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Kenefick Center For Learning

The Kenefick Center for Learning is available to all students and provides a selection of academic support services, tailored to each individual student. Learning specialists and tutors assist students in becoming independent learners. Students may stop by KCL to schedule an initial meeting for academic consultation and recommendations. For students with documented disabilities, KCL implements individual learning plans, provides accommodations, and advocates for students.

The KCL is optimally located between the two main academic buildings, Berkshire Hall, where humanities classes are held, and Bellas/Dixon Math and Science Center.

AVAILABLE OPTIONS

EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING, STUDY SKILLS, & LEARNING STRATEGIES

- Learning specialists work one-on-one with students to enhance skills in all subject areas; emphasis is placed on developing learning strategies and executive functioning skills such as organization, planning and prioritizing, task initiation, etc.

- Targeted individual instruction is based on the student's specific learning profile and need. KCL faculty communicate regularly with the student’s family and also consult with teachers, their advisor, and form dean.

- Sessions are available 1, 2, or 3 times per week.

Per semester fee. Financial aid is available.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC TUTORING

- Students meet with tutors one-on-one to support learning in the classroom in the content areas of math, science, or foreign language.

- KCL faculty communicate regularly with the student’s family and also consult with teachers, their advisor, and form dean.

Hourly fee. Financial aid is available.

STUDY SPACE

Students work independently in KCL during their free period(s). A KCL tutor is available to briefly check-in on small groups of students.
 
No additional fee.

MEET THE KCL STAFF

Erica Cohn

Erica Cohn

Titles: Tutor, J.V. Tennis (Boys) Head Coach
Email:
Beth Cook

Beth Cook

Titles: Tutor
Email:
Dory Driscoll

Dory Driscoll

Titles: Director of Kenefick Center for Learning, Varsity Track & Field Head Coach
Email:
Jen Gaenzle-Smith

Jen Gaenzle-Smith

Titles: Tutor
Email:
Caddie Jackson

Caddie Jackson

Titles: Tutor, WBSL Radio Station Coordinator, Thirds Lacrosse (Girls) Head Coach, House Head
Email:
Klay Johnson

Klay Johnson

Titles: Math Teacher, Tutor, Varsity Football Asst. Coach, J.V. Basketball (Boys) Head Coach, Dorm Parent
Email:
Maura MacKenzie

Maura MacKenzie

Titles: Science Teacher, Tutor, Varsity Volleyball Asst. Coach
Email:
Sam Maher

Sam Maher

Titles: Student Activities Coordinator, Varsity Crew Asst. Coach, Dorm Parent
Email:
Cathy Rueger

Cathy Rueger

Email:
Whitney Saunders

Whitney Saunders

Titles: Tutor, Varsity Soccer (Girls) Asst. Coach, Dorm Parent
Email:
Sarah Siket

Sarah Siket

Email:
Hannah Van Sickle

Hannah Van Sickle

Email:
Eva Yuranich

Eva Yuranich

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Email:
Valerie Zantay

Valerie Zantay

Email:

Dory Driscoll
Director, Kenefick Center For Learning
Email: dorydriscoll@berkshireschool.org
Phone: 413-229-1295

WHERE WE ARE

The Kenefick Center for Learning is located on the second floor of Allen Theater.