Where do you meet your students? Do you work online?
We have a few options based on what will help the student earn the best results:
In-home: Victor and his team work with students in the South Bay cities from Manhattan Beach to Palos Verdes as well as the greater Los Angeles area.
Our new office in Manhattan Beach: Quiet and ideal for proctored practice tests and small group classes.
Video Conference: We use Zoom for secure video conference sessions with an interactive whiteboard that is easy for students to use. This offers you more flexibility and convenience in scheduling since we can easily jump online with you rather than driving to your home.
Hybrid: Many of our local students prefer meeting both in-home and via video conference. This gives you the power of one-on-one coaching with the flexibility of scheduling video sessions as-needed when tough assignments or challenges arise.
What is academic success coaching? Is it the same as tutoring?
Academic success coaching includes subject tutoring, test preparation, and much more. We teach students proven systems to empower them to become lifelong learners who succeed in school and in life.
We will help your student by providing subject tutoring and also teach:
- How to overcome obstacles like procrastination or limiting beliefs (like, “I’m not a good test-taker”)
- How to create a prioritized schedule that actually works
- How to manage energy throughout the day to maintain focus and accuracy
- Metacognitive skills, or how to learn how to learn
- Mnemonic and memorization techniques
- Speed reading techniques
- Mindfulness and meditation practices
Do you help students with ADD/ADHD?
Yes, our founder Victor Solis specializes in coaching attention deficit students. He draws from his own experience in mastering how to succeed as a student diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. Proven practices that help students include:
- Establishing consistent morning routines
- Mindfulness practices and meditation
- Scheduling physical activity
- Time-blocking study time interspersed with breaks
- Collaborative communication with other professionals on the student’s team, such as therapists or counselors
Do you provide test prep for the ACT and SAT?
Yes, our founder Victor Solis has specialized in high-performance test preparation and has taught hundreds of students in full classes, small groups, and one-on-one. His personalized curricula are based on the most up-to-date methods that have helped some of his students increase their SAT scores over 300 points.
We research to find the best test prep books with the most accurate practice problems.
Do you offer test prep for the HSPT, ISEE, and SSAT?
Yes, we love helping 8th grade students learn how to become good test-takers and gain admission to private high schools.
Our students have earned admission to top Los Angeles high schools such as Marymount, Notre Dame Academy, and Loyola.
Do you help undergrad students or students seeking admission to graduate school?
Yes, we have helped undergrads thrive and learn how to find harmony in their impacted schedules.
We have also worked with older students gain admission to competitive graduate schools. The great thing about applying to grad school is that you must find absolute clarity in your purpose and goals, which is what academic coaching is all about.
Do you provide small group classes?
Yes, contact us to inquire about our special programs for small groups or siblings.
Do you conduct background checks on your tutors and coaches?
Yes, we conduct thorough background checks to ensure our students’ safety and confidence.