Students who struggle in English often have weak underlying reading comprehension and writing skills.  Students with poor time management skills also face challenges in English because they do not set aside enough time for reading, and as a result rush through or fail to finish reading assignments.  Effective writing requires time for planning and editing, two steps that are regularly overlooked by students in their rush to get assignments completed.

Our coaches will work with students to improve their comprehension skills by learning to read actively and with purpose.  Many students struggle to organize their thoughts in a clear and concise manner.  We assist these students by developing brainstorming and outlining strategies.  Templates can be used to teach and practice the structuring of thoughts and ideas for typical essay topics

Time management skills are essential to ensure that enough time is being devoted to English reading assignments.  Adolescents can be poor at estimating time and can fall into the trap of over or underestimating the time required to complete an assignment successfully.  StudySpot coaches teach students how to estimate time effectively and support them as they plan their unstructured time each week.

Working directly with English content, the coach and student will work together to create essay outlines, prepare for tests, and discuss the books they read with the goal of deepening the student’s understanding.




What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)