Why should my student take the Essentials Study Skills workshop?

The S4 Study Skills mission is to unlock the power of learning to improve, enhance and support student’s academic careers. Fueled by our committed teachers, our relationships with our partner schools, and our supportive parents, we are widely respected for our ability to deliver a program that improves student outcomes and propels them to feel great about school and themselves.

S4’s workshops provide and equip students with the tools, systems and skills needed for academic success. Students are taught how to actively learn by applying evidence-based study skills, techniques and strategies to their class work and homework. Workshops are highly participatory, and are designed to integrate the taught skills with students’ academic curriculum.

What will my student learn in the Study Skills workshop?

Lead by dynamic, highly trained teacher, your student will learn and engage in activities designed to clearly teach how to use and apply strategies and skills for deeper understanding, motivation, reduces stress, better results, and academic confidence.

Some of the key concepts:

  • Increase academic performance
  • Deepen academic engagement
  • Increase motivation
  • Better retain material
  • Improve comprehension
  • Reduce stress
  • Increase confidence

My student has a learning disability. Will they benefit from this workshop?

Absolutely! Every single one of our students is unique and different. That’s exactly why they are in the workshop – to learn and build their confidence with their academic career. Our teachers are trained to work with students of all levels and abilities.

My student is an excellent student. Will they benefit from this workshop?

Definitely! We have a blend of students, many are AP, Honors, or Straight A students that want to get the extra edge on learning how to study and be prepared for transitioning in to Middle School, High School, and even College or even just refining their study skills.

What type of students take the workshop? Are they good students/bad/learning disabilities?

We have a blend of different types of students in every workshop. Some students are Straight A students, some are struggling. We find that all of the students work very well together and encourage each other to better their study and school habits.

Do you offer at-home support?

Yes! After each session, parents receive a support email. These emails contain what was covered in the session as well as Teach Sheets. Teach Sheets are how-to guides for each skill taught and a great resource for both you and your student.

If you are looking for something more customized, we offer private in-home tutoring. This service is highly personalized and customized to your student’s unique learning style. Contact one of our Educational Consultants by emailing info@S4StudySkills.com, or by calling 203-307-5455 for more information.

My student is very introverted/extroverted; how is the workshop run?

Our workshops are extremely interactive and thrive on student participation. Small class size allows our teachers plenty of opportunity to work with all students in a class. All students blend very well, and we encourage those who may be a little shy to shine.

Is there homework or any extra at-home assignments for the workshop?

We don’t like the term “homework” as they are fun assignments to complete at home and share with the other students in the next session. An example of an assignment: When you get home watch a YouTube video of your choice and take notes. Be sure to practice the note taking you learned in the workshop today.

My student has difficulties with organization/time management/executive functioning /etc.. Will this workshop help?

Yes! Our workshops are designed to help students with:

  • Organization
  • Time management
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Increasing motivation
  • Stopping procrastination
  • Deepening and more engaging participation
  • Increasing confidence
  • Reducing stress
  • And more!

Do the students get a break during the workshop?

Each workshop is different, and if the teacher feels a break is needed one will be provided. Students are free to use the restrooms as needed.

Does my student have to bring anything?

No. Everything down to a pen is included with the workshop registration fee.

Can my student bring a snack?

Yes. We just ask that the snack is peanut- free in the event one of the other students has an allergy.

My student is transitioning into MS/HS, will this workshop help with the transition?

Absolutely. We find a lot of our students come to our workshops for this exact reason. When transitioning to Middle or High School the work load changes drastically and many of our students are not prepared for such a change. Students will learn the skills necessary to take on this change. The workshop will provide the skills for a step-by-step approach for strengthening studying for better academic performance.

How can I motivate my student to take this workshop?

All workshops are highly interactive and engaging with all the students. It’s not your typical lecture style workshop, but a fun and engaging workshop with their peers. Many of our students complain that the workshops aren’t long enough and they wish they had more time since they were having so much fun learning our skills!

I have a few families interested in a private group session in our town. Do you offer this?

Yes. We ask that your group of students be seven or more. Please email, or call us at 203-307-5455 , for more information.

Can I see the curriculum prior to the workshop?

Absolutely! Please email info@S4StudySkills.com and one of our Educational Consultants will happily assist you further.

What is the cost of the workshops?

Typically the 7.5 hour workshop is $395. It includes all materials, and that for at-home parent support. Please contact info@S4StudySkills.com for more information.

I’m having difficulty registering, can someone help?

Yes. Please feel free to either email info@S4StudySkills.com, or call 203-307-5455 and one of our Educational Consultants will happily assist you.

I have multiple students. Do you offer discounts?

Yes! We offer a 10% sibling discount. In addition, we offer a 10% referral credit for every registered workshop referral you may have introduced us to, up to three in total, for a total of 30%.  Please contact info@S4StudySkills.com, or call 203-307-5455, for more information.

What if my student misses a workshop session?

All of our workshops teach the same material, and in the same order and sequence, so your student is welcome to make up a missed session at any of our other workshops and locations.

What payment options do you offer for registering for a workshop?

We currently only accept credit card payments via PayPal.

Who are the instructors?

All of our instructors are carefully screened and all have proper accreditation from the state and higher education. Most of our instructors teach daily in a school and are passionate about their students and want to help more. This is more than a job to them, it’s an opportunity for them to share their passion while they inspire, engage, and help students achieve academic success.

I have a question that isn’t answered here. What should I do?

Feel free to contact one of our Educational Consultants either by emailing info@S4StudySkills.com, or by calling 203-307-5455, and we will be happy to assist you.