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Shadow Classes®

Shadow Classes® are ONLINE

Shadow Classes® are weekly, small-group tutoring sessions that shadow specific subjects at Acalanes, Campo, Las Lomas, Miramonte, Monte Vista, OIS,  San Ramon Valley, and Stanley Intermediate.  Subject-specific classes meet online and are led by one of our expert tutors, most of whom are intimately familiar with each school’s curriculum.  Here are some of the features that make our Shadow Classes special:

  • Our instructors collaborate with each other to ensure that we’re teaching “best of breed” strategies in each class.
  • We sometimes add FREE Shadow Classes if there’s an upcoming test that doesn’t coincide with one of our existing class times.
  • Our instructors explain the difficult concepts that the Shadow Class students need help with.
  • We preview upcoming material when our instructors realize that students may need a head start.
  • Lafayette Academy always personalizes instruction.

Shadow Classes are $196/month ($49/week per class). The fee is only $40/week if you pre-pay for the semester.

CONTACT US ASAP if you have specific Shadow Class requests for the Fall! We will incorporate your requests into our schedules!!!


Shadow Classes Subjects
Math – Middle School, Algebra 1, Algebra 2,  Advanced Algebra 2, Algebra 2/PreCalc Honors, Geometry, Geometry Honors, PreCalc, Trig, Calc AB, AP Stats
Science – Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chem,  Physics, Honors Physics, AP Physics
Foreign Language – Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish IV, French 2, French 3
History – AP U.S. History, AP Euro History, AP World History


The last time we surveyed our Shadow Class students, 91% said that their grades were one or two letters higher thanks to our classes!

Shadow Classes vary week to week depending on what’s going on in class. When students have an upcoming test, we’ll focus on test preparation and strategy. When students are studying a tough chapter, we’ll explain key topics, answer questions, and offer hands-on practice or discussion. If a challenging topic is on the horizon, we’ll preview the material.Our gifted instructors couple the local curriculum with their deep subject knowledge and tutoring experience to help students understand complicated topics. Moreover, our instructors collaborate to ensure that each tutor benefits from our collective experience and knowledge.  Instructors include graduates and current students from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, St. Mary’s, and other top schools, with degrees such as aerospace engineering, British History, philosophy, pre-med, applied mathematics, chemical biology, political science, and more.

We offer multiple class times each week for high-demand subjects and often add classes for small groups of students who need a different subject or can’t make any of the existing time slots.

Our instructors monitor student progress and mentor them as needed. We have helped many students in Lamorinda and Danville make significant process while having fun learning.

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