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At One Smart Kid's Genius Gym, students climb to new heights on the academic ladder. Limited to eight students, our classes offer academic enrichment and promote critical thinking skills and test-taking mastery in a stimulating and supportive environment. We are conveniently located on Sacramento Street in the heart of Laurel Village.

Custom Camps

If there's a conflict with a date or if you don't see a camps offered that would appeal to your child, we can design a custom course with a minimum of four students.

  • Fall 2017

  • EXECUTIVE FUNCTION STUDY SKILLS

  • ONE SMART TASKMASTER

    Organization, Language Arts and Math

    This unique, weekly academic drop-in class offers a personal academic trainer for your child. During each class students will become homework taskmasters while receiving small group and 1:1 support in all academic areas, including math. We will focus on long-term and short-term assignments and test/quiz preparedness while building autonomy and self-reliance. Students will also receive valuable tips on organization, memorization, time-management, and planning. By the end of class, each student will have created a written plan of action for finishing homework assignments. This is a perfect class for those students who need a little extra support with executive functioning skills. Let’s get the job done!

    Drop-In Session Date: Ongoing
    Time: Ongoing
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: Fee is negotiable
    (financial assistance available)

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE STUDIES OFFICER

    High School Study, Organization, and Time Management Skills

    This ongoing weekly academic support group, designed for students with ADD/ADHD and executive function challenges, will act as a forum for students to hone their skills while building autonomy and self-reliance. Students will complete long- and short-term assignments and prepare for tests/quizzes, while focusing on valuable organizational, memorization, time-management, and planning skills.

    Drop-In Session Date: Ongoing
    Time: Ongoing
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: Fee is negotiable
    (financial assistance available)

  • SSAT PREPARATION COURSES

  • SSAT PREP

    SSAT Intensive

    Learn how to master the SSAT and score your personal best. Students will achieve mastery in all aspects of the SSAT test and will leave with a personalized study plan. This course includes math review, vocabulary building, test-specific math and verbal strategies, reading comprehension, and pacing strategies. The last day of the course is an extended session for a full-length practice test.

    1 SSAT Prep session will be offered this fall.

    Session One
    Date: Saturdays, September 23-October 28
    Time: 1-3pm
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $850
    (financial assistance available)

  • SSAT PRACTICE TEST

    Practice makes perfect

    Our unique Interactive Practice Test turns theory into practice and encourages students to utilize their whole toolbox of strategies while taking a full-length practice SSAT Test. Each section of the SSAT test will be preceded by a discussion and review of strategies, which will be reinforced during the test. Discover your strengths and weaknesses and learn how to handle multiple hours of testing at a stretch.

    Each test will be scored based on the SSAT official guidelines. Students will receive a comprehensive answer packet that includes an in-depth analysis of correct and incorrect answers, a math answer review packet,and comments on their essay. These materials will serve as a invaluable study guide for further test-prep.

    These practice tests are limited to students currently enrolled in our SSAT Intensive Courses and one-on-one tutoring. Tests will be individually scheduled for each student.

    For further information, please contact our office.

  • Spring 2018

    SPRING 2018 ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND PREPARATION COURSES

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE STUDIES OFFICER

    High School Study, Organization, and Time Management Skills

    This weekly academic drop-in session with guided academic support, designed for students with ADD/ADHD and executive function challenges, will act as a forum for students to hone their skills while building autonomy and self-reliance. Students will complete long- and short-term school assignments and prepare for tests/quizzes, while focusing on valuable organization, memorization, time-management, and planning skills.

    Drop-In Session Date: Ongoing
    Time: Ongoing
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: Fee is negotiable
    (financial assistance available)

  • ONE SMART TASKMASTER

    Organization, Language Arts and Math

    This unique, weekly academic drop-in class offers a personal academic trainer for your child. During each class students will become homework taskmasters while receiving small group and 1:1 support in all academic areas, including math. We will focus on long-term and short-term assignments and test/quiz preparedness while building autonomy and self-reliance. Students will also receive valuable tips on organization, memorization, time-management, and planning. By the end of class, each student will have created a written plan of action for finishing homework assignments. This is a perfect class for those students who need a little extra support with executive functioning skills. Let’s get the job done!

    Drop-In Session Date: Ongoing
    Time: Ongoing
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: Fee is negotiable
    (financial assistance available)

  • Summer 2018

    ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT AND PREPARATION CAMPS

    Learn your way to new academic peaks!
  • CAMPFIRE BOOK CLUB

    Active Reading and Comprehension

    Spark a passion for reading! In this camp we’ll explore the different ways people tell stories. Campers will receive a Camp Reader that has excerpts from a variety of literary genres. We’ll sharpen our flints, and our critical thinking skills, on how to be the best active readers through group discussion, writing prompts and collaborative projects that turn reading into an adventure. At the end of camp you’ll have your own Reading Survival Kit to use in school and at home.

