Our instructional program focuses on helping students reach their full potential. We combine student evaluation results with informal assessment data to develop individualized instruction for each student. All learners, including those with learning disabilities, can benefit from our program. Instruction is available during the school year and summer for children, teens, and adults.
Reports from current or previous evaluations are welcome and highly recommended, however, it is not required that you have an evaluation to receive instruction.
Instruction is available in the following areas:
Reading Fluency and Comprehension
- Writing Mechanics, Composition, and Grammar
- Math Operations and Problem Solving
- Study and Organizational Skills
- SAT / ACT Test Prep
- Communication Services
- Higher Education Student Support
- Supplemental Education Services
- Writing for College and Career
- Summer Instruction
- Homework Support S.O.S.
- Multiple Hour Student Instruction
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 to two hours of instruction per week during the school year.
When is instruction offered?
Our instruction program runs from September to June for a maximum of 36 weeks for our school year. Instruction is offered Monday through Friday, beginning sessions at 8:00 a.m. and ending by 6:00 p.m. We also offer a 6 week program available in the summer.
When can I begin?
You may begin instruction at any time during the school year.
How do I begin services?
An initial intake, either over the phone or by returning a completed registration form, will get you started. After collecting your intake information, instruction could begin in less than a week. If you have any questions please call 802-878-2332 to speak with our Instruction Intake Scheduler.
For demographic information on our students and recent outcome data on this program view our Instruction Services Research Outcomes Report on our research page.
Does the Stern Center collaborate with my child’s teacher(s)?
Yes. The instruction program collaborates with a student’s school teacher(s).
Do you offer summer instruction?
During the summer, instruction is more intensive, usually two to four hours per week.
Do you offer instruction off-site?
Upon special request, Stern Center instructors are available to provide instruction at schools and work sites.
What does the cost of instruction cover?
In addition to receiving customized instruction, the cost includes:
- Brief family conferences with the instructor
- Classroom teacher contact through email and telephone
- Written progress reports
- Opportunities for observation by parents and teachers
Do you offer financial assistance?
Yes. Thanks to funding from the Cynthia K. Hoehl Institute for Excellence, we can offer financial support to families with an adjusted gross household income of $125,000 or less.
In addition, scholarships are available to families with an adjusted gross household income of $80,000 or less. The scholarship application is located on our Forms page.
Contact us by calling 802-878-2332 to speak with our Instruction Intake Scheduler.