Study Smarter, Not Harder: Mastering Essential Skills for Academic Success

Mr. LeCara
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(156)
Empower your child with essential study skills to excel academically, regardless of their learning environment—be it at home, in a remote setting, or in a traditional classroom.

Class experience

LEARNING GOALS: Students will learn
  • That learning is life-long...  and while it may not always be enjoyable, the trick is to learn the strategies necessary to be successful.
  • Academic anxiety management
  • Finding focus when there's no interest
  • Successful engaging study habits that can be applied to many, if not all, life situations
  • Management of personal and academic time
  • Scholastic stress management
Knowledge is power. A strong foundation in study skills prepares learners for the challenges ahead in school, work, and life, as learning is a lifelong journey. However, anxiety, lack of focus, poor time management, and stress hinder learning, creating long-lasting obstacles. Developing effective study habits is crucial, as learning never stops, whether pursuing education or employment. The key is recognizing the interconnection between these factors; poor time management undermines study habits, while constant stress impedes focus.

With his expertise as a veteran teacher, former study skills teacher, and author of a student success guide, Mr. LeCara empowers learners of all ages to develop essential skills. He guides them in learning and retaining information, managing stress, finding focus, and taking control of their time. 

It's time to seize control and embrace the journey of learning. You've got this!
Homework Offered
HOME ASSIGNMENTS • journaling and posting responses to Outschool • application of shared strategies
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed through: • student interactions and journaling activities • observed changes in mindset, approach, and application of strategies • learner self-tracking of growth and development • awareness of individual student needs The goal is to support students in making meaningful improvements in their study skills and overall approach to learning.
Grades Offered
Students will be provided with instructional materials at the time of class taken from the book "ESSENTIAL STUDY SKILLS" (2022), a publication by Mr. LeCara upon which the course is based.  Additional resources and materials, including scholarship information, can be found by visiting  Here is an outline of what students can expect:

Session One Activities: Focusing
-take self-assessment on learning
-read handout on focusing 
-assess the areas of focus needing improvement

Session Two Activities: Time Management
-read handout on time management
-using one of the calendar options shared in presentation, create a calendar based on own schedule 

Session Three Activities: Active Engagement 
-review the handout on active engagement
-complete active reading practice worksheets to test out introduced strategies

Session Four Activities: Academic Anxiety
-read handout on academic anxiety
-assess academic areas needing improvement that cause anxiety

Session Five Activities: Scholastic Stress
-read through the handout on school-related stress
-assess areas needing improvement that cause stress

Please note: some customizing may be incorporated based on individual student needs.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(156)
Discover a world of possibilities with my customizable classes! 

If you don't see the course you're looking for, just let me know, and I'll create a unique experience tailored to your child's needs.

Get ready to embark on an educational journey... 
Group Class


weekly or $150 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(25)
Completed by 149 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 12-17
3-5 learners per class

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