The Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) is designed to promote optimal independent learning, self-regulation, and self-advocacy, which are fundamental components needed for success in the 9th and 10th grade curriculum and IB courses at St. Timothy’s School. Students who work in the CLT have been identified as those in need of academic support. One may have a diagnosed learning disability/difference, while another may not. A common theme addressed with all students who come to the CLT is the need for a structured strategic approach to learning. Students work in a one-on-one session with the CLT director once or twice a week during the students' free period. During these sessions, the student is engaged in meta-cognitive activities that are designed to promote an overall sense of academic awareness. The objective of developing one's meta-cognition is to inform a student of her learning style(s) and to better address the weaknesses with identified strategies for success.
Working in the CLT is not intended to take the place of individual help from the classroom teacher. The willingness and commitment to work one-on-one with students is something the St. Timothy’s faculty has always valued as a top priority.