“Our daughter has been coached by Yellow Parachute since 2005, when she was in 6th grade. We saw immediate progress, and she has been an A student ever since, thanks to the support that Cara Thorpe has provided. We can’t recommend her, and her team of tutors enough: organizational skills, time management, math, writing, homework completion, are all skills that K-12 Learning Solutions successfully taught our daughter. On a personal level, Cara was a delight to have in our home. She always timely, professional, and warm and caring. K-12 Learning Solutions has been a blessing and we will continue to use the tutors as our daughter enters the last years of her education.”
– Parent, – Edina, MN
Personalized Solutions for Grades 6-8
Middle School is a time of change and growth. Your student is reading to learn and switching classrooms more frequently per subject. We have found students who have never struggled in school before experience new stressors with the added materials and course schedule they’re asked to manage. Learners with ADHD may need extra transition time; or your family may be dealing with a learning diagnosis for the first time.
Our middle school Learning Coached are certified teachers or specialists in the areas in which they teach. We also offer single subject coaching for the middle-school-aged student who needs a quick catch up in a specific subject area.
Stephanie Gulliver (Art Teacher at Southwest Christian High School):
Reid has been very helpful to our school as our Art Department has been expanding. He has met with me on occasion the last 2 years, working with our Visual Art Department staff to guide us in curriculum building and class choices that will work best for our size school. This advice has been greatly appreciated!
His knowledge in the arts, both as an artist and an educator has been a great resource for me as the head of the Art Department here at Southwest Christian High School.
Reid has also worked alongside one of my former students during her Senior internship. He allowed her to job shadow and she could get a taste of what it is like to be a full-time artist.
- Private Art Lessons
- Portfolio Review and Preparation: AP Courses, College Admission
Group Art Classes
Work in various mediums to develop techniques of observational drawing. Learn sighting techniques; explore composition, while developing your skills in charcoal, pastel, and graphite. Learn what it takes to become an expert at observational drawing.
Beginning Oil Painting
Learn the basics of oil painting in this 9 hour class. Learn how to mix, thin, and apply oil to various grounds. Students will learn to paint through close observational study and practice.
Group class minimum: 3
Group class maximum: 5
Intermediate Oil Painting
Build on your knowledge of oil painting.
Advanced Oil Painting
Continue your oil painting with instruction.
We are so grateful to Yellow Parachute for the tutoring they did with our daughter. Our tutor’s clarity, flexibility, patience and concern for our daughter; and for our family worked wonders. Our daughter has a chronic illness that took an inexplicable turn for the worse this fall, which jeopardized her life, her aspirations for high school graduation and for college admission for Fall 2016. Her daily situation was unpredictable and at times her learning was impaired making it difficult to know when to meet and how to approach a given subject. Our tutor was flexible in his approach, and ultimately, she got through both AP Calculus and Honors Physics. In Calculus, he played a supportive role as she managed to attend some classes and sort of keep up with the class by attending occasionally. For physics, he had to teach her most of the course including labs. He went the extra mile and met with her physics teacher to understand the labs including their learning purpose.
As of now, our daughter is experiencing the best health she has ever had, and the crisis is past. Because of her efforts, and the support of Yellow Parachute and her teachers, she is going to graduate on time, having learned most of the things she wanted to learn. Being able to get through her health issues without an enormous educational hole to climb out of at the end of it makes a huge difference to her sense of well-being. Thank you.
Our goal is to provide a team approach to meeting the needs of today’s unique learners.
We provide academic coaching and consultation for the IEP process. This process can be overwhelming, especially when you are new to the special education system. Our team approach provides a balance of guidance and support students and families deserve to be informed and successful in every environment.
We work with students with all special needs including ADHD, Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, processing delays, sensory integration difficulties, organizational difficulties, and all academic needs.