Academic Core Enrichment: Study Skills

Time management, organization, and note-taking are valuable habits that pertain to all aspects of life. Why not get started early?

Locations: Online, Burlingame, Danville, Lafayette, Los Altos,  Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, Saratoga, Woodside.

Cost: $120/hr.

Recommended hours: 9-13.5


  • Build lasting organizational and time-management practices
  • Cultivate test-taking strategies
  • Train students to better retain what they read

To Enroll Call (650) 331-3251 / (408) 345–5200


Course Description:

Studying is an individualized process. Some people prefer the pressure of the pre-test cram, while others need small spurts of studying over the course of a month. AJ’s study skills class will improve your study skills by giving tools and approaches that work best for you. This course will furnish your student with systematic study strategies that will improve academic performance and that will be useful for the rest of his or her life. Our program focuses on note-taking from both textbooks and lectures, test preparation techniques, outlining, reading retention strategies, and stress management skills.

We will structure your student’s study skills instruction around a class he or she will take next year at school. Study skills will be taught in the context of that course, so your student will learn academic content while he is improving his study skills. For example, if your student will be taking US History next year, we would teach reading comprehension and note-taking skills from his history textbook and the tutor’s lectures, essay outlining and organization, and time-management and test-preparation techniques geared towards history exams.

Improving study skills is helpful for all age levels, but especially for students transitioning from middle school to high school or from high school to college.

Study Skills Topics:

We will select and teach the topics that will best match your student’s level and interest and build a personally tailored curriculum from these sample lessons.

Time Management

Learn the basics of time management, including scheduling and using their time efficiently, breaking down larger tasks, and understanding the effects of proper sleep, nutrition, and the environment on their school performance.

Note-taking (Acquisition of information)

Learn how to identify critical information and different ways of organizing class notes to get the best experience from class and organize new information.

Memorization and Practice (Assimilation of information)

Learn effective mnemonic techniques, how to practice efficiently and effectively, and approaches for increased accuracy. What is good practice? How much practice is enough?

Generalization and Application (Adaptation of information)

Learn how to engage more deeply with subjects, including how to apply material to real life situations and how to use information in different contexts. Students will also learn skills such as comparing, classifying, and abstracting information and analyzing errors.

Test Preparation

Learn how to practice for testing situations and how to predict what will be on the test itself. Good students are informed, and can plan ahead and create study guides that identify key information for practice and memorization.

Habits of Mind (Long-term goals)

Learn how to think about how we learn and how to develop more effective problem solving techniques.  Topics include: meta-cognition, critical thinking, and growth mindset.

Make the Most of the Summer!

Students who stay actively engaged in the learning process during the summer perform better during the school year.

Contact AJ Tutoring to Enroll in Summer Tutoring
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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