1:1 Tutoring

Winter Tutoring: January 19 – February 25 (registration closes January 10)
Spring Tutoring: April 6 – May 20 (registration opens March 1 for Spring)

This school year, some students are learning completely online, others are participating in a hybrid model, and some students are attending classes in-person on a full-time basis. In most cases, no matter how students are enrolled in school, they are not experiencing the comprehensive education, services, and routine they are used to due to the global pandemic.

We understand the impact this can have on students with Down syndrome, and we want to enhance your student’s learning with our one-on-one, individualized tutoring sessions. Therefore, we have worked with our Educational Advisory Board to offer Winter and Spring tutoring!

Our tutors are local special education teachers who have a combined 55 years of experience helping children with disabilities learn and achieve their goals. They are experienced and knowledgeable professionals who customize each learning opportunity to fit their student’s individual needs. *You can read our tutor bios below

By participating in our tutoring program, you will receive:

  1. Parent / Teacher / Student introduction meeting to discuss the student's preferred academic focus areas & goals during tutoring sessions plus learning styles and strategies that work best for the student.
  2. Six 45-minute customized 1:1 tutoring sessions with special education teacher
    Once a week between April 6 - May 20
         Choose your day: Tuesdays or Thursdays
         Choose your time slot: 5:00 – 5:45 pm or 6:15 – 7:00 pm
         Choose your location: Online or DSAGC Empowerment Center

Note, you can choose to have your tutoring sessions virtually or in-person at the DSAGC Empowerment Center (with Covid-19 guidelines in place). Please note, 1:1 tutoring is the only in-person program offered at the DSAGC this winter due to Covid-19. If Hamilton County enters Level 4 (purple) or a stay-at-home order is in place, we will move all in-person sessions to our virtual platform. If virtual learning is not for you, we will happily refund you.

1:1 Tutoring is currently offered to students K-12. If you are Pre-K or younger, please join us for our free weekly circle time and other programs (click here to learn more). If you are out of high school and looking for learning opportunities, please join us for our free adult programs (click here to learn more).

Meet our Tutors

Kennedy Berkley

Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education/Learning and Behavior Disorders
Master of Science, Education, emphasis in School Psychology
EdS (May 2021), School Psychology  
Kennedy currently teaches in the Campbell County school district.

Jerry Comello

Certified Intervention Specialist K-12
Master of Arts, Special Education
Master of Arts, Educational Leadership

Jerry currently teaches at Milford High School.

Shelly Hoffstedder

Bachelor of Arts, Moderate to Severe Disabilities K-12
Master of Science, Learning and Behavior Disorders K-12 

Shelly currently teaches at Highlands High School. 

Rachael Holstein

Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education
Rachel currently teaches at White’s Tower Elementary.

Jenna Smith

Bachelor of Arts, Inclusive Special Education K-12
Jenna currently teaches at Middletown City Schools.

Caitlin Smith

Bio coming soon...

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