Students who take a study skills course are 6 times more likely to graduate from college than those who do not. This was the only statistic we needed to know when we designed our study skills program.
 
The Connecticut Speed School study skills course is a highly successful class designed to help students minimize the time they need to spend studying, and maximize the time they have for more enjoyable activities! Students will learn how to effectively manage their study time, organize their space and materials, take notes efficiently, set and achieve goals, learn their learning styles, and make studying less hectic, and much more.  
 
 
Does this sound like your child?
  • My child has trouble keeping track of assignments.
  • My child never has enough time to get his/her work done.
  • My child forgets what he/she needs to do.
  • My child always seems to wait until the last minute.
  • My child feels as if he/she has to study for much longer than his/her peers
  • My child is just a poor test taker…    

Study skill techniques only take weeks to implements, but will last a lifetime. Furthermore, good study habits are not age dependent—the same skills that gradeschoolers use are the same skills that undergrads use. Also, good study skills are applicable to all areas of life, not just school. Many of the skills taught in a study skills (called soft skills) course translate to the working world.

Our goal is to be preventive rather than reactive. It is much easier to build good study skills than it is to undo years of bad study skills. Today's student faces much more difficulties than students twenty years ago. Nowadays, our students face a much more selective college and career readiness process and many schools are reflecting this with the amount of work expected. Even falling behing one grade level in one class can have drastically detrimental results that may be insurmountable for most.

Some Scary Statistics
  • Connecticut's average freshman graduation rate is only 75.1%; for comparison purposes, our national average is 78.2%. 
  • Less than 10% of students who fall behind in school, even in one class, are able to "catch up" by the time they graduate high school.
  • Two-thirds of high school honors students fall behind once they go to college.
Do not become one of the above statistics! If you have any questions, please use the more information box to the right or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.