Customized Learning

Expert Teachers

Virtual & In-Person Tutoring

 

Founded by Lara Stein, M.ED, M.S., Columbia University, Teachers College Graduate 

A nurturing, individualized learning experience to strengthen and enrich critical skills through engaging lessons that accommodate your child's learning style. 

Diagnostic

We begin with a thorough assessment in requested subject areas to create individualized lessons to propel your child to meet his or her full academic potential. 

Effective

As we scaffold new concepts toward independence, our mission is to build the foundation for students to process and apply new learning.   Tutors consistently monitor progress to guide their lessons. Your child will thrive both academically and personally under the tutelage of these expert teachers. 

Engaging

Students will be matched with a tutor based on expertise and personality. Developing a positive teacher-student relationship is critical for success. Lessons are customized to engage learners in fun, rigorous sessions.

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Writing: Handwriting, Grammar, Spelling, Structure, Content

Elementary & Middle School Math

Reading: Phonics, Comprehension, Interpretation, Analysis

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Every child can benefit from one-on-one, individualized support from experienced educators to supplement classroom instruction.  Whether your child is in need of remediation or enrichment, our specialized tutors understand that building knowledge and confidence are the keys to success. 

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The Orton Gillingham Approach

Foreign Language: French & Spanish

Early Literacy: Letter-Sound Relationships, Phonological Awareness, Letter Formation

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Science

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Homework Help

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Subject Tutoring

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Hunter College High School
Entrance Exam (HCHS)
School and College Ability Test
for Johns Hopkins (SCAT)

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Applying to schools can be stressful and demanding for both parents and children. We help families navigate every aspect of the process from test prep, application review and interview practice.  Scores of our students have been accepted to the top NYC private schools with the aid of our expert test preparation for the Testing and Engagement  (T & E), First Looks Insights (FLI), and ISEE among other assessments.   

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Thinking and Engagement (T&E)
First Look Insights (FLI)
ISEE 

NYS Math Exam
NYS ELA Exam

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 Interview Practice
Application Review
Essay Guidance

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 Brearley School     Collegiate School   Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School    Ethical Culture Fieldston School     Hewitt School   Horace Mann School   Marymount School of New York   Nightingale Bamford School    Riverdale Country School  Rye Country Day School   St. Bernard's School   St. David 's School     St. Luke's School    Town School   Trevor Day School    Trinity School 

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School Acceptances

Admissions & Test Prep for NYC Private Schools and Specialized Public Schools

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PLEASED Learning offers a variety of specialized services including speech-language pathology, executive functioning skills, instruction utilizing the Orton Gillingham Approach, support with the IEP process, and guidance from our special education advocate.

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Specialty Services

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As a literacy specialist and educator for more than fifteen years, Lara Stein offers consulting services to schools and parents to impart her academic expertise. She provides both professional development for educators and  speaks at parent education events.   

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Consulting

 

Contact

212-PLEASED (753-2733)
Lara@pleasedlearning.com

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