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • THE MAGIC PENCIL

    Writing Intensive

    Just like a national park has many different trails to walk, there are many different types of writing styles. In this camp you’ll explore how to write in these styles yourself! Each day we’ll discover a new genre to flex your writing muscle. At the end of camp you’ll have your own Writing Survival Kit to use in school and at home, as well as a “published” book of your and your fellow campers’ work. So grab your magic pencil and get writing!

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • ON THE RECORD

    Journalism Writing Intensive

    In today’s media landscape there’s plenty of terrain to cover, from personal blogs and national news outlets to your own high school’s newspaper. In this camp we’ll review the ethics of journalism both in and out of a scholastic setting, learn how write a trending story, and even hear from local Bay Area reporters! With binoculars in hand, you’ll be on the watch for finding and identifying credible sources. At the end of camp you’ll have a Reporter’s Field Guide to help you apply your journalistic skills to academic writing and beyond!

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • TRAILBLAZE INTO HIGH SCHOOL

    Organization, Study and Writing Skills

    Have you ever gone camping and forgotten your trail map or didn’t pack enough socks? High school can feel like that too, but in this camp we’ll make sure you’re well-prepared to start 9th grade on the right path! We’ll take a good, hard look at your organization and learning styles, teach you essential skills to be an emboldened student, and have you create your own handy High School Survival Kit that includes a personalized planning system. Starting high school can feel daunting, but we’ll have you navigating time management, note-taking and test-taking strategies like a champion. An expert camper plans ahead to pitch their tent in the best site at the campground. We’ll train you to do the same and make your high school experience a peak to peak awesome one.

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • MATH PIONEERS

    Math Intensive

    Find your inner math compass! This camp will help you navigate and strengthen your foundational math skills using activity-based learning. You will hone your skills and discover how to handle any math problem that crosses your path, including fractions, decimals and percents. Aligned with Common Core, we’ll train you to become a math trailblazer. At the end of camp you’ll have a Math Skills Trail Map to use at home and in the classroom. Don’t feel lost in the woods!

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)


  • MATH MOUNTAINEERS

    Math Intensive

    Climb your math peak! This camp will hone your math game for the coming school year. You’ll be able to conquer any obstacle, from algebra to challenging word problems. We’ll strengthen last year’s math curriculum and preview what’s ahead. Aligned with Common Core, we’ll train you on how to navigate any math terrain to reach the summit. At the end of camp you’ll have a Math Skills Trail Map to use at home and in the classroom. Happy trails!

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • SSAT PREP

    SSAT Intensive

    Learn how to master the SSAT and score your personal best. Students will achieve mastery in all aspects of the SSAT test and will leave with a personalized study plan. This course includes math review, vocabulary building, test-specific math and verbal strategies, reading comprehension, and pacing strategies. The last day of the course is an extended session for a full-length practice test.**

    2 SSAT Prep sessions will be offered this summer.

    Session One
    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

    Session Two
    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)


  • THE WRITER'S EXPEDITION

    Writing Intensive

    Just like hikers of the Pacific Crest Trail, writers know that reaching their destination is a process. As you hike along the path to find your writing voice we will help you discover it in all its glory as you gain confidence along the way. In this camp we’ll activate your voice by analyzing and critiquing different forms of writing, from literature to nonfiction and journalism. This journey of brainstorming, outlining and self expression will unfold through expository and creative writing projects. At the end of camp you’ll create a Writing Survival Kit that you can use at home and in the classroom. Your inner voice will take you far!

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • YOU GO GIRL!

    Girl's Empowerment

    What makes a girl a hero? Is it how she uses her time turner and wits to escape peril, like Hermione Granger? Is it the way she protects her family, like Katniss Everdeen? Or is it how she gives back to her community, like Moana Waialiki? All of these role models have something in common: confident self-reliance and bravery. A well-rounded leader invigorates herself through academic strength, giving back to her community, and physical prowess. In this camp we’ll examine what makes each of us a hero by exploring all three of these traits together! You’ll hone your organization and time management skills, focus your mind and body through an archery lesson at Golden Gate Park, and accomplish a community-based research project. This research project will end in One Smart Kid donating in YOUR name to a cause you feel passionate about! At the end of camp you’ll create your very own Girl’s Guide to Empowerment.

    Date: TBA
    Time: TBA
    Location: OSK Office, 3442 Sacramento Street
    Cost: $725
    (financial assistance available)

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made with four weeks notice from the start date of the course will receive a 100% refund or the option of credit for a future course, minus a $50.00 processing fee.

    Cancellations made with less than four weeks notice from the start date of the course will receive a 50% refund or the option of credit for a future course.

    Please note: If we are able to fill your child’s cancelled spot, you will be refunded your full payment or the option of credit for a future course, minus a $50.00 processing fee.