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The Learning Academy

Learning Academy helps children achieve academic success. Our mission is to empower students to reach their potential as quickly and efficiently as possible. We are passionate about making learning a positive and rewarding experience. Through the use of individualized, innovative and research-supported interventions, we can unlock you child’s potential and help him or her find success in the classroom.

The Learning Academy offers two distinct services:

  • Academic Skills Training (AST)
  • Content Area Tutoring (CAT)

Academic Skills Training (AST)

Academic Skills Training (AST) provides help with basic learning skills. Students will receive research-based interventions from trained interventionists. All interventionists are supervised by a licensed school psychologist with a doctorate in School Psychology. Each student attending AST will have an individualized plan that is frequently evaluated and adjusted to the specific needs of the student.

AST helps students who struggle with:

  • Reading Problems: Knowing letter sounds, recognizing letters, reading with few errors and understanding what they read
  • Math Problems: Identifying numbers, counting and understanding math facts
  • Spelling Problems: Spelling common words and memorizing word lists for test
  • Writing Problems: Getting ideas on paper and using proper capitalizations, punctuation and grammar

AST includes the following:

  • Help for children who haven’t developed foundational learning and academic skills
  • Three one-hour individual sessions per week*
  • Frequent parent meetings to share progress
  • Training of parents, tutors and teachers to carry out treatment and maintain progress over time

*Session frequency is determined on an individual basis, more frequent sessions result in quicker and more sustained results.

Content Area Tutoring (CAT)

Content Area Tutoring (CAT) services are designed for the needs of middle school and high school students who are struggling with specific areas of study. Our tutors are highly-qualified high school and college students. Tutors will work one-on-one with students to carry out an individualized tutoring plan. Tutoring plans are developed by our licensed psychologists and specifically designed for each student to target areas of concern. Progress will be consistently evaluated to ensure effectiveness.

CAT includes the following:

  • Tutoring in the following areas: English, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Additional help with organizing, prioritizing and note-taking skills
  • Structured and goal-focused sessions
  • Two one-hour individualized sessions per week
  • Individualized tutoring plans developed and supervised by psychologists who specialize in academic skill development

Enrollment

If you’re concerned about your child’s performance in school, schedule an appointment today. Call (402) 498-3358

Learning Academy Hours

AST:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

  • Academic Year: 4 p.m., 5 p.m.
  • Summer: 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

CAT:

Mondays and Thursdays

  • Academic Year: 5 p.m.
  • Summer: 3 p.m., 4 p.m.