Academic Resource Program

Academic Resource Program

Gulliver is committed to helping each student realize his or her full potential by offering one-to-one instruction in the Academic Resource Program (ARP). The goal is to facilitate learning by expanding the understanding of individual learning strengths and needs and to aid students in developing strategies that can assist them in becoming more effective and successful in the classroom. This service is available to all Gulliver students on both the Academy and Preparatory campuses for an additional fee.

The per-session charge includes individual assessment, classroom observations, prescriptive programs, and communication with teachers and parents, plus the convenience of service on campus during school hours. Ongoing consultation with parents to assist in the understanding of their child’s specific learning needs fosters a critical partnership between the school and the families in the program.

ARP at the Academy features clinicians specialized in reading or special education. They service Gulliver students in grades PreK3–8 who have varied learning needs. The program is designed using a 5-step Clinical Teaching model. For the younger students, the clinician uses assessment data to identify strengths and needs in all foundational skills. An intervention is tailored for the individual students and progress is closely monitored. As students enter middle school the program shifts to a classroom support intervention in which content material is used to support further development of organization and study strategies as well as fundamental reading, writing, and mathematics skills.

ARP at the Preparatory Campus features skilled learning specialists who work closely with classroom teachers to create an integrated and individualized program that increases fundamental knowledge acquisition to optimize academic achievement and college readiness. The primary goal of the ARP at the secondary level is to maximize student learning potential by providing one-on-one instruction in executive functioning skills which include the following areas:

  • Organization
  • Time Management
  • Prioritization
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Focus and Motivation
  • Self-Advocacy
  • Transition

Services include:

  • Administration of the LASSI-HS to determine strengths and weaknesses in executive functioning
  • Student-centered goal-setting specifically aligned with results from the LASSI-HS and student performance
  • Collaboration and communication with subject area teachers and counselors
  • Ongoing consultation with parents to assist in the understanding of their child’s specific learning needs

For additional information about the Academy Academic Resource Program, please contact Dr. Ana M. Pazos.

For additional information about the Prep Academic Resource Program, please contact Alina Gonzalez.