Fall Session Tutoring
Aug
19
to Dec 31

Fall Session Tutoring

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LOOKING FOR TUTORING THAT WILL BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SKILLS?

Are you looking for a customizeable tutoring program for your child that meets THEIR needs? Is your child struggling to keep up in school and needs tutoring that is more than just extra practice and worksheets? Do they learn best with interactive and hands-on teaching?

Our tutoring program provides one-on-one tutoring that is designed to meet your child’s individual needs. Our tutors work with YOU to find the best ways to teach your child. Our expertise is in implementing brain based games, movement, and hands on experiences to gain skills and find success. We also tutor English, math, and ACT prep alongside our brain training program if needed.

This program is perfect for you if:

  • Your child has a diagnosed learning disability or special need, such as dyslexia, ADHD, down syndrome, autism, sensory processing disorder, and others.

  • Your child is struggling to succeed in school and needs a boost in English or Math skills, but your’e not sure how to help!

  • Your child learns best with hands-on and experiential learning, so tutoring with worksheets and drills hasn’t done the trick.

  • Your child would benefit from building skills like attention, working memory, visual and auditory processing, in turn strengthening academics as well.

We are currently enrolling for tutoring!

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ACT Prep (Fall 2019)
Oct
22
to Dec 12

ACT Prep (Fall 2019)

Uh oh, ACT?! College?!

If these words inspire fear and dread in your teen, we get it. Test taking for those who are allergic to tests can be a daunting task and become something your teen will avoid at all costs! But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

First, how do you know if your teen is allergic to ACT testing? If you would say YES to any of these statements, this is the prep class for you:

Your teen…

  • …runs away every time you mention ACT prep or taking the ACT

  • …inexplicably lost all 3 ACT prep books you purchased for them

  • …”overslept” on test day

  • …has test anxiety

  • …is diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, or another learning disability

  • ….is simply terrified of all things ACT

Now that we’ve established that this is the ACT prep class for you… Let’s talk about why we are different in our approach to ACT prep!

At Yellow Wood, we don’t just take practice tests. We don’t just study. Instead, we strengthen the underlying skills needed to rock the ACT, giving your student the confidence that they can tackle this important rite of passage. During our 8 week prep course, your teen will:

  • Strengthen their reading speed

  • Strengthen their processing speed and working memory skills

  • Learn the types of questions they’ll see on the ACT and HOW to tackle them, even if they aren’t sure of the answer

  • Practice taking the test, what to do when they’re stuck, now to make an educated guess, and how to manage their time on the test

  • Take a practice test in our safe, judgement free environment, so they will know what to expect on test day

Class details:

The goal of this prep course is to help students who would like to take the ACT on December 14th, 2019. You do not have to be registered for the December ACT test to take this course. Your student can take this course multiple times before taking the ACT.

This prep course will begin October 22nd. We have a max of 6 students, so your student well have plenty of individualized attention during the course from our kind and fun instructors.

Classes will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 22nd thru Thursday, December 12th (No classes on Thanksgiving Day)

Class time: 4:30-6:00pm

What is included in the cost:

  • 15 class sessions

  • initial mini-evaluation of cognitive skills like reading speed, processing, working memory

  • initial mini-assessment of ACT readiness

  • Course workbooks and materials

  • Practice tests

  • individualized feedback from instructor

  • and so much more!

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STEAM Hangout
Oct
24
to Dec 12

STEAM Hangout

Looking for a fun and low key social activity for your pre-teen? STEAM Hangout is for you! Ages 9-13, join us Thursdays at 4:30 for STEAM activities and brain games!

This 6 week course will dabble in robotics, art, math, and more! Your pre-teen will LOVE this course! No worksheets, tests, or lectures will be found here! This is a truly hands-on and fun approach.

IS STEAM HANGOUT RIGHT FOR MY CHILD?

If your child age 9-13 would love robotics and art activities in a low stress environment, this is perfect for you! We specialize in working with kids with social and learning differences - STEAM Hangout is an inclusive and understanding environment for any child!

