Types of Academic Support

From a quick tutorial to full accommodation support, we’re here to help.

Support for Students

In the Middle School:
  • Consultation with students on organization and planning
  • After-School Homework Club: faculty-supervised homework help sessions
  • Study Hall: a quiet, faculty-supervised place to study
  • Menlo Kickstart: academic preparation course for incoming students 
  • Consultation on self-advocacy, learning strategies, and technology for academic support
  • In-classroom observation and support
  • Intervention plans
In the Upper School:
  • Faculty-supervised help sessions: students can do homework, meet with teachers, or review concepts with faculty or student mentors
  • Learning Lab: full-time (8:00-4:00) math and science help in the Learning Lab.
  • Math-Science Tutorial: upperclassmen (juniors and seniors) mentor younger students in math and science, providing homework support and test preparation
  • Writing Center: students work one-on-one with the faculty director on any assignment involving writing, from beginning a first draft to editing a last revision. The center is located in classroom A143, and is open before school, after school, lunch, and all day by appointment.
  • Study Skills Coaching: sessions with the Academic Support Coordinator to develop time and materials management, organizational support, and test-taking skills
  • Menlo Kickstart: academic preparation course for incoming students 

Support for Parents

  • Consultation on learning resources
  • Parent education sessions
  • Resources on cognition and motivation research, testing and educational evaluation, and Menlo programs and services
  • Training in strategies adopted by Menlo
  • Tracking of Student Success Plans, and reporting on results of interventions plans
  • Support in the learning difference evaluation process and compliance with accommodations.

Support for Teachers and Advocates

  • Collaboration with instruction and assessments
  • Professional development on Universal Design for Learning, metacognitive and reflective strategies, learning theories, and understanding and supporting all types of learning.
  • Team teaching on learning strategies within content areas
  • Classroom observations
  • Curriculum resources and assessment strategies
  • Student outcome analysis