Powerful Learning for All
High-quality, one-on-one tutoring that’s customized to a learner’s needs offers each of us the chance to fulfill our promise. It creates a solid foundation for students of all ages to find their strengths and build a successful life.
The Stern Center’s highly trained instructors help children and adults develop the essential skills to become proficient in reading, writing, comprehension, and math. Working individually with each learner, our teachers use proven methods that build the habits of success and foster a love of learning.
Reading, Writing, and Math Tutoring
We offer expert instruction, personalized attention, and a strengths-based approach that achieves results. Our experts work closely with students, families, and schools, using fun and engaging multisensory techniques to help learners build the skills and confidence they need to thrive academically.
Academic Help for Students with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, & Learning Differences
Our instructors are highly experienced in a wide range of learning disabilities, helping individuals reach their academic and social potential. We specialize in ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia tutoring and autism support, and work collaboratively with schools and families.
Summer Learning Opportunities
Start the school year feeling more confident and prepared! For students who want to expand their learning over the summer and avoid the summer slide, we teach strong study habits, including time management and organizational skills, and dive into reading, writing, math, and other areas. Our one-on-one sessions are offered either in person or online.
Adult and College Tutoring
In one-on-one sessions, and through research-based strategies and explicit instruction, we work with college students and adult learners to address their strengths and challenges and help them find success at work, college or training, or in social settings. We support a wide range of learners, including those with learning differences and disabilities, such as dyslexia.
What Learners Have to Say
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I (or my child) need an evaluation to start instruction?
You don’t need an evaluation to start instruction sessions. Our team will examine your strengths and challenges and tailor treatment to meet your needs. To learn more about evaluations and testing at the Stern Center, visit our Evaluations page, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 802-276-8681.
What is your cancellation policy for instructional services?
The Stern Center has committed significant resources to meet the needs of students by guaranteeing instructional times and individualized instructional programs. For this reason, full or partial withdrawal during the semester will result in a pro-rated decrease of the fee paid, less a $100 administrative charge. No refund will be made for the first semester after November 1 or the second semester after March 28th. Exceptions to this withdrawal policy may be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
How much does instruction cost?
Fees range in scale based on the service we’re offering. Our highly trained experts provide individualized, research-based instruction for each student. Through the generous support of our donors, we can offer need-based scholarships to those who qualify for financial assistance. These awards are based on income and the number of people in your family. Depending on family eligibility, costs may be reduced by 20–70%. Please review our Financial Assistance page for more information and contact us about our range of services.
Do you offer instruction off-site?
Yes, Stern Center instructors may be able to provide instruction at schools and work sites. We also offer lessons online.
Do you offer summer instruction?
Yes, we offer six weeks of intensive instruction in reading, writing, math, and organizational skills over the summer, either in person or online. For more information about these sessions, please visit our Summer Learning page.
Does the instructor collaborate with my child’s teacher(s)?
Yes, with a parent or guardian’s permission, the instructor will collaborate with a student’s school teacher(s) and team.
How do you teach reading?
We teach what the National Reading Panel calls the BIG FIVE: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. We do it through a structured literacy approach, which means that the teaching is explicit, systematic, and sequential.
When can I begin instruction?
You may begin instruction at any time during the school year and continue into the summer. You may also participate in our six-week long summer program.
What is the frequency and length of your instruction sessions?
The number and length of sessions are based on individual needs, schedules, and program requirements. Most students come for one or two hours of instruction per week during the school year in their area of academic need.
View the Stern Center’s academic calendar. See openings and closings at a glance, including holidays and make-up days.
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News and Resources
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