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The Lyceum offers tutoring and enrichment both during the day and after school. We create an environment perfect for reinforcement of classroom learning, building executive functioning skills, help with homework, and PSAT / SAT / ACT / TOEFL Prep.

The Lyceum is now offering its services to all students in the greater Charleston area, both at the Porter-Gaud campus from 3:15-5:30 pm and at the O'Quinn School in Mount Pleasant from 4:00-6:00 p.m.


SCHOOL YEAR TUTORING SERVICES

One-to-one, $65.00/sessions are offered during study hall or after school for P-G students. Subjects include the following:

Reading, including Orton-Gillingham method; writing and grammar; SAT/ACT Prep; Math (1st Grade-Calculus AP/BC); Science; History; French; Spanish; Chinese; Latin, Math and Writing Enrichment

SAT PREP

$55/session for individual tutoring in PSAT and SAT reading, writing and math; ACT reading, writing, math and science.

EXAM PREPARATION

The Lyceum will again offer exam preparation help on the evenings and weekend(s) before exams. We will extend our regular hours during the week leading up to the first exam and maintain extended hours through the last exam.

All exam prep sessions are billed at $65.00 and are individual sessions unless you request a group session. Group sessions are $35/student for two students; $25/student for three.  We provide students with the study guides from their teachers, flashcards, study schedule calendars, study tips, and snacks and drinks.

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

We offer enrichment classes in math, writing, Chinese, and Spanish after school.

DROP-IN HELP for Math and English

Drop-in help (short clarification) for Math and English is available during study hall at no charge.

SUMMER TUTORING

We will also be open throughout the summer, Monday through Thursday, for summer packet work, enrichment, test prep, and reinforcement of skills. Tutors and teachers will be available to work with your child on math, reading (including Orton-Gillingham), writing, history, science, French, Spanish, Latin, and Chinese, in all levels ranging from 1st grade to AP. Summer hours will be from 9:00-12:00, Monday through Thursday.

Please contact Deborah Reinhold at dreinhold@portergaud.edu, Angela McSwain at amcswain@portergaud.edu, or the Lyceum office at (843)402-4691 to arrange tutoring or exam prep.

Please contact the Lyceum at (843)402.4691 or lyceum@portergaud.edu with any questions or to reserve a time.


 

Tutors

Grades 1-6

Susan Brown: Academic coach with 9 years of teaching and tutoring experience, Albertus Magnus BA in art therapy, and a certification in Special Education K-12. Lower, Middle, through 7th grade academic coaching

Marley Drayton: Retired PG Lower School teacher and counselor, 45 years’ experience; BA, MEd Elementary Education, Converse College and University of South Carolina; academic coaching; history, English, science tutoring for Lower School and Middle School

Lou Evans: Retired PG Lower School teacher with 43 years’ experience; degree in political science from Converse College, minor in Education, K-8; Lower and middle school math through 6th, and all subjects in lower school

Laura Foerster: Orton-Gillingham tutor; former second grade teacher; currently assistant to the headmaster; achieved Associate Level of O-G (2019) and is working toward certification. Reading instruction with O-G through sixth grade

Eleanor Hurtes: Retired PG Lower School teacher with 36 years of teaching experience and four years of tutoring experience; BA, Elementary Education, Winthrop; MEd, the Citadel; former Co-Director of the Lyceum; former Admissions Director; ESL certification; all Lower School subjects and Middle School English, reading, history, and math through grade 6.

Barbara Kelly: Retired math educator with over 40 years’ experience; former Reading Specialist for the Lower School, 2018-19. Orton-Gillingham training; All lower school math and reading through grade 6.

Jane McGreevy: Third grade classroom teacher, five years; four-year old preschool teacher; MEd Early Childhood Education; All Lower School subjects 

Grades 7-12

Mike Bedard: Retired GE chemical engineer; BS Chemical Engineering from Northeastern; Member Emeritus, American Chemical Society; experienced mathphysicsand chemistry tutor, 15 years; math enrichment

Henry Baird: Clemson graduate (2019); taking a gap year before med school: available to tutor math and science.

Christian Conaty: College of Charleston (2018); Currently a student at the Charleston School of Law; available to tutor Spanish, history, English

Alexis Eiland: MS - Secondary Mathematical Education, Columbia University; MS Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania; Experienced upper level math tutor and teacher, with two years teaching in upper school and three as a math instructor in community college; Six years’ tutoring experience. Middle School and Upper School math through FST and pre-calculus.

Grant Gauthier: College of Charleston Honors College (2019); Biology major; taking a gap year before Med School. Available to tutor math or science.

Angela McSwain: Director of the Lyceum Math and biology tutor with twenty-one years of teaching and tutoring experience; BS and MEd Early Childhood Education; all Middle School and Upper School math, through FST; and biology

Jessica Orcutt: Porter-Gaud (2010); Skidmore (2014) History major, English Literature minor; Tufts (2016) MA Museum Education; History, English, SAT/ACT prep.

Deborah Reinhold: former Director of the Lyceum; Wake Forest BA in English; MAEd in English from the Citadel; English and test prep teacher with 40 years’ experience. English, writing, ACT/SAT prep

David Rieder: Porter-Gaud (2011) and Duke (2015) graduate; professional writer for Swimming World; available to tutor EnglishHistory, and math.

Susie Rieder: Retired Porter-Gaud Middle School math teacher; BBA, Accounting, Emory University; MA, math Education, Teachers College, Columbia University; available to tutor math on Mondays and Tuesdays after November 1st

Chelsea Sealy:  Former Porter-Gaud Latin teacher; Five years teaching experience; BA Ancient Languages; Masters of Arts in Teaching; available on Mondays for Latin

Travis Smith—Porter-Gaud and Presbyterian College graduate; three years experience tutoring; all Middle School and Upper School academic coaching; all Middle School subjects, most Upper School subjects (available for exam prep only)

Faculty Tutors

Faculty tutors are only available after school.
 

Paige Baran, reading
Stephen Barnes, Spanish
Walker Bruce, Chemistry
Haley Cantey, reading, math 1-3
Meagan Collins, Physics
Katie Donahue, Lower School math
Emma Greenwell, French
Barbara Kelly, Reading grades 2-3, math, 1-6
Aaron Lehman, English
Judy Lycke, Biology
Natanya Miller, Lower School Reading, Math
Kelly Roth, 1-3
Meredith Sallee, Lower School
Peyton Sasnett, Science
Jane Settle, Life Science
Margaret Sikes, reading
Gretchen Tate, Biology and Chemistry
Amanda Thomas, 4-5
Rebecca Wade, Reading Specialist