Why the studypro?

Why the studypro?

The StudyPro has a single focus. We help students become independent, motivated learners. Our Program elements work together so students learn the skills that they need in our study skills class, practice them in the homework center and, where necessary, get personalized assistance by our 1:1 coaches.

The StudyPro has a single focus. We help students become independent, motivated learners. Our Program elements work together so students learn the skills that they need in our class, practice them in the homework center and, where neccessary, get personalized assistance by our
1:1 coaches.

What are the benefits?

IQ is a natural gift. But learning is a skill. The core curriculum of our program teaches the fundamentals of Executive Function – planning, initiating, organizing, time managing and completion.

Most students have never been taught study skills. Over the years, schools have ramped the curriculum to challenge students more and more intellectually, but they didn’t consider that students’ organizational capabilities may not be ready for the rigor.

When kids don’t meet their potential, they lose their confidence and become anxious. We help build confidence and competence in the skills they need for their grades to reflect their potential. Many students are studying hard but not studying smart. We teach work skills to drive efficiency and to get work done right vs. just getting it done.
If a student doesn’t understand their unique learning style, they can get frustrated studying, study inefficiently and fail to learn from their mistakes. Every StudyPro student benefits from a “What type of learner am I?” assessment and learns specific strategies to study based on their learning profile.
At The StudyPro, we teach underlying process skills, i.e. what it takes to learn vs. subject-specific tutoring. We believe that these are the skills that promote independence and transform a student in to an self-motivated learner vs. increasing reliance on an “aid”, homework helper, or tutor.

How will you know it is working?

Because learning and internalizing new skills takes time, we continuously track each student’s achievements. We celebrate progress and reinforce areas that need improvement. We provide three types of reporting to monitor and remain fully engaged in every student’s progress:

 

1. Baseline Diagnostics:

Upon entry in our program, every student will receive an individualized assessment and recommendations report. This report provides an outline of their learning style, visual and auditory note taking skill levels, visual and auditory memory assessment and a recommended study curriculum.

1:1 coaches

2. Daily Study Plan:

With each visit to the Homework Center, our students create a study plan which outlines their:

 
  • Overall Work Plan – updating their current work plan with new assignments.
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  • Prioritized Plan – what “chunks” of work will they do, in what order and on what day.
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  • Today’s Plan – what will get done today and how are they going to do it? They will utilize skills that match their learning style — e.g. math with graph paper, history with notes on my computer, English test with study flashcards – that they have learned as part of the Study Skills Curriculum.
  • 1:1 coaches

    The act of creating this plan reinforces the habits of planning, allows measurement of completed work against predicted work and provides visibility to coaches, parents and other key stakeholders. Over time, the “planned-work-to-completed-work” ratio will improve and student’s confidence in their ability to plan and complete work will improve.

     

    3. Quarterly Progress Plan:

     

    Every student working in the Homework Center and/or participating in 1:1 Coaching will receive a quarterly progress report outlining their current level of competency and confidence in each of the “10 Tenets” skills areas as well as other observations based on our individual work with the student.

    1. Daily Plan
    90%
    2. Work Completed
    74%
    3. Work Predicted vs. Work Completed
    96%
    4. Overall Skills
    87%

    “Sample Report – actual reports may vary”

    Our goal is to continuously share information and reinforce
    the key / core competencies that we want to measure.

    1:1 coaches
    1:1 coaches
    1:1 coaches