Academy
Learning
Centers

Unlock your child's potential with our personalized tutoring!

K-12 Tutoring

Reading, Study Skills, Writing, Phonics, History, Spanish, Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics


Algebra and Algebra 2, Statistics, Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, all up to the AP level

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Homeschooling

If you're coming from a charter school or you're a homeschooling family, welcome!


Browse classes including everything from robotics to drama and Spanish to biology.

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Test Prep

Our Academy has tutors that excel in preparing students for several standardized tests.


We offer prep for the ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, Advanced Placement tests, SSAT, and ISEE. 

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Our Centers

From kindergarten to college and robotics to art, we're prepared to help your child face any academic challenge.


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Why the academy?

Unique Role of our Academy Director

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• Confidential Parent Advocate

• Liaison between school, teacher and home

• Accountable to parents

• Extensive knowledge of local public/private schools, teachers and standards

​• Available to attend SST, IEP or other family/school meetings

Custom Tutoring With a 360° Diagnostic

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• Initial and Ongoing Academic Assessments used as a baseline to identify exactly what is needed  

• Factors outside of school; home, sports, extra-curricular  

• Self-Knowledge Assessment; choice of peers, teacher rapport.  • ALC program seen in context of long-term educational plan.

Parents, Teacher, and the Academy

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Our aim is to facilitate a collaboration between home, school, and our Academy to complement the good work already being done. ALC's philosophy recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children and the final decision-makers regarding what their children learn at ALC.

Extraordinary Tutors

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Our tutors have a California Teaching Credential and/or several years of classroom/tutoring experience. Our tutors implement the Custom Advancement Plan, and communicate regularly with the director with weekly Progress Reports. The Director reviews our Tutor Profiles with each family to ensure we find the best fit.

Proven Results

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On top of exceptional academic results, Academy Learning Centers builds the confidence, motivation, and focus truly needed to succeed in academic environments.


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Straightforward Pricing

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The hidden costs and extra fees with most tutoring companies can be exhausting and discouraging. Academy Learning Centers is completely transparent from the beginning. We use Pike13, a software that includes visibility for clients, for our appointments and pricing.

presidents day special: Robotics is ON us!

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Enroll by this Monday (2/18/19) and get one day of Robotics FREE

  • 12- 15 hours of WeDo 2.0 and  EV3 MindStorms Robotics Engineering are included in each semester
  • You'll get the first day FREE when you enroll for the semester!

Have your Kinder - 8th grader work with gears, sensors, coding, and bluetooth technology!

Students are paired, so everyone has plenty of hands-on learning with a kit and Chromebook

Beginner students, along with returning students, are all welcome!

Tell a friend, and if they enroll, you get our $40 referral discount on TOP of your first day free!

  • 15-hour Wednesday classes are $195/semester, and 12-hour Saturday classes are $160/semester. Celebrate your Presidents Day  with us and pay only $155 for 15 hours and $120 for 12 hours on Saturdays*!


  • (*See our weekend schedule on our Course Schedule page.)


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$30 SAT PREPARATION WORKSHOP: t.b.a. during your spring break

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Taking a look at the Test:

 

Test structure

Test scoring

When, and how many times, to take the test

Test content (Math and Verb)

Math:

 

Testing algebra, problem-solving and data analysis, advanced math, and additional topics (tested in both the Calculator and No-Calculator sections)

Verbal:

... aka... The “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Test”: testing reading, writing & language skills

Your Essay Portion:

Testing your ability to read and analyze documents, and produce a coherent, critically reasoned, appropriately evidenced, persuasive, written response 

Test-taking strategies:

Content-based triaging, process of elimination, backsolving, UN-informed guessing, optimal time-management, and more.

Test myths:

The SAT is an intelligence test, you can’t prep for the SAT, you can’t guess on the SAT, the SAT isn’t that important, and more.


 

Our SAT instructor, Jed Harris, was born and raised in Sacramento, attending Sacramento Country Day School and Jesuit High School. He has taught the SAT, GRE, GMAT, and LSAT for the Kaplan Test Prep Companies. He has also tutored various subjects to elementary school, high school, and college students, in both a group setting, and one-one-one. Jed graduated magma cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, and has a Masters in Public Policy and Masters in Financial Engineering from UC Berkeley. 

$45 study skills workshops: t.b.a. during your Spring Break

1. Time Management

Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of planning and time management. Build lasting habits for planning and scheduling time effectively to support college-bound goals.  

2. Pre-reading skills

Understand the importance of applying pre-reading activities to the students’ own materials.

3. Note-taking

Identify best note-taking methods that work best for the individual student. 

4. Paraphrasing

Demonstrate understanding of importance of paraphrasing as a critical thinking skill for academic learning.

The Results Are In: our method really works