Looking to make sure your child is fostering good study habits early on? With our Study Skills programs in Vernon Hills are designed to help students achieve their academic potential and manage an increasingly demanding academic workload from elementary school to college and beyond. Whether your child is starting to fall behind or wants to develop the skills to get ahead, our study tips and techniques can make all the difference.

Study Smart from Day One

Combining practice, instruction and frequent opportunities to practice new skills, we know how to ensure good study habits become a way of life!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

Because every child has individual needs, there's no one-size-fits-all method to instill life-long study skills and facilitate positive academic behaviors and attitudes. But our Personalized Tutoring program is broad, detailed, and customizable. A wide range of skills are covered, including:

  • Effective note taking: Aids like color coding and flash cards can help make studying more effective.
  • Research best practices: From evaluating sources to writing a proper bibliography.
  • Time management: Organizing and prioritizing are the keys to efficient study habits.
  • Mastering the writing process: With practice, your child will learn how to become a stronger writer.
  • Active reading: Better comprehension skills will improve your child's scores across all subjects.
  • Online safety: How to choose reliable sources and share digital information responsibly.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our tutors are experts at teaching your teen strong research, writing and study skill as well as digital literacy, time management and goal setting — all of which will come in handy well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Feel more confident: We teach positive behaviors and attitudes — not just academic skills — to help teens approach new challenges with unshakeable confidence.
  • Build the right skills: Choose which areas need attention — such as time management or presentation skills — to ensure we're making the biggest possible difference for your young learner.
  • Acquire life-long assets: We're here to provide important career preparation, including job interview techniques and even public speaking!