Where do we start?


At Yellow Wood, every new student is first evaluated for their cognitive and academic skills, including working memory, visualization, critical thinking, reading, handwriting, math, primitive reflex integration, social skills, executive functioning, and more. This evaluation gives us a snap shot of the student's skills so that we can strengthen their weaknesses and challenge their strengths. Whether in Lexington or Online, this is our first step for any student we work with!

Action Plan

Using the evaluation, we create an Action Plan for every student. This action plan includes detailed descriptions of the student's cognitive and academic skills. We then explain the skills we will focus on with your child and what resources will be used to strengthen those areas. It also lays out goals for the student's tutoring and classes at Yellow Wood and the curriculum they will be using. Every student's Action Plan is unique and it provides the roadmap for success.

Customize your path

Yellow Wood Tutoring is not a one size fits all approach. We offer private tutoring, the schoolhouse program, and workshops so families can choose the best fit for them financially and schedule-wise. Our services are offered both in person in Lexington, KY and online!


All options are available in Lexington, KY and Online! 

Private Success Training    

  • All tutoring includes Success Training. Specific subjects and skills that need tutoring can also be addressed in the sessions.

  • Action plans are used to create a tailored tutoring experience that strengthens weaknesses and also challenge strengths.

  • Students typically attend tutoring 3 hours each week for at least 16 weeks.

  • At the end of 16 weeks, we do a re-evaluation so families can see what areas are improved and what needs to be focused on at home. We provide parents with training, workshops, and other tools so that they'll be successful at continuing success training at home!

Workshops & Training

  • Workshops, both in person and online, are available for parents and professionals to gain understanding and tools for strengthening cognitive skills and academic performance!

  • Monthly in-person workshops are available in Lexington, KY

  • Online workshops and workbooks are available for purchase on topics like working memory, attention, primitive reflex integration, and more!

  • Trainings are also available for teachers and professionals. To set up a training for your staff, contact laurie.geary@ywsuccess.com

Schoolhouse Program

  • All schoolwork is individualized to the student using their action plan.

  • We follow the Classical Education's philosophy of the grammar, logic, and rhetoric stages of educational development.

  • We use Charlotte Mason’s approach for literature, narration and dictation, nature study, and more.

  •  We teach many concepts through projects that are hands-on and tailored to each student.

  • We often evaluate students through goals, projects, and presentations rather than formal tests.