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

When kids are anxious about school, they might tell you they're anxious about school. Or 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 like taking away privileges, implementing stricter schedules, or hiring a tutor may temporarily alleviate some of these symptoms, but they don't lead to meaningful or lasting change.

The Solution

When kids are struggling, they need to learn to regulate their emotions so they can manage their time and energy to effectively initiate and complete their tasks. Enter: The Student  Membership from School Without Suffering.

When kids have these skills, they feel better, and they do better at school and at home. And then they

  • get their schoolwork done on time
  • 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

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.

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

We're here to help your child THRIVE.

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!

In The Membership, students with anxiety get equipped to be successful AND happy through:

  • Targeted Signature Courses

    Our courses are expertly designed and delivered to meet students where they are and help them get where they want to go. Each time your learner enters our virtual classroom, you’ll know that they are deeply learning transferable skills and mindsets that will help set them up for success in their current and future endeavors. Read more about each included course below.

  • Highly Attentive Coaching

    Students in The Membership are able to attend Office Hours for guidance and assistance with School Without Suffering coursework AND/OR their school assignments. Office Hours are open four days a week, Monday–Thursday, and coach:student ratios are kept at 1:3 so that each student gets the attention that they need. Students can also book 1:1 sessions as needed with their academic coach for an additional fee.

  • Expertly Designed Workbooks

    Students complete their course work and receive instructor feedback in workbooks that are universally designed for learning. With digital and printable workbook options, students engage in exercises that both promote deep learning and provide a record of progress that can be used by caregivers and school personnel to adjust other interventions the student may be receiving to holistically support their learning.

Choose your membership level:

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

$395/month



Intensive

$995/month


Targeted signature courses to teach students success-building skills

Office hours with low coach to student ratio (1:3) 4 days a week

Access to book additional 1:1 sessions with their academic coach for an additional fee

Expertly designed workbooks

Two 50-minute, one-on-one academic coaching sessions per week

Unlimited text and email support

Weekly session summaries available to both parents and students

Virtual face-to-face check-in meeting once a month to review progress

Individual bridge plan to move toward more independence as the student is ready
Targeted signature courses to teach students success-building skills

Office hours with low coach to student ratio (1:3) 4 days a week

Access to book additional 1:1 sessions with their academic coach for an additional fee

Expertly designed workbooks

Two 50-minute, one-on-one academic coaching sessions per week

Unlimited text and email support

Weekly session summaries available to both parents and students

Virtual face-to-face check-in meeting once a month to review progress

Individual bridge plan to move toward more independence as the student is ready

Meet the Instructor

Laura Fragomeni, Ed.M.

Welcome to School Without Suffering! I can’t wait to begin working with you and your learner. I founded School Without Suffering to help students around the world be both successful and happy, because I believe that when students have the tools and supports that they need, they thrive. 

Qualifications

I’m a passionate, highly-qualified teacher who’s been educating students with diverse learning needs for more than a decade. Over that time, I’ve taught students in grades K-16+ in a wide variety of settings, including traditional public school, home school, private tutoring, and hospital school programs; and I’ve honed a compassionate, neuroscience-based approach to instruction and academic coaching that works.

Education

Master of Education in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard University

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Emory University

Certification

Educational Therapy Certificate candidate

California Teaching Credential (clear) with English Learner Authorization

Background report available upon request

We can't wait to welcome your learner!

Have more questions?

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We offer a weekly Ask Me Anything Session to help you discover if our academic support programs can help your child thrive. No commitment necessary.