One-on-One Tutoring & Educational Assessments for Beverly Studentsadmin2023-09-04T07:57:10+00:00
Our Private Reading & Math Tutors Are Specialized in Helping Beverly Students With Learning Challenges Including Dyslexia, ADHD, Language-Based Learning Disabilities, and More
The Commonwealth Learning Center (CLC) is a non-profit educational center established in 1988 by the Stratford Foundation. We provide one-to-one teaching, assisting students from Beverly and beyond, using a customized plan to meet the needs of each student.
Our teachers have special expertise working with students who have learning disabilities, including dyslexia, ADHD, language-based learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, and executive function difficulties. Our team also offers educational assessments.
The CLC offers programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, for college students, and for adults who wish to improve their basic skills. Tutoring services are available in reading, writing, math, exam preparation, academic support, and study skills. Our educators are highly skilled and trained in methods that have been proven to be particularly effective for students who struggle to learn through traditional curriculum materials.
From learning to master their note-taking skills to strengthening their understanding of how to be successful with learning differences such as dyslexia or ADHD, our students thrive in our relaxed and supportive teaching environment.
Commonwealth Learning Center
220 Reservoir St #6
Needham, MA 02494 (781) 444-5193
Here are some of the services we offer our Beverly students:
Customized Beverly Massachusetts Tutoring Lessons with the Commonwealth Learning Center
Commonwealth Learning Center (CLC) delivers many benefits that make it stand out from other tutoring centers. Other tutoring services use group settings to tutor their clients, but we give them personalized attention by supporting them one-on-one. At the CLC we believe that every student is unique with their own challenges and learning goals. We support students of all ages (K-1 through adult) in a compassionate, relaxing environment.
We’re the ideal solution for students who need a little extra help getting over obstacles to those with learning differences. Students with various learning challenges such as non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, executive function difficulties, dyslexia, and language-based learning disabilities come to us for assistance. Our instructors hold advanced degrees in special education, math, and reading and are certified to teach students with learning challenges.
Here are the top four services we specialize in:
Your First Step at CLC: Educational Evaluations
Early intervention is important in helping a child do well in school and throughout the rest of his or her life; that is why CLC offers educational evaluations to determine if a student has a learning disability and is suitable for a particular style of learning. These assessments can help transform a student’s life by allowing them to grasp concepts that formerly alluded to them.
We offer a complimentary consultation with the CLC director for all new clients which includes a review of past exams and results. This helps us discover a student’s strong points and vulnerabilities so we can craft a personalized teaching plan just for them.
Shortly after the evaluation, the child and their parents will be provided with a testing report that identifies areas of difficulty and which programs and methods we recommend to remedy them.
Our Beverly Reading Tutoring Program
Literacy may be one of the trickiest things a young student can master. We help foster improved literacy skills in Beverly MA thanks to our selection of accredited programs that are proven to improve reading. All of them can address conditions that make reading hard for students such as dyslexia. Some of our reading programs include:
For students who have difficulty matching sounds with associated letters and hesitate when reading a sentence, this program is an excellent solution. It’s a phonetically based program that teaches students the basic building blocks of the English language and builds from there.
About The Wilson Reading System
A 12-step reading and writing program that works for people who have difficulty with spelling and find it tough to read words by themselves, without surrounding context. The steps go beyond the phonics of the Orton-Gillingham program and people retain what they gain from constant repetitiveness. The program makes sure learners completely understand the current stage before moving on to the next one, which results in reading and writing success.
About The Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
Known as LiPS, this phonetically based program helps students learn how to articulate words properly before actually writing them. ducators using this program show how the lips, tongue, and mouth can form certain letters and words .
Nancibell® Visualizing & Verbalizing®
Students develop mental images as they read and write because this program uses a visual approach to help them remember concepts. tudents in this program have the ability to succeed across many courses of study on top of reading and writing.
We Help Beverly Students with Math Tutoring
We tutor students of all ages and math skill to help them obtain their highest math grade, whether they’re learning fundamental elementary school math or high school calculus. Our unique math programs help students of all levels “see” solutions and formulas to solve problems. We also help students create a solutions manual of math formulas that reinforces concepts they’ve learned.
Children learn math more effectively when they see and “touch” numbers, which is the key reason why we use the TouchMath program to help them add, subtract, and multiply numerals.
We Help Beverly Students With All Types of Test Preparation
We realize that sitting for any test is stressful for most Beverly MA students, and even more so when it’s a required exam for college or private high school entrance. Students getting ready to take on the MCAS, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, or other exams will be fully prepared for them thanks to our one-on-one teaching approach. We understand how to get students ready for the challenging questions in these exams because we’ve studied them ourselves.
We also help adult learners prepare for their GED exam so they can obtain high school completion, opening up more job possibilities.
CLC Tutoring Provides Many Student Benefits in Beverly MA
We stand out by providing many convenient amenities like ample parking at each of our locations. r centers offer the most modern computer models and equipment in a modern setting. All students have access to private workspace so they will not be interrupted.
All CLC tutors undergo background checks and we use both part-time and full-time specialists. Multisensory programs are a specialty of our instructors.
In some cases students may qualify for financial aid for tutoring services. If a client has a sibling, they receive a 10% tuition discount. Students aren’t locked into contracts; they stay with us for as long as they need the guidance.
Take the First Step and Contact Us For Your Free Assessment
Feeling ready to help your child take the next step to fostering their learning? Contact us to set up a time for a free assessment.
ADD vs ADHD: Is There a Difference?
ADD and ADHD are two terms that many people easily confuse. Don’t they mean the same thing?
Yes and no. At one time, ADD (attention deficit disorder) and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) were two slightly different diagnoses. ADD in children was defined by symptoms that didn’t include hyperactivity, but being more withdrawn, “spacey”, and having a hard time focusing and listening to instructions. ADHD in kids, on the other hand, was defined by having an abundance of energy, talking incessantly, and demonstrating “bouncing off the walls” behavior.
Today, however, ADD is considered an outdated term while ADHD is the medically recognized name for any behavior that indicates an inability to focus, whether the child is “hyper” or not. So, attention deficit disorder in children really falls under the umbrella of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But your children’s doctor may still use ADD or ADHD to describe your child’s specific condition. They may still prefer to give an ADD diagnosis or an ADHD diagnosis to avoid confusion.
Diagnosing ADD and ADHD in Beverly Kids
So, will your doctor conduct an ADD symptoms test or ADHD assessment for your child to determine if they have either? Believe it or not, there’s no single test to diagnose ADD or ADHD. Your child’s doctor will instead interview you, your child’s teachers, relatives, and other adults they come into regular contact with to determine if their symptoms are in line with ADD or ADHD. They’ll use standard guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics or the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) when making the diagnosis. Your child will also have their vision and hearing checked and receive a full physical exam to rule out any other medical conditions that may be causing symptoms similar to that of ADD and ADHD.
If your child is diagnosed with either, it’s important to let their educators know so they can work with them and make recommendations to you to help improve their focus in the classroom.
Beverly is a city in Essex County, MA United States. Beverly is a beautiful seaside community located on Massachusetts’ North Shore, just a short drive or train ride from Boston. The city of Beverly was originally a part of the Salem and Naumkeag Territory. Roger Conant was the first to settle in this area in 1626. The City of Beverly had a population of 42,189 as of July 1, 2018. The median income in Beverly, MA is $72,837 and the median home value is $369,600. Beverly is a great place to live with stable, diverse communities in picturesque settings. With miles of coastline, public parks and open spaces, Beverly is aptly called the “Garden City.”
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