An Introduction to TLC

The Learning Center (TLC) at Shorecrest offers and coordinates a broad range of services to enhance opportunities for academic success. TLC is designed to support teachers, students and their parents so that students have a successful educational experience.

Whenever a student is experiencing challenges with a skill, topic or academic subject, we encourage parents and students to work with the classroom teacher to develop a plan for improvement. If a teacher determines that a student needs additional support, The Learning Center staff is available to help.

Tracie Belt is the K-12 Director. Her office is located in the Media Center, and she can be reached at (727) 456-7528. 

What services does TLC provide?

No-fee services include:
  • Parent education
  • Academic consultation
  • Classroom observations
  • Initial assessments
  • Meeting with teachers to offer student accommodations
  • Consultations for speech therapy and occupational therapy upon request
  • Supervised lunch study hall in the Middle School
  • Individual study skills/organizational coaching
  • Weekly articles in E-Bytes for parent information

Additional Services:
If it is determined that a student would benefit from additional one-on-one instruction, the following paid services are available through TLC:

Academic Tutoring:
  • Hourly $70
  • 45 min. $55
  • 30 min. $35
Speech Therapy:
  • 30 min. $60
Occupational Therapy:
  • 30 min. $60
After school Middle School study hall:
  • 3:00-4:30 $9
  • After 4:30 $9
  • 3:00-6:00 $18

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  • Upper School and The Learning Center

    The Learning Center works with the Upper School faculty and the College Placement Office to help students thrive in our rigorous college preparatory environment.
    No Fee Services:
    • Liaison between parents, students, and faculty to provide guidance and expertise to help students reach their educational goals.
    • Provide students with an extra line of academic support when necessary. Parents are encouraged to contact The Learning Center for guidance with their student's educational needs.
    • Suggest strategies and provide information on how to help students improve their independent learning styles.
    • Provide a lending library for parenting, learning differences and study skills.
    • Offer testing accommodations for qualified students (current psychoeducational evaluation, within the last 3 years, is a requirement.)
    Fee services that The Learning Center provides Upper School students:
    • PSAT/SAT preparation classes
    • Study Skills
    • Coaching in AP courses and all other academic courses
    • Motivational tutoring and enrichment
    For more information on program specifics and costs, please contact The Learning Center Director, Tracie Belt, at (727) 456-7528.
  • Middle School and The Learning Center

    The Middle School Learning Center offers a broad variety of services to meet students’ individual needs. It is housed on the first floor of the Middle Division Arts and Science Center and is staffed by The Learning Center Coordinator, Sue Dattilo, Ed.S.
    No Fee Services:
    • Supervision of students working on independent, accelerated classes
    • Testing accommodations
    • Organizational/study skills coaching
    • Make-up work for missed classes
    • Support for alternative learning styles
    • Supervision of students assigned to a study hall
    • Supervised lunch study hall for students owing work
    • Supervised break study hall
    For Fee Services: After School Study Hall
    • Offered for students in grades 5-8, Monday-Friday, from 3-6pm
    • Daily drink and snack provided
    • Outdoor recess
    • Homework and quiz/test help
    • Guidance with organization and study tips
    • Members of the Shorecrest Honor Societies, led by National Honor Society members, as well as other Upper School students, are available as study buddies, mentors and homework helpers
    • Rates are adjusted for more than one student per family
  • The Experiential School of Tampa Bay and Lower School Learning Center

    The Exp School/LS Learning Center offers parents, teachers, and students a program to support and enrich a student’s academic success. We are located next to the Advancement Office building on the Lower School campus. Jan Miller, M.A., is The Learning Center Coordinator and will be happy to help you with all of your questions. The Learning Center prides itself in making each child feel comfortable and successful while at Shorecrest.
    No Fee Services:
    • Consultation with parents regarding any concerns they have academically
    • Assessment of individual students highlighting their strengths and weaknesses
    • Assisting teachers with supplemental instructional methods for individualizing instruction
    • Screenings for speech and occupational therapy concerns
    For Fee Services offered during the school day or after school:
    • On-site certified speech/language pathologists and occupational therapists
    • Certified teachers and specialists with expertise in alternative methodology for reading and tutoring in all subject areas

Contacting TLC Staff

Please contact Tracie Belt, the Director of The Learning Center, for help with tutoring or evaluations. If you have questions specific to one of the schools (Experiential School, Lower, Middle or Upper), feel free to contact the coordinator of that school.

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Cancellation Policy

If it becomes necessary to cancel a session, please contact the school coordinators, Sue Dattilo at (727) 456-7527 or Jan Miller at (727) 522-2111 ext. 447, or the Director of The Learning Center 24 hours in advance. Failure to cancel an appointment in advance will result in your account being charged for the cost of the session. If your child becomes ill, please call the appropriate school TLC Coordinator/Director as soon as possible, so that we may cancel the session for you.

School Information

Shorecrest Preparatory School
5101 First Street Northeast
St Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 522-2111  |  Fax: (727) 527-4191

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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students Age 3 through Grade 12, located in St. Petersburg, FL.