Coed, independent, PK3-12th grade school in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Specialized Academic Tutoring

Specialists in The Learning Center are committed to providing individualized tutoring for any student Kindergarten -12th grade who wants to enrich or add learning techniques, study skills, or organizational skills to make learning more productive and effective.

Specialists are fully credentialed in the subject areas they teach. Additionally, The Learning Center includes specialists with advanced training in the Wilson System, Barton System, and Orton-Gillingham which are multisensory, structured language approaches to teach reading and writing.

Tutoring for Middle and Upper School students happens either after school or during a free period during the school day. Tutoring for Lower School students happens either during the school day or after school.

Small Group Instruction

Small group instruction in reading or math is often used in the Lower School to more fully address our Lower School students’ unique learning needs. The Experiential/Lower School Coordinator Miriam Pardoll works collaboratively with individual teachers to place students into small learning groups based on their ability and skill levels. We can meet our students at their present level of performance to remediate foundational skills, build confidence and ultimately find student success. These small groups also allow for increased engagement and more targeted intervention and instruction.

TLC also has a primary reading specialist who is available to work collaboratively with teachers to enhance reading practice, develop fluency, support vocabulary development, maximize individual and whole-class learning as well as monitor progress.


Speech/Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists work with teachers, parents, and students to make sure students reach their potential. Many of our students receive speech and language therapy and/or occupational therapy during the school day. This allows the students to learn skills that will directly impact their academic and social learning in and out of the classroom.

Speech Therapy Services
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  • Evaluation: School-based assessments may be segmented into 30-minute sessions of two-to-four sessions depending on the amount of assessment necessary to determine the course of therapy. Rate is $60 per 30-minute session. If the family of provider requests a comprehensive written evaluation, an additional charge will be added.
  • Individual Therapy Session: 30-minute session (25 minutes of one-on-one therapist time with your child and 5 minutes to return to class and discuss session with teacher as necessary) $60. We do not bill insurance companies for services provided. However, we will provide you with the necessary invoices and codes to submit a claim to your insurance company.
  • Screening: No charge
  • Parent and/or Teacher conferences: No charge
Occupational Therapy Services
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  • Initial Evaluation: School-based assessments will be segmented into 30-minute sessions of three to four sessions depending on the amount of assessment necessary to determine if therapy is appropriate. A comprehensive evaluation report and a meeting with the parent(s) are included. The total charge is $250.
  • Individual Therapy Session: A 30-minute session is charged at $60.
  • Screening: No charge
  • Parent and/or Teacher conferences:  No charge

Upper School / College Testing Accommodations

Academic Support and accommodations for families in the Upper School is provided by Student Support Teacher Ron Heller. Mr. Heller provides proctoring for school-based testing, ensures that psychological and medically approved accommodations are adhered to, and provides advocacy for students with accommodations and ESOL with both the College Board (PSAT, SAT and AP exams) and the ACT. Learn more on the US Accommodations webpage.

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Tracie Belt

    Tracie Belt 

    Director of The Learning Center and TLC Coordinator for Middle and Upper Schools
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  • Photo of Miriam Pardoll

    Miriam Pardoll 

    Assoc. Director of The Learning Center, Coordinator for Experiential and Lower Schools
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  • Heather Vidal 

    LS/MS Literacy Specialist
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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 preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.