Summer Tutoring

Summer Tutoring

2023 dates will be announced March 1st

Ages: students in grades K - 12
Dates: every Tuesday and Thursday in July 
Session Times: choose between

Location: DSAGC Empowerment Center
Cost: $120 *participants can use the DSAGC's Community Participation Fund to cover half the cost.

Our summer tutoring program is offered to expand learning time for children with Down syndrome. It is led by high-quality certified special education instructors. The tutoring program will be individualized and customized via parent/caregiver desires. There will be two certified special education teachers and six educational aides (students who are in college for special education or current district para professionals) per session.

As the school year ends, many students look forward to a break from the structure, expectations and demands of school. However, students with special needs, are at higher risk of experiencing difficulty in retaining skills learned through the academic school year after extended time off from school, such as summer months or spring break. This is commonly referred to as “the summer slide.” These extended interruptions break the rhythm of instruction, lead to forgetting, and require a significant amount of review of material when students return. Ultimately, the student's skills regress. Likewise, recoupment (i.e. regaining skills lost over such periods of time) may take longer. This cycle of regression/recoupment poses a hindrance to our children's academic success. Our summer tutoring program is a great way to continue learning in the summer months.