Preparing Boys for Life

Study Skills+: A Co-ed Course

What is Study Skills+?

Study Skills+ is taught by Haverford School faculty members and is open to rising eighth and ninth grade boys and girls.

This course is designed to give students the space to practice essential organizational and academic skills in preparation for the transition from middle school to high school.

Through a series of focused exercises on organization, note-taking, studying, and academic writing, this course helps students hone both their skills and mindsets.

This course fills quickly; early registration advised.

We're going virtual!

In light of current government regulations, Study Skills+ will be held virtually. We are confident that we can deliver an enriching and connected experience for your child in this format.

We will be limiting the number of registrants to ensure we can apply Haverford’s relational teaching approach to Study Skills+; it is important to us that your child has a personalized and valuable experience that will position him or her well for high school -- whether in an in-person, hybrid, or virtual setting.

Your Study Skills+ educators have all been trained in delivering virtual instruction and are currently conducting courses through Virtual Haverford.

We will be running Study Skills+ through a secure Zoom account, which we will send the week prior to the week for which you are registered. Course materials will be hosted on a learning management system; no supplies are needed. Students should have access to a Google account and a quiet place to engage with their teachers and fellow students.

About the Instructors

These three educators share 35 years of experience teaching in independent middle and high schools. As classroom teachers and coaches, they prioritize a relational approach to holistic education.  

Brian Long teaching Upper School


Brian Long
Brian completed his undergraduate degree at Villanova University and is nearing completion of a master’s of Liberal Arts in History at the University of Pennsylvania. At The Haverford School, Brian teaches ninth grade history and 12th grade finance. He also coaches the distance running program, having run on the Villanova track and cross-country teams.

Luqman Kolade teaching


Luqman Kolade
Luqman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in Writing from St. Joseph’s University. Over the course of Luqman’s 15-year career, he has taught English at almost every level between the middle and high schools. Currently, at Haverford, he teaches ninth, 11th, and 12th grades, while also head coaching both the winter and spring track teams.  

teaching history at The Haverford School


Timothy Lengel '07
Timothy received his undergraduate degree from Williams College, where he majored in history. He is nearing completion of a master’s in Liberal Arts in History from the University of Pennsylvania. Timothy has taught for almost a decade; at Haverford, he teaches junior- and senior-level history courses. In addition to teaching, Timothy is the head cross-country coach. 

Schedule & Pricing

June 8-12
8:30-11:30 a.m.

Aug. 10-14
8:30-11:30 a.m.

$375 per week

Students can attend one week or both weeks.


Does my child have to attend The Haverford School to enroll in Study Skills+?

No, we welcome all students.

Is StudySkills+ open to boys and girls?

Yes, this is a co-educational course.

What grade-level students can enroll?

StudySkills+ is open to rising eighth and ninth graders.


Brian Long

Luqman Kolade

Tim Lengel '07