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Check out our Mother's Day special below for your summer camp discounts! ONE FREE DAY of ROBOTICS OR GAME CODING!

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

Now offering SAT prep classes starting April 3rd.


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

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Recent news

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CBS Sacramento

Meet Mr. Jared Harris, your college test prep instructor. See how he weighs the importance of the SAT test when CBS Sacramento recently paid us a visit:


https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/18/lawmaker-get-rid-of-sat/

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.


You don't even have to take our word for it! 

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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.

MOTHERS DAY special: Robotics or GAME CODING ON us!

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Registrations today until this Friday (5/12/19 - 5/17/19) receive 1 day of either STEM camp FREE.

  • 15 - 30 hours of LEGO WeDo 2.0  and EV3 MindStorms Robotics Engineering  and TYNKER Game Coding summer camps
  • Beginner students, along with returning students, are all welcome!

Have your K - 8th grader use gears, sensors, bluetooth technology, and computer programming!

Robotics students are paired with a kit and Chromebook, ensuring plenty of hands-on learning!

Every Game Coder uses a Chromebook, leaving each Coder to work at their own pace.

Already enrolled? Get a friend to enroll and you get a $40 referral discount!

  • 15-hour summer camps are regularly $195/week.  30-hour summer camps are regularly $315/week.  Celebrate Mothers Day with us and pay only $155* for a week of half-day summer camp and $255* for a week of Full day summer camp. (Game Coding requires an additional $35 for each Tynker license.)


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SAT PREPARATION WORKSHOP: t.b.a.

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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 Daily study skills workshops: T.b.a.

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