- Tutoring Hour
- California Achievement Test
- Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement)
- National Institute for Learning Development Program (NILD) Program (nild.org)
- Individual Education Plans
A tutoring hour is available for some classes on Tuesdays mornings free of charge for students who need extra help with homework. We also have peer tutors if students need one-on-one help. Talk to your lead teacher if you would like to meet with a tutor. *
* In some cases, students might require ongoing and in-depth tutoring to help them be successful in their academic classes. This situation would require working with a paid tutor.
California Achievement Test
All grade levels of the standardized California Achievement Test are offered in the spring. Check the school calendar for the dates. Tests are hand-scored on the last day of the testing week.
Free for enrolled students. $15 for siblings who are not enrolled, $30 for non-enrolled families. $10 grading fee is optional.
KTEA (Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement)
Sometimes more in-depth testing is needed. The KTEA is an individually administered, nationally standardized test administered by qualified personnel. The test questions are read aloud and/or silently by either the proctor or the student. The student responds verbally or with some writing. Test results are available within two weeks and include a on-half hour consultation.
- Reading: comprehension, vocabulary, fluency
- Phonics: letter/word recognition, phonological processing, decoding
- Oral language: listening comprehension, oral expression, fluency
- Math: computation, concepts & applications, fluency
- Writing: spelling, fluency, written expression (concept expression, sentence formation, punctuation, and grammar)
Benefits of the KTEA:
- Friendly, personable testing in your home or other comfortable location
- Positive testing experience that encourages student(s) to excel
- Test is not timed (therefore, less pressure on the student)
- Visual and verbal (many sections do not involve any writing)
- Good for all ages, grades and abilities, but especially for slow starters or learning/reading disabilities
- Provides you with feedback on your student’s performance
- May help you pinpoint areas of natural aptitude
- May help you discover your child’s learning style
- Usually requires about 1.5 hours per student
- Score report includes analysis of strengths and weaknesses with learning activity suggestions to improve weak areas.
Christina South, Coordinator
National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Discovery Program
A Program to Ensure Success for All Learners implementing the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) Approach
- Not all students learn in the same ways.
- Children are unique, so approaches to teaching and learning should be, too.
- Learning challenges can be overcome, and IQ scores can be raised.
For some children, such as those with learning disabilities, and/or those who may be one to three grades behind their peers academically, the academic foundation could be weak. But when the right tools are used in a learner-appropriate setting—tools that tackle learning issues at the source—the foundation and building blocks for learning move into place, creating a firm foundation.
Most teaching uses only sight and sound, but the NILD multi-sensory approach uses these senses plus touch (tactile) and movement (kinetic) to enhance memory and learning. An NILD educational therapist uses interactive, multi-faceted techniques to help struggling students think and learn effectively.
The Socratic teaching model is based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking. This non-rote learning shapes and focuses reasoning, illuminates ideas, and creates independent thinkers.
NILD therapists: Christina South and Amy Tucker
Cost: $4,000 for the school year
Contact Christina South at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
Individual Education Plan
We believe that God has fearfully and wonderfully made each of us as unique individuals. Our mission is to compassionately identify the needs of students and partner with parents to offer and implement solutions so each student can grow to his or her highest potential, to the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, until He returns. To that end, we offer special accommodations through an Individual Education Plan to qualifying students.
Contact Amorah Nelson to schedule a consultation.