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Spring & Summer Education Workshops for Students

Educational courses, based on cognitive and neuroscience research, designed to help students develop successful study habits and individual learning strategies.

We invite your child to attend one or more of our summer education workshops for students entering grades 5-12.

Available Courses:

Year-Round Academic Courses



  • Studying Smarter, Not Harder
  • SAT Prep Course
  • ACT Prep Course
  • Summer Reading Camp
  • Spanish 1 Review Workshop
  • Writing Strong Paragraphs
  • Writing the 5 Paragraph Essay
  • Creative Writing

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Study & Learning Techniques Course


For students who want to improve their performance on tests, increase their organization & time-management skills, and learn more effective and efficient ways to study for tests:

  • Study Skills Evaluation
  • Organization & Time-Management Strategies
  • Attention Techniques
  • Memory & Learning Techniques
  • How to Take Notes in Class
  • How to Study for Tests
  • Test-Taking Strategies
  • Student Review & Parent Session on Friday

  • 2 hrs/day for 1 week

Critical Reading Course


For students who want to improve their reading comprehension, increase their critical thinking skills while reading, learn to make better inferences and perform better on reading assignments and questions:

  • Informal Reading Evaluation
  • Comprehension Strategies
  • Improving Reading Speed & Fluency
  • Making Inferences
  • Answering Comprehension Questions
  • Critical Reading & Note-taking Strategies
  • Standardized Test Strategies
  • Student Review & Parent Session on Friday

  • 2 hrs/day for 1 week

Academic Writing Instruction Course


For students who want to enhance their writing skills, better organize their paragraphs and essays, and improve in their editing abilities:

  • Identifying Individual Writing Styles
  • Brainstorming & Organization Strategies
  • Improving Reading Speed & Fluency
  • Topic Sentences & Supporting Details
  • Transitions, Flow, & Editing
  • The Writing Process from Start to Finish
  • Student Review & Parent Session on Friday

  • 2 hrs/day for 1 week

ACT & SAT Preparation Courses

$130

A mini-course to help students prepare for the ACT and the new redesigned SAT.

  • ACT Prep Course:
    • April 1st 9:00-12:00
    • June 7th (ACT Math & Science) 3:00-6:00pm
    • June 8th (ACT English & Reading) 3:00-6:00pm
  • SAT Prep Course:
    • March 4th 9:00-12:00
    • April 22nd 9:00-12:00
    • May 31st (SAT Math) 3:00-6:00pm
    • June 1st (SAT Reading & Writing) 3:00-6:00pm
  • Grade Levels: High School Students
  • Location: The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning

  • General Standardized Test-Taking Strategies
  • Reading & English Sub-test Strategies
  • Mathematics Sub-test Strategies
  • Science Sub-test Strategies for ACT
  • Essay Strategies
  • Elimination & Guessing Techniques
  • Strategies for Improving Your Score
  • Planning and Preparation Strategies

ISEE Preparation Course

$220

A mini-course to prepare students for the ISEE fall test or to provide an initial overview for students who will take the ISEE.

  • Class Dates: June 20-22, 2017
  • 4th & 5th Grade Students: 8:00 - 10:00
  • 6th & 7th Grade Students: 10:30 - 12:30
  • Location: The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning

PSAT Preparation Course

$200

A mini-course to teach high school students how to succeed on the PSAT. Course is designed for students who historically have not performed well on specific areas on standardized tests AND for students who think they may qualify for a National Merit Scholarship.

  • Class Dates: August 8th and 9th from 10:00-12:00 a.m.
  • Location: The Carraway Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Grade Level: High School students
  • ***Class includes a one hour review session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. the day before the PSAT in October***

Individual Skill Building Sessions

$70 /hr

Individual sessions for students of all grades, scheduled throughout the summer to build up and reinforce skills in the following areas:

  • ISEE Preparation
  • Math Review & Math Readiness
  • Phonics/Decoding & Fluency Instruction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • PSAT, PLAN, ACT & SAT Instruction
  • Spanish, French & Latin
  • Organization, Time-Management & Study Skills

For questions about the Summer Education Courses contact Kellie Purdy, Program Coordinator, at carrawayworkshops@gmail.com or 615-279-9376.

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Nashville, Tennessee


Test Prep Courses
  • The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • ISEE, PSAT, ACT, SAT
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Summer Academic Mini-Courses
  • Summer Academic Mini-Courses
  • The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • A variety of courses will be offered
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Register for Nashville Mini-Courses


Summer Workshops
  • June 19-23, 2017
  • The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • A variety of courses will be offered
  • PDF Brochure (Coming Soon)

Register for Carraway Center Workshops

  • July 31 - Aug 4, 2017
  • University School of Nashville
  • Courses Offered: Study & Learning Techniques, Critical Reading and Writing Instruction
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Register for USN Workshops

  • August 7-11, 2017
  • Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Courses Offered: Study & Learning Techniques, Critical Reading, Writing Instruction, and SAT Preparation
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Birmingham, Alabama


Summer Workshops
  • July 24 - 28, 2017
  • Briarwood Christian Junior High School
  • Courses Offered: Study & Learning Techniques, and Critical Reading
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Register for Briarwood Workshops

  • July 31 - Aug 4, 2017
  • Mountain Brook High School
  • Courses offered: Study & Learning Techniques, Critical Reading, Writing Instruction, and ACT Preparation
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Register for Mountain Brook Workshops



Chicago, Illinois


Coming Summer 2017


Park City, Utah


Coming Fall 2017