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About Us

Our Passionate Team

Meet Our Founder

After years of searching for the most effective way to help students succeed, Christine Pacioretty discovered that a holistic approach, focusing on mastery of foundational skills, leads to unparalleled success.

Christine has tested and worked with leading curricula for reading, writing, and arithmetic, ultimately combining the best materials and strategies to provide students with the tools they need for exponential growth.

She believes in utilizing mastery-based, explicit instruction with detailed progress monitoring to meet each student’s specific needs. By doing so, Christine and her team can remediate a variety of academic difficulties and provide academic advancement and acceleration.

Credentials:
B.A. Psychology
M.A. Special Education
Doctoral Candidate
Certified Nutritional Therapist

Work-Related Experience:
Yale Child Study Center
504 Coordinator
Dyslexia Training Institute
Student Support Team Chairperson
Classroom Teacher of the Year

We're different

The Pacioretty Academic Difference

At Pacioretty Academic Support Services, we pride ourselves on offering a unique approach to learning that sets us apart. Some specific ways we excel:

We Offer:

High-quality instructors with extensive in-house training

Customized goals for all learners including TAG and learning disabilities

Weekly progress monitoring for measurable success

Parent consulting to help support the whole child

Customized interventions for dyslexia and SLD’s in reading, writing, and math

Executive function coaching to maximize student success in the classroom

Academic support in advanced content areas including: math, science, and standardized testing

Why Choose Us?

Our Instructor Profile

Our instructors view their work with students as a calling. They undergo comprehensive training in explicit phonics, reading/listening comprehension, Singapore math, and writing composition under the guidance of instructional leaders to ensure consistency and quality.

Instructors are trained to provide positive feedback using Socratic questioning, which enhances metacognitive strategies and leads to increased academic independence. Our intentional use of language helps build rapport with students, fostering growth in confidence and intrinsic motivation.

To best serve upper middle school and high school students, our instructors receive training in organization and planning strategies.

The details

SAT/ACT Foundations

Who is it for?

High school upperclassmen looking to solidify content areas in order to improve test scores. 

How it helps:

Students will gain a deeper understanding of content areas in order to better prepare them for the variety of questions found on the tests.

What it includes:

  • First semester is focused on direct instruction in all math content found on the SAT and ACT tests. Check for understanding and additional practice is provided as needed. 
  • Second semester is focused on test prep and test taking strategies for all sections of the SAT or ACT test. **Instruction is tailored to each student depending on their test of choice.
The details

7th and 8th Grade Study Skills

Who is it for?

Current 7th and 8th grade students who are looking to strengthen executive functions to improve study and work strategies. 

How it helps:

This class fosters independence, helping students learn how to plan their week, study efficiently, and manage their time. Students are able to complete their homework with the guidance of an executive function coach.

What it includes:

  • Organization of binder, backpack, and academic planner.  
  • Creation of weekly study plans. 
  • Tracking grades to look for patterns that can help improve study strategies.  
  • Practice of concepts and methods needed to increase study efficiency and improve critical thinking.  
  • Application of work and study strategies to homework, essays, projects, and assessments.
The details

5th and 6th Grade Study Skills

Who is it for?

Current 5th and 6th grade students who are looking to strengthen executive functions to improve study and work strategies. 

How it helps:

This class fosters independence, helping students learn how to plan their week, study efficiently, and manage their time. Students are able to complete their homework with the guidance of an executive function coach.

What it includes:

  • Organization of binder, backpack, and academic planner.  
  • Creation of weekly study plans. 
  • Tracking grades to look for patterns that can help improve study strategies.  
  • Practice of concepts and methods needed to increase study efficiency and improve critical thinking.  
  • Application of work and study strategies to homework, essays, projects, and assessments.
The details

High School Study Skills

Who is it for?

Current high school students who are looking to strengthen executive functions to improve study and work strategies.

How it Helps:

This class fosters independence, helping students learn how to plan their week, study efficiently, and manage their time. Students are able to complete their homework with the guidance of an executive function coach.

