Tutoring Effectively Provides Academic Support

Tutoring Effectively Provides an Individualized Approach to Learning

Everybody learns and everybody learns differently. Dr. Lehman diligently works to develop a clear understanding of each student’s specific learning strengths and tutoring needs. In addition academic achievement, special attention is given to behavioral and emotional needs that can also impact learning. 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

Dr. Lehman knows that there’s more to academic development, than just attaining good grades on a short term basis; she wants her students to become lifelong learners. To do this, they need to be taught techniques for 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.

Tutoring Is Provided For:

  • Tutoring: Elementary School Students in All Subjects
  • Tutoring: Middle School Students in All Subjects
  • Tutoring: 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
  • Tutoring: 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 professional background is diverse. Because of this, she is able to serve you and your family well for educational consultation and tutoring; however, many will boldly say that she is much more than a tutor. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, special education teacher, school counselor, and special education administrator. At this point, she confidently offers a variety of academic support services to students ranging elementary school through college level. Most of her students have been diagnosed as having disabilities. The primarily diagnosis that she assists with are learning disabilities and ADHD. Dr. Lehman also assists parents with special education advocacy issues, educational planning, and has a unique focus on post-secondary planning. At this juncture, she offers a variety of services to students with disabilities and their families. She is much more than a tutor.

Tutoring and Special Education Advocacy

A Special Education Advocate Helps Students Get an Appropriate Education

Dr. Lehman is aware of the intense frustration experienced by parents of a student with disabilities. Due to her vast experience, she is able to advise parents, as well as attend educational meetings with them. She has a thorough understanding of disabilities, evaluation procedures, special education curricula, IDEA and Section 504.

Dr. Lehman, as a Special Education Advocate, Can Assist Parents:

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

Educational Planning

We Know that Choosing the Best Educational Setting Can Be Overwhelming

Currently there are numerous options for students, including public school, private school, and home school. Thus so, it is important that parents have all the facts to determine which setting is best. These Academic transitions can also provide a variety of challenges, especially if the student has a disability. Developmental and individual learning needs and styles must be considered so that the the best environment is chosen.

Examples of Academic Transitions

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

We Know That Post Secondary Transitions for Students with Disabilities Takes 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. Options must be realized and understood while taking into consideration their particular learning profile and interests. Whether it be assuring that the necessary testing accommodations are in place for the SAT and ACT or selecting the appropriate educational/work setting, long term planning is needed to properly prepare them for their post-secondary transition. Early planning is best-sometime during sophomore year or at the beginning of junior year.