Middle School Study Skills (Math & ELA)

 Course Details:

  • Tutor: Riley Diffenderfer, Miriam Wertheimer, Melissa Fann
  • Grades: (rising) 6 – 8
  • Type: Single Subject (sign up for one or two subjects)

Course Description:

Practice your skills this summer in a six-week short session designed to beat the summer brain drain and support your study skills. Select from EITHER:

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • English (Critical Reading or Writing)
  • Math: Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, or Singapore Math (MF only)


  • Time Management
  • Binder Organization
  • Self-Motivation
  • Creative thinking
  • Study Skills (note-taking, critical reading, writing for understanding, flash-cards, etc)
  • Project-based learning management
  • Collaboration


  • Prerequisite: Students submit final grade report or school progress report for tutor review
  • Week 1: Skills practice #1, time management, note-taking, homework.
  • Week 2: Skills practice #2, time management, organization, note-taking, homework.
  • Week 3: Skills practice #3, organization, self-motivation, homework, study skills.
  • Week 4: Skills practice #4, organization, self-motivation, homework, study skills.
  • Week 5: Skills practice #5, project-based learning management, homework, study skills.
  • Week 6: Skills practice #6, project-based learning management, homework, collaboration, study skills.

Costs and Session Details:

  • Six sessions per course; please inquire for extended courses.
  • Supplemental materials may be required for certain projects. Please inquire for further details.
  • NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT: Save 2.5% each on each Creative Course registered for and paid for in full before June 17.
  • DOUBLE COURSE BONUS: (All Students Eligible) Pay in full for TWO CREATIVE COURSES before June 17 to receive a 5% discount on your total package!
  • *No more than two discounts can be applied to a course. Discounts do not apply to full-year “Classic Courses”. Please inquire for details.

Fill out Contact Us and include the Summer Sparks title “Middle School Study Skills – [insert your focus subject area ELA or Math]” in the parent/student goals to receive a personalized quote and further information.