One-on-One Tutoring & Educational Assessments for Wilmington Studentsadmin2023-09-05T08:12:04+00:00
Our Private Reading & Math Tutors Are Specialized in Helping Wilmington 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington students:
Customized Wilmington Massachusetts Tutoring Services at the Commonwealth Learning Center
Commonwealth Learning Center (CLC) stands out from other tutoring centers. We work individually with each client to provide them with customized attention, unlike other tutoring centers that instruct learners in groups. We believe that every client comes to the CLC with their own unique hurdles and educational goals. Our caring, supportive environment nurtures all of our students no matter their stage of life (K-1 through adulthood.)
No matter a student’s challenge, if they need help getting past a curriculum hurdle or have a learning disability, our programs and teaching methodology are the ideal solution. Students with a variety of learning challenges such as non-verbal learning disabilities, ADHD, executive function difficulties, dyslexia, and language-based learning disabilities come to us for tutoring services. Our educators are certified and experienced with advanced degrees in special education, reading, and math.
Our four main areas of focus are as follows:
We Provide Educational Assessments
Early intervention is vital in helping a child do well in school and throughout the rest of his or her life; that’s why CLC offers educational evaluations to determine if a student has a learning disability and is suitable for a particular style of learning. We can alter a student’s life and help them understand concepts that were outside their understanding once an evaluation is done.
All new students start with a no-cost consultation with our CLC director during which their academic performance and background are reviewed. This helps us find a student’s strengths and vulnerabilities so we can craft a personalized teaching plan just for them.
Post-evaluation, we review a testing report with each student and their parent that clarifies areas that need assistance and which of our programs we feel will be most beneficial.
Our Tutors Help Wilmington Students With Reading
Learning to read can be one of the toughest things for a young student to accomplish. We help students in the Wilmington Massachusetts area become stronger readers with the help of our many accredited programs that have been proven to help master reading skills. 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 ideal solution. This phonetically based program helps students understand the basic building blocks of English before gently advancing them.
About The Wilson Reading System
This reading and writing program guides students who struggle with spelling through a 12-step process so they can eventually read standalone words. The steps go beyond the phonics of the Orton-Gillingham program and students hold on to what they learn from constant repetition. Students read and review only what they have been taught previously before advancing to the next step which is part of what makes this a very successful program.
Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing™ Program
Known as LiPS, this phonetically based program helps students learn how to speak words correctly before they actually write them. It demonstrates to students how proper use of the lips, tongue, and mouth creates the basics of letters and words.
About The Nancibell® Visualizing & Verbalizing® Program
This program was developed to generate mental pictures in students’ minds as reinforcement as they hear and read words. This approach to learning helps them succeed academically across many paths of study before reading and writing.
Math Tutors in Wilmington, Massachusetts
We help students achieve their potential in math by using various teaching strategies in all mathematics levels from basic adding and subtracting to advanced pre-college math. We implement a variety of math programs to help students at all levels grasp math by seeing the formulas and solutions. We show students how writing down math formulas and solutions assists them in retaining what they’ve learned.
For younger students, our TouchMath program uses a multisensory approach that teaches kids to count and touch TouchPoints to add, subtract, and multiply numerals.
We Help Students From Wilmington, MA Get Ready For All Exam Types
We realize that taking any kind of test is daunting enough for most Wilmington MA students, and even more so when it’s a required exam for college or private high school admission. Students preparing to take the MCAS, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, or other exams will be totally ready for them with the help of our one-on-one teaching approach. We understand how to get students ready for the challenging questions in these exams because we studied them ourselves.
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.
There are Numerous Reasons in Wilmington Massachusetts to Choose CLC Tutoring
In addition to our one-on-one approach, clients will find ample parking at our locations. We offer modern facilities and the latest computer models. All students have access to private work areas so they will not be interrupted.
A safe teaching environment is one of our priorities which is why all CLC staff must undergo a strict background check. Our instructors have vast knowledge of and experience in assisting students with multisensory programs.
Some students may be eligible for financial aid with CLC. If a client has a sibling, they receive a 10% tuition discount. We don’t lock our students into contracts; they keep visiting CLC as long as they need to.
Contact Us For a Free Evaluation
Do you feel ready to help your child take the next step to assisting their learning? Contact us today to arrange a free evaluation.
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 Wilmington 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.
Wilmington was first settled in 1665 and was officially incorporated in 1730, from parts of Woburn, Reading, and Billerica. It is sixteen miles north of Boston and the same distance west of Salem. The town of Wilmington is steeped in history that is reflected in the historical and cultural buildings around the town. The Wilmington Census Designated Place had a population of 23,940 as of July 1, 2018. The median income in Wilmington, MA is $100,862 and the median home value is $378,600. The unemployment rate in Wilmington is 3.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Wilmington jobs have increased by 1.27%.
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