What skills do students need to succeed in high school and college? Secondary schools invariably promise college preparation but do they actually provide such courses? Students entering high school need to have adequate reading, vocabulary, and study skills to get the most out of their classes and textbooks. Even more important, they need be willing to learn. After all, “(e)ducation is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know.” (Daniel Boorstein, 1970)
That willingness to learn is even more essential in college. Many students get to college and learn that they haven’t passed the placement exams to get into First Year English or College Algebra, forcing them to take non-credit remedial courses. Or they receive a low grade on their first college essay, with the comment that the essay is poorly reasoned and badly written.
At Advantage Learning Center, we developed our college preparation services after realizing that some college-bound students had weaknesses that might impair their ability to be accepted and succeed at the college of their choice. Our services include:
- Reading skills, including speed reading
- Study skills adapted to your learning styles
- Critical thinking skills
- Vocabulary skills including improved vocabulary recognition and self-expression
- Middle school writing and High school writing
Advantage Learning Center’s services can be purchased individually or in our special College Prep package.