One-on-One Tutoring & Educational Assessments for Boxford Studentsadmin2023-09-04T08:02:08+00:00
Our Private Reading & Math Tutors Are Specialized in Helping Boxford 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 Boxford 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 Boxford students:
Commonwealth Learning Center Supports the Boxford MA Area With Individualized Tutoring Services
Commonwealth Learning Center (CLC) delivers various benefits that make it stand out from other tutoring centers. Unlike other facilities that teach students in group settings, our educators work with our clients individually to provide the tailored attention they deserve. We believe that every client comes at CLC with their own personal challenges and learning goals. Our caring, supportive environment nurtures all of our students regardless of their stage of life (K-1 through adulthood.)
We work with students of all abilities, whether they need a little additional homework help or are faced with a learning disability. Students with many types of learning challenges such as ADHD, dyslexia, executive function difficulties, language-based learning disabilities, and non-verbal learning disabilities come to us for assistance. Our instructors have advanced degrees in special education, math, and reading and are certified to teach learners with learning challenges.
Here are the four main areas we specialize in:
We Provide Educational Assessments
Our team believes that early intervention is crucial to help a child be successful in school and the rest of the life which is why CLC offers educational assessments that help uncover a learning difficulty or effective learning style. These evaluations can help change a student’s life by helping them grasp concepts that formerly alluded them.
All new students start with a no cost consultation with our CLC director where their academic performance and background is reviewed. Finding out about each student’s strengths and weaknesses helps us create a personalized approach just for them.
Soon after the evaluation, the child and their parent will be provided with a testing report that pinpoints areas of difficulty and what programs and methods we recommend for their specific situation.
Our Boxford Reading Tutoring Program
Literacy may be one of the trickiest things a young student can master. We help foster improved literacy skills in Boxford MA thanks to our selection of accredited programs that are proven to improve reading. All of them can treat conditions that inhibit reading, such as dyslexia. Some of our reading programs include:
This is a fantastic choice for learners who have a hard time matching sounds with associated letters and who often pause when trying to read through a sentence. It is a phonetically based program that shows students the basic foundations of the English language and then builds from there.
The Wilson Reading System Program
This reading and writing program takes students who have a hard time with spelling through a 12-step process so over time they can read standalone words. The steps go beyond the phonics of the Orton-Gillingham program and students old on to what they gain from constant repetitiveness. The program is effective because students review the current reading and writing concepts to make sure they can retain them before the educator advances them to the next level.
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
Also called LiPS, this program assists students who are not able to process individual sounds in words by showing them how to articulate words to then be able to write and read them. It shows students how proper use of the lips, tongue, and mouth create the basics of letters and words.
About The Nancibell® Visualizing & Verbalizing® Program
Learners develop mental images as they read and write since this program uses a visual approach to enable them to remember concepts. Students in this program are able to succeed across multiple courses of study on top of reading and writing.
Math Tutoring in Boxford, Massachusetts
We help students achieve their potential in math employing a variety of teaching strategies in all mathematics levels from basic adding and subtracting to advanced pre-college math. Our unique math programs help students at all skill levels “see” formulas and solutions to solve problems. We show students how writing down math formulas and solutions assists them in retaining what they’ve learned.
Children learn math better when they see and “touch” numbers, which is why we use the TouchMath program to help them add, subtract, and multiply numerals.
We Help Boxford Students With All Types of Test Preparation
When Boxford MA students must face an exam for college or high school admissions, we help take the stress out of preparing for it. We assist students on a one-on-one basis prepare for the MCAS, SAT, PSAT, SSAT exams and more. We know how to prepare students for the challenging questions in these examinations because we’ve studied them ourselves.
In addition, we assist adult clients with preparing for the GED exam so they can officially graduate from high school, earning greater job opportunities.
Main Reasons to Choose CLC Tutoring in Boxford MA
We provide plenty of parking at our centers as one of our other differentiating advantages. Our facilities are modern and well-equipped with computers. All students have access to private workspace so they will not be interrupted.
All CLC tutors undergo background checks and we hire both part-time and full-time specialists. Our instructors have extensive knowledge of and experience in helping students through multisensory programs.
We can help you find out if your child is eligible to receive financial aid with the CLC. A 10% discount is offered for brothers or sisters. We do not lock our students into contracts; they keep visiting CLC as long as they need our help.
Contact Us For a Free Assessment
Feeling ready to help your child move forward on the next step to assisting their learning? We’re happy to assist you with a free assessment; call us today.
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 Boxford 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.
Boxford, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 8 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The original town center of Boxford, was East Boxford and other areas in the eastern part of the town, comprise the census-designated place of Boxford. The Town was incorporated in 1685. At that time it was home to approximately 40 families. Today Boxford population was estimated at 8,277 and the median income in Boxford, MA is $111,979 with a median home value of $504,800. Boxford, MA also have poverty rate of 8.0% is lower than the national average.
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