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Capitol Hill ACES (Academic Coaching for Empowered Students) (9th -11th Graders)

Sunday, December 10, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Better grades in less time is the key to thriving in high school and becoming a better college applicant!

In eight monthly 2-hour Sunday afternoon sessions, Capitol Hill high school students learn cutting-edge study skills, benefit from peer and adult mentorship, and thrive under personalized expert academic coaching with other students interested in learning more and earning better grades in less time.


Academic Personality Assessment – Figure out your strengths and goals, then plan accordingly.

Time Management – Schedule efficiently so you can do more fun stuff and cure procrastination.
Notetaking – Write down only the right info to save time on studying and papers.
Reading Difficult Material – Read even the toughest material without spacing out, and remember it.
Studying Effectively – Be half a step ahead in your classes so you have time for unplanned fun.
Multiple Choice vs. Essay vs. Math/Science Exams – Know what’s on the test before it’s announced.
Writing Papers – Enjoy huge assignments; anybody who doesn’t is doing it wrong.


Limited to 8 students, grades 9-11. Enroll now!

SMITH RIVAS founder Paul Rivas taught study skills at UC Santa Barbara and has a lifetime of experience supporting NCAA Division I student-athletes. Prior to discovering study skills, he helped more students earn Gilman International Scholarships for diversity in study abroad than anyone in the country, leading UCSB to a #1 national ranking for this federal award in 2011-12. Rivas studied literature in Mexico City, backpacked from Spain to Syria via Morocco and Wales, performed stand-up comedy in Spanish in Buenos Aires, and traveled from Argentina to the US by bus. He has a BA in Mathematics, Sociology, and Spanish from UCSB, and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from The New School.


Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$495 per student
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Smith Rivas
(202) 615-7791


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921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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