Academic Resource Program
Gulliver Prep is committed to helping each student realize his or her full potential by offering one-to-one instruction in the Academic Resource Program (ARP). The goal of ARP is to facilitate learning by expanding the understanding of individual learning strengths and needs, and to aid students in developing strategies that can assist them in becoming more effective and successful in the classroom. This service is available to all Gulliver Prep students on the Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus and Upper School Campus for an additional fee.
The ARP per-session charge includes individual assessment, classroom observations, prescriptive programs, and close communication with faculty and parents. These services are conveniently provided on campus during school hours. Ongoing consultation with parents to assist in the understanding of their child’s specific learning needs fosters a critical partnership between the school and the families in the program.
ARP at the Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus features clinicians specialized in reading or special education. These clinicians service students in grades PK-8 who have varied learning needs. The program is designed using a five-step clinical teaching model. For younger students, the clinician uses assessment data to identify strengths and needs in all foundational skills. An intervention is tailored for individual students and progress is closely monitored.
As students enter their Middle and Upper School years (grades 5-12), the program shifts to a classroom support intervention designed to optimize academic achievement and college readiness. Students are assigned either to small group interventions or individual sessions depending on the level of support needed. In these divisions, the work on fundamental reading, writing, and mathematics skills happens incidentally, but the focus of the work guided by learning specialists is on the development of executive functioning skills such as time management, self-advocacy, organization, transition, planning and prioritizing. As a result, students who attend ARP should have strong enough basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics that allow for them to navigate Gulliver Prep’s challenging curriculum with minimal support and greater independence.
Faculty Contact Information
Upper School Campus
Ms. Alina Gonzalez
Dr. Ana M Pazos
Marian C. Krutulis PK-8 Campus
Mrs. Melissa La Rosa