For school-aged children, academics become a vital part of every day. For that reason, Laughlin makes academic instruction available year-round, leading not only to better understanding, but to greater self-confidence and motivation, as well.
Our one-on-one academic instruction differs from for-profit learning centers and after-school homework help because what we do is much more comprehensive and child-centered. Our services are individualized and based on clinical evaluation. They go well beyond what children receive at most learning centers and what the average volunteer tutor can offer.
Laughlin’s Individualized Instruction
- uses evaluations before instruction begins, to identify where help is needed
- employs only certified teachers who specialize instruction to address student’s needs in areas of reading, math, written language, and study and organizational skills
- is geared to each child’s Instructional Level (where success is experienced) with level of difficulty raised gradually, because repeated success builds positive academic self-image
- includes post-testing and progress reports, which assess improvement, outline what has been taught, and specify areas of continued need