Language Arts Programs at THE LEARNING PLACE address reading, writing,
vocabulary and spelling skills. They are founded on the idea that
comprehension of material is the key to success. The ability to
understand the basic and more sophisticated skills of language is
essential to mastering all aspects of communication.
believe in a comprehensive phonics program for our beginning readers
that is best supported by direct interaction between our students and teachers. In a
relaxed setting, and with positive reinforcement from a certified
teacher, our students become competent and confident readers.
A diagnostic test is used to help pinpoint the studentís needs. The
Reading Comprehension Program focuses on increasing the student's
ability to read material with true understanding. The student develops
skills needed to identify main ideas, recognize significant details and
Writing Program is designed to help students learn the mechanics of
writing. This includes organizational skills, grammar and the ability
to respond clearly to questions. We strongly believe in the concept
that writing is a LIFE SKILL that will benefit all of our students.
promotion of the understanding and use of vocabulary is vitally
important. It is our belief that the expansion and mastery of
vocabulary skills will serve each of our students well in both their
ability to communicate effectively and in their future educational
Spelling skills are addressed using applicable rules and memorization techniques.
Math Programs combine the results of our diagnostic testing with the
new challenges our students face in their math classes. We address both
previously missed skills and newly introduced material. We are keenly
aware that success in math is dependent upon the sequential
understanding of concepts and computation. The need for remediation, as
well as the need to stay up to date in class, go hand in hand in order
to assure the desired success for our students. We also offer math
programs that target specific areas such as BASIC MATH, ALGEBRA and
program focuses on homework to reinforce organizational skills and
provide content support. It includes time management, tracking
techniques and ongoing discussions with the students regarding the need
to set priorities. By using school assignments (both long and short
term), we are able to translate concepts into real and practical skills
which enable our students to feel more in control of their day-to-day
existence. At THE LEARNING PLACE we consider this one of our most
and SAT Preparation is geared to the pace at which a student can most
benefit. Our math, verbal and writing preparation programs are
individualized. Due to our low student/teacher ratio each student is
able to follow his/her own program. Familiarity with the format of the
PSAT and the SAT is a proven way to achieve the best results. We
present all materials in the format of the actual testing and provide
many opportunities for students to practice with previously
administered exams. We strive to create an atmosphere at THE LEARNING
PLACE that reduces the anxieties associated with these tests.
The college advising process includes creating a list of appropriate schools and completing applications
and necessary essays. Our motto remains, "The less angst the better."