Dear Academic Approach Families and Colleagues:

This week, we’ve shared with you some of the research and best practices that inform our 1-on-1 and Study Teams academic support models for this unprecedented school year. We wanted to share with you two academic models through which we’re seeing families engage in this work:

  • Review model: our instructors provide targeted support and instruction on topics already taught in school, remotely or otherwise. In this model, we learn from students where they are struggling and provide supportive instruction in reviewing those specific areas.
  • Preview model: our instructors provide direct instruction on upcoming content in class—as well as enrichment to stretch the level of rigor beyond what will be covered. In this model, we’re pushing the rigor to higher levels of high school and college readiness.

Our work with students is perhaps more urgent than ever before, and we appreciate your feedback and thoughts on how to best support your students. We’ll continue to provide updates and feedback on academic and test preparation support for this school year.

A note on SAT: Best of luck to all of our students testing Saturday. Remember to check on the status of your test site even up until the morning of the test.

Be well,
Matthew Pietrafetta, Ph.D., Founder & CEO