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Academic Support

We believe that all students can benefit tremendously from extra support and the knowledge that there's always somebody in their corner.
The Akin Learning Center is the hub of academic life at Kents Hill with an "open door" policy for help and support. The Learning Skills Program combines curriculum-based tutoring, executive skills training, and social-emotional awareness to help students thrive in all aspects of school life. Learning Specialists partner with students every step of the way and ensure that they are prepared to tackle college and beyond with self-confidence, self-determination, and self-advocacy.

Learning Skills Program Core Components

Level 1

  • Private, one-on-one support.
  • Three meetings with a Learning Specialist per week during the regular academic schedule.
  • Individualized learning plan focused on strengths, opportunities, and reflection.
  • Open-door support during flex time, free periods, and evenings.

 

English Language Support 

Two levels of English Language Support are available for students who want to improve their English language skills before college. In the first level, students work one-on-one with a Learning Specialist. In the second, students receive support from a Learning Specialist in a small group setting that allows for instructional guidance with independence.

Level 2

  • Small group support.
  • Three meetings with a Learning Specialist per week during the regular academic schedule.
  • Individualized learning plan focused on strengths, opportunities, and reflection.
  • Open-door support during flex time, free periods, and evenings.

 

Support for All

Any students who miss class during the day (including those not enrolled in the Learning Skills Program) participate in evening Academic Recoup, a supervised time to catch up on work, make a plan, and learn about time management and organization. Learning Specialists are also available for appointments during flex and free time that is built into the daily academic schedule, and peer tutors are available with expertise in every subject. 

Meet our Learning Specialists

Andrew Carlucci

Andrew Carlucci

English Teacher, Learning Center Teacher, Sampson Hall Dorm Head
B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.A.T., Loyola University Maryland
Mary Keeley

Mary Keeley

Director of the Akin Learning Center
B.A., St. Michael's College
M.Ed., University of Maine
Chris McInerney

Chris McInerney

Learning Center Teacher, Art Teacher
B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design
M.S., University of Southern Maine
Karl Schroeder

Karl Schroeder

Learning Center Teacher, Boys Varsity Soccer Head Coach
Bailey Smith

Bailey Smith

Learning Center Teacher
B.A., University of Maine at Augusta
Maureen Whitestone

Maureen Whitestone

Assistant Director of the Akin Learning Center, Social Studies Teacher
M.A., Bowling Green University
B.S., Marywood University

Akin Learning Center Partnerships

National Association of Learning Specialists Member
CHADD Member
Learning Disabilities Association of America Member