Developing strong study habits early on is essential if you want your child to succeed. Our Study Skills programs in Westlake empower students to handle the demands of increasing academic workloads 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.

Smart Study Techniques

From instruction to lots of independent practice and chances to put new skills to work, we can turn good study habits into a way of life!

Personalized Tutoring (K-12)

The right approach for instilling positive attitudes towards studying and smart study habits depends on each child’s unique needs. Our Personalized Tutoring programs are designed to take that into account. A wide range of skills are covered, including:

  • Active reading: Nurturing strong comprehension skills will be helpful across all subjects.
  • Time management: Efficient study skills rely on the ability organize and prioritize work.
  • Note taking strategies: Utilizing tools such as flash cards and color coding can make studying more efficient.
  • Research: How to evaluate sources, find relevant information and write a bibliography.
  • Understanding the writing process: Through practice, your child will become a more engaging writer.
  • Online safety: Finding, evaluating and sharing digital information in a responsible way.

Advancement & Test Prep (Grades 9-12)

Our expert tutors know that teaching your teen things like smart study habits, good time management, how to set goals, digital literacy and strong research and writing skills are essential for success well into adulthood. With Advancement & Test Prep, your teen will:

  • Sharpen the right skills: You decide the skill areas to focus on — such as note-taking or presentation skills — so we're concentrating on the areas most relevant to your teen.
  • Gain more confidence: We encourage positive behaviors and attitudes to help teens gain the confidence to persevere and meet big expectations.
  • Develop skills for the future: We can help him or her work on public speaking, goal setting and even job interview preparation.