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We tutor all subjects, including AP courses and foreign languages. We also have reading, writing, and test prep specialists.
Academic Management is a highly structured approach to tutoring that helps students learn content, complete homework and prepare for tests while developing essential study and organizational skills. Academic Managers use a relationship- and strength-based approach to create a positive environment for students to learn the skills they need to be successful in school.
Franklin Certified Academic Managers® are graduates of top colleges who have completed our certification program. Additionally, many of our instructors hold advanced degrees or are credentialed teachers.
Yes. Dr. Franklin is a Board Certified Educational Therapist who practices clinical educational therapy. After reviewing evaluations from allied professionals and evaluating each student himself, Dr. Franklin determines and oversees the appropriate remediation.
When matching students with instructors, we take into account a number of factors so that the instructor meets both the academic and social-emotional needs of each student.
We work with students from kindergarten through graduate school.
We work with students throughout Orange County and greater Los Angeles, including Pasadena, Westlake Village, Newhall, the South Bay, and everywhere in between.
No. We welcome you to enroll in our services without making a long-term commitment.
Your child’s needs determine the frequency of sessions. Sessions range from one-to-five days a week for one-to-four hours per session. An average schedule is two-to-three, hour-and-a-half sessions per week. Lessons will be scheduled to accommodate your family’s logistical needs.

Your child’s needs determine the frequency of sessions. Sessions range from one-to-five days a week for one-to-four hours per session. Sessions are scheduled to accommodate your family’s logistical needs.
Certified Academic Managers are available year round on both weekdays and weekends.
Sessions usually take place in your home, but they can also take place at our Learning Centers in Brentwood and Newport Beach. Occasionally, sessions are held at other locations, such as schools or libraries.
Students’ needs vary greatly. Some students work with us on a short-term basis to address specific goals, while others receive ongoing support. We frequently assess the pace and progress of each program.
Yes. We offer a fully accredited K-12 home schooling program. Our one-on-one instruction allows students to learn at their own pace. Home schooling is available for individual courses or a full course load and is provided in your home or at our Learning Centers.
Yes. Our approach is effective for children with dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning challenges, anxiety, autism spectrum disorders, and a broad range of other difficulties.
We make sure we know all of your child’s assignments. If they are not recorded, we check the school’s website and contact teachers as needed. We make sure the requirements of each assignment are fulfilled. With regard to homework submission, we help your child come up with individualized systems, such as “turn-it-in” folders or phone reminders. Between sessions, we are in touch with your child to ensure routines are maintained.
We consistently develop your child’s study skills in the authentic context of preparing for actual tests and quizzes. We create individualized study plans for each test. Some children learn best with flashcards, some with re-reading. For many children, we use a multimodality approach. We also make sure to know the format of the test, asking your child’s teacher for clues as needed. We teach your child ways to recognize what the teacher considers most important and therefore what is most likely to be tested.
We proactively break down writing assignments into step-by-step tasks. We coach your child in decision-making so he or she selects engaging topics. We teach your child how to brainstorm and turn his or her thoughts into writing. We also teach your child how to identify sources, develop arguments, create outlines, structure analysis, and compose and edit drafts.
We help your child maintain a distraction-free work environment, make the material as interesting as possible, build in time for breaks, and use several modalities to make content accessible and engaging. We help your child develop excellent organization and time-management practices.
We are your child’s organizational coach. Using a hands-on approach, we proactively model organization in every session. Working with your child, we organize backpacks and work areas, including desks and filing cabinets. We create calendar systems, maintain computer folders, teach filing techniques, and organize all notebooks, binders, and folders.
We believe study skills are best learned in the authentic context of actual studying. While preparing for tests and quizzes, we teach your child how to study based on his or her unique strengths and challenges. We review old tests to determine what went right and what went wrong. With this insight, we develop your child’s understanding of which methods work best for him or her. We help your child create study plans for each type of test. We also emphasize preparing ahead of time, starting with a little review each day.
We consistently model time-management skills with your child. We help your child plan each session and each assignment. We also help your child plan his or her time between sessions. In addition to the proactive scaffolding we provide for short-term planning, we systematically develop your child’s ability to plan long term. Among the many tools we use are wall calendars, goal setting, agendas, and phone and computer reminders.
We frequently pre-teach so your child is familiar with material before it is presented in class. We take an active role in reviewing any new material your child learns between sessions and, if needed, re-teaching in the manner best suited to his or her needs. We also help your child develop skills required for optimal in-class learning, such as note-taking.
After carefully analyzing your child’s diagnostic test, our test prep specialists design individualized test prep programs. Programs include extensive instruction on each question type and multiple proctored practice tests. We help your child succeed by improving guessing strategy, timing, and process-of-elimination.
Through careful modeling and scaffolding, we teach your child to self-advocate. We teach your child how to realize and articulate his or her strengths and challenges. We also teach your child how to recognize when he or she needs help. We coach your child on methods of reaching out to teachers: emailing, calling, visiting office hours, and requesting meetings. We also teach your child how to productively reach out to friends and classmates. Upon request, we advocate for your child.
Independence and confidence are closely linked. We help your child develop the skills he or she needs and the confidence to use them. We help build your child’s skills through extensive modeling and scaffolding. As your child develops the skills needed for school success, our instructors, who are carefully attuned to your child’s growth, scale back scaffolding and build in independent tasks.
Motivation improves when children feel they have the tools needed to do well. We promote your child’s self-efficacy so he or she feels equipped to succeed. We work with your child to make sure he or she is on top of all assignments (daily homework and long-term projects) and prepared to focus in class. Through a positive attachment relationship, we build your child’s motivation and enthusiasm for school.

 

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