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Why is Lafayette Academy Your #1 Tutoring Option

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Our Unique Tutoring Model

We focus on local curriculum and the best ways to help students understand challenging concepts. Our growing slack channels feature the most innovative ways to explain specific topics that have challenged our students. We prepare our students to ace their tests and earn higher grades. Other companies brag about technology, mentoring, and other aspects of tutoring that don’t relate to grasping concepts and acing tests.

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Local Learning Centers

Our Shadow Classes and Final Exam Crams focus on local high school classes. Our instructors are intimately familiar with the local curriculum, including local alumni who remember their high school classes and teachers.  We have developed curriculum that is specifically targeted to solve the problems that students encounter, year after year. We are applying these same strategies to online tutoring.

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Differentiated Instruction

Whether you sign up for a class or one-on-one tutoring, our instruction is differentiated. Our Shadow Classes and Final Exam Crams™ are school specific, our Test Prep classes are organized by ability level, and our one-on-one tutoring begins with a learning styles assessment so we can teach to each student’s strengths. If you want “factory” tutoring, you’re in the wrong place.
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Our ACT & SAT Prep

We have had many students dramatically increase their ACT & SAT scores! How do we do it? We organize students by assessment scores, differentiate instruction, monitor weekly homework, give and analyze 3 practice tests, and then provide 3 hours of tutoring to review the tests. It’s a lot of work for us, but it pays off for you with huge score improvements.

Pioneering A New Concept: Tutoring Curriculum


Curricula that starts where your children have stopped.

Tutoring curriculum is not school curriculum! We do not start from scratch. We start where your child has stopped. In other words, we do a quick diagnosis to understand each student’s problem areas (or for advanced students, where they have stopped) and then our tutors use our custom curriculum (along with their years of experience) to eliminate any problems. Our proprietary curriculum has been developed by tutors who have helped students solve almost every problem for several years.


We use VARK Learning Styles

Learning styles reflect how each student prefers to learn. The acronym VARK stands for Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, and Kinesthetic learning styles. Understanding how a student prefers to learn allows Lafayette Academy tutors to personalize each tutoring session. For example,  we teach visual learners how to retain more information during a class lecture by visually organizing notes into models, tables, or charts.


Master Math

This program’s adaptive math assessments pinpoint specific standards and concepts that are areas of weakness for your child. This information is then used to place your child into a custom designed curriculum that targets the exact content your child needs to learn.


Strategic Reading

Strategic Reading is a comprehensive reading program that focuses on conscious reading comprehension. Strategic reading is driven by SuccessMaker from Savaas Learning.

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About Us

Our Story

Lafayette Academy is committed to the overall success of your student in school and life. Our motto is ‘bringing out the best in everyone’ and we mean it! We have an unparalleled dedication to your children. Obviously, any company can say this (and some do), but we’ve proven it … over and over again. Here are just a few examples of what we mean:

Not Just a Business

We are committed to the communities we work in. We proactively offer free tutoring and workshops to students who need more help. We want to see your students succeed and learn skills that will be beneficial throughout their lives.


Coaching to Success

Our owner coached 20 seasons of girls soccer and basketball. His positive coaching philosophy is key to helping students succeed in sports and school.

What Our Students/Parents Say

Spencer’s SAT scores really improved – to the extent that had he gone to one of the state schools, he didn’t have to take the entrance/placement exams. Thank you for your fine program! I’m sure we will be using you again with our daughter!

Molly D., Acalanes Mom

Thank you so much for your help! I got my scores back; I got 690 in Critical Reading, 740 in Math, and 800 in Writing…a 2230! I really appreciate everything you have done. Thanks again!

Caroline Y. , Carondelet

I always know that I can count on Lafayette Academy when my sons need help! It has been great and I thank you. You provide a wonderful service to the students. Matt is our youngest so we won’t be coming anymore but I will definitely refer Lafayette Academy!!

Mrs. C, De La Salle Mom

Kevin really enjoyed Gordon who tutored him in Physics this year. Excellent tutor! With regard to his SAT prep, Kevin was well prepared for the test and liked that the course started in the summer prior to his junior year. Overall Kevin’s experience with Lafayette has been very fruitful and worthwhile.

Margaret T., Monte Vista Mom

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