What would it mean for your child to think and feel differently about school?

When kids are anxious about school, they might:

  • procrastinate

  • refuse to read, write, or do math

  • spend all night doing homework

  • spend all night on their phone

  • yell, snap, cry

  • oversleep

  • over exercise

  • withdraw

  • become a class clown or even a class bully

Typical responses to these behaviors are:

  • taking away privileges

  • implementing stricter schedules

  • hiring a tutor

While these may temporarily alleviate some of these symptoms, they don't lead to meaningful or lasting change.

Enter: The Student Membership

Using an empathetic neuroscience-based approach, we teach students to set themselves up for success and more calmly handle challenges that come their way. 

With reliable support over time, students maintain robust systems and routines to improve their academic performance and feel better doing it.

When your child persistently practices the mindsets and executive function skills need, they can:

  • get their schoolwork done on time

  • communicate effectively with their teachers

  • go to sleep and wake up regularly

  • eat dinner with the family

  • have the bandwidth to do their chores

  • talk openly with their parents again

As the parent of a child with school-related anxiety, it’s common to feel frustrated, but you don’t have to go it alone.

In The Membership, we will equip your child to be happy and successful through:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation + Reports

    We gather in-depth information about each student's strengths and weaknesses to create comprehensive learning profiles for our students, and provide clear ongoing reports so that you know how your child is progressing every step of the way.

  • Highly Attentive Coaching

    We help students master executive skills and mindsets while we help them complete their school work with coaching and tutoring throughout the week. Options are available for both 1:1 appointments and small-group drop-in Monday–Thursday.

  • Targeted Signature Courses

    We personally guide students through bite-sized, expertly designed courses that meet each student where they are to efficiently get them where they need to go. Read more about each School Without Suffering course below.

Compare Membership Levels:

Every student is unique, and has needs that change over time. Membership levels help make sure that your child is getting the right level of support at the right time.

Core

Small group coaching open Mon–Thurs

Access to book additional 1:1 sessions

All 7 Signature courses

Expertly designed workbooks

Two 50-minute, 1:1 sessions per week

Weekly progress summaries

Monthly progress check meeting with parents

Guaranteed transition toward independence within two months

504/IEP consulting and assistance

Coordination with allied professional team

Formal evaluation for reading, written expression, mathematics, and executive skills as needed

Unlimited text and email support
Intensive

Small group coaching open Mon–Thurs

Access to book additional 1:1 sessions

All 7 Signature courses

Expertly designed workbooks

Two 50-minute, 1:1 sessions per week

Weekly progress summaries

Monthly progress check meetings with parents

Guaranteed transition toward independence in two months 

504/IEP consulting and assistance

Coordination with allied professional team

Formal evaluation for reading, written expression, mathematics, and executive skills as needed

Unlimited text and email support


Panoramic

Small group coaching open Mon–Thurs

Access to book additional 1:1 sessions

All 7 Signature courses

Expertly designed workbooks

Two 50-minute, 1:1 sessions per week

Weekly progress summaries

Monthly progress check meetings with parents

Guaranteed transition toward independence in two months

504/IEP consulting and assistance

Coordination with allied professional team

Formal evaluation for reading, written expression, mathematics, and executive skills as needed

Unlimited text and email support


Or, for more independent learners, check out our Toolkit.

Gaby

Laura and School Without Suffering really changed the academic game for my son. In addition she was able to keep me in the loop every step of the way. She really knows how to be present and support what the students wanted to accomplish- so they are invested in the outcome. I could not recommend Laura more highly.

Ericka

Amazing teacher that gave a complete insight to my homeschooler on how to approach math in a more positive way and greatly boosted my son's confidence in his approach to math.

Raichel

Laura is a gifted teacher. She is able to teach strategies that helps kids improve and grow in confidence. She effortlessly connects with students and draws them out. The sessions are extremely interactive and fun. Laura's organizational and time management skills are top of the chart. She was a blessing to my kid in helping her overcome her fear for math, given that my kid would not trust anyone with Math. Take Laura's classes, you will not be disappointed.

Jennifer

Great for my 2E learner. He says he has better ways of controlling his emotions when he gets upset. Reminding him of what he does well and that he has tools to help himself when he gets stuck and manage his schedule better. Laura is a great teacher. Very kind but firm and understanding with the kids. Highly recommend.

Sarah

Laura worked exceptionally well with my boys who have learning disabilities. She is very knowledgeable with strategies which allowed them to make progress. Laura is very kind, attentive, and encouraging leading to a successful learning environment. I would highly recommend!

Vanessa

My son has been doing so much better in math. The teacher is amazing. My son has been using some really great tools learned in this class. I recommend it if your child has anxiety especially during math.

Kristin

My daughter enjoyed the fact the teacher was very welcoming and non-judgemental. She felt that understanding how the brain worked in her fear of math was extremely helpful. Anyone who has any fear of math would benefit greatly.

Jennifer

Laura is so calm and encouraging with the kiddos. My son with both ADHD and Autism an struggle to stay organized. He is learning to use his online schedule and organizational skills to keep him ready for what is coming up next and to plan out time management throughout the week. This class will be a huge help.

Jay

Our daughter really enjoyed it and made great progress with her math anxiety!

Our expert academic coaches are here to help your child THRIVE.