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  • Skills to strengthen grade-level targets and objectives​​

  • Application for real-world problem solving

  • SAT and SSAT Prep


  • Reading

    • Decoding​

    • Comprehension

  • Writing

    • Organization​

    • Development of thoughts

    • College essays


  • Time management

  • Organization

  • Managing long-term assignments

  • Note-taking

  • Study techniques

Different Students Require Different Approaches to Learning

At Successful Solutions, we individualize instruction to maximize learning specifically for each student.  We focus not only on the "HOW" of completing the task, but also the "WHY" it works; deepening understanding and helping with retention of skills.  When appropriate, manipulatives, models, and technology are utilized as tools to further maximize understanding of concepts.  Whenever possible, real-life problems tie concepts to students' lives giving meaning and purpose to their school work.  

Providing visuals, minimizing work on a page, offering time for questions and processing of information, allowing use of technology to better organize or physically write with paper and pencil are methods used depending on the needs of each individual student whether in a private tutoring session or a small group session.

Kathy Ells, Director of Successful Solutions, has over 40 years of experience in teaching in a wide variety of grade levels and in both special and general educational settings.


Classroom teaching and tutoring experience includes: 

  • Math, science, and English at Landmark (middle and high) School and Landmark Prep School

  • Summer study skills courses at Governor's Academy

  • Special educator at Amesbury Middle and Donaghue Elementary Schools  

  • Grades 6-8 math, science, and ELA at Pentucket and Manchester-Essex Regional School Districts

Certified in the following areas:

  • Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)

  • Moderate Special Needs (Grades 5-12)

  • Middle School Mathematics (Grades 5-8)

News & Announcements


Successful Solutions welcomes Hannah Ells to our team!

Hannah is an online tutor offering high school students support with essay and research paper writing for content classes as well as packages for directing students through the college essay writing process.

Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her students!

Meet the team! >>


New Offering: Weekly Learning Center!

Have lots of clarifying questions on assignments?

Need to organize materials?

Need strategies to manage long term assignments?

Need suggestions for working more efficiently?

Need a quiet atmosphere to help stay on track?


For students in Grades 7 - 11 who need guidance, but have a level of independence.


When: Mondays from 7:35-9:00 PM​

Interested? Learn more! >>

Successful Solutions · CI Works - Suite215 - 11 Chestnut Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 · 978-595-2590

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