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The Depot In Darien Offers Study Skills Workshop

The Depot in Darien will host a study skills workshop this month.
The Depot in Darien will host a study skills workshop this month. Photo Credit: Facebook

DARIEN, Conn. -- After last summer’s study skills workshop, the evidence-based Successful Study Skills 4 Students, or S4, program is back for the second summer at The Depot in Darien.

The workshop for middle and high school students teaches study strategies that help them learn and achieve academic success.

The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidence-based studies. Its interactive approach is designed to clearly demonstrate how to apply students’ own curriculum and course material to the taught methodologies and systems. Each class is limited to 15 students.

Michelle Sagalyn, president of S4 said, “We are excited to be back at The Depot. Whether students are looking to acquire basic skills in organization, time management and executive functioning strategies, or simply looking to improve their overall academic experience, these tools — when used — will help them succeed. Implementing even a single new skill has been shown to boost students’ motivation and academic performance.”

The S4 programs are designed to bolster academic confidence, motivation and preparation as academic workload and expectations rise. Skills taught include planning, organizing and executive functioning strategies, as well as quiz, test and long-term project preparation strategies.

“We have received many requests from the community for the S4 program for both middle and high school students, and are pleased to offer it at The Depot, timed to kick off the school year,” said Pam Ha-Stevenson, board member of The Depot Teen Center. “Study skills are critical and a necessary foundation for academic success.”

The workshops will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Aug. 23-25, from 9-11:30 a.m. for middle school students; and noon-2:30 p.m. for high school students.

Each three-session, 7 1/2--hour workshop costs $395. The workshops include all in-class materials, original S4 Teach Sheets for each skill taught, and post-parent emails after each session.

There is a 10 percent discount for a second workshop or sibling.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

More information may be obtained by calling S4 at 203-307-5455 or by emailing, or visiting this link.

The Depot is at 25 Heights Road, Darien.

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