What it includes:

  • Organization of binder, backpack, and academic planner.  
  • Creation of weekly study plans. 
  • Tracking grades to look for patterns that can help improve study strategies.  
  • Practice of concepts and methods needed to increase study efficiency and improve critical thinking.  
  • Application of work and study strategies to homework, essays, projects, and assessments. 

 

The details

7th and 8th Grade Thesis Writing

Who is it for?

Current seventh and eighth graders looking to advance their expository writing skills and reading comprehension in preparation for high school and beyond.

How it helps:

Students learn how to become independent writers using strategies to organize, revise, and edit their writing.

What it includes:

  • Annotate a text to find evidence for an essay.  
  • Use visualization strategies to enhance reading comprehension. 
  • Learning how to answer an essay prompt and brainstorm ideas. 
  • Outline a 5+ paragraph essay with topic sentences and supporting details. 
  • Identify and write a thesis statement. 
  • Find evidence to support ideas.
  • Use a thesaurus to improve word choice. 
  • Revise a rough draft for better clarity. 
  • Apply capitalization and punctuation rules while writing and editing 
The details

5th and 6th Academic Advancement

Who is it for?

Current fifth and six grade students looking to supplement their school instruction and strengthen skills in reading, writing, and math.

How it helps:

The small group setting includes custom lesson plans for each student and helps students improve work endurance, task initiation/engagement, and self-advocacy while mastering foundational skills.

What it includes:

  • Application of English rules for spelling  
  • Application of capitalization and punctuation rules while writing and editing  
  • Sentence combining  
  • Paragraph writing: outlining, topic sentences, supporting details  
  • Reading/Listening comprehension strategies with higher order thinking questions  
  • Greek and Latin roots  
  • Mental math strategies for addition, subtraction, and multiplication 
  • Math concepts including, but not limited to:  
  • Decimals 
  • Fractions 
  • Percent (if applicable)  
  • Area and perimeter  
  • Order of operations  
  • Word problems 
The details

3rd and 4th Grade

Who is it for?

Current third and fourth grade students looking to supplement their school instruction and strengthen skills in reading, writing, and math.

How it helps:

The small group setting includes custom lesson plans for each student and helps students improve work endurance, task initiation/engagement, and self-advocacy while mastering foundational skills.

What it includes:

  • Handwriting: Proper letter formation for cursive  
  • Application of English rules for reading and writing  
  • Application of capitalization and punctuation rules while writing and editing  
  • Sentence and paragraph writing  
  • Reading/Listening comprehension strategies   
  • Mental math strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division (if applicable) 
  • Math content including, but not limited to:   
  • Place value  
  • Decimals 
  • Fractions 
  • Word problems
The details

1st and 2nd Grade Academic Advancement

Who is it for?

Current first and second grade students looking to supplement their school instruction and strengthen foundational skills in reading, writing, and math. 

How it helps:

The small group setting includes custom lesson plans for each student and helps students improve work endurance, task initiation/engagement, and self-advocacy while mastering foundational skills

What it includes

  • Proper pencil grip and letter formation for manuscript writing 
  • 71 Orton Phonograms: read and spell  
  • Application of English rules for reading and writing 
  • Sentence writing 
  • Reading/Listening comprehension development with visualization strategies  
  • Mental math strategies (addition, subtraction, multiplication) 
  • Math content including, but not limited to: 
  • Place value  
  • Telling time  
  • Identifying coins/bills and working with money  
The details

Kindergarten Academic Advancement

Who is it for?

Current kindergartners who are looking to supplement their school instruction and strengthen foundational skills in reading, writing, and arithmetic. 

How it helps:

The small group setting helps students improve work endurance, task initiation/engagement, and self-advocacy while mastering foundational skills

What it includes:

  • Correct pencil grip and letter formation  
  • Fine motor development  
  • Phonemic awareness activities  
  • Practice the 71 Orton phonograms for reading and spelling  
  • Application of English rules while reading and writing 
  • Listening comprehension  
  • Oral directions  
  • Number identification  
  • Finding and creating patterns  
  • Comparing quantities  
  • Place value  
  • Addition and subtraction 
  • Select reading, spelling, and math activities dependent upon the student’s level.