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PROGRAMS

Day School Program

 

McKinna Learning Center's day school program is designed to meet the unique needs of students with learning differences.

 

Our mission is to empower students to realize their individual potential, foster their innate desire to learn and act with social responsibility.   

 

We provide students with an enriched academic curriculum and a supportive and creative team of teachers.  Within our school setting, we seek to develop analytical and critical thinkers who grasp new ideas and knowledge from the world around them. Recognizing that students learn in different ways, our graduates leave our day school program as creative problem-solvers prepared to thrive in our complex, 21st-century world.

Oh, and we almost forgot to mention.... in our day school program, we don't believe in homework!

Educational Therapy

Educational Therapy is a specialized educational support process in which educational therapists collaborate with all the significant people concerned with the student’s learning, and focus not only on remediation but also on building self-awareness and underlying learning skills to help clients become more self-reliant and efficient learners. 

 

While the term learning disabilities is a generalization, our Educational Therapists work with students with many learning disabilities including, but not limited to: Dyslexia, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder, Reading and Writing Difficulties, Math Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Language Processing Problems, Visual Processing Problems, as well as Poor Motivation, Low Academic Self-esteem, Poor Organizational and Study Skills and School and Test Anxiety.

 

Our educational therapists are professional educators who provide one-on-one individualized intensive intervention utilizing a wide range of teaching strategies to meet the needs of their individual students.

 

Additionally, the McKinna Learning Center Educational Therapists foster communication with other professionals, teachers and the student's family to develop a team approach to support the student's learning.  Our educational therapists collaboratively set goals and develop an intervention plan that addresses not only academic difficulties, but also psycho-educational and socio-emotional aspects of lifelong learning.

 

Psychoeducational Evaluations

 

Psychoeducational Evaluations include a complete battery of assessments, observations and interviews to uncover processes that are interfering with your child's academic progress.

 

Our specialist looks for a pattern of strengths and weaknesses that emerges across several tests. 

 

Test findings often reveal important information about a child’s natural learning style, detailed by specific strengths and weaknesses.

 

The benefits of having your child tested are enormous. Over time, children with learning challenges frequently come to believe that they are “dumb” or that they just CAN’T learn. This can impact self-esteem, coping behaviors, and their relationships with friends and family. Many of these issues can be resolved if an assessment is conducted and an appropriate course of action is identified.

 

Summer Programs

Pending state and local mandates, as well as CDC recommendations, all classes take place at The McKinna Learning Center  

28990 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 116

Malibu, CA 90265

 

If in-person classes are not recommended, we will conduct all classes via an online video conference format. Learn more about McKinna Learning Center's latest COVID-19 practices and policies >>

Elementary Skills Program

Tuition $1650.00

 

This program is designed to develop reading, written language and mathematical skills of elementary students in a fun, creative and supportive environment. Consisting of 4-week long sessions, Monday-Thursday, each child is assessed on the first day to determine her/his skill level in all three academic areas- reading, mathematics and writing.

Choose your 4 weeks

Classes begin June 21 and run through August 5

Morning classes, 9AM-12PM, Mon.-Thur.

Afternoon classes, 1:00-4:00PM, Mon.-Thur.

Get Ready for Middle School!

Tuition $1650.00

Help your child make a smooth transition to middle school next year. Our 4-week sessions, Monday-Thursday, prepare incoming 6th graders by developing study techniques and organization systems that will start them off on the right foot their first day of middle school.  Additionally, we help them manage summer reading assignments, strengthen their math skills and develop their 5-paragraph expository writing skills. 

 

Choose your 4 weeks

Classes begin June 21 and run through August 5

Morning classes, 9AM-12PM, Mon.-Thur.

Afternoon classes, 1:00-4:00PM, Mon.-Thur.

7th and 8th Grade Middle School Skill Builder

Tuition $1650.00

 

Middle school curriculum is challenging and moves fast.  Our 4-week long sessions, Monday-Thursday, are designed to help current middle schoolers build the skills needed to manage the pace and demand.  We focus on developing study techniques and organization systems, as well as help them manage their summer reading assignments, strengthen their math skills and develop their 5-paragraph expository writing skills.  

Choose your 4 weeks

Classes begin June 21 and run through August 5

Morning classes, 9AM-12PM, Mon.-Thur.

Afternoon classes, 1:00-4:00PM, Mon.-Thur.

High School Writing Intensive

Tuition $850.00

Writing is one of the most important skills students need to be successful in both high school and college.  This intensive focuses on developing the skills and structure of the AP style essay.  

 

16 classes

Classes begin June 21 and run through July 15

1:00-2:00PM, Mon.-Thur.

Algebra Readiness

Tuition $850.00

 

Designed for middle and high school students, this intensive class is designed to review and build the foundational skills necessary for success in Algebra 1.  

 

16 classes

June 21 through July 15

1:00-2:00PM, Mon.-Thur.

McKinna Learning Center

28990 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite 116

 

drk@themckinnalearningcenter.com

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