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.

We are currently planning to conduct the 2021 session on The Haverford School campus, and will follow appropriate COVID-19 risk mitigation protocols. 

This course fills quickly; early registration advised.

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 serving as Dean of the Upper School.

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 assistant cross-country coach and serves as the Form Dean for the Class of 2021. 

Schedule & Pricing

Dates: Aug. 9- 13, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $425


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