Dear Parent -
In the 1990's we launched StudyPoint with a singular focus: to help students learn the basic study and organizational skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive academic environment. Today those skills are collectively referred to as "Executive Functioning Skills," and they're more important than ever.
To a degree unlike that of any previous generation, your child is expected to be a professional student—capable of learning large volumes of information; capable of performing flawlessly on high stakes exams; and capable of managing a calendar of extra-curricular activities and school deadlines that would make a professional administrative assistant tremble.
In short, the college admissions process and other factors have turned being a high school student into a job—and, yet, 99% of high schoolers have never received even the most basic training on how to be an effective student. Your child may well spend 16-20 years in school and never learn how to take effective notes, prepare for an important exam, or manage a busy schedule. Imagine if a company hired an employee, and in the span of nearly two decades never provided that employee a single day of training on how to do his or her daily responsibilities... It's a laughable proposition, and yet, it is likely what your child is experiencing right now.
Our study and executive functioning skills program is on the job training for students taking the critical step to high school. Developed with feedback from students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors, it is designed to help your child better manage the increased academic expectations of secondary school. It's a fantastic program that we think should be mandatory for every 8th or 9th grader.
If you think your son or daughter might benefit from organizational and study skills tutoring, please keep reading the information below to learn more about our unique approach to study skills instruction.
CEO & Co-Founder
In class the teacher needs to keep moving whether your child understands the concept or not. Your study skills tutor will work at your child's pace and will review material until it's clear that he or she has mastered the concept.
Our focus is developing your child's study skills so he or she can apply those skills to current school work. The tutor's key responsibility is to provide your child with the neccessary tools to prepare for and succeed on important exams, papers, and projects throughout his or her academic career.
Our goal is to help your child earn a stronger grade through better study skills, but equally important, our study skills tutoring will help your child take ownership of his or her learning and become a more successful, independent student.
Our experienced study skills tutors have degrees (and often advanced degrees) from some of the country’s best colleges and universities.
They’re experienced, passionate teachers, and they know how to engage students and break down difficult concepts.
Being smart isn't enough—our tutors are able to listen well and communicate clearly, and they adapt their approach to fit your child.
To be effective, an educational program has to work with your family's schedule. We make life easier by bringing the tutoring to you through two convenient options:
Our flagship program, which we launched in the late 1990's, our in-home tutoring option provides you with the unparalleled convenience and personalized attention of a private tutor who will work with your child right at your kitchen table. All lessons are one-to-one, and your instructor will ensure that each session is highly focused on your child’s unique needs.
Instead of meeting at the kitchen table your child and the tutor meet in a custom online learning environment. This innovative tool enables them to talk through strategies and complete practice problems, just as they would on a workbook at your kitchen table. Online tutoring replicates the in-person tutoring dynamic, and it’s remarkably effective.
Students spend 50% of their waking hours at school or doing homework and something that occupies such a large amount of time inevitably plays a big role in their happiness. School is tough—there are social, emotional, and academic challenges.
Ultimately, the end goal of a StudyPoint tutoring program is improved performance in school, and that improvement is easily measurable—an A on quiz, an outstanding test, or a grade worthy of the refrigerator door. We believe the best measure of your child’s understanding and progress is the grade on his or her report card, and that is how we measure our success with clients.
Yet there is an added benefit—something that is difficult to measure but easy to recognize. It is the sense of accomplishment that comes from working to improve something and seeing positive results. Few smiles are as big as the ones that company a strong report card.
Our greatest reward is the positive feedback we get from parents who report their children are now confident and happy in school as a result of our study skills tutoring.
"We were extremely pleased - with the communication, the flexibility, and really working with us to get results in a tight time period."
"I just wanted to share the happy news with you. [Our daughter] got a 30 on her ACT. We could all not be any happier. I knew from the minute she started working with you she was going to improve. Whatever you did was magic and just what she needed."
"I can't say enough about the impressive results our son achieved in raising his ACT scores as a result of working with StudyPoint. The Program Manager and our tutor were both highly professional and genuinely interested in our son's success throughout the process."
"Our tutor was wonderful. He was very flexible in scheduling, he was calm and encouraging to our son. And, he really had great advice on the whole process. He is a credit to your organization."
If you'd like to learn more about one of our programs or are ready to enroll your child in tutoring, please contact us. Our Enrollment Consultants are experts in their fields and would be happy to help with recommendations for tutoring programs, courses of study, standardized tests, and admissions support.
Thank you for your interest in our programs!
You can expect one of our Enrollment Directors to be in touch within one business day.
If you have an urgent tutoring need, you can reach out to a member of our staff directly at 1-87STUDYPOINT (1-877-883-9764).
We are certain we can be a resource for you and your family this school year, and we look forward to speaking with you!
—The StudyPoint Staff