The Essential Skill Not Taught in Schools


9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade

9:00 am to 12:00 noon | September 15, 2019

Lafayette Library (Oak Room) Lafayette, CA | $275


Effective note taking is an essential skill students must learn by the time they reach 9th grade, but unfortunately, many have never been trained.

>> Does Your Teen . . .

  • Only take notes when required to by a teacher?
  • Have notes but doesn’t know how to use them?
  • Copy verbatim from the text book without a sense of what they are actually reading?
  • Take too many or too few notes?

>> We demystify the Note Taking Process By . . .

  • Teaching techniques for different learning styles
  • Giving students effective methods for different classes
  • Explaining how to most effectively use notes for tests and papers
  • Providing all students with best practice tips for both text and lectures

We arm students with the tools they need to take effective notes.

Students Learn a Replicable System for Taking Notes

Many students view note taking as merely a chore or ritual, rather than a useful tool to make their reading and class time more productive.

This course develops dependable strategies that students can turn to again and again.

>> Our Guidance Will . . .

  • Help students find note taking styles that work for them
  • Familiarize students with using notes to complete assignments, prepare essays, and study for tests
  • Free students from unproductive note taking habits

>> All Students Receive Expert Instruction

  • Instructors for this course are SOS senior coaches with extensive experience working with teenagers.
  • SOS coaches are empathetic and skilled with teaching students of all abilities. Our coaches in-depth experience allows them to leverage students’ strengths to shore up their weaknesses.
  • Whether your student has a learning disability or is an Advanced Placement student tackling more complex assignments, they will receive the individualized attention they need.

>> Secrets of Successful Note Taking Prepares Your Student for Success

No More than 6 Students Per Instructor
Maximum Personal Attention
Three Hours of Workshop


“This was really worth getting up for! I’m definitely going to keep and use the stuff they gave me; I’m actually rearranging my backpack to make this easier.” (David S., 16)
“The SOS Note Taking class was the missing link for my son’s academic success and a positive boost for his self confidence!”  (Tammy, parent)

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