Kelly Jarrell


Austin, Texas

“The secret of success is found to lie in the right use of imagination in awakening interest, and the stimulation of seeds of interest already sown…”
“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given courage and strength, use it to create.”

Maria Montessori

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Success in School depends on a variety of factors. Does your child need help with developing tools for learning how to learn? Does he need extra support in problem solving strategies for particular subjects? Does she need help with building study habits that help stay focused on homework? I can help your child build confidence, independence, in order to thrive in school!

Learning Skills

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Too often the emphasis of learning at school is focused on content and very little time is spent on developing the skills for learning. Children need to learn how to learn in order to be successful in school and in Life! I can help your child build confidence by focusing on targeted skills and learning strategies that strengthen all subject areas.

Learning Tools that equip students for School Success include:

  • writing skills
  • research skills
  • project skills
  • study skills

  • organizational skills
  • problem solving skills
  • time management skills

Child-Centered Tutoring

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Tutors can easily fall in the trap of showing students how to do the work rather than guiding them to figure out the challenges at hand. In the long run, guiding children to become problem solvers and supporting them through the process is much more effective.
I can help elementary and middle school students with specific subject content that allows them to remain in the driver seat of their learning process. As students accomplish their work they build confidence and strengthen skills that promote independence.

Creating the Right Space

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Successful learning at home for school is more than making sure you have time to do your homework. Productive study/work habits begin with creating an environment that supports one's ability to focus on what needs to be done. Individual students have different needs to make a space feel just right for getting to work.
I can help your family create effective spaces that encourage, support, and strengthen good study habits. The sooner your child develops these habits, the easier it will be to let go of obstacles that stand in the way of successful work practices.

When you call for a Discovery session, I can listen to what your challenges are and help you identify pathways to solutions.

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