Novella Prep Programs

How To Find The Right Fit For Your Student

Novella Prep's three advising programs are primarily organized around the student's grade. Depending on the specific needs of the student, we will develop an individual academic, standardized testing, study skills, and college planning program. The program descriptions below include typical elements, which we would holistically adapt to meet your daughter or son's needs. We also offer private in-person tutoring, private online tutoring, and private standardized test prep in conjunction with advising programs or as standalone services.

Programs

Study Skills: Novella Study (6th-9th Grade)

 Our Novella Study plan serves all students as a core component of what makes our approach successful. This package can stand alone or be incorporated into our other programs, depending on the desire for college planning.

  • Grade of student: 6-9
  • Email/Phone communication
  • Research
  • Study skills training
  • Two one hour in-person meetings per month with the student and/or parents (online available upon request)

College Planning: Novella Plus (10th-11th Grade)

Our Novella Plus plan serves students in the 10th and 11th grade, ensuring sound fundamentals but focusing on the many specific tasks related to standardized testing, the beginning of college planning, and resume development with an eye toward laying the groundwork for college admissions. This plan includes:

  • Grade of student: 10-11
  • Academic counsel, study skills, and early college planning
  • Standardized test planning
  • Career planning
  • College portfolio advice
  • College visit facilitation
  • Resume support and extracurricular planning
  • Email/Phone communication
  • Research
  • Two one hour in-person meetings per month with the student and/or parents (online available upon request)

College Applications: Novella Senior (12th Grade)

This option provides guidance to seniors, beginning in September. Advice is designed to develop the student’s sense of personal agency, accountability, and organization, with a focus on strategy, analysis, data, and goal-setting.

  • Grade of student: 12
  • Email/Phone communication
  • Research
  • Up to 8 in-person meetings
  • Standardized test planning
  • College planning
  • College portfolio advice
  • Interview preparedness
  • College visit facilitation
  • Application support
  • Application essay editing
  • Career planning
  • Financial aid strategizing
  • Post-acceptance guidance

Add-On Services: Private In-Person Tutoring

Our academic tutoring incorporates a combination of integrating new instructional materials with ongoing lessons to support students to achieve the best grades possible. Private In-Person Tutoring can be chosen in conjunction with an advising program or separately. 

Add-On Services: Private Online Tutoring

Our academic tutoring incorporates a combination of integrating new instructional materials with ongoing lessons to support students to achieve the best grades possible. We use the same approach as our in-person tutoring, but use leading technologies to provide this service online. Some families use a combination of in-person and online instruction based on schedule and convenience. Private Online Tutoring can be chosen in conjunction with an advising program or separately. 

Add-On Services: Standardized Test Tutoring

Students working with a Novella Prep advisor will have cultivated a plan to determine which standardized tests may be necessary to take, and therefore for which additional instruction may be required. Our deep understanding of the testing fields positions us to best advise and prepare your son or daughter to teach fundamental academic skills and strategies that will lead to the highest scores possible. Standardized Test Prep can be chosen in conjunction with an advising program or separately. Learn more about our process and approach.