Summer is the best time to begin College entrance exam test preparation because students are able to focus on test taking skills and strategies while not having to juggle their schoolwork. Our past students have been extremely successful and have improved their test scores significantly after completing our ACT or SAT prep classes.
Cost of Exam Prep Class:
24 Hour Test Prep Package: $1800
8 Week Session
You choose the weeks
No Package Commitment (Full Price): $110/hr
Summer Exam Prep Special
Additional 10% off the package price
Only available for packages that take place between 6/26 and 8/25
Students will also receive 2 additional free practice tests prior to their test date after their package has ended
Included Test Prep for All Students:
Custom Designed Strategies: Students will receive custom designed test taking strategies based on their learning style as well as their personality.
Content Area: Focus on content area subjects and taught by specialized certified teachers.
1:1 instruction: Students will receive individualized 1:1 instruction allowing our teachers to tailor sessions to the students needs.
Unlimited practice tests: Any student who has purchased a test prep package, may come in as often as they like during our regular business hours to take practice tests free of charge. Tests will be scored and reviewed by our certified teachers.
All Classes Meet Monday – Thursday 1:00 to 4:00 each week unless otherwise notated
There will be two separate classes for each topic: a class for 5 to 8 year olds and a class for 9 to 12 year olds
Photography (2 week class) June 20th – June 30th: Students will learn the art of photography with a culminating project consisting of a portfolio project containing photography; either in hard copy or through a slide show. Students will learn how taking photographs of everyday things can create interesting photography. Students will explore topics of identifying mood within their photos, how to take photos with different depth perceptions and light sources, and how editing photos can change their effects.
Magic (1 week class) July 5th – July 8th (Tuesday through Friday due to the July 4th holiday): Students will learn new ways to amaze others with their magic skills! Students will learn the history of magic as well as learn about some famous magicians; all while learning the trips and tricks needed to become magicians themselves. Students will use everyday household items in their magic tricks to ensure they can practice and demonstrate their tricks even after the class has ended.
Acting (2 week class) July 11th – July 21st: Students will learn the art of acting while being able to freely express themselves. Focus will include learning about movement, voice, and staging. Students will first learn the skills needed to be an actor/actress and will then use those skills to ultimately put on a performance at the end of the two week class. Students will also take place in designing a set and creating props necessary for the performance.
Lego Club (2 week class) July 25th – August 4th: Our students will get their engineering minds working as they devise solutions to various scenarios. Students will be encouraged to use creativity to think outside the box and develop original solutions to given problems using legos. Students will also engage in lego challenges that may include building with only a certain number of bricks or having to incorporate a specific design element into their creation.
Outdoor Adventures (1 week class) August 8th – August 11th: Students will explore nature and the world around us. Students will learn about outdoor survival techniques including how to build a shelter, how to tie various knots, and understand different animal tracks in addition to other outdoor education topics. In addition to outdoor adventures, students will learn the importance of teamwork.
Wise Academic Camps are available all summer long, and can be scheduled on a weekly basis at your convenience.
Summer Teen L.I.F.E Skills Camp
L (earning) I (Important) F (Functions) E (Everyday)
Social Skills/Team Building: Our classes are designed to increase self-esteem and self-regulation through interactions with others. We will teach students new conflict resolution strategies that will be applied through various techniques including modeling and acting out. Team building activities are designed to increase positive peer interactions while practicing and developing new strategies for successful social interactions.
Function and Everyday Life Math Skills: Students will work on setting priorities, money management, and planning. Students will learn and practice the skills needed to make future purchases while developing their understanding of finances and how it fits into everyday life. Students will practice creating a budget and understanding money through activities such as planning a vacation or making purchases related to personal enjoyment.
Secondary Life Skills: The priority of this class will be to increase independence of secondary life skills for the future. Topics will include exploring hobbies and areas of interest for future employment, learning cooking skills while relating it to healthy choices, and time management. Students will explore various educational paths and/or job opportunities related to individual interests. Students will learn how to cook basic meals while understanding the importance of making healthy choices. Students will engage in activities that promote the importance of time management while learning new strategies to keep them on track.
Wise Academic Summer Camp
We are currently offering a great summer “Academic Camp” program for students k-12th grade. This program will teach students a variety of new skills and strategies, fill in foundation skill holes, address content areas across the curriculum, preteach concepts for the following school year and more. The small class size is perfect for social interaction, while still enabling each student to receive the attention needed to progress quickly and reach their academic goals.
Student will be grouped into classes of 3-6 students by age, ability, and interests.
The curriculum is custom designed for each student.
Activities are “hands on” and fun for all ages!
We include a variety of academics, enrichment, social skills, and sports.
– Please call to inquire about specifics pertaining to your child.
Check out this video from Wise Learning Center. We pride ourselves on our ability to understand your students’ needs and set them up for success. Whether it is with our Fairfield tutoring services, our Ridgefield alternative school, or one of our summer programs, Wise Learning Centers can help with greater success both in and out of the classroom.
Wise Learning Center was recently contacted by parents in Fairfield who needed some information on the tutoring services we offer. The parents explained to us that their young student was very skilled in math, and he had done fairly well in science classes in middle school on his strength of his quantitative ability. The scientific principles and the theories taught in his advanced classes were now becoming too challenging for him to grasp without some help, and the parents knew that they were not qualified to assist him. The student’s dedicated parents brought him to Wise Learning Center for our Fairfield tutoring services.
