Program Description

  • Shadow Classes are weekly small group tutoring sessions that help students keep up or get ahead in school. Each class is specific to a local school and subject (e.g. Acalanes Chemistry or Monte Vista Geometry).
  • Shadow Classes vary from week-to-week depending on what is happening in class at a given time. If there is an upcoming test, the instructors will focus on test preparation. If the students are covering a difficult chapter in school, the instructor will clearly explain the key topics.
  • Our gifted instructors couple the local textbooks with their exceptional knowledge to help students understand complicated topics. We have a variety of instructors including teachers, recent Cal graduates (who have worked with us for several years), current Cal students, young graduates on their way to medical school, and other professionals who moonlight at Lafayette Academy.
  • We typically have several classes each week for the most requested subjects. Still, we often add classes for small groups of students who want help with a different subject or cannot make any of our time slots.
  • Our instructors monitor student progress and mentor them when necessary.