Study Skills for the Middle and High School Student (ages 11+)

Pardon the construction dust! Please be aware that a designated caregiver has to stay on site until we receive the city permit for drop offs. Once we receive city approval, we will notify you that you can now drop off your child. You will have to sign off on this during registration.

Description: Join us as we go from bare-bones basics of setting up a study space (within the confines of what's available) through organizing your spaces (including electronic files), creating schedules, how to set good (and achievable) goals, various note-taking strategies and reading strategies for comprehension.

Each week students will have homework as they implement the things we learn in class. They do not have to be enrolled in any special/outside classes to appropriately participate. Students will receive homework printables for supporting and directing their homework during the week.

Topics covered over the course include:

  • Organizing paper and electronic files and materials

  • Time management and study routines

  • Setting goals, meeting deadlines and prioritizing work

  • Identifying and using quality resources

  • Reading strategies

*We have reserved the hour of 12PM to 1PM to be open to enrolled students for a lunch space. Families are welcome to bring a lunch, socialize and play before class during that time, but are responsible for supervising their own children.

Ages: 11+

Price: this is a 5 session class that costs $100 ($90 each additional sibling). Drop-in: no. Rolling enrollment: no.

Instructor: Heather DeGeorge Founder of: Illuminat-ed

Dates (not included in open house week): Saturdays, 10:00AM-11:00AM For 50 minutes.

1-Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:00AM-10:50AM

2-Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00AM-10:50AM

No Class October 26th

3-Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10:00AM-10:50AM

4-Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10:00AM-10:50AM

5-Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10:00AM-10:50AM

Please note, there is no class on: October 26th, 2019

Cancellations/Inclement weather: If we cancel in the event of a teacher illness or inclement weather, class will be cancelled, and the class fee will be refunded for that lesson. We will follow Chicago Public Schools school closing decisions. There will be no refund for enrolling if you wish to withdraw before the end of the class.


Required skills:

  • Ability to behave in such a way as to not negatively impact the experience of others in a group setting such as respectful turn taking with speech

  • Able to pay attention.

Required Supplies: personal water bottle. No food during class please.

Food: no food during class, water is fine. Please note, no nuts or chocolate on premises. 

Not Included in the Price:

  • We accept checks and prefer that form of payment.

  • There is a $25 bounced check fee. If you choose to pay with a credit card, we will have to charge you a $5-$10 credit card processing fee.

Seats Available: 15