Academic Tutoring

Innovative Study Techniques (IST), Inc. provides academic tutoring, college preparation, and career readiness workshops for FAME students. IST was founded in 2003 by Riche Holmes Grant, Esq., an Ivy League-educated attorney who has dedicated her professional career to building academic environments that motivate and challenge students to resist the status quo. Under Riche’s direction, IST has grown to become a multi-dimensional educational services authority sought after by parents and organizations for its novel approach to learning and progressive vision for education. IST is headquartered in Largo, MD.

A harmony of music and education, FAME prepares youth for college and career through a four-pronged approach:

  1. Music Instruction – Middle and High school students receive college level music instruction from college faculty and professional musicians to build the next generation of musicians and increase their confidence and enthusiasm for learning.
  2. Academic Support – Students receive weekly instruction in STEM subjects, while also improving language skills. FAME’s music and educational components meet national standards and help students to excel in school and achieve advanced academic placement.
  3. College Preparation – Students prepare for college education through academic tutoring, study skills development, SAT preparation, identifying college majors and requirements, and learning about the admissions and financial aid processes.
  4. Career Readiness – Students develop technical skills for music industry-related occupations as well as the soft skills such as organization, time management, goal setting, and networking, necessary for employment in any industry.