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S4 Study Skills &
Online Teaching

How S4 Study Skills Improves Student Outcomes

What Sets S4 Apart From Other Tutoring Organizations

Let’s face it. This hasn’t been easy. This is hard. Having our kids out of school has taken a toll.

As a parent, no doubt, you are thinking about fall.

From what recent, and not so recent, research tells us, students will experience serious academic learning loss after this 7+ months school hiatus.

To combat, stop, and reverse the inevitable Covid-19/Summer slide, we have a two-pronged approach to the Summer of 2020.

First, we are focused on making sure that students don’t lose their love of learning, their motivation, and their sense of curiosity, regardless of subject: history, math, English, writing, science, etc…

Second, our goal is to reduce and eliminate any inevitable learning loss and academic learning decline that will have occurred as a result of the Covid-19 school closures.

  • Lacking steady instruction during the shutdown, students might retain only 70% of their annual reading gains
  • Indications regarding math is worse — students could lose between 50% – 100% of their math gains this academic year

Source: The New York Times, Editorial Board
50 Million Kids Can’t Attend School. What Happens to Them?
April 16, 2020

Each of our programs and services is built and offered incorporating these two-important concepts.

Our highly interactive learn-by-doing programs and services offer differentiated instruction and customization to accommodate the varying needs of learners on their journey to become independent students.

Our evidence and pedagogical-based approach, teaches students how to use and apply skills, tools, and strategies that are both essential to their academic work, and to the way they program through college, and into their working life. These are indeed Skills For School, Tools For Life.

Meet Our Teachers

S4 Study Skills Teacher Kam I.

“An inspiring teacher needs to have a contagious passion for the subject matter…and clearly demonstrate that they care…[with] empathy and compassion…if the student doesn’t think you care, it doesn’t matter how interesting your lesson is”.

S4 Study Skills Teacher Jessica L.

“..From those moments when students display new found confidence towards [their] work… and becoming extremely enthusiastic about the material [allowing] them the opportunity to succeed at a level that perhaps before they never imagined.”

S4 Study Skills Teacher Elyssa H.

“You can’t inspire kids you don’t know. The focus needs to stay on getting to know each individual student. Kids don’t care how much you have to teach them until they know you care about them as more than students. And so you really have to start with that foundation.”

S4 Study Skills Teacher Nina H.

“What it takes to be an inspiring teacher is to love learning yourself and to let your genuine interest and passion come through to your students…and [when they know that you] authentically care about them…they are much open to learning…Our jobs as [S4] teachers is to make ourselves not needed..so they can apply the skills [on their own].”

S4 Study Skills Teacher Louie V.

“I have a deep passion for the subject of mathematics. The most important thing about being an inspiring teacher is caring about what you do. ..Students clearly respond to teachers that care about their progress.”

Important note
Depending on the progress of public openings, due to the Coronavirus, we may be able to offer in-person tutoring in an outside quiet spot, with both teachers and students taking all precautionary safety measures as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials.