One-on-One Tutoring & Educational Assessments for Wenham Studentsadmin2023-09-05T08:00:45+00:00
Our Private Reading & Math Tutors Are Specialized in Helping Middleton 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 Wenham and beyond, using a customized plan to meet the needs of each student.
Our teachers have special expertise in 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 Wenham students:
Customized Wenham Massachusetts Tutoring at the Commonwealth Learning Center
Commonwealth Learning Center (CLC) offers many benefits that make it distinct from other tutoring centers. In contrast to other facilities that educate students in group settings, our educators work with our clients one-on-one to provide the personalized attention they need. At CLC we realize that each and every student has their own challenges and learning goals that make their situation unique. We support students of all ages (K-1 through adult) in a compassionate, calm setting.
We work with learners of all capabilities, regardless if they need a little additional homework help or are faced with a learning disability. Students with many types of learning challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, language-based learning disabilities, non-verbal learning disabilities, and executive function difficulties come to us for tutoring services. Our teachers are certified and experienced with postgraduate degrees in special education, math, and reading.
Here are the top four services we specialize in:
We Offer Educational Evaluations/Assessments
Our team believes that early intervention is vital to help a child be successful in school and the rest of their life which is why CLC offers educational assessments that can help reveal a learning difficulty or effective learning style. Our assessments can aid in changing a student’s experience of life by making it fun and easy for them to learn where previously they had a hard time.
We offer a complimentary consultation with the CLC director for all new clients that includes a review of previous exams and results. This helps us to uncover a student’s strong points and weak points so we can craft a personalized teaching plan specifically for them.
Post-evaluation, we review a testing report with each student and their parent that identifies areas that need assistance and which of our programs we feel will be most beneficial.
Reading Tutoring in Wenham
Learning to read is often one of the toughest things for a young student to grasp. We help students in the Wenham Massachusetts area become stronger readers with the help of our many accredited programs that have been proven to help master reading skills. Each of these can treat dyslexia and other problems that make reading challenging. These include the following:
For students who have difficulty matching sounds with associated letters and hesitate when reading a sentence, this program is an ideal solution. This program relies on phonic structure to show students the basics of the English language and advances from there.
About The Wilson Reading System
This reading and writing program guides students who have a hard time with spelling through a 12-step process so they can eventually read standalone words. The steps of this program are more involved than Orton-Gillingham and emphasize repetitiveness to help students remember what they’ve just earned. The program is effective because students study the current reading and writing concepts being taught to make sure they can retain them before the instructor advances them to the next level.
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
Also called LiPS, this program helps students who can not process individual sounds in words by showing them how to articulate words to then be able to write and read them. It teaches how the tongue, lips, and mouth form certain sounds which create letters and words.
Nancibell® Visualizing & Verbalizing® Program
This program helps students cultivate mental imagery as they hear and read words. This strengthens their academic capacity across all courses of study, not just reading and writing.
Math Tutors in Wenham, Massachusetts
From elementary math through advanced concepts including calculus, we help students be their best at the subject through various teaching strategies. We offer a variety of math programs to assist students at all levels in comprehending math by seeing the formulas. In addition, we help students create a solutions manual of math formulas that reinforces concepts they’ve learned.
For younger students, our TouchMath program uses a multisensory method that shows kids how to count and touch TouchPoints to add, subtract, and multiply numbers.
Test Preparation in the Wenham Area
Preparing for any test can be a nerve-racking experience for a student in Wenham, Massachusetts, but it’s that much more overwhelming when that test is required for college or private high school entrance. Students getting ready to take on the MCAS, SAT, SSAT, PSAT, and other exams will be fully ready for them thanks to our one-on-one teaching approach. Our instructors stay informed of the types of questions in these exams so they can show students how to be fully ready and confident for them.
In addition, we assist adult clients with preparing for the GED exam so they can officially graduate from high school, earning them greater job opportunities.
Reasons to Choose CLC Tutoring in Wenham MA
We stand apart by providing many convenient amenities including ample parking at our locations. We offer modern resources and the latest computer models. We provide all students with private, quiet work areas so they can avoid being distracted.
Every one of our part-time and full-time educators undergo thorough background checks. Multisensory programs are one of our specialties.
Some students may be eligible for financial aid with CLC. A 10% tuition discount is available for brothers or sisters. We don’t lock our students into contracts; they simply visit the CLC as long as they need to.
We’re Ready to Give You a Complimentary Evaluation
Feeling ready to help your child take the next step to fostering their learning? contact us to organize an appointment 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. However 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 Wenham 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.
Wenham is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The Town of Wenham was originally settled in 1636 and incorporated in 1643. Fortunately, Wenham has retained much of its unique historic character and tranquil rural scenery. The town boasts many open views of farmlands, lakes, woodlands, and old stone walls that accompany its winding tree-lined roads. In just a couple of blocks, you’ll find the Wenham Museum. The population of Wenham in 2010 was 4,875. Population changed to +9.8% since 2000. The estimated median household income in 2016 is $129,708. Compared to the rest of the country, Wenham’s cost of living is 70.80% higher than the U.S. average.
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