Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade nine

Academic Support

We encourage each student to reach his or her individual potential by providing supportive, remedial, and English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring for those who need instruction beyond that offered in the classroom. Experienced tutors work with students on a one-to-one basis during the academic day and offer strategies to a student’s teachers, also monitoring his or her progress. 

Supportive tutoring includes organization of time and school materials, study skills (test taking, note taking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, etc.), and assistance with homework assignments.

Remedial tutoring includes the diagnosis of learning disabilities and prescriptive work to provide new learning techniques. Academic Support staff use the Orton-Gillingham method as the basis for the remediation of specific language-based disabilities.

English as a Second Language tutoring provides English language instruction for our students who need work beyond the ESL Humanities program on the Upper Campus.

The Academic Support services are flexible to best meet each student's needs. Department meetings enable tutors to re-evaluate and improve diagnostics, teaching techniques, and communication with the rest of the faculty at Indian Mountain School.

Academic Support at the Lower School
At Indian Mountain School, we recognize that student growth and development isn't always continuous: students may thrive at some points and need additional challenges or support at others. We have a number of programs to support the diverse needs of our learners, including:
  • Small groups for literacy instruction
  • A math specialist who supports teachers through small group pull-outs, challenge activities, and co-teaching
  • Small homeroom classes with opportunities for multi-age learning and differentiated teaching
  • On-site tutoring, during the school day or after school
  • A whole-child approach to student success, with teachers working together to understand all aspects of the school experience

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Academic Support Staff

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Priscilla Wolf

    Priscilla Wolf 

    Director of Academic Support/Upper Campus Librarian
    860-435-0871 x121
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
    Central Connecticut State University - M.S.
  • Photo of Natalie Holland

    Natalie Holland 

    ESL Teacher/Tutor
    860-435-0871 x176
    Towson State University - B.S.
    Johns Hopkins University - M.A.
  • Photo of Lydia Woodard-Berg

    Lydia Woodard-Berg 

    Assistant Head of the Lower School/Lower Campus Librarian
    860-435-2855 x253
    University of Vermont
    University of Hartford - B.S.
  • Photo of Sandra Charlap

    Sandra Charlap 

    Ascend Program Teacher
    Yale Universtiy - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Frank Sorrentino

    Frank Sorrentino 

    Ascend Program Teacher
    State University of New York at Buffalo - B.S.
  • Photo of Kevin Briggs

    Kevin Briggs 

    Lower School Science and Spanish Teacher, 6th and 7th Math Teacher, Dorm Parent
    Binghamton University - B.S.
  • Photo of Sherry Dwyer

    Sherry Dwyer 

    Ascend Tutor
    Pennsylvania State University - B.A.