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Student Success Program

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Carolina Friends School contracts with professional tutors and coaches to provide services to our students on our campus both during the school day and after school. Student Success staff members have had background checks and are experienced in their respective fields.

Support Offered By Student Success

Remedial Tutoring

  • Designed to reteach material that the student did not master in class
  • Involves specialized teaching methods designed to enhance understanding 
  • Two sessions per week recommended

Classroom Support Tutoring

  • Designed to bolster the student’s understanding of current classroom instruction
  • May involve extra practice or specific teaching methods

Homework Helper Tutoring

  • Designed to supervise and support a child’s homework 
  • Academic support provided as needed

Coaching

  • Designed to support the student in managing time, planning, and organizational issues
  • Guides students in developing goals for completing responsibilities, both in and out of school 
  • Student reports daily to the coach daily on progress toward weekly goals
  • Coaches meet with students once a week

Program Coordinator

Jacob Prosnit

Jacob Prosnit

Jacob joined CFS in 2020 as the Upper School Learning Specialist. He graduated with his B.A. in History at Trinity College, a Masters in Special Education at Hunter College, and a Masters in Educational Administration and Leadership from Fordham College. He has spent the last eight years in the New York City public school system as a Learning Specialist and Dean of Students. Jacob loves to read, play sports, listen to and practice music, travel, be a sous-chef, and hike. He is on his way to section-hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Meet Our Tutors and Coaches

Rowena Bowman

Student Success Tutor, Summer Programs Instructor
Thomas Carson

Thomas Carson

Student Success Tutor
Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Student Success Coach
Anita Ghajar-Selim

Anita Ghajar-Selim

Student Success Tutor
Gillian Harper

Gillian Harper

Student Success Tutor
Ben Harris

Ben Harris

Student Success Tutor, Student Success Coach
Coleman Ikenberry

Coleman Ikenberry

Student Success Tutor
Erin Juliano

Erin Juliano

Math Teacher, Student Success Tutor
Rosemary McNiel

Rosemary McNiel

Student Success Tutor
Eleanor Meredith

Eleanor Meredith

Student Success Tutor, Student Success Coach
Emily Nicholson

Emily Nicholson

Student Success Tutor
Caitlin Prillaman

Caitlin Prillaman

Student Success Tutor, Student Success Coach
Jacob Prosnit

Jacob Prosnit

Upper School Learning Specialist, Student Success Program Coordinator
Kathleen Rogers

Kathleen Rogers

Student Success Tutor, Summer Programs Instructor, Lower School Teaching Assistant
Lori Weiss

Lori Weiss

Student Success Tutor
Sherry Wilshire-Eshelman

Sherry Wilshire-Eshelman

Student Success Tutor, Summer Programs Instructor