High School Study Skills

Summer Study Skills Camp

This is a popular daytime course to help students start the new academic year with confidence. With the added benefits of a more relaxed summer pace and an immersion style schedule meeting five days in a row, students show positive results from day one. Students have access to the out of doors during breaks and more time for activities-based learning. The same great core curriculum guarantees the results we have seen for over 10 years. Classes have gone to waiting lists in recent years and registration is on a first come, first served basis. 

Learning How to Learn: Located in Howard County MD

The focus in the classroom is on subject-matter content, whether it is math, science, language arts or others. Overlooked are two key elements that have a major impact on students' learning and assessment.

First is a considered look at how individual students actually process information, and whether it is the same or different than the way the information is presented and assessed. Once students understand how they learn best as individuals and how to study productively for their learning style, their learning improves dramatically and they move forward with a new sense of confidence.

Second, the foundational skills of learning how to learn are a key to effective education. Strangely, the first time study skills are systematically presented in our educational system is at the college level. Often, it is as though students are given the ingredients for constructing a meal, but no recipe. A small investment in teaching students such simple skills as how to take notes, manage their procrastination, study efficiently and effectively, get organized in a way that works for them and deal with their motivation has a huge return.

The Stressless Tests® Method helps students improve their grades and boost their confidence as they

    Identify their dominant, brain-determined, learning style

    Discover how their learning style affects test-taking, focusing,

    subject-matter challenges, procrastination, organization, and more

    Learn proven techniques and strategies to enhance learning style,

    engage more of their brain’s capabilities, build confidence, and improve performance

    Incorporate new concrete behavior and skills into their everyday work, taking action to boost their academic standing


The High School Study Skills Course helps students increase their understanding of how they learn best  and develop time-tested skills to improve academic performance.   Many students do well in class but lack this systematic approach that helps them develop self-confidence and testing skills.

For students who suffer from Test Anxiety, (i.e. they know the material but freeze when it comes to tests), this course has proven extremely effective.

Topics Covered

  • Your Brain-Determined Learning Style and Why it Matters
  • Getting Organized
  • Taming ADD and  Concentration and Memory
  • Note Taking
  • Time Management
  • Test Taking Skills
  • Effective Study Habits
  • Mastering Longtem Projects
  • Overcoming Procrastination and Perfectionism

Who Will Benefit From Taking This Class:

This course helps entering ninth graders adapt to the increased rigors of high school, and supports tenth through twelth graders to be prepared for both classroom studies and the many forms of standardized testing. High School Students will learn to reduce their stress, improve their self-confidence, and improve their classroom performance. This skills-based approach helps  students move to the next level of competency, whether they are  struggling or are taking advanced level classes.

Instructor: Betty Caldwell M.A.

Sliding Scale for More Great Resources 

The  new sliding fee scale allows you to choose the benefits you want to receive.

New! Flexible Payment Plan

For all payments over $99, take up to 6 months to pay at no additional cost. Check out with PayPal to choose this option. This option is always available, and is not subject to promotional dates.


Summer Study Skills Camp $175

Includes all instruction, class materials and What's My Style, ($16.95 if purchased separately)


eBook version of What's My Style? Test and Study Secrets for Procrastinating Teens $9.99

What's my style?Now available for instant download to Kindles, Nooks and other eBook Readers, Smart Phones, and iPads. Parents can now have their own  copy of this popular book, and students will have the convenience of accessing such items as the Relaxation Breathing exercise when needed before exams. Students will continue to receive the hard copy as part of their registration to use as a text and workbook in class. 



Enhanced Courses : Mix and match

Study for Success DVD $25

A great resource for parents who want to understand their child's learning style and how it impacts relationships at home and performance in the classroom. Serves as a reminder for students of materials covered in the classroom. Available exclusively to class participants.



Special Internet Based Tools Discounted PowerPoint $49

 Save the time and expense of a separate workshop. Now students can take home their own  electronic access to state of the art internet based tools guaranteed to make their academic  life more efficient, effective and productive.  See Study Skills and Internet Tools Workshop for details.


The Works!  $223 Academic Year Classes

Enjoy the course, the DVD and the Computer Apps Powerpoint at a 5% savings over separate purchases.

Inclement Weather Policy

Whenever HCPSS closes schools due to weather conditions, they also routinely cancel all evening community events, including Stressless Tests© classes. All who have registered for a class will receive an email for the make-up date.

Changes and Refunds

The course fee applies only to cases in which the student takes the entire course as originally scheduled. For any changes in course dates, or for registration to make up classes missed (or that students expect to miss) there is a $20 fee. Students registered for a class must attend the first class or re-register for another date. Click here to pay course change fee.

All requests for a refund must be made in writing and received at least 48 hours before the class. All refunds are subject to a $25 processing fee. Any credit extended for make up classes must be used before the end of the semester in which the student was originally enrolled. Note that no refunds will be made in cases in which students are asked to leave the class.


Class Locations and Time

Summer Study Skills Camp

Owen Brown Community Association Building

6800 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD 21045

Time: Noon to 2:00 pm

Academic Year Classses

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm for classes held September - May

Centennial High School for academic year courses

4300 Centennial Lane

Ellicott City, MD 21042

Registration note: you may assume there are openings in classes unless it is indicated below that the class is filled.

Registrations submitted without payment will not be accepted and no space will be reserved on the roster. Please have your credit card ready when you register.


Scheduled Classes

Class Options
High School Summer Study Skills Camp August 3 - 7

Dates: August 3 - 7

Time: Noon to 2:00

Basic Course - $ 175
with DVD - $ 200
with Apps - $ 224
The Works - $ 239
High School Summer Study Skills Camp August 10 - 14

Dates: August 10 - 14

Time: Noon to 2:00

Basic Course - $ 175
with DVD - $ 200
with Apps - $ 224
The Works - $ 239

Flexible Payments

Upcoming Classes & Events

Click on class for details

High School Summer Study Skills Camp August 3 - 7
Middle School Summer Study Skills Camp August 3 - 7
High School Summer Study Skills Camp August 10 - 14
Middle School Summer Study Skills Camp August 10 - 14

What They're Saying

High School Students

“For me this class was wonderful. I learned so much new information and used it toward every day things in school. I am performing and understanding better and getting better grades. This class was really a life saver for me.”

Monica Baena
Grade 9


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Contact Information


(410) 740-4659