Effective Tutoring Provides Academic Support

Effective Tutoring Provides an Individualized Approach to Learning

Everybody learns differently. That’s why it’s important to have a clear understanding of each student’s specific learning strengths and tutoring needs. In doing so, the appropriate methods and materials for individual students can be used during tutoring. This can only take place if there is a clear understanding of each student’s specific learning strengths and needs. Also, there is more to tutoring than academic achievement. Behavior and emotions can impact learning and learning difficulties typically impact behavior and emotions. In order for a student to make lasting gains, these areas need to be integrated and addressed in each tutoring session.

Tutoring Assists with Study Strategies, Organizational Skills, and Time Management Training

Effective tutoring knows that there’s more to academic development, than just attaining good grades on a short term basis. Effective tutoring requires that in order for students, especially those with disabilities, to become successful lifelong learners they need to be taught techniques unique to each learning situation. As a result, study and test taking strategies, organizational skills, and time management training are designed and adapted, during tutoring sessions, according to each student’s learning profile and integrated into their Tutoring program.

Tutoring Is Provided For:

  • Elementary School Students in All Subjects
  • Middle School Students in All Subjects
  • High School Students in Reading Comprehension, Geometry, English, Literature, Pre-Algebra, Algebra l, Algebra 2, History, Civics, Geography, Physical Science, Biology, Spanish l and 2
  • College and Graduate Students in Reading Comprehensions, English Composition, Literature, Developmental and General Math , and most major/minor areas of study

Joanne Lehman


Tutoring and Educational Consultant
Learning Development Systems, Inc.

Joanne Lehman’s diverse professional background serves her well for educational consultation and tutoring; however, she does much more than Tutoring. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, and special education administrator and currently offers a variety of academic support services to students, elementary school through college level. Most of her students have been diagnosed as having disabilities; primarily learning disabilities and ADHD. Joanne also assists parents with special education advocacy issues as well as, educational planning with a special focus on post-secondary planning. Currently, she offers a variety of services to students with disabilities and their families. She does much more than tutoring. Dr. Lehman is there for you.

Tutoring and Special Education Advocacy

A Special Education Advocate Helps Students Get an Appropriate Education

Few things can be more frustrating for a parent of a student with disabilities then trying to determine and obtain the appropriate academic program for their child. A special education advocate can advise parents, as well as attend educational meetings with them. The special education advocate has a thorough understanding of disabilities, evaluation procedures, special education curricula, IDEA and Section 504. Dr. Lehman provides guidance.

A Special Education Advocate Can Assist Parents with the Following:

  • Initial Referral for the Child Study Committee
  • Academic and Behavioral Interventions
  • Referral for Evaluations
  • Eligibility for an IEP
  • IEP Development and Implementation
  • Qualifying for a 504 Plan
  • 504 Plan Development and Implementation
  • Mediation
  • Referral to an Attorney for a Due Process Hearing

Educational Planning

Choosing the Correct Educational Setting Can Be Overwhelming For a Parent

Currently there are numerous options for educating students. Whether it be a public school, private school, or home school, it is important that parents have all the facts to determine which setting is best for their child. Academic transitions can also pose a variety of challenges to parents; especially if the student has a disability. The student’s developmental and individual learning characteristics need to be considered so that the optimal learning environment can be chosen. Dr. Lehman helps you to make the best call…

Examples of Academic Transitions

  • Private to Public School
  • Public to Private School
  • Public or Private School to Home School
  • Home School to Public or Private School
  • Elementary to Middle School
  • Middle to High School
  • High School to College or Work

Post Secondary Transitions for Students with Disabilities Take Planning

IDEA specifies that high school students with disabilities need to be prepared for life after graduation. Transitioning from high school can be very difficult for these students. They need to understand their options while taking into consideration their particular learning profile and interests. Whether it be assuring the necessary testing accommodations are in place for the SAT and ACT or selecting the appropriate educational or work setting, long term planning is needed to properly prepare them for their post-secondary transition. It’s best to initiate this process sometime during sophomore year or at the beginning of junior year.