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Excel Academics on the move



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Individual tutoring is available at Excel Academics. Photo by Andrea Beaudoin (click for larger version)
May 29, 2013 - Sometimes students need a little extra attention to do their best in the academic world. Excel Academics, which offers a variety of services from tutoring to special classes, has moved from Waterford Plaza to 5879 Dixie Highway in the Independence Commons Plaza.

Excel offers private and group tutoring, as well as a variety of specialty classes. Registration is now underway for Summer 2013 programs, which begin in June. Owner Susan Powers encourages prospective students to sign up early because classes fill up fast.

Tutoring is offered in every subject to students from preschool through 12th. Preparation tutoring for major tests like SAT, ACT and GED tests are also available in both group and private settings.

All Excel teachers have bachelors and masters degree. "Our teachers are highly qualified and teach in their certified area," said Powers. "Teachers at Excel are highly qualified in special education including autism, impaired learning, learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. "

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Teachers at Excel consider learning styles when developing individual educational plans. "We create highly customized and individual learning program that accents your learning style, and current academic level," said Powers. "We also help build a student's self-confidence."

Specialty classes like Book Publishing or Arts and Crafts can also be a perfect way to provide extra stimulation for kids.

"We will teach you or your child how to write a narrative story and illustrate it into a hardbound book," said Powers. An Arts and Crafts class is also held once a week, that offers a chance to create different projects. "Your child will be having fun with all avenues of arts and crafts," she said.

Adults can also join in on the fun of Book Publishing or Arts and Crafts classes.

Study skills are an important to enjoy a successful career as a student. "We believe if you can teach a child how to learn more effectively, they will be better students," said Powers. "The learning process is not just absorbing what the teacher says in the classroom environment."

Study skills help students learn to identify essential information, main points and important principals. She added Excel Academics strives to help students develop these building blocks that make learning easier in the future.

Excel will also offer Literatures. "We will choose a best-selling book and conduct literature circles," she said. Students will enjoy reading a novel and then actively participate in a variety of roles. "We discuss the elements of the story and how to write a summary."

Math Camps are offered to students in first through fourth grades, and include a variety of age appropriate strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Powers said Math camps also tackle word problems, time, money and measurement.

To register for classes or for more information, call 248-461-6023.

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