CLASS DETAILS:

This class will take place on Thursdays, October 24th thru Thursday, December 12th

(No classes on Halloween or Thanksgiving Day)

Class time: 4:30-6:00pm

Cost: $150

Ages: 9-13

Maximum 8 students in course!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • 6 Class sessions

  • Interactive, project-based, and experiential learning opportunities for STEAM topics

  • individualized feedback from instructor

  • and so much more!

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Adulting 101
Oct
24
to Dec 12

Adulting 101

Do you have a teenager? Are they for all the responsibilities required when they become an adult? Regardless of whether their trajectory will include college, there are some essential skills needed!

This 6 week course is not your typical life skills or career skills course! We use project-based and experiential learning to help teens gain real life practice with some skills that might scare them, like budgeting, interviewing, and more!

You may be thinking, “oh gosh, I’ll never get my teen to go to this, but they REALLY need it!!”

Because our method is awesome, teens will LOVE this course! No worksheets, tests, or lectures will be found here! This is a truly hands-on and fun approach.

Is this the right course for your teen?

If you have a teen that has you up at night wondering if they’ll ever be a successful adult, this course is for you and your teen! Many of our students have a learning difference or other hurdle to overcome in adulthood that can make it feel like an especially daunting task. We are here to help!

Class details:

This class will take place on Thursdays, October 24th thru Thursday, December 12th

(No classes on Halloween or Thanksgiving Day)

Class time: 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: $150

Ages: 14 and up

Maximum 8 students in course!

What is included in the cost:

  • 6 Class sessions

  • Interactive, project-based, and experiential learning opportunities for life skills, career skills, and more!

  • individualized feedback from instructor

  • and so much more!

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Best Year Yet Workshop Event
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Best Year Yet Workshop Event

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Are you looking for resources and fresh ideas to help your child succeed?
Does your child have a learning disability or special need?
Maybe they are struggling in school or unmotivated when it comes to academics?

We've put together a day full of brain based workshops to give you the tools you need for the best school year yet. With two tracks available, you'll find valuable information that is applicable to YOU and your child, preschool-aged through high school!

Take a look at some of the high quality workshops we have planned for you:

Track 1 - Preschool/Elementary School

9:00AM-10:15AM -

Minds on the Move!

Laurie Geary, owner/director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Integrate the brain and overcome learning challenges through movement! Learn how and why you should strengthen the midline, vestibular system, and more! Consistency with these fun movement exercises will create a more effective learner!


10:45am-12pm -

The Importance of Sleep Quality on Brain Development
Amanda Chastain, Owner/Director of The Speech Network



Lunch Provided


1pm-2:15pm -

ADHD & Executive Function

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

This presentation will cover the basics of what ADHD & Executive Function are; Motivation, Mental Transitions, Emotional Regulation and how you can get help. 


Track 2 - Middle & High School

9:00-10:15am -

Motivation & ADHD 

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

During this session, Tyler will describe the struggle behind motivation and what is really going on in an ADHDer’s brain. The goal is to help provide the child’s perspective and to help parents gain a better understanding of ADHD & motivation. Tyler will use her story to exemplify this and will leave parents with a few tips and tricks to try at home.

10:45am-12pm -
Lizard vs Learning

Jennie McKindles, Director of Education at The Provision School

When a student struggles in learning it can be for a variety of reasons, but often, one of the most common reasons is not addressed. Anxiety has the power to hijack a student's logical, thinking brain and throw them into survival brain... or as I like to call it, Lizard Brain. Come hear about how the brain works, why anxiety can be stopping your learner from progressing, and some practical ways to help!

Lunch provided

1pm-2:15pm -

Strengthen the Brain!

Laurie Geary, Owner/Director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Learn how to improve cognitive skills like working memory, visual and auditory processing, visualization, and more through games and exercises. You’ll gain understanding and tools for improving these skills and guiding your student to academic success. Geared toward ages 5-18, parents will leave with practical and actionable steps to strengthening the brain while still having fun!

