Summer Tutoring

Every Tuesday and Thursday in July

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 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 2 certified special education teachers and 6 educational aides (students who are in college for special education or current district para professionals) per session.

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

Due to Covid-19, class size is limited to 8 participants per session. Masks will be worn by tutors and encouraged, but not required, for students. During this program, we will practice social distancing as much as possible.