High School Study Skills

Learning How to Learn: Live Classroom Based Courses Located in Howard County MD. Available Everywhere Online

Stressless Tests© focuses on two key elements of learning that are overlooked in typical classrooms. 

First is learning style, the way individual students actually process information. 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 is the foundational skills of learning how to learn. Strangely, the first time study skills are systematically presented is at the college level. 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 all High School students, from entering ninth graders adapting  to the increased rigors of high school, to tenth through twelth graders  preparing for both classroom studies and the many forms of standardized testing. 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.

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.


Formats Available

Classroom Based Live Classes $165

• The same great classes that have helped thousand of students for over 11 years

• Held in the familiar HIgh School classroom setting in Howard County Maryland

• Meets for four Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

• Plenty of time for Q and A in the class and afterwards with the instructor


Live Online Classes $165

• All classes are taught by Betty Caldwell

• Students everywhere now have access to all of the same classes and great benefits of the Classroom Based Live Classes

• Fully interactive so that every student can see and hear the instructor and all other students

• Accessible wherever there is a strong internet connection

• Small classes 

* No transportation issues

• Virtual office hours for additional Q and A

Videotaped Classes as a Stand Alone Option $125

• Downloadable classes are available for viewing 24/7 on your own time frame and your own device anyplace you go

• Includes all the same great material as the Live Classroom courses

• Can be viewed by both parents and students of any age for continuing review

• No need to schedule time for the live class

* Families can compare their individual learning styles to discover how it shapes expectations of success


Enhanced Courses : Mix and match live and videotaped courses. Videotaped classes deeply discounted when combined with purchase of Live Classes. $45

Now you can purchase your own copy of the Stressless Tests© Videotaped Classes at a deep discount when combined with the Classroom Based and/or Live Online courses. Select it when you register for either course. You will receive your electronic copies of the first course one by one over the course of four weeks,  October 19 - November 10. After that, all four classes of this course will be available for purchase for instant download. You are encouraged to make advance purchases to be among the first to receive the course at this deep discount. 


Textbook: Order and eCopy

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. 




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

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
HS Study Skills Live Class January 27- February 17

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Wednesday evenings at Centennial HS

Classroom course - $ 165
Live online - $ 165
Videotaped course - $ 125
Video + either live course - $ 210
HS Study Skills Live Class February 24 to March 16

Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Wednesday evenings at Centennial HS

Classroom course - $ 165
Live online - $ 165
Videotaped course - $ 125
Video + either live course - $ 210

Flexible Payments

Upcoming Classes & Events

Click on class for details

MS Study Skills Live Class January 19 to February 9
HS Study Skills Live Class January 27- February 17
HS Study Skills Live Class February 24 to March 16
MS Study Skills Live Class March 1-22

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