Our Mission

Our mission is to provide results-based support for students who want to acquire necessary skills and strategies to succeed in any challenging academic situation. Our method consists of incorporating responsibility for data-based action planning—based on current research and proven effective practices—while promoting exemplary instruction, supporting expanded accountability for both students and educators, and escalating best practices in classrooms and schools. While this may include assistance with the SAT, ACT, final exams, or basic instructional support, our goal is to create a nurturing learning environment in which students may achieve exemplary education in the state of South Carolina. Our team is dedicated to targeted instruction and collaboration in order to deliver measurable improvements and consistently stellar results.

Our academic support service is based on the belief that our clients’ needs are of the utmost importance, and our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. We are proud to support students who help us live up to our name each and every day. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from referrals of clients sharing their success stories with others. Capabilities caters to all students from preschool to postsecondary instruction. It really is a science! Time is always an issue… the time to make a difference is now!

Proven Results

2015-16 ACT Results Comparison
Comparison of National, State, and Capabilities Averages for College Readiness Based on Benchmarks
2015-16 ACT College Readiness Results

Explore Our Services

Test Prep

Preparing for a test can take many forms. Standardized tests require a different set of skills and strategies from standard in-school assessments. Capabilities tutors use … Learn More


Everyone needs help at one time or another.  If you or your child is feeling like it’s time to ask for help, you’ve come to the right place.  We have proven … Learn More

Student Advocacy

Learning advocacy is the act or process of supporting proposals to help students with disadvantages. It takes many forms, most commonly ensuring each child is …Learn More

Skills-Based Learning

Skills-based learning is where we teach students a specific skill. This not only allows us to teach a student how to achieve the correct answer … Learn More

Data-Based Instruction

Data-based instruction uses intake evaluations that we measure against national standards. We utilize tests from the New York State Board of Education, which bases ... Learn More

Assistive Ed

An IEP (Individualized Education Program) is document that is developed for each public school child with special needs in education. It is a blueprint for the … Learn More

What People Are Saying!

***** 5 Stars

We can’t imagine navigating the school system in Charleston without Val White and her capable team.

She has made all the difference for our child.

Thank you Capabilities!

Lisa Sexton

Satisfied Parent

***** 5 Stars

Best Tutoring in Charleston! Valerie and her staff have been such a blessing with our son.

They taught him valuable study skills and helped him through his weak subjects. Ending last school year with straight A’s!

Charlynn Knight

Satisfied Parent

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