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Test Anxiety

Academic success is not just about how smart you are. Your grades and test scores, going forward, will be determined by your confidence in learning and study skills.

Imagine two students with identical IQ and SAT scores. They both spend the same time studying. The one with the best skills will easily win.

Overcome test anxiety.

If you are like most students, doubt and fear can get in the way of learning and performing on exams. Don’t let your fear hold you back. We have proven methods to put your fear in its proper place.

 Better grades and more fun.

Remember – confidence lowers stress, improves grades, and makes learning much more fun. We give you everything you need to quickly expand your skills and build confidence that leads to success as a student and beyond. Let’s make school fun again!

For Parents

As a parent of high school or college students, you know that the next few years of their lives are crucial to their futures. How they perform in school can determine their career success, financial security, and overall happiness. The confidence and skills that come from scholastic achievements can build the foundation for a successful professional life, and give them the strength to conquer challenges.

SummerSmith’s Approach

Our approach uses research-backed methods that are proven to teach crucial academic and emotional skills for peak performance.  These basic skills help students succeed in college or school by improving test performance. And that will further boost confidence, overcome anxiety, and generate success in many ways in the future.

If you are losing interest in school, missing classes, or underperforming, it is possible that educational anxiety could be to blame. Confidence in academic performance is integral to academic success. If a student has anxiety, his or her confidence will suffer, making it very difficult to overcome academic challenges. Test anxiety is usually caused by “poor preparation,” meaning that students are lacking basic emotional and study skills that are needed to build confidence, focus, learn and meet the challenges of a course. When this happens, students can’t compete with their peers, and quickly become discouraged and anxious.

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We keep it simple

For most students, there is either a limit of time, focus, or patience, or a combination of all three. Yes, there are a flood of “helpful test taking tips” on the Internet and elsewhere. For some select students, these resources can be helpful; however, most find them confusing, time consuming, and ineffective. Time is limited! Our information is presented clearly, systematically, and most importantly, simply!


We quickly assess an individual student’s needs

In just a couple of minutes, we can identify what is hindering her or his ability to succeed, then this information can be used to quickly improve performance. Students get instant feedback on their progress. It is this quick, easy, and effective approach that helps a broad range of students.


We offer solutions in an encouraging and motivating way


We provide immediate feedback and clear examples of how to easily apply the information … and enjoy the benefits of more free time and improved grades. Students are encouraged to continue practicing, so they can continue to improve. Over time, their confidence will return and their anxiety will diminish.


We teach the skills of confidence

No matter how far your student advances, learning how to study and how to take a test will build confidence even as the work becomes more challenging and competitive. Fortunately, the skills for overcoming anxiety and building test-taking confidence are well defined in the research that is the foundation of our approach and with our Wisdom of Learning online program.

Wisdom of Learning

To learn more about our online course go to our companion site www.wisdomoflearning.com

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