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

Laurie Geary, Owner/Director of Yellow Wood Success Academy

Teacher, mom, and director of Yellow Wood Success Academy in Lexington, KY, Laurie is passionate about strengthening her students’ ability to learn by giving them tools to help them overcome learning challenges. She began Yellow Wood Tutoring in 2013 and has helped many children find success through her holistic and unique approach to education, which she calls “Success Training”, in her cottage school and tutoring center. Laurie has also developed online workshops on Success Training and provides workshops and trainings for other teachers, moms, dads and administrators. 

Tyler Dorsey, Owner of Focus Forward Lex

Tyler has not only been working for the past 7 years with students who have been diagnosed with ADHD but she has also been diagnosed with ADHD herself, giving her the view of ADHD from an ADHDer. Through adolescence, Tyler struggled both with academics as well as controlling her impulses and behavior. This caused many fights with her siblings and parents – her family refers to those times as WWIII. Having struggled with ADHD, Tyler felt called to become an ADHD Coach and help others understand their ADHD. She helps others to learn strategies that allow them to gain better control of their inattention, impulses and hyperactivity and to prevent the feeling of being alone.

Jennie McKindles, Director of Education for The Provision School

The Provision School is a school for unique learners specializing in early childhood trauma, adoption/foster care situation, and social/emotional skills. She has a Master's Degree in Special Education with an Ed.S in Teaching Leadership. With more than 13 years of experience, she has taught a wide variety of grades, worked in public and private education, and helped start and develop the school she runs now. As a TBRI Practitioner, her specialty is developing relationships with students in order to develop a connection that builds deeper and richer learning within the classroom, school, and world. Jennie also spends her extra time being a mom to her two children, leading a BSF group, and playing with tools.

Amanda Chastain, Director @ The Speech Network Pediatric Feeding & Orofacial Myology Clinic

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Lexington Campus - Summer Intensive
Jun
18
to Jul 25

Lexington Campus - Summer Intensive

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Session 1 Dates: June 18th thru June 27th

Session 2 Dates: July 16th-25th

(choose one session or both!)

Ages 4-12 attend 9am-12pm Tues/Wed/Thurs

Ages 12-17 attend 1pm-4pm Tues/Wed/Thurs

Cost: $300/session. Due May 1.

Would you LOVE for your child to continue working on math and English skills this summer?

Our games and movement based program will allow your child to work on and improve math, English, and other academic skills through small group learning experiences that are fun and engaging! Summer Intensive at Yellow Wood is a great way to boost skills and won’t feel like tutoring!

Why choose Yellow Wood’s Summer Intensive?

  • we use games and movement to improve skills

  • our unique brain training program, we call it Success Training, allows students to strengthen skills like attention, working memory, processing, comprehension, and more… all while having fun!

  • you won’t have to worry about your student losing their academic skills over the summer - we’ll help keep them fresh!

  • 6:1 ratio allows us to individualize your student’s experience to meet their needs!

  • Include a pre and post screening of cognitive skills and more!

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Lexington Campus Open House
Apr
16
4:30 PM16:30

Lexington Campus Open House

Join us for an open house to learn about our program offerings in lexington!

Now enrolling 2019-2020 school year

Pre-k thru 12th grade

Small group and one-on-one classes. A truly customized learning experience, right here in Lexington!

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Brain Based Learning Summit
Feb
26
to Feb 28

Brain Based Learning Summit

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Join us for an ONLINE summit, all about brain-based methods for homeschooling unique learners!

For years we’ve dreamed of bringing together the best and brightest experts in homeschooling who have our same goal in mind - to reach students where they are and guide them toward success! Whether your student has a learning challenge, special needs, or is gifted, you’ll find inspiration and actionable tools from some fantastic people!

Each day of the summit you’ll have access to:

  • New online workshops each day

  • Lecture notes, resources, and activities provided by the speakers so you’ll have a solid action plan for utilizing new ideas in your homeschool!

Even better… you’ll have LIFETIME ACCESS to all the resources available, both workshops and handouts.

Mark your calendars and join us February 26th-28th! Registration will begin soon! Sign up below to be the first to gain exclusive access to pre-sale pricing!

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