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Study Tips

Tips to Improve Study Skills:

  • Develop a study routine, each day and throughout the week.
  • Always try and study at the same place and the same time.
  • Keep a daily “to-do” list
  • Choose one or two places where you can study regularly.
  • Set goals for yourself.
  • Do your reading assignments before the material is discussed in class.
  • Note-taking is also a skill that can be learned.
    • Cornell note taking
  • When it comes to long assignments or projects, it is important NOT to wait until the last minute.
  • No cramming the night before tests! Space out your studying and get enough sleep the night before.

The Homework Center Offers FREE Afterschool Tutoring

Free tutoring is offered Monday through Thursday to all students.


WHEN:     Mondays through Thursdays from 2:55pm- 3:55pm


WHERE:  Room 702

                 Mondays: Mrs. Barahona

                 Tuesdays: Mrs. Mesa/ Mrs. Fenstermaker

                 Wednesdays: Mr. Sullivan

                 Thursdays: Mr. Daly


WHY:    Get organized. Make-up zeroes. Complete homework before it becomes a zero. Use our Chromebooks. Study. Review. Improve your work ethic. Make your parents and guardians proud. 


WITH WHOM:      Ms. Barahona mesmerizes with math. Mrs. Mesa speaks Spanish. Mr. Sullivan simplifies science. Mr. Daly elucidates the English language. Student tutors do the rest. 


The Homework Center Now Has Snacks! 


Additional Tutoring Options for Students

Guidance Office - Additional student tutor lists will be available in the Guidance office. 


Private Tutors - There are a number of private companies that offer tutoring services. Also, retired and current teachers offer tutoring and will advertise their services. Web search engines is how you can find these private tutors. 

Need help with math?

Need extra help understanding math concepts in algebra?  Math Professor Larry Perez at Saddleback College put together a GREAT website to be used as a resource for students who need that extra push!!!

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Also......  Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius.

Helpful Website for Students who Need Help with Studying Study skills are crucial to succeed in school.  This will help you with time management, listening and note-taking, organization, test anxiety, memory, textbook reading and more.  A fantastic free online study guide that's fun to use.  You can create online flashcards, study for tests, practice your SAT, study with friends and there's a mobile app, too. This will check our grammar and spelling online before you turn in your work.  Just paste and copy into the site and it will help you look your best in print.  It also checks for plagiarism before you get into trouble. Got pesky algebra problems that won't go away?  This site has free tutors and even a place where you can enter your problem and get a solution.  It's genius! Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, and more. Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman "Sal" Khan with the aim of providing a "free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere".

Weekly Tutorial

Weekly tutorial offers students the opportunity to acquire extra curricular help during the regular school day. Students must attend tutorial four times per week (NO tutorial on a late start day), and attendance is taken the same as for traditional classes. Students must attend an assigned tutorial, except for days labeled Student Choice, which provides them with a choice of which of their classes to attend.  Tutorial is a built-in intervention for all students that should be utilized to the fullest. Tutorial is not a time for teachers to present new material; however a teacher may conduct a whole-class review for an upcoming test or students can make up tests during this 28 minute period. 

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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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