The Academic Resource Team and Lower School learning coaches offer guidance for students in need of academic support and enrichment throughout the year including observation, collaboration with students, teachers and parents, recommendations for classroom strategies and accommodations, and small group instruction. Referrals to tutors and other outside providers both on and off campus are an added benefit the team provides. Serving as educational consultants to all Mount Vernon students, teachers, and parents, our learning specialists facilitate appropriate accommodations for students sharing outside psychological-educational evaluations with the School and request standardized testing accommodations. Additionally, the learning specialists teach study skills and strategies as part of our Connections rotation. Lessons include introducing study tools, organizational strategies, note-taking methods and preparing for assessments.
Individual teacher tutorials are also scheduled before and after school. Upon teacher or parent request, students may schedule a time to meet individually with a learning specialist to improve their study skills, organization, and overall performance.
For additional information please contact Director of Academic Resource Services, Samantha Flowers, sflowers@mountvernons