Our Learning Center team is passionate about helping students overcome their challenges to learning and find ways to succeed in a college-preparatory curriculum while immersed in a transformative high-school setting. We provide a variety of academic support programs in the Learning Center, both one-on-one and small group, to meet the needs of the rich variety of learners we serve.

Structured Support Programs

Our structured support programs are individualized to help our students where they need it most:

  • Executive functioning skills support (including organization, self-advocacy, time management, and test-taking strategies)
  • Direct content instruction in academic disciplines
  • The nurturing of self-confidence and resilience

Other Support Services

The KUA Writing Center is available for all students who seek help with any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, organization, development, sentence structure, and revision. Peer writing tutors (typically Junior or Senior Students enrolled in Advanced Placement English) staff the Writing Center. 

Peer Tutors are available in most subject areas to provide additional support. Peer tutors are students enrolled in advanced level courses, who demonstrate an interest in the subject and a passion helping others navigate our curriculum.

Office Hours are an ideal time for students to gain one-on-one or small group support from their classroom teachers. Available two times per week, office hours encourage self-advocacy and independence in developing learners. 

Learning Center Staff

Our experienced and professionally trained Learning Center staff is here to help you. Each specialist is specifically trained to help students identify what strategies they need to achieve their individual goals, and then help them practice those skills they need to succeed both in and out of the classroom.

The Learning Center faculty have a combined 130+ years of experience working with students and a variety of professional credentials, degrees, and certificates in:
  • Reading
  • Special education and learning differences
  • Educational leadership
  • Teaching English language learners

Learning Center Specialists

List of 11 members.

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    Anne Peterson M.A., M.Ed. 

    Director of Studies and Academic Support
  • Photo of Tessa Cassidy

    Tessa Cassidy 

    Latin Teacher
  • Photo of Julian Dormady

    Julian Dormady 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Jennifer Diamond

    Jennifer Diamond 

    Learning Center Teacher
  • Photo of Ursula Fries-Herfort

    Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher, Taylor Gallery Director
  • Photo of Jennifer Jabareen

    Jennifer Jabareen 

    English Language Learning Specialist, Administrative Assistant
  • Photo of Renee Lewis

    Renee Lewis 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Alexis Liston

    Alexis Liston 03

    Dean of Community Life and Belonging
  • Photo of Connie Loescher

    Connie Loescher 

    Learning Specialist
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  • Photo of Tucker Prudden

    Tucker Prudden 

    Learning Specialist
  • Photo of Mike Van Dolah

    Mike Van Dolah 

    Science Teacher