Unique Benefits of Norman Prince's Program

  • Are you ready to dramatically improve your study and note-taking skills?
  • Are you prepared to gain better confidence and greater confidence?

Significantly improve your study and note-taking skills in as few as 6-8 hours with my high-intensity program.

Learn to:

  • Save time by being better organized to study more effectively
  • Boost concentration while reading, studying, writing, listening, and taking tests
  • Apply note-taking techniques to text and non-fiction chapters and books, literature, lectures, presentations, courses, and work materials
  • Increase your retention with a comprehensive 10-step active learning method that includes note-taking


What skills will you gain?

You will see noticeable improvement in concentration, comprehension, note taking, and retention.

How soon will you see results?

You will see progress by the end of the second session.

Highights of some notable clients

  • A high school student took my program, leading to getting straight A’s in college
  • A high school student refined her goals and learned techniques to improve note-taking and remembering skills

Get in touch!

Please contact me to schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation to:
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Learn about my programs
  • Discover how we will work together to accomplish your goals

Personalized Programs

I tailor my cost-effective programs to meet your needs, ensuring that you will be fully prepared. Using my proven methods and materials, I will customize your program and guide you through every step to meet your goals.

Get better study and note-taking skills in less time than in other programs by following my time-tested, 9-step process:

  • Analyze your background as a student and note-taker
  • Assess your strengths and weaknesses as a reader and learner
  • Discuss your needs and goals
  • Gain extensive concentration improvement strategies
  • Learn proven anxiety reduction techniques
  • Discover comprehensive suggestions for nutritional preparation, including “brain food”
  • Provide analysis if your strongest intelligences—ways you learn best—with tips on how to use them in your future learning
  • Apply note-taking techniques to text and non-fiction chapters and books, literature, lectures, presentations, courses, and work materials
  • Carry out the program

Program options include:

  • Combine with speed-reading program
  • Combine with standardized test prep program
  • Apply to your academic and/or work materials

Additional info

Detailed progress summaries for all sessions are sent to parents and counselors of students.

My Exclusive Guide

Over three decades as an educator, I’ve written comprehensive guides that produce optimal results in my intensive programs. These guides are only available to my clients. I continually update and improve them based on the latest client fedback, research, and professional reading.

My guide:

  • Saves time otherwise spent taking notes
  • Includes examples of numerous note-taking techniques—notes for chapters, articles, complete books, lectures and presentations, and complete courses

My exclusive guide also includes study techniques such as:

  • Pre-reading all materials to get a comprehensive overview
  • Self-testing—turning subtitles into questions and reading to answer them in your notes


I’m unique in reading, test prep, and learning skills because of my extremely diverse experience:

  • More than 10,000 hours of tutoring
  • 20 years as an assistant professor of English at Skyline College
  • Designing and writing exclusive guides for programs on study and note-taking, speed-reading, and standardized test prep
  • Tutoring many adults, including many businesspeople and professionals
  • Teaching study, reading, test prep, and grammar workshops to:
    • Stanford University
    • USC School of Education
    • Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business

Individual Options


Tutoring is personalized to maximize your study, note-taking, and learning skills

Please contact me to schedule tutoring or with questions.



Noe Valley, San Francisco

Remote Tutoring

Online tutoring via Zoom.

Contact me for details at (415) 821-6595.

Time frame

How long is the program?

Study and Note-Taking skills clients spend 6 to 8 hours, usually over 3-4 weeks. Sessions are 2 hours long—other session-lengths and time frames are possible. For maximum benefit, do at least 6 hours of outside work, so you can apply the new skills to your materials. Ongoing application is essential to consolidate these skills.

Other Programs

I also offer programs on standardized test prep (ACT, SAT, and others), speed-reading, grammar, and /or vocabulary, some of which can be combined with study and note-taking skills.


Ongoing assistance is available as needed, applying study and note-taking skills, speed-reading, writing, and grammar to your materials and projects.

Hourly and Program Rates

Please contact me for details including pricing and rate reductions for individuals.

Payment can be made by PayPal, check, money order, or cash.

More on Policies.

Check out Testimonials.


"Norman has decades of experience and is very effective and personable. I had my granddaughter take his study course in high school; she's now in college and gets straight A's."
Obo H.