Academics

Learning Center

Our Learning Center team is passionate about helping students overcome their challenges to learning and find ways to succeed – and thrive – in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. 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 area 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 indpendence in developing learners. 

Learning Center Staff

Our experienced and professionally trained Learning Center staff is here to help you.

Our staff is specifically trained to help students identify what strategies they need to achieve their individual goals, and then helps them practice those skills they need to succeed both in, and out of the classroom.

Our 9 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
Kimball Union's  learning center staff has the expertise to work with students and their families.

Meet the Learning Center Specialists

List of 9 members.

  • Cynthia Howe 

    Director of Studies and Academic Support
    603-469-2061
    Bio
  • Anne Peterson 

    Director of Individualized Learning
    603 469-2062
    Bio
  • Jennifer Jabareen 

    English Language Learning Specialist
    603 469-2065
    Bio
  • Mary Jean Oman 

    Learning Specialist
    Bio
  • Dorothy Leech 

    Learning Specialist
    603 469-2064
    Bio
  • Bryant Bryant Harris '04 

    Learning Center Teacher
    603-469-2067
    Bio
  • Jennifer Diamond 

    Latin Teacher, Learning Center Teacher
    603 469-2063
    Bio
  • Ursula Fries-Herfort 

    Learning Center Teacher, Ceramics Teacher
    603-469-2136
    Bio
  • Elizabeth Edwards 

    English Teacher, Learning Center Teacher
    603 469-2197
    Bio

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Kimball Union Academy

603-469-2000  · 603-469-2040 (fax)  · info@kua.org
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.