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Each school year brings both challenges and opportunities to many students. The Learning Resource Center of Polk County will offer fall enrichment programs for all grade levels to help combat these challenges while creating opportunities.
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Test Prep


High school students will have the opportunity to become test-wise with SAT and ACT preparation. Both courses will provide students in grades 9-12 the problem-solving strategies, test-specific techniques and motivation needed to build confidence while reducing test anxiety, allowing them to achieve their best possible score.
 
SAT Prep is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays with three courses this semester: September 6-29, 2016; October 4-27, 2016 and November 1-December 1, 2016.
 
ACT Prep is scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays with two courses this semester: September 26-October 19, 2016 and October 24-November 16, 2016.
 
Each will take place from 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four weeks at the Learning Resource Center and will include one Saturday writing session from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost of the full SAT Prep or ACT Prep course is $440.
 

Study Skills


Both high school and middle school students will have the opportunity to join grade-appropriate study skills courses that will provide motivational strategies and study techniques, enabling them to become more effective learners. Study Habits of Successful Students for grades 6-8 will take place on Mondays during September 26-October 24, 2016, while Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning for grades 9-12 will take place on Mondays during October 31-December 5, 2016. Both courses will are scheduled for five weeks from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center in Lakeland. The cost for each is $145.
 

One-to-One Tutoring


In addition to the programs mentioned, LRC offers year-round one-to-one tutoring throughout Polk County for students of all levels. Highly-qualified teachers will provide each student with customized, academic opportunities designed to meet the student’s individual learning style.
 

Financial Assistance


Thanks to United Way of Central Florida, LRC is able to offer a sliding fee scale. Scholarships are available for families with documented financial need for any of these programs. For questions, please call the Learning Resource Center at 863-688-9477. To enroll in any of these courses, click the program link above or call LRC.
 

The new year will soon be upon us! Take a look at the upcoming courses and dates we have planned for 2016, and get ahead by reserving your spot in attendance.
 
You’ll find One-to-One Tutoring in a variety of subjects, test preparation, study skills, and college success planning below. Join us in 2016 in a program that fits your needs or the needs of your child.
 

One-to-One Tutoring

One-to-One Tutoring is designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs based upon his/her learning styles and ability levels. Tutoring Services include: One-to-one instruction with a highly qualified teacher; multi-sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles; improvement of student’s academic achievement; enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success; flexible schedules and locations; fee reduction based on family income.
 
LRC offers a wide variety of programs and services for individualized instruction including
(but not limited to):
 
Elementary:

• Reading
• Language Arts
• Math
• Spelling and Phonics
• Written Language and Handwriting
• Achievement Test Preparation

 
Middle and High School:

• English and Intensive Reading
• Math – Basic Math through Calculus
• Foreign Languages
• Science – Basic Sciences through Physics
• Social Studies/ History
• Study Skills
• Academic Test Preparation (i.e., EOC)
• Test Prep for ACT and SAT

 
Who: Students K-Adult
 
When: Year-round
 
Where: Tutoring may take place at any of the following locations: LRC, public library, school (with permission from principal), local business, church, tutor’s home, etc.
 
Cost: Fee reduction based on family income
 
Register: CHILD ENROLLMENT FORMS ADULT ENROLLMENT FORMS
 

ACT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions; practice taking ACT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Mondays and/or Wednesdays at 5:30-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks (with the exception of school holidays); Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Note: January’s course will take place on Tuesdays (Math/Science) and Thursdays (English/Reading).


 
January 5-January 28
Math/Science: Tuesdays;January 5, 12, 19 & 26
English/Reading: Thursdays;January 7, 14, 21 & 28
Writing: January 16
ACT date: February 6
 
February 29-March 30
Math/Science: February 29, March 7, 14 & 28
English/Reading: March 2, 9, 16 & 30
Writing: March 12
ACT date: April 9
 
May 2-May 25
Math/Science: May 2, 9, 16 & 23
English/Reading: May 4, 11, 18 & 25
Writing: May 21
ACT date: June 11
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
 
Cost: $440.00* for all subjects or $195 for Math/Science; $195 for English/Reading; $65 for Writing (includes ACT book)
 
*Ask about our sliding fees
 

SAT Preparation

This course provides: small classes with highly-trained teachers; problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT questions; practice taking SAT tests; emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. for four consecutive weeks; Saturday, Essay Writing (one Saturday only) 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
 
February 9-March 3
Math: February 9, 16, 23, & March 1
Critical Reading: February 11, 18, 25 & March 3
Essay Writing: February 20
SAT date: March 5
 
April 12-May 5
Math: 12, 19, 26 & May 3
Critical Reading: April 14, 21, 28 & May 5
Essay Writing: April 23
SAT date: May 7
 
May 10-June 2
Math: May 10, 17, 24 & 31
Critical Reading: May 12, 19, 26 & June 2
Essay Writing: May 21
SAT date: June 4
 
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland
Cost: 440.00* for three courses or $195 for Math; $195 for Critical Reading; $65 for Writing (includes SAT book)
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Study Habits of Successful Students

Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:

Get Motivated
Listen Up and Take Notes!
Set Goals to Achieve
Read Actively
Manage Your Time
Become Test-Wise

 
Who: Students in grades 6-8
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

February 1
February 8
February 22
February 29
March 7

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
 

Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning

College Success Planning provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 9-12 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for high school and college. The course offers small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
 
Lessons include:
Building Memory and Test-Taking Skills
Planning for Success
Reading and Note-Taking with a Purpose
Making Successful Transitions
Time Management
…And Other Essential Study Skills
 
Who: Students in grades 9-12
 
When: Five consecutive Mondays from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

March 14
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18

 
Where: Learning Resource Center 1628 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33803
 
Cost: $145.00*
*Sliding fees based on gross annual household income
 
 
Stay tuned for more information on our elementary summer programs, Camp READY! and Super Summer Success, as well as all fall and winter dates for 2016.
 

It’s time to get the “competitive edge” with college success planning and the Learning Resource Center this fall semester. High school students in grades 9-12 should consider this course to not only gain the skills needed for college, but to ensure that they are well-equipped for the next major step of their lives.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning provides participants with study skills and motivational strategies preparing them to become more effective learners before advancing to college.
 
Students who attend will learn and practice time-tested, effective and efficient study strategies, as well as concrete techniques to get the competitive edge necessary for college. The course provides small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students develop the study habits of successful students.
 
This course also offers added benefits of quality instruction from certified instructors and personalized Learning Styles Inventories to help each student succeed.
 
The topics that will be covered include: test-taking, building memory, reading and note-taking with a purpose, time management, and successful transitions in addition to other crucial study skills. All of these skills are not only essential for college, but are both useful before and after college, as well.
 
Get the Competitive Edge…College Success Planning will take place over five consecutive Mondays, beginning November 2, 2015 and ending on December 7, 2015, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center located at 1628 South Florida Avenue in Lakeland. The cost of the program is $145.00. Be sure to ask about our sliding fee scales based on gross family income.
 

Registration

Register online or call LRC at 863-688-9477. One of the many benefits of this course is the small class size, so don’t hesitate to reserve your place to start your journey to success!
 

August has arrived, which means school will be back in session soon. August is also the opportune time to enroll your student in One-to-One Tutoring with LRC. Don’t wait until your child is failing to think about tutoring assistance. If you know of an area your child needs extra attention or if you just feel like your child could use a boost, we can help. Be proactive this year, and help your learner begin the school year on the path to success that will continue throughout the year.
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As an added incentive, we are offering an August Back-to-School special for those who have tutored with us before. Returning LRC students will receive their first hour of tutoring for FREE using the coupon below. Don’t wait because the offer is only good through the end of the month (August 31, 2015). Only one coupon per student is valid. Please feel free to share the offer with others who may be interested and to whom it may apply, as well.
 

LRC One-to-One Tutoring

LRC tutoring sessions offer flexibility when it comes to schedule or location. We allow you the freedom to work with your qualified instructor to decide these details. You may also request a specific tutor if you have one in mind. Tutoring services are available for elementary school, middle school, high school, and adult students in a wide variety of subjects including reading, language arts, math, foreign languages, spelling and phonics, science, social studies, test preparation, and more.
 
Our goal at LRC, is to ensure that our programs and services are designed for individualized instruction because we know that everyone learns differently. This customized approach allows each student the ability to reach their maximum potential.
 
For more on our tutoring services, please visit lrcpolk.com/1-to-1-tutoring.
 
Please do not wait to contact us. We are ready to help!
 
 

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1. 2015 marks LRC’s 40th year as a non-profit providing high quality academic programs designed to help all students maximize their learning potential.

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2. LRC offers services to Polk County and other surrounding counties.

3. LRC employs over 500 certified teachers who provide countywide services to more than 4,000 students ages five through adult.
4. LRC is accredited by AdvancED’s Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

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5. Kindergarten through adult students can participate in year-round One-to-One tutoring designed to meet each student’s individual academic needs through personalized, convenient schedules.

6. LRC hosts 14 summer programs (in addition to One-to-One tutoring) geared towards kindergarten through high school students.

 

7. In summer 2015, LRC hosted nine kindergarten learning camps known as Camp READY! at locations in North and South Lakeland, Ft. Meade, Haines City, Bartow, Winter Haven, Lake Wales, Frostproof, and Poinciana.

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8. On average, Camp READY! students who attend the full program demonstrate learning gains of SEVEN months in vocabulary development from pre- to post-assessment—quite an accomplishment for a five-year-old.

 

9. With support from United Way of Central Florida, grants, and generous contributions from private donors, LRC ensures that any deserving student who needs and wants academic help can receive it by offering scholarships and a Sliding Fee Scale.

 

10. LRC holds community partnerships with United Way of Central Florida, Polk County Public Schools, GiveWell Community Foundation, Publix Supermarket Charities, Heartland for Children, and the Lakeland Rotary Club.

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