Using Their Planners, Merit Students
Plan Out Their Study Schedule
to Ensure Success

Do your children struggle on tests, even though they understand the material and they do well on homework? Parents often explain it by saying that their children are “not good test-takers.”

Often times the problem isn’t innate, it just has to do with study habits. Most students wouldn’t consider going to school without doing their homework, but these same students often take tests without studying for them sufficiently. Either these students don’t devote enough time to studying or they don’t know how to study effectively.

At Merit, students can learn the study skills they need to prepare for a test and ace it. Merit tutors work closely with each student, showing them how to fully prepare for exams. Instead of cramming, students are encouraged to study for at least four consecutive days prior to the test. For each day, we give students a specific plan for what to study and for how long. This study plan ensures that the students really learn and remember the material so they can apply what they’ve learned to even the most difficult questions. Study Skills sessions are billed at $125 per hour. Call 831.462.5655 to set up a private Study Skills session for your child. Merit's Online Study Skills Sessions are available for students who live outside the Santa Cruz, Monterey, Santa Clara, and San Francisco Bay areas.

"Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy gave my son a new perspective on how to study. She showed him how to block off time to learn the material, read the books, and make flash cards. And now, he knows how to put the pedal to the metal when he has to. " -- Richard Fontana




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