Teacher Services Program
What is the Teacher Services (TS) Program? Mother of Divine Grace students in middle school (6th-8th Grade) or high school (9th-12th Grade) have the option to work one-on-one with a teacher who will:
- Discuss tests and assignments with the student by phone and email.
- Explain problem concepts and provide tips on how to improve work.
- Set goals for the students based on his current stage of intellectual formation.
- Provide deadlines for the student (if requested by the parent or student).
- Review and grade all papers and selected additional assignments and provide feedback on the quality of the work.
How does the Teacher Services Program work? In late August the teacher contacts the student and parent. In this introductory phone call the teacher discusses with the parent their academic goals for the student, and schedules phone calls with the student on a monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly basis (depending on the level of courses the student has signed up for; note: if the student is taking a mix of courses at difference levels, some scheduled phone calls will be longer than others, depending on the number of courses to be discussed in that call).
During the school year the teacher and student have regular phone contact, in which they discuss the student's recently completed, current, and upcoming assignments. (Note: the student is responsible for making the phone calls.) The student also submits written assignments regularly to the teacher. For more information, please see the TS FAQ page. The teacher reviews these assignments, grading them and providing feedback using Mother of Divine Grace School's subject rubrics, and returns them to the student in a timely manner. Since we are a mastery learning program, the student has the option of submitting drafts and/or re-writing papers. The teacher, taking into account the student's particular strengths and weaknesses, works through a step-by-step process to help him meet our academic goals. In addition to the regular phone calls, the student may also contact the teacher with additional questions by phone or email.
The teacher grades work submitted before June 15th, unless other arrangements have been made in advance with the teacher. After June 15th, any uncompleted course reverts to the Teacher Review (Basic) Program, and any uncorrected work is the responsibility of the parent; grades and work are subject to verification and review by the family consultant.
For more information on the TS Program, including pricing options, please see the TS FAQ page.