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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.

Available Courses:

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
  • SAT Prep Course
  • 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

$250

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: Fall 2018
  • 6th & 7th Grade Students: 5:45 - 6:45pm
  • Location: TBD

PSAT Preparation Course

$170

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: TBD
  • Location: The Carraway Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Grade Level: High School students
  • ***Class includes a one hour review session the day before the PSAT.***

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 Kimberly Carraway, Director, at carrawaycenter@gmail.com or 615-279-9376.

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Birmingham, Alabama


Summer Education Courses
  • The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Study & Learning Techniques, Critical Reading, Academic Writing & ACT
  • PDF Brochure

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Nashville, Tennessee


Summer Education Courses
  • The Carraway Center for Teaching & Learning
  • Study & Learning Techniques, Critical Reading, Academic Writing, Hands-On Phonics, ISEE, ACT, SAT and PSAT
  • PDF Brochure

Register Now