Trinity Episcopal School Learning Lab

MISSION:

All children learn differently and some students need additional educational intervention in order to succeed academically. The mission of the Trinity Learning Lab is to provide language-based support for students who have been identified as needing this help by teachers and administration. This support is given on-site during the school day. Learning Lab tutors track student progress consulting closely with the classroom teachers, and assisting students with skill reinforcement as necessary.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE OFFERED:

The main service provided in the Learning Lab is individualized academic skill support. This tutoring may take the form of basic language skills lessons and/or through micro-teaching content provided by the core curriculum teachers. The Learning Lab is available to students in PK-4-5th grade. To qualify for services, students must be referred by the classroom teacher and have a recommendation from, the Lower School Coordinator. Informal testing may be done in the Learning Lab. If more specific testing is necessary, families may be referred to an off-site diagnostician. A schedule will be set up for each student depending on the nature and severity of his or her needs. Tutoring will then be given typically in a small group (no more than 5 students) setting.

Students may qualify for one of two programs:
A) Proactive (1 x per week): The classroom teacher starts to notice difficulties and recommends early intervention to help a student keep up with assignments.
B) Supportive (2-3 x per week): A student is struggling with grade-level work, and the teacher feels that working with a tutor most days on a subject is the most efficient way to stay on target.

FUNDING:

The Learning Lab is partially underwritten with net proceeds from our spring 2014 Trinity Tribute Gala honoring Craig and Melissa Eiland. Consequently, we do not have to charge the full cost of offering these services. Tutoring will be available for $17.00 per hour for Trinity students during the school year.

STAFFING:

Sondra Harrington serves as Learning Lab director. Sondra earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from Emporia State University. She has completed the Neuhaus Education Center's Dyslexia Practictioner Preparation Program and is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner. She serves concurrently as the director of the TES Beginning School.

Page updated 2/11/2016