AIM's outstanding Tutoring Center provides highly individualized diagnostic-prescriptive teaching, tailored to meet each student's needs ranging from teaching reading readiness skills to providing remediation in various academic areas. Assistance in learning study skills and modes of organization so students can effectively complete academic work is also provided. The Tutoring Service caters to children in grades 1-12.
Tutoring takes place at AIM Academy and/or as agreed to in the tutoring contract. Tutors work with students from many area schools.
Tutoring may take place at the school during school hours, after school hours (3:00-7:00 pm). Tutoring should occur at least two times a week, preferably three. Less than two sessions a week is counterproductive, as it is extremely difficult to maintain an appropriate level of consistency with single weekly meetings.
Tutors are certified teachers who are trained in their areas of expertise such as math, writing, and reading. AIM knows that when the Wilson Reading System® and the other Wilson programs, Fundations®, Just Words®, and Fluency®, are delivered with fidelity and as prescribed by a qualified teacher or tutor, they work. We also know that a critical factor for student success is teacher knowledge. Therefore, we are committed to upholding the highest standards for Wilson® training and certification. AIM's faculty has the expertise of being able to teach reading and writing to non-readers and poor readers of all ages. Tutors have significant resources from which to draw from within our institution.
Tutors are primarily:
How do I apply for tutoring?
For information about the Tutoring Center, call 215-483-2461. To complete the tutoring application form, click here.
Steps in Tutoring:Students come to us in one of three ways:
Sometimes the tutoring indicates that a student needs to be in a different education setting and continued tutoring may or may not be prescribed. Most students do not need extended periods of tutoring. Usually, as a student acquires skills, learns how to use strategies to his or her advantage, and can function more independently, a recommendation will be made for tutoring to be discontinued. The goal of AIM's Tutoring Center is to equip each student to move ahead successfully.