Letter to Schools

To School Officials or To Whom It May Concern:


The Studio Tutoring Service provided at Oakwood fashions itself after the on-set schooling required by the State of California for all minors working in the Entertainment Industry. Title 8 of the California Administrative Code is very specific with regard to the laws protecting working minors and their education. Conforming to Title 8, the Tutoring Service provides three hours of schooling each morning from 9 AM to 12 PM and tutors are drawn from the pool of California certified Studio Teachers who have both secondary and elementary credentials. Participants must bring books and assignments (specific or general) from their schools. We make every effort to keep students organized and paced so that when they eventually return to school they will be near or on level. It is up to your school whether there is weekly communication, monthly communication or whether the materials and suggested grades are returned to you at the end of the student's time in Los Angeles. We find that it is best if parents are the common denominator with regard to the exchange of school work as they are the only component in this experience present back home, at our center, and at the workplace.

This has proven to be a sensible approach to educating these students who in most cases do not want to leave their schools and classmates, but who want to pursue talents and aspirations, and are able to do that while maintaining school work. We recommend that schools think of this experience as they would participation in the Olympics, musical competitions or some other extracurricular activity for which students show talent and passion.

To register, or for more information, please feel free to call 1.323.445.6364.


Yours truly,
Wesley Staples, Director

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