The Wise Learning Center staff informed the parents and the student that they indeed have come to the right place, because we provide one-on-one tutoring services along with small tutoring classes with less than six students. We also provide live online tutoring sessions for those times when the student can’t make it to one of our locations. We assured them that all of our tutoring is done by certified and qualified tutors. We gave the family a tour of our Learning Center, and afterwards they all agreed that Wise Learning Center was the perfect place for the student to receive tutoring sessions. He was enrolled in order to get extra help with those science classes, and within just a few sessions he was able to understand and grasp the scientific principles with which he was previously having difficulty. He is learning so much that he told his parents that he wants to do summer tutoring as well, so that when he returns to school in the fall he will be ahead of his class.
Please take a look at some of the programs we offer during the summer. We look forward to meeting you at our Ridgefield Learning Center (or our other locations) to discuss how we can help your student succeed during the summer and into the next school year
Two parents in Newton, who had home schooled their autistic son for years, recently contacted our Learning Center in Newtown. One of the parents had gotten a new job that required relocation and more hours spent away from the house, so they utilized our autism tutor in Newtown to ensure their child receive the education and mentoring he needed. Initially, the parents were worried that they wouldn’t be able to find an instructor who could teach their child as effectively and with as much sensitivity as they had, but in just a few weeks the parents had noticed that their child had continued making progress in his studies.
Wise Learning Center has been providing this student with one-on-one tutoring by qualified and certified instructors. This particular student is excelling in many areas for his age group because Wise Learning Center has a specialized program for autism tutoring that specifically addresses his needs and is tailored for his learning goals. The student is getting the individual attention that he needs, which is why her parents selected The Wise Learning Center. They could see that enrolling their son in another program or going to another tutoring service would not have been the best choice for his particular learning differences. The parents have been seeing their son engage more with the material and is excited when he is gets ready for the tutoring sessions. The parents told us that they are thrilled with the progress that has been made with Wise Learning Center and their son’s Newtown autism tutor, and they are no longer as worried about him not being able to receive a great education. He is absolutely in great hands at our Wise Learning Center in Newtown.
Social skills/team building: Our classes are designed to increase self-esteem and self-regulation through interactions with others. We will teach students new conflict resolution strategies that will be applied through various techniques including modeling and acting out. Team building activities are designed to increase positive peer interactions while practicing and developing new strategies for successful social interactions.
Functional and everyday life math skills: Students will work on setting priorities, money management, and planning at our Ridgefield Learning Center. Students will learn and practice the skills needed to make future purchases while developing their understanding of finances and how it fits into everyday life. Students will practice creating a budget and understanding money through activities such as planning a vacation or making purchases related to a personal enjoyment.
Secondary life skills: The priority of this class will be to increase independence of secondary life skills for the future. Topics will include exploring hobbies and areas of interest for future employment, learning cooking skills while relating it to making healthy choices, and time management. Students will explore various educational paths and/or job opportunities related to individual interests. Students will learn how to cook basic meals while understanding the importance of making healthy choices. Students will engage in activities that promote the importance of time management while learning new strategies to keep them on track.
Recently, The Wise Learning Center was contacted by concerned parents in Fairfield. The parents explained that they did a lot of international travel, and their son’s education was starting to suffer due to their frequent trips overseas. The constant moving around was detracting from a consistency of instruction in the child’s life. The parents enrolled their son in our Fairfield alternative school for his final year in high school, because they felt that this would benefit him more than trying to catch up at a regular high school that has crowded classrooms.
The Fairfield alternative school at the Wise Learning Center provides instruction that no other high school can compare with, because the classes are much smaller and tailored toward each individual student. The parents were thrilled with the news and their son was able to start immediately. Their son came home the first day and told his parents that he loved the alternative school, because the instructor explained problems in a manner that was easy to understand. he also mentioned that it seemed as if all the other students were actually quite nice and friendly. He was surprised that anytime he wanted to know how to do something in a particular subject, the instructor would always be right there to show him how to accomplish any problem. The parents are very happy that they enrolled their son at the Fairfield alternative school, because he will be able to graduate before the summer. He is now focusing on being ready to go to college, which always makes the qualified instructors at the Wise Learning Center very happy.
The parents of a middle-schooler in advanced classes came to us recently. Her parents thought she might have a chance at getting into a university early, and she was very excited about that, too. Before she could get that chance, though, the parents thought that she would benefit from taking classes to prepare her. They enrolled her in our Ridgefield ACT prep courses to prepare for the exam early.
The student was getting ready to arrive for her first class and was quite nervous, but when she arrived she noticed that the class was a smaller group of teens who were all nice and welcoming. The prep classes taught her different strategies and skills that would assist her in getting a high score on the ACT. The student also had individual tutoring sessions with a qualified instructor. The student has taken a practice ACT test and scored very high, and she knows that she is almost ready to take the test and get the score that she wants. She is looking forward to hopefully being accepted to a great school, and her parents believe that she may be eligible for scholarships because of age and dedication. Her parents stopped in the last time they picked up their daughter to let our instructors know that we are doing a great job. They told us that she is also really doing great, and has more confidence than ever. They thanked us here at our Learning Center for providing excellent ACT prep courses in Ridgefield.
Nancy was excellent and helped my son very much. The tutoring was worth the price, in my opinion.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Julie H - December 13, 2015
We have been very pleased with Wise. The staff is very professional and friendly. My daughter enjoys going every week, and we have seen a huge improvement in her confidence which has resulted in better performance in school.
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Nancy T - December 10, 2015
I am so happy that I signed my sons up for tutoring at Wise Learning. Jen Wilson and Rob Brent have been so accommodating and extremely helpful in getting the assistance my children needed. I can't express enough how happy I am with their services. They are caring and understanding and work so well with my children. I cannot thank them enough for their support and their cooperation and ease of scheduling and follow through. They are amazing and I am more than satisfied with the tutoring
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lynn S - December 10, 2015
I feel confident that my daughter will learn the skills she needs to be successful in school.
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cheryl K - December 9, 2015
It's been phenomenal!! Can't say enough about Jen Wilson!