Techniques for Understanding:
  • Phonetic Skills
  • Vocabulary Development
  • Skimming and Scanning Techniques
  • Reading Speed
  • Analogies
  • Identifying Inferences
  • Sequencing Skills
  • Cause and Effect Relationships
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Locating Main Idea
  • Using Contextual Clues


"Once I improved my reading skills with Optiminds, it took the stress out of school."-- Laura, 15


Speed Reading:

OPTIMINDS for Learning Skills and Speed Reading Programs
  • How to manage your time
  • How to outline text books
  • How to take notes
  • How to prepare for and take exams
  • Develop good study habits
  • Developing a plan for the coming school year
  • Speed Reading (reading efficiently)
  • Skimming/Scanning
  • SQ3R Formula: a speed reading/learning skills approach


"I can read my professional literature and retain more in less time." - Dr. Samuel M. D.



Effective Communication of Ideas
  • Improve Grammar and usage
  • Creative Writing
  • Perfect Punctuation, Capitalization & Sentence Structure
  • Learn the Perfect Power Paragraph
  • Expository Writing
  • Focus on 5 Paragraph Essay
  • Emphasis placed on thesis development, introductory paragraph, developing the core of the essay and formulating original conclusions.
"This program has given me the tools to manage school, work and homework with less stress and more organization."--Sally a HS Freshman


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Tutoring Classes are held at our Telegraph and 12 Mile Facility


Jane Stewart Ph.D.
(248) 496-0150

Optiminds, Inc. is a Non-Profit Service.  Our individualized tutoring is a better 
price than online tutors.  Our prices can be lower because we care 
about kids not profits! Call Optiminds at 248-496-0150 
Optiminds Now Offers Convenient Online Tutoring!

Optiminds offers Customized Programs Incorporating Mental Exercises, Visualization and Computerized Drills.
A huge part of my business is making sure kids get scholarships for college--following NCAA rules and the NCAA clearing house guidelines.--Dr. Stewart


29688 Telegraph Rd.,
Southfield, MI 48073

Phone: 248-496-0150

"Dr. Jane,

         I wanted to thank you and your staff for all the positive progress. For years we have tried to find the right help for understanding math and developing better study habits. We were not getting the right results until we found you. I had began to think my son would never get a clear understanding of math but I see that he is finally "getting it." It shows in his test results. He spent years saying "I just dont get it" and now I see that confidence being rebuilt and it makes my heart glad to know how he must feel in the classroom. You and your staff have been a true blessing to our family. Thank you for taking noticeable interest in our son and caring about his future." --parents of Division One football recruit.