading text books, reading fiction, note-taking, concentration, and listening. Specific attention will be focused on tools for literature analysis, turning notes into study guides, preparing […]

Academic Coach

What is an academic coach?

Just imagine training to perfect skill in a new sport. A good coach can clarify the components of the process. She teaches you the discreet sub-skills sequentially. As you begin to approximate each “piece” you are given exercises to practice. Reinforcing the new ability this way helps it become “second […]

Get organized for tomorrow, tonight

When you complete your schoolwork each night, take a couple of minutes to get ready for the next day. Put all papers and books where they belong. Gather your supplies for tomorrow. Check your planner to confirm that everything is complete, and maybe even think about what clothes you’re going to wear. You’ll be off […]