Teaching and Learning Center
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need an appointment to come to the TLC for help if I've been granted special academic accommodations?
- If I have a diagnosed disability, am I required to tell the school?
- If I am not receiving accommodations and wish to, what should I do?
- Does the school provide testing for learning disabilities/ADHD?
- How can I receive accommodations (or check to see if I receive accommodations) on standardized tests e.g., PSATs, SATs, ACTs, etc.?
- Do I need an appointment to come to the TLC for general academic help and support?
- Does the school provide tutors for students?
- What will advisers/teachers/deans do if they suspect a student merits educational accommodations?
Students who have been granted accommodations at Choate and who wish to meet individually with a faculty member at the TLC should schedule an appointment. To do so, contact Nancy Matlack, Assistant to the Director of the TLC by email or by phone at (203) 697-2673, or drop by during the academic day. Students are welcome to use the resources in the TLC when it is open during the academic day (no appointment is necessary for quiet study).
The Documentation Guidelines we follow are those used by the College Board. At this site you will find general guidelines as well as links that provide more specific information regarding documentation of Learning Disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Physical Disabilities, and Psychiatric Disabilities. If a student would like to request special academic accommodations, documentation should be sent to Lauren Loughlin, the Assistant to the Director of Studies either by email or by calling (203) 697-2288. The Committee on Special Accommodations, chaired by the Director of Studies, will review the documentation and recommendations for accommodations.
A student may drop in during the academic day for general academic help or support. However, it is recommended that the student contact Nancy Matlack, Assistant to the Director of the TLC, by email or by phone at (203) 697-2673 to make an appointment. When the TLC is open, students may use the various technology and resources that are available. They may also use the TLC as a place for quiet study.
No. Students should meet regularly with their teachers for extra help. Several departments do administer a peer-tutor program that can provide an additional layer of support. If interested in arranging for a peer-tutor, students should speak with their teacher. You may also contact: