Why choose tutoring through academic support services?
Support Service Tutorials at Compass serves three basic purposes: to remediate undeveloped skills, to maintain learned skills and to teach new skills.
In order to receive academic support services at Compass School, students must submit diagnostic evaluations and other materials that describe their specific learning disability. These required diagnostic evaluations may include the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS III or IV), accompanied by a narrative report and sub-test scores, and may require achievement testing (e.g., Woodcock Johnson) indicating current levels in reading, written language, and math. As well, a 504 Plan, an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or its equivalent, may be required
Types of Services Provided:
Compass School offers both small group and individualized programs to assist students who need extra help in reading, mathematics, written language/expression, test taking and other skills. Working with qualified tutors who recognize and help students understand their individual learning styles, students receiving these services master strategies that enable them to do well and take advantage of all that Compass School offers.
Based on the student’s needs, the student will either receive small group tutorial instruction or a 1:1 tutorial specifically attuned to diagnosed needs in the areas of reading, spelling, writing, comprehension and study skills acquisition. The cost of these services is the responsibility of the parent or guardian. Please see the specific page on levels of support for a more indepth understanding of services provided.