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December 11  ACT

The hybrid 4-hr Jump Start for those who have never taken the ACT or need a comprehensive review is  December 4. Register now at https://focusonlearningcenter.com/act-jump-start-class/.

SCHOOL IS MOVING TOWARDS THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, AND SENIORS HAVE BEEN BUSY MAKING COLLEGE PLANS: APPLICATIONS….RECOMMENDATIONS…DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE TO APPLY…WHEN TO HAVE THAT FINAL GO AT RAISING ACT OR SAT SCORES ARE ISSUES CAUSING STRESS WHILE ALSO FUELING EXHILARATION.  THE FUTURE AWAITS.  STUDENTS, AIM HIGH AND FOLLOW YOUR PASSION!  NEVER LET A FEAR OF FAILURE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS. THOSE WHO SUCCUMB TO FEAR REMAIN STUCK.  FAILURE AND MOVING ON ARE PART OF LIFE.

 The final round of SAT and ACT tests for 2021 is almost here, and Seniors who are not yet happy with their composite score should take advantage of the Super Scoring by the ACT and SAT to give the tests one more try.  Both tests will base your final score on your highest scores from all tests you have taken.  Remember that every score gain can lead to more college choices and higher scholarships.

We know the tests and we help you maximize your scores.  Both the SAT and ACT are  “teachable” tests.  Once you understand the content of the tests and know how the tests are manipulated to encourage incorrect answer choices, you are on your way to a higher score.  Content knowledge, effective pacing strategies, and confidence make the difference.  

TIP:  December ACT is one of three tests the ACT releases to you with your scores.  Sophomores and Juniors, this is the best diagnostic on the planet, and you can use your scores to plan future prep strategies.  

Our experienced teachers are available to work with you in math, calculus, statistics, physics, chemistry, English, writing, study skills — as well as ACT and SAT prep.    

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL HAS FILED LAWSUITS AGAINST SCHOOLS THAT MANDATE MASKS, INCLUDING COLUMBIA. TO PROTECT OUR VACCINATED STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, WE WILL ONLY SCHEDULE IN-PERSON TUTORING SESSIONS WITH VACCINATED STUDENTS.  WE ARE HAPPY TO WORK WITH ALL OTHERS ON ZOOM.  THE DATA  FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS SHOWING AN ALARMING INCREASE IN THE NUMBER  OF CHILDREN AND TEENS CONTRACTING THE DELTA VIRUS.  MASKS WORK.  THE VACCINE WORKS.  LET’S JOIN TOGETHER TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.

Our address is 3610 Buttonwood Dr. STE. 200 Columbia, MO 65201

3610 Buttonwood

STE. 200

Columbia, MO 65201

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday

(8-5 p.m.)

Tutoring available Monday – Sundays

Office Number

(573) 886-8969

Cell phone number

(573) 239-4074

Email: FOLCI@

FocusOnLearningCenter.com

3610 Buttonwood

STE. 200

Columbia, MO 65201

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Office Hours

Monday – Friday

(8-5 p.m.)

Tutoring available Monday – Sundays

Office Number:

(573) 886-8969

Cell phone number

(573) 239-4074

Email: FOLCI@

FocusOnLearningCenter.com

Our Services

Who we are

WE TEACH STUDENTS — NOT SUBJECTS

Focus on Learning is an education center located in Columbia, Missouri for thirty-three years. We have been dedicated to serving the needs of individual learners from kindergarten through college. We have recently changed our emphasis and are now limiting our services to high school students. Our goal is to offer these young men and women the individual subject tutoring and test prep for ACT, PSAT, SAT they need to succeed in college and in life. The 21st century will put great demands on their educational background, especially in STEM areas, than ever before. Our goal is for every student to be college-ready — to have the reading, writing, math, and science skills that will lead to success in colleges classes. We are committed to working with Columbia Public Schools both as professionals and as a Partner in Education. We sponsor the MAC Scholar high school program, which works with historically under-represented students in Columbia Public Schools, offering ACT courses at no cost. We also annually give scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Focus on Learning is proud to be a part of the rich learning community in Columbia.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” 

–  Albert Einstein

Learning Styles Matter

Left Brain Thinkers

Left Brain learners rule the classroom. School schedules pose no problems because they are very time conscious. Assignments and test dates are remembered and even neatly entered into assignments books. Verbal and analytical, left brainers readily learn sequential skills : phonics, grammar rules, multiplication tables make total sense. Left brainers are verbal and enjoy reading and writing, building strong vocabularies in the process. Test questions make sense to them. They like to talk, debate, and argue. They follow multiple directions well and take good notes. The classroom environment is their natural home. Left brainers become our lawyers, neurologists, accountants, journalists , teachers, politicians, bookkeepers and bankers.

Right Brain Thinkers

Right Brain learners view the traditional classroom as a foreign land. Visual and spontaneous, they have little sense of time. Assignments are forgotten and test dates not remembered. Nonverbal learners, right brainers struggle mightily with routine classroom tasks: phonics and grammar make no sense, memorization of rote facts is difficult, spelling is hopeless, punctuation is ignored, and the meaning of questions remains an ongoing puzzle. Note taking is problematic. Right brainers only learn what they understand. Out-of-the box thinkers, they are not verbal but creative and intuitive, often giving the right answer without being able to explain how they got it. Right brainers are our artists, musicians, designers, architects, athletes, builders, surgeons and software designers.

Our Team

Ene-Kaja Chippendale, Ph.D.

Ene-Kaja Chippendale, Ph.D.

President of Focus on Learning

ACT English/Reading Expert
Gary Moss, Ph.D.

Gary Moss, Ph.D.

ACT Math/Science Expert

Focus on Learning Team

Our teachers show students how to learn.

 

 

 

 

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