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Academic Assistance: Academic Enrichment Center Debuted Fall 2022
Elliot Lovitt '24

This article was originally published in the upper school student newspaper, Eagle Edition. 

The Academic Enrichment Center, founded by upper school learning support counselor Ashley Beck, made its upper school debut this fall as an in-house tutoring center.  

“Mr. Heil and I had conversations about the fact that we have so many outside tutors that come on campus,” Beck said. “We thought it would be great if all students can have access to extra support and tutoring at no cost to parents, from our own faculty and our own National Honor Society students. We often say to students, ‘who else better knows our curriculum [than students and faculty]?’”  

The center is situated in the upstairs letter pod near Beck’s office, which is right next to the stairs. Math support is offered at least once each day in the schedule while writing support is provided each Monday, Thursday and Friday, as well as on upper school schedule Day 1 and Day 4.  

“As of right now, we’re not looking at going past just the basic writing, math and executive function support,” Beck said. “We want that part to really take off.”

The center not only offers help for ESD-related assignments, but also assistance to seniors with college applications. Beck hopes that the center will become a place where students can drop by for help at any time. 

“I think there’s a really big need for it, and our students are using it,” Beck said. “Our big plan is to have it staffed all day long, full-time. We’re not there yet, but we definitely have a place to start, and it’s exciting.”