"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."
~ Albert Einstein
SHELLEY KALB, M.Ed/LEARNING SPECIALIST
GEARED TO LEARN was created after recognizing the strong need for a program to support students of varying abilities and learning styles in the Las Vegas Valley. As Learning Specialists, we are skilled and experienced in providing learning strategies to students who struggle with learning differences. Our passionate and dedicated educators provide one-on-one remediation to give students intensive support that meets their individual needs. We understand the importance of partnering with you as parents, classroom teachers, and outside professionals to meet the academic needs of all students. Additionally, we screen and support at-risk or underperforming students to identify possible learning differences, conducting classroom observations as needed.
The Benefits Of Working With A Learning Specialist!
Working one-on-one with a learning specialist will help students who may need a new approach to subject matter because of overarching learning differences, such as ADHD and dyslexia. Learning specialists have advanced degrees in education and employ various methodologies. Working with a learning specialist can transform how your child approaches academic experiences, builds self-confidence, allows for strengths and weaknesses to be addressed more consistently, and enables your child to focus and absorb the academic material. We understand that children are unique learners and are committed to supporting students with different learning styles.
Shelley Kalb received her Master's in Education (M.Ed) in Literacy Education from Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. Shelley is a Certified Reading Specialist (K-12), and has more than 25 years' experience as a classroom teacher and Principal. Shelley has worked with students of varying abilities and learning styles, using her training in Orton Gillingham, an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing, including students diagnosed with dyslexia. Many experts consider the Orton–Gillingham method the gold standard when it comes to teaching reading to kids with dyslexia. Programs based on its core ideas take a very structured approach. They’re also multisensory—using hearing, touch, movement and sight to make language connections. Additionally, Shelley incorporates her knowledge in Executive Functioning, skills required to help perform or accomplish everyday life tasks and the foundation for academic success.