Academic Success for K-8

Empowering Students to Achieve Academic Excellence

Our meticulous and student-first approach to teaching helps build student’s knowledge, confidence, and improves academic performance at school.


Accelerated Math and English Pathways!

This program can be delivered ONLINE or IN-PERSON or HYBRID (mixed Online and In-Person sessions)

  • Classroom style interactive teaching. Online classes are LIVE Instructor-led
  • Our small class sizes 8:1 enable us to give individual attention to all students
  • Our curriculum is inline with both the state and national standards, so there will be no conflict with the school
  • Our curriculum is formulated in a way to be ahead of the school, so students feel confident and are able to excel at school
  • Our pre-assessment helps us to determine the proper placement
  • Our two level approach, helps cater to the needs and learning abilities of the students
    • LEVEL 1 - Focuses on building strong foundation
    • LEVEL 2 - Accelerated path for advanced learners
  • Student progress will be conveyed regularly to parents.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is NOT for students with special needs / learning disability.

Timeframe and Homework

  • The Program starts first week of September and ends first week of June.
    • Pro-rate available for students who join mid-year.
  • Two classes per week - Total 36 weeks (not including Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Breaks)
  • Each class timeframe is as follows:
    • Kindergarten = 50 minutes
    • Grades 1 to 3 = 60 minutes = 1 hour
    • Grade 4 to 6 = 90 minutes = 1.5 hours
    • Middle and High School =90 minutes-1.5 hours to 120 minutes-2 hours
  • Homework will be given every week to help practice the concepts taught.
    • Homework should take about 30 to 45 minutes maximum per week depending upon the grade level.
  • We offer office hours to help students beyond our classes.
    • 30 mins office visits can be scheduled - which can be utilized for any questions on homework or if you missed a class
    • 8 office visits are allowed in one school year

Tuition Fees Per Subject - Math / English

  • Sibling discount 10% available for 2nd child onwards. 
  • Our pre-assessment helps us to determine the proper placement

1:1 Tuition Fees:

  • $50 /hour 
  • Program can be customized for 1:1 lessons

Terms and Conditions:

  • One month deposit is required for monthly payment plan
  • Cancellation requires 30 days advanced notice. Any credit balance minus $25 cancellation processing fees after the cancellation date will be refunded 
  • 1:1 Class Absence - class reschedule/cancellation request must be made at least 24 hours prior. Please note: late cancellation/absence is not eligible for rescheduling or fee refund.
  • Absence in a group class - we will provide the homework materials for missed class and the student can utilize the office hours to catch up. 

Academic Success Program - Registration Form

Payment Methods

Zelle payment to ""

Make checks payable to "Children's Innovation Center" and either bring it in-person or mail to "P.O. Box 1855 Newark, CA 94560"

Pay through PayPal (3% processing fees added for PayPal)

Contact Us:

Phone: 510-894-1497


Our Teaching Guidelines

ELA Goals and Objectives:

The Common Core standards establish guidelines for English language arts (ELA) as well as for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects. Because students must learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language effectively in a variety of content areas, promote the literacy skills and concepts required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines.

The Common Core asks students to read stories and literature, as well as more complex texts that provide facts and background knowledge in areas such as science and social studies. Students will be challenged and asked questions that push them to refer back to what they’ve read. This stresses critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills that are required for success in college, career, and life.

MATH Goals and Objectives:

The Standards for Mathematics describe varieties of expertise we seek to develop in our students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.

The first of these are the process standards of problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, representation, and connections.

The second are the strands of mathematical proficiency - adaptive reasoning, strategic competence, conceptual understanding (comprehension of mathematical concepts, operations and relations), procedural fluency (skill in carrying out procedures flexibly, accurately, efficiently and appropriately), and productive disposition (to see mathematics as sensible, useful, and worthwhile).

SCIENCE Goals and Objectives:

As Albert Einstein stated that the goal of education is “to train the minds to think.” The eventual goal of science education is to produce individuals capable of understanding and evaluating information that is, or purports to be, scientific in nature and of making decisions that incorporate that information appropriately.

The science curriculum in the elementary and middle school grades, like that for other subject areas, is designed for all students to develop critical basic knowledge and basic skills, interests, and habits of mind that will lead to productive efforts to learn and understand the subject more deeply in later grades.

Students who are proficient in science:

  • know, use, and interpret scientific explanations of the natural world;
  • generate and evaluate scientific evidence and explanations;
  • understand the nature and development of scientific knowledge; and
  • participate productively in scientific practices and discourse

These above strands are not independent or separable in the practice of science, nor in the teaching and learning of science. Rather, the strands of scientific proficiency are interwoven.

SOCIAL STUDIES Goals and Objectives:

From Kindergarten through high school, social studies crosses content areas and includes subjects such as civics, geography, political systems, culture and history.

The goals and objectives that meet national general knowledge requirements are:

  • Civic Competence
  • History and Cultural Competence
  • Geography and Globe Knowledge
  • Understanding Economics, Production and Consumption
  • Critical Thinking and Social Understanding

Social studies involves a number of subjects including history, geography and economics. Students learn how to integrate ideas from different disciplines to come up with reasoned decisions, and to make the connections between related concepts and ideas so that they are better able to identify problems affecting society.