Frequently Asked Questions

How is Commonwealth Learning Center different from other tutoring centers?2021-05-21T23:26:16+00:00

Commonwealth Learning Center works exclusively on a 1:1 basis with each client and specializes in serving individuals with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. We utilize multisensory approaches and tailor our lessons to meet each student’s needs, taking into account learning style and goals.

Who are your tutors?2021-05-21T23:27:01+00:00

Our tutors are warm, patient, confidence-builders who engage students of all ages through multisensory teaching techniques. Many of our tutors hold teaching certificates, and most have advanced degrees and specialized training. All of our tutors have undergone criminal background checks.

What types of evaluations do you offer?2021-05-21T23:27:33+00:00

An educational evaluation is an important first step in addressing learning difficulties. Commonwealth Learning Center offers educational assessments in reading, phonological skills, spelling, written expression, and mathematics.

What is the fee structure? Is financial aid available?2021-05-21T23:28:01+00:00

As an independent nonprofit organization, we set our own competitive hourly rates. We offer a 10% tuition discount for siblings of enrolled students, and financial aid is available on a sliding scale based on family income.

What is the minimum time commitment for services?2021-05-21T23:28:30+00:00

We do not require individual clients to contract for a particular period of time. Students attend for as long as they find our services to be beneficial.

Where do in-person services take place?2023-11-28T15:21:21+00:00

In-person services take place at our learning center, which is located in Needham, Massachusetts. We are also able to see clients at Greater Boston area schools or public libraries. We do not offer in-home tutoring.

Does Commonwealth Learning Center offer virtual services?2022-08-31T13:27:37+00:00

We do offer remote tutoring! Unfortunately, we are not able to conduct educational evaluations virtually.

My school is not able to provide the multisensory instruction required by my child’s IEP. Can my child receive these services through Commonwealth Learning Center?2021-05-21T23:29:52+00:00

Yes! Please have your school contact reach out to us directly. We are happy to discuss 1:1 and small group options and create a custom plan that meets your student’s needs.


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    Beth Dinelli, M.Ed
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    220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6 Needham, MA 02494-3133

    Phone: 781.444.5193

    Fax: 781.444.6916

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