Upper school faculty have embedded coordinated skills instruction through the upper school curriculum. Director of Academic Support Jenny Boesch maintains close communication with classroom teachers and advisors to identify students needing academic support and provide it. In addition, students and parents are encouraged to contact Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org for consultation on the services that match their needs. Students who are on financial aid will work out support needs with Jenny Boesch and the financial aid office.
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Extra Help with a Teacher
This form of support is common at Derryfield. The student sees the teacher once a week outside of class for clarification or reteaching of a concept. No fee
When in doubt, sign up for Fall Skills class - a great option for students who missed sixth grade Skills. ● For more dependent learners who want to hone organizational, time management, and study skills.
● This class meets four days per cycle and is a 6th class. ● We want to be proactive not reactive in assigning students to this workshopstyle course. Do not wait for low fall grades which can affect a student’s confidence and count in a student’s upper school GPA. ● We will offer this course during numerous blocks in the fall trimester so it will fit in a student’s schedule. It may not fit in winter and spring. ● The student receives a grade in the course the first time he/she takes it. Contact: Jenny Boesch at email@example.com. First Trimester no fee; Second or Third Trimester fee. “First” means first term taken not fall term. Each upper schooler gets one trimester included in tuition. If they choose to stay in the course, then the fee is incurred.
Students who have taken Academic Skills may wish to continue to have support in a more independent way. This service offers the student twice weekly small group meetings with a Skills teacher in order to further build skills of self advocacy, organization, and planning. For students in grades 10-12. There is a fee for this level of support.
Summer Mini-course: Brain’s Manual to Learning
Available to all students entering grades 9-12 a great option for students who missed sixth grade Skills. This course is for all levels and includes: ● A scientific study of brains and how they work and develop; provides students and teachers same language about brains and learning. Focus for the student is on learning about his or her own brain and preferred study strategies.
● Tasks: info gathering and notetaking with and without iPad, research paper, organization, writing drafts, understanding how to use rubrics, understanding how to write lab report. ● Basic tech skills and learn resources to learn keyboarding, organizing notes, filing, folders. Contact: Jenny Boesch at firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a fee for this course.
Tutoring is adapted to the student’s individual needs. The goal is to build them up to succeed in the Derryfield program. For some, tutoring is remedial and for others, it is supports them in high level classes such as A.P. and honors courses.
● SAT/ACT preparation will be offered as a small group support twice a week or as a 1-on-1 service. ● Writing workshop: this small group support option will focus particularly on grammatical and syntax constructions in English. Students will be coached on the writing process. ● Students who are on financial aid will work out tutoring needs with Jenny Boesch. Tutoring time is worked out within the child’s schedule on campus. Contact: Jenny Boesch at email@example.com. Fee
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.