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For students not enrolled in our full day program, we offer after school tutoring. These sessions are appropriate for students having any of three common learning differences: a deficit in Phonemic Awareness, Dyslexia, and/or Dyscalculia. These learning differences commonly occur together. All can be corrected with regular tutoring using research-based, simultaneous, multi-sensory methods. We feature the Milan Method, the Barton Reading and Spelling System, and Dyscalculia curriculum by Emerson.

  • Dyslexia is a learning difference characterized by difficulty learning to read and spell. It is not indicative of intellectual deficits.
  • Phonemic Awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds in spoken words. Dyslexic students who lack phonemic awareness cannot learn how to read and spell.
  • Dyscalculia is a learning difference characterized by a difficulty with math and understanding how numbers work together.

I’ve Tried Tutoring, But It Didn’t Work

These three learning differences all require specialized, highly-targeted techniques. Most tutoring centers do not have the trained staff to successfully remediate these learning differences, and in fact many do more harm than good as a result.

How Do I Know If My Child Has These Learning Differences?

Dyslexia, a lack of phonemic awareness, and dyscalculia can all be accurately identified as early as kindergarten. Before a student is accepted into the tutoring program, they must have specific academic testing by a trained professional. See Screenings and Consultations for more information.