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Study Skills

Study Skills

One three-week session
June 17–July 3 (No camp June 19, July 4, July 5) 
9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. 
Rising 7th through rising 9th graders
$550

One three-week session *Newly Added*
July 8–26
9 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Rising 4th through rising 6th graders
$550

What to bring: Loose leaf notebook paper, 1 blue or black pen, 1 red pen, 2 pencils, 1 yellow highlighter, pencil pouch, snack, and water bottle.  

Executive functions are defined as the mental organizational processes by which a person can plan and sequence ideas or activities and then implement, monitor and revise these activities as needed. In school, executive functioning skills form the underlying basis for successful academic achievement. This Study Skills class is designed to equip students with executive functioning tools they need to become more confident learners. These tools will include:  

  • discovering personal learning styles and how this can enhance study habits 

  • organizing materials in a meaningful way 

  • tips for managing time

  • memorization tricks 

  • reading comprehension through effective note-taking 

Each day, we will work on skills designed to enable students to become efficient, self-motivated learners. Students will receive a Thinking Organized workbook containing chapters that focus on each of the topics listed above. We will also work on higher-level thinking skills, such as deduction and reasoning, through various fun activities and games.  

Meet our Staff:

Carolyn Clarke

Carolyn Clarke
June 17-July 3

Carolyn Clarke grew up in the DC Metro; she received her Bachelor's Degree in English Language Arts from Hunter College in New York City. She also has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University. She’s currently pursuing her Master of Social Work at Catholic University. She has been a specialist in Executive Function, Reading & Writing Fluency and Comprehension for the last 10 years. She most recently served as the Upper School Learning Specialist and a 9th grade English teacher at the National Cathedral School. 
 
Fun fact: Carolyn’s current favorite activities are cooking, attending classes, and puzzling with her awesome 10-year old daughter.

 

Chris Maloney
July 8-26

Chris Maloney grew up in Buffalo, New York and received his Bachelor's Degree in Politics from Purdue University. He also has a Master's degree in Politics from the College of William and Mary and a Master of Arts in Teaching from American University. Chris has taught in area independent schools for 27 years with stops at Woods Academy in Bethesda where he taught history, math, and religion, and Gonzaga College High School where he taught history and chaired the history department. Chris also served as founding principal at Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park. For the last seven years, he has taught history and leadership studies at Saint John's College High School in Washington, D.C. 

Fun Fact: Chris and his wife take great joy in their three adult daughters and share texts with them every day about college and pro sports. 

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