My Learning Springboard specializes in educational problem solving and school planning for a wide range of students: the first grader with reading difficulties; the fourth grader struggling with mathematical concepts; the seventh-grader challenged with organizational and study skills; the overwhelmed high school junior in need of a flexible academic coach; or the highly curious learner seeking enrichment teaching or independent study. Here’s how it works.
All families work closely with our executive leadership team, which includes Brad Hoffman, Faya Hoffman, and Laurie Gross. Together, we help families to navigate and make myriad educational decisions.
As a faculty, we are masters at assessing and individualizing instruction and strategically mapping out and implementing school planning efforts and instructional programs. Our consultation often includes collaboration with school learning specialists, administrators, school counselors, psychologists, or any other professional involved with supporting a student or family.
Because of our decades of work with children and families, we leverage a broad skill set that allows us to seamlessly move in any number of directions with our students and families.
We support all aspects of teaching and learning from nursery through college and beyond, including students and young adults with learning challenges, emotional challenges, and special needs. We grow with our students and families over time helping to navigate whichever path is necessary, which may include navigating a school transition (mainstream, specialized, or therapeutic). Because siblings often have very different learning profiles and needs, we’re often providing different supports for children within the same family, and these supports may well evolve over time.
Our services include but are not limited to: admissions consulting and school planning, academic coaching (remediation, enrichment, and subject-matter expertise), executive function coaching, test preparation, and special education advocacy.
How it works to plan support or consultation:
- Use our contact page to make an inquiry or request, which may come from a parent, family member, school professional, or related services professional. Please share some initial details about the issue you’d like to discuss.
- Brad Hoffman, Faya Hoffman, or Laurie Gross will respond to schedule an initial call at no charge, which is typically about 30 minutes. During this initial call, we’ll develop a better understanding of the situation, and we’ll be able to share more information about our services.
- Since we customize each family’s experience based on specific needs, we’ll then organize whatever next steps and documentation are appropriate. When organizing academic coaching or test preparation, instruction usually happens at home, and families choose their preferred teacher(s) based on confirmed skill set, availability, and any other parameters or needs. Brad, Faya, and Laurie help families to manage this decision-making. Because of school closures due to COVID-19, all of our instruction and consultation has moved to online platforms and phone conferences for the time being.