What Schools Are Saying
This is our 3rd academic year offering the S4
Study Skills workshop to both middle and high school students. The program provides solid evidenced-based study skills that benefit all students, and which enhance their learning. The students enjoy the classes and come away with tools that support their studying.
Head of Upper School
St. Luke's School
The kids I've talked to seem very positive and feel it's been helpful. Good work!
Fairfield Woods Middle School
I think the S4 program should be offered in every middle school,
and even at the elementary school level. The S4 skills provide a direct pathway for deeper student engagement and sharper focus with their school work
both in and out of class. We've received nothing but extremely positive
feedback from students, their parents and teachers.
E. Dewarner Dunston-Crawford
After School Director
Cloonan Middle School, Stamford
What Parents Are Saying
My son went through the program last year and what he learned
is continuing to help him in his studies. Great program!
mother of a Fairfield Prep son
I'm absolutely pleased with the program. My husband and I saw
a huge improvement in our son's notetaking skills.
mother of Staples High Schooler, Spencer
Congratulations!! Morgan came home a different person.
He truly felt like a student. He said, and I quote, "I can't wait to go back to school!" We went right out and got a book he could mark up and he annotated it right then and there! I can't make this up - great stuff.
mother of Fairfield Ludlowe High Schooler, Morgan
Even though Justin is a strong student, I immediately saw the difference
your Study Skills Workshop made in his approach to his work,
his organization and his time management.
And the result has been noticeably better grades since he took the workshop.
mother of Fairfield Ludlowe High Schooler, Justin
I think you can consider it a huge success!
Ian’s Mother, 6th Grade, Fairfield Country Day School
I just wanted to let you know that Peter enjoyed the seminar very much. He especially thought the note taking strategies were very helpful and particularly "summarizing" his notes. He is quite anxious to incorporate them in his school life. All the strategies seem very workable. Thank you very much!
Peter’s Mother, 8th Grade, John Read Middle School
I believe Emmanuella has definitely benefited from your course. She’s using the Cornell notetaking process regularly for her social studies assignments and I’ve noticed she’s reading non-fiction items with more care.
Mother of 5th Grader, Wooster Academy
I cannot think of a better gift to give my son than
the tools that will last him a lifetime!
mother of a Middle Schooler
Can you adapt this class for adults? I could really use it.
AF, Weston Middle School mother
I wish there were workshops like this when I was my son’s age.
Fairfield Ludlowe High School mother
Matthew said it was great!
mother of Fairfield Country Day Schooler, Matthew
What Students Are Saying
I didn't think that this would be helpful, but I was wrong. My grades have definitely improved and studying is in fact a lot easier.
Staples High School Westport
Not cramming before tests and what to do before is the best thing I learned.
Bedford Middle School, Westport
The part about using questions to take notes was so helpful. Reading my text books was never fun, but now it is!
Wilton High School
I learned how to distribute my homework and how to study.
Hugh F., 7th Grade
St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School
This will help me organize my schedule and my time.
Noah Pederson, Fairfield Country Day School
I knew a lot about the things he taught us, but after taking the workshop
I felt more motivated to do them.
Hannah L., 10th Grade, Joel Barlow High School
Never thought that I'd actually enjoy studying, but this changed my mind!
Morgan Moore, Fairfield Ludlowe High School
I learned how to take notes and I'll start using that skill right away.
O.C., 6th Grade, Helen Keller Middle School
It was a good experience and I know it will last until college.
Nicholas N., John Read Middle School, 6th Grade
I liked all of it because everything helped me a lot. I like how I
can refer back to this class way on into the future.
Phoebe O’B, 8th Grade, Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School
Time management, notes, SMART cards, and the way I write my
homework (in my planner).
Brianna F., Lauralton Hall
The best part was time management. I learned a lot in that section.
Jazmin J., 8th Grade, Helen Keller Middle School
I liked how it was a fun and comfortable environment.
M.F., 9th Grade, Joel Barlow High School
I think it was great, and I believe that it will help me with school.
Declan C., 6th Grade, John Read Middle School
I know I will use the "Cornell Notes" & "Smart Cards". They were very helpful.
Kacey O’C, 6th Grade, Helen Keller Middle School
I learned how to use more diagrams and spread out my time for studying.
Chloe M., Weston Middle School
It was a lot better than I expected. It can’t be better.
Peter K., John Read Middle School
The time management lesson I will start using right away.
Emmeline D., Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School
The best part was learning better study habits.
Brian D., Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School
There was no bad part, and the good part is that all I learned will be very useful.
Ben K., 8th Grade, Helen Keller Middle School
Everything was great. Chill atmosphere, kept it loose and funny
but learning a lot at the same time.
is the bomb!
Will Dailey, Fairfield Ludlowe High School
That it was only 2 hours a day! Should be 3!
D.H., 9th Grade, King School
Nothing needs improvement!
Jackie X., 9th Grade, King School
This workshop is pretty good and helped me a lot.
Austin S., 6th Grade, Fairfield Ludlowe Middle School
teaching was the best!
Danny W., 9th Grade, King School
I loved working on the Cornell notes the best.
Olivia C., Helen Keller Middle School
I liked actually applying what we learned in the class.
J.M., 10th Grade, Joel Barlow High School
Learning how to take more efficient notes was the best part.
James T., 8th Grade, St. Luke’s School