Griffin Learning Center
Dublin students display an inherent curiosity about the world around them and about the learning process itself. As navigators of their educational journey, students who wish to foster this curiosity and further develop their learning skills may enroll in the Griffin Learning Center. Participants in the Center receive individualized guidance and instruction directly tailored to their learning style and learning needs. Support is offered in the areas of effective learning strategies, reading and writing processes, critical thinking, organization, time management and other executive skills. The personalized nature of instruction enables students to gain an increased understanding of themselves as learners, confidence with self-advocacy, and ultimately the independent ability to apply effective learning strategies.
With two support models from which to choose, a student’s programming can be uniquely designed to meet their specific learning needs. Our goal is always for students to attain higher levels of achievement while taking increasing control and ownership over the learning process.
Learning Skills Program
Learning Skills sessions are devoted to the introduction, practice and internalization of effective learning strategies. Sessions are tailored to meet the specific learning needs of each student and are taught in the context of students’ current coursework and assignments, thereby maximizing the relevance and authenticity of instruction. Focus can be placed on any combination of the following areas:
- Active reading strategies
- The writing process
- Critical thinking skills
- Strategies for problem solving
- Organization and time management
- Effective study and test preparation strategies
Ongoing emphasis is also dedicated to goal-setting, personal reflection and metacognition, and on building lifelong self-advocacy skills. Our ultimate aim is for students to display an increasingly independent ability to apply effective learning strategies, be self-reflective towards the learning process, and advocate confidently for their learning needs.
Students who enroll in the Learning Skills Program meet individually with their assigned Learning Specialist in the Griffin Learning Center either two or four times weekly depending on their needs. Sessions are built directly into students’ schedules and take place as a daytime class. Enrollment is by year and spaces are limited. Program fees apply.
Note: Learning Skills sessions are not designed for intensive remediation or content instruction.
Evening Assisted Study
Evening Assisted Study facilitates the effective and timely completion of academic obligations, including short and long-term assignments. Sessions take place during the evenings from 7 to 9 pm, Monday through Thursday, and students may participate in two or four nightly sessions depending on their level of need.
Students are assigned private rooms in the Griffin Learning Center where they receive regular guidance and support from a Learning Specialist or other Faculty member in the areas of assignment prioritization, time management, task initiation and follow-through. The ratio of support does not exceed 5:1.
The program is especially beneficial to students who require a controlled environment that is free from distraction, and for whom an extra layer of monitoring may be necessary to fulfill academic requirements. Enrollment is by trimester and spaces are limited. Program fees apply.
The Griffin Learning Center fee structure for the 2016-17 academic year is as follows:
Enrollment by Year:
- 2-Day Learning Skills Program
- 4-Day Learning Skills Program
Enrollment by Term:
- 2-Night Evening Assisted Study
- 4-Night Evening Assisted Study
For more information about the Griffin Learning Center please contact:
Emily Cornell, Director of Learning Skills
Or to schedule a visit: