Different And More Effective Help For Struggling Students
The websites for Individual U. LLC, Peak Year Inc., IGROUP, and IU New Heights on the Shawangunk Ridge are currently under construction. If you would like information regarding our work with younger students, please feel free to consult these pages. For information regarding our work with college-aged and older students, please contact Dr. Stephen Rudin (917-575-9662) or Matthew Kelly (973-580-3846).
If your child is floundering, beginning to show signs of academic distress, never quite fits in, or needs a more effective type of support or enrichment, you should know about Individual U. Individual U. has been helping students with all types of learning challenges, needs and gifts since 2001. Our approach to helping children is different from other forms of “tutoring.” At Individual U., your child works one-on-one with extraordinary mentor-tutors who are part of a collaborative student-centric educational team that communicates regularly with parents, schools, therapists and anyone else who can be of help to a child’s progress. Individual U is also a warm social environment. Students regularly participate in activities together which reinforce skill acquisition and the creation of new friendships.
Our goal is not only to ensure that students understand subject material, but also to engage neuroplastic change in order to help them master underlying “executive function” skills essential to success both in and outside of the classroom. This combination of subject mastery and organizational skills helps students expand their horizons and raise self-esteem while greatly accelerating the remediation of knowledge and skills in various academic subjects.
Whether a student is struggling in school, or just too smart for traditional schooling to meet his or her needs, find out if Individual U. can provide the solution you’ve been looking for. Learn more about our approach. Read about the types of children and young adults who have experienced remarkable turn-arounds and quantum leaps forward at Individual U. And feel warmly invited to call and speak with our Founder and Principal Mentor, Dr. Stephen Rudin, at our main office, 212-721-2607.
Does this sound like your child?
- Michael goes to a traditional boy’s school. His friends are very focused but he has trouble paying attention and doesn’t get his work done. His self-esteem is slipping. He tells us his teachers have lost respect for him and no one takes him seriously.Read More >>
- Sam loves her school – especially her friends. But her school moves with a very swift current, and she’s beginning to flounder. We’re very concerned that she’s falling behind – and might even fail.Read More >>
- Becky’s teachers never say she excels in anything. In the past, she has always ‘Met Grade Expectations.’ But now, in 6th grade, her performance has become erratic, her grades are falling, and so is her self-esteem.Read More >>
- Philip is a senior. He’s incredibly gifted in math, but we’ve organized everything from his typing and his homework to his dresser drawers. If he’s going to have any chance of succeeding in college, he needs to learn how to navigate the world much more independently.Read More >>
- Bella was a gifted modern dancer in highly competitive girl’s school who was overextended between her passion for dance and an extremely challenging academic schedule. And while she always struggled with organizational challenges, her recent academic work seemed to demand a level of planning that was far beyond her capabilities.Read More >>
- Daniel is entering 7th grade. It will be his first year in a mainstream school. He is pretty good at some subjects, but his math level is several years behind. He needs special math help during and after his transition.Read More >>
- Our son Thomas is the third generation of our family to attend his school. But the incredibly rigorous pace of their 8th grade is derailing his academic and athletic career. And 9th grade is far tougher. He has to get through the next year and a half.Read More >>
- Laura has unusually severe Lyme disease. She’s missing a great deal of school. The teachers try to help by sending home assignments, but she needs enormous outside support to get through the year.Read More >>
- Everyone describes Tim as difficult and sarcastic. He has very few friends and is failing academically and socially at school. All he ever wants to do is watch anime and play World of Warcraft. We need some real help here.Read More >>
- Isaac has missed a great deal of class time because his father has become seriously ill. His school is extremely rigorous and challenging to begin with, and now he’s fallen far behind in his work.Read More >>
- Billy can’t seem to get through Spanish. He tried French the year before and did even worse. He can handle the vocab but has trouble with the grammar and organization. We believe that studying a second language has great value, but we seem to be out of options.Read More >>
- Christopher is an extremely curious child. He is in a special education school that supports his vulnerabilities and emotional needs, but his intellectual spark is dimming. He needs help to reignite that spark.Read More >>