Support for your educational progress
Our Institute for Achievement and Learning will help you maximize your strengths and achieve your goals toward independent learning.
We are a recognized leader in the field of academic support for students. We enhance learning experiences through custom-designed spaces for writing, math, tutoring, testing and collaboration.
The IAL experience
Only the first year of the program is mandatory. If you are experiencing great results or need additional support, you may also choose to enroll for all four years.
Learning doesn’t get more innovative than this.
At Lynn University, we embrace technology by encouraging our students to engage with course content through iPads, and our professors can develop custom course materials.
Get individualized support
- We design individualized academic support programs for Lynn students with learning disabilities.
- We can help you develop enhanced skill sets that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
- We advise students using the latest methods that our ongoing research shows can make a difference for our students and for higher education.
Our learning model helps you acquire a new set of skills by strengthening and building on your prior experiences. The program includes:
- A professional academic coach who will assist you with your transition
- A weekly, individualized plan created by you and your academic coach
- Comprehensive support services
Four steps toward independence
- Build a strong foundation
Through specialized academic coaching and tutoring, you’ll begin to gain skills in time management, prioritization and goal setting—building blocks that form your basic educational competence.
- Make the transition
Once you're thinking critically and analyzing new information, we'll help you start focusing on increasing your independence and self-advocacy.
- Find the right balance
As you become more aware, you’ll no longer require intensive support, but you may still use tutoring services, academic coaching and the writing center. Coaching may shift toward balancing academics with other aspects of your life.
- Take the lead
You’ll learn how to problem solve and further your education independently. You can continue using the IAL services as needed.
Receive coaching, tutoring, testing and more
- Academic coaching:* Certified academic coaches provide learning strategies that reduce symptoms related to students’ deficits in executive functioning.
- Assistive technology: Computer software programs (Dragon, Inspiration, Kurzwell, NaturallySpeaking, Kurzweil, Read&Write Gold, etc.) help students increase reading and writing competency.
- Institute fellows teach select Dialogues, which ensure the incorporation of a variety of different teaching and learning strategies.
- The Harold and Mary Perper Testing Center provides students with the option to take extended-time exams in an alternative testing environment. Reader, scribe and computer access is available for assistance recording answers to test responses. Students must make prior arrangements with their professors to use the facility and while taking their exams, they must follow the center’s established rules and procedures.
- The Harold, Nathan and Dorothy Wayser Tutoring Center:* Master’s and doctoral-level professionals offer a variety of tutoring options in a one-on-one setting.
- Content tutoring: subject-specific to aid in the student’s comprehension of material presented in class
- Group tutoring: two or more students working on the same project
- Process tutoring: focuses on the elements or concepts required for successful writing, speaking and organizing
- The Donna and Jeffrey Eskind Family Writing Center: A staff of writing experts offer guidance while students work on essays.
- Diagnostic Center for Educational Assessment:* The center helps determine educational setting and testing accommodation needs through offering psychoeducational, neuropsychological and gifted evaluations.
*Services are available to all students (fees may apply) Find out more about IAL cost (link to admission page)