Study Skills is designed for middle, high school and college students whose grades have dropped in one or more classes because of disorganization, procrastination, poor study techniques, or difficulty in writing papers. Students bring books and assignments from their schools and, under the supervision of trained faculty, learn how to learn. While completing assignments, they learn how to organize their work and study effectively.
Skills covered in this program include:
- Development of the Active Learning Style and efficient use of time
- Introduction of Active Independent Multisensory Strategies (AIMS) for academic success, using word processing programs and tape recorders as study tools
- Organizational techniques
- Comprehension of difficult subject matter
- Note-taking and outlining
- Creation of study guides
Groups are small and structured to meet the individual needs of each student. The student teacher ratio is usually no greater than four to one.
Before entering the Study Skills program, each student receives a brief academic screening to evaluate skill levels and identify areas of strength and weaknesses. Once the student’s learning style is determined we develop an individual instruction plan. If appropriate, a member of The Learning Incentive staff will work together with the student’s school teacher to make modifications in curriculum to encourage active independence.