Study Buddies ®
Sunday Skills Program
Rebecca Mannis, Ph.D. – Executive Director
Study Buddies® is a unique program that helps students become more effective and efficient learners by managing homework and executive functions.
An Ivy Prep Science/Math specialist and Reading/Skills specialist will each mentor students throughout each session. The same two specialists and students participate throughout the entire semester. Specific goals for each student are set in consultation with Dr. Mannis at the start of the term.
The Ivy Prep specialists rotate continuously during each two-hour session with students to mentor students about specific assignments or test-prepping that each student must accomplish. The specialists will mentor students about what specific strategies they can practice independently during the time that they are working alone.
Some participants in Study Buddies® use this Sunday time as an opportunity to practice and enhance the strategies they honed during their individual weekly sessions at Ivy Prep Learning Center. Other participants do not require individualized work, and this program is an avenue for them to transition to more effective independent weekday homework skills. All students are screened in advance by Dr. Mannis to determine whether they are appropriate candidates for Study Buddies® and for working in a small-group program.
Each Study Buddies® participant has a personal work folder on the Ivy Prep computer network and will have access to a computer for study purposes. Pizza and snacks will be provided to students so that they are able to use the two-hour supervised study experience to their greatest advantage, in a warm, friendly and highly structured setting.
Dr. Mannis communicates with parents and specialists throughout the week so that the specialists are apprised of specific goals for each student. Classroom teachers and other specialists consulting to students are welcome to share particular goals or content that are priorities, as well.
To sum it up, here is what our Study Buddies® program offers:
- Individualized guidance in a small group (max. 6 students)
- Math/Science & Reading/Writing/Study Skills specialists rotate between students
- Individual study rooms and state-of-the-art technology for student use
- Customized support for each student’s individual learning style
- Separate Middle School and Upper School Groups
Groups forming now. For additional information or enrollment, please contact the Ivy Prep Learning Center at (212) 360-5959.