Back by demand, Successful Study Skills 4 Students and St. Luke's School are partnering to offer Winter 2012 study skills workshops for area middle and high school students. The workshops will be held over three consecutive Sundays, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, and Feb. 12, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

"Study skills are the critical and necessary foundation for academic success," Jim Yavenditti, head of upper school at St. Luke's, said. "We are pleased to once again host S4 at St. Luke's so that all students in our community may take advantage of these important tools."

Last semester's workshops were completely sold out.

The S4 program is founded on educational research and evidenced-based studies, and taught by accredited, passionate and engaging teachers. In a highly participatory and dynamic in presentation, students will learn ten essential, logical and easy-to-implement skills, essential for successful learning and studying:

- Goal setting;

- Time management;

- Notetaking Methods;

- The importance of asking questions;

- Active reading strategies;

- Understanding mainideas and important details;

- Using pictures and graphic organizers;

- Summarizing to learn;

- Notebook organization;

- Quiz, test and exam preparation strategies.

"It's never too early for a student to learn and incorporate study skills tools and strategies into their studying practice. Putting into use even a single skill can make a big difference for a student," Gareth Fancher, head of middle school at St. Luke's, said.

S4 workshops are highly interactive, collaborative and dynamic in presentation, creating an engaging, compelling and comfortable learning environment. Limited class size of 15 ensures that all students get personalized attention.

The 7-and-a-half hour three-session workshop will take place at St. Luke's School, 377 North Wilton Road, New Canaan. The workshop fee is $395.

To register middle school students visit To register high school students visit

S4 supplies all materials, including a take-home folder including an entire outline of the workshop and other material for ongoing student and parental support.

Call S4 at 203-30-S-K-I-L-L or email

S4 is an organization that works in affiliation with independent and public schools. S4's mission is to provide students with the essential skills and strategies needed for confidence and success in school and in life, through an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement system.