Some Typical Challenges
Students who have non-mainstream learning styles may have had some academic difficulties in the past, often affecting their motivation and self-image. They generally experience problems in verbal areas, attention span, and organization, contributing to significant gaps in learning and as well as ineffective study habits and test anxiety. With this in mind, our department's three primary offerings -- Reading Skills, Math Skills and Academic Support -- provide students with concentrated, individualized instruction in small groups and 1:1 for Academic Coaching. Our goal is to equip students with skills and habits that will give them confidence and help them achieve academic success.
Students in our program develop stronger verbal reasoning, fluency in written language, and a wider spectrum of problem-solving skills. They learn to manipulate information derived from reading and other sources and incorporate it into works of their own creation as they write papers and prepare for oral presentations and exams. If needed, teachers will also assist students with their academic work, by helping with assignments, re-teaching basic language and math skills, and conferring on topics to be discussed in class.