M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring is a homework tutoring center located within

Samara Learning Center.  Students in the 4th through 12th grades receive 

instruction and support aimed at increasing current successes while providing

structure, strategies, and good habits for achieving long-term success.

M.A.P.L.E. stands for:

M = Make Priorities

A = Always Organize

P = Proactive Actions

L = Learning Time Management

E = Excel

Our purposefully designed and structured program provides students a combined approach aimed

at improving executive functioning skills in addition to academic performance.  Small groups, usually 1:4 tutor/student ratio, work toward improving:


  • Organization of binders, backpacks, and school materials
  • Use of planners and/or assignment organizers
  • Utilization of homework and grade programs (i.e. StudentVue)
  • Time management

Prioritization Skills

  • Establishing order of assignment completion based on complexity, due dates, and scoring

Project Management Skills

  • Organizing larger projects into smaller manageable and achievable, goals

Understanding and Utilization of Resources

  • Credible sources of information
  • Online thesaurus and dictionaries
  • Internet search engines


  • Asking for clarification when confused about assignments or projects; calling a peer, emailing a teacher, asking teacher to proof read or edit before due dates

Study Strategies

General skills after completing homework with additional time left in the session

  • Typing
  • Math
  • Writing
  • Spelling
  • Areas a student needs extra assitance

M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring’s staff wants to be part of your child’s team through ongoing communication with you, teachers, and other service providers.  Homework issues can impact grades, skill development, self-esteem, and relationships with parents/guardians. M.A.P.L.E Tutoring gives you the opportunity to focus on your relationship with your child rather than feeling like a homework taskmaster and your child a frustrated student.


Group $19.50/hour (sign up in 30 minute increments)

One-to-one $50/hour

Please select the times that work best for you in the application or speak with Heather.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Thank you again for considering Samara Learning Center to meet your child's academic, social, and behavioral needs and executive functioning skills.

M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring

   Forms of payment accepted:

     ·   Cash      

     ·   Check

     ·   Money Order​

     ·   Credit Card (small processing fee)


“Success Attributes” are incorporated in the common vocabulary during M.A.P.L.E. Tutoring. The tutors will use the Success Attribute vocabulary during teachable moments and direct lessons during tutoring sessions. The Success Attributes were developed by the Frostig Center, a learning center for children with challenges in Pasadena, California.

The Success Attributes, derived from a longitudinal study, are: self-awareness, proactivity, perseverance, goal setting, support systems, and emotional coping strategies. Having a common language and incorporating the direct teaching of these attributes will facilitate the development of skills and attributes in the students while creating consistent communication and expectations. Many students with executive functioning challenges learn to become passive learners, lose intrinsic motivation, and feel like they are in a downward spiral of low self-esteem, poor family and peer relationships, and poor chances for current school or future success. As students learn executive functioning skills at M.A.P.L.E Tutoring, they will also be nurtured in becoming more active learners with increasing intrinsic motivation and skills to succeed.