Learning Center

Paying close attention to students is at the heart of a Brooks education. At the Learning Center, our teachers and trained peer tutors do exactly that — help students do their best work and take their studying to the next level.

"We're here to help students think about thinking,” said Moira Goodman, director of the Learning Center and math teacher. “The Learning Center is a space without a fixed academic profile. From straight-A students in AP courses to students who feel that their grades aren’t reflecting their efforts, we are able to help everyone make progress towards achieving their goals.”

The faculty-run academic resource center is conveniently located within the Academic Building on campus and offers innovative approaches to help students become more successful in all aspects of academic life including:

  • specific study strategies developed with faculty during an appointment
  • drop-ins for quick questions
  • developing an overall study plan
  • test preparation
  • quiet space to do homework during free periods
  • advice about time management to balance assignments with other time commitments
  • manage accommodations for qualifying students

The Learning Center is staffed every class day and four evenings per week. “Students really like to visit our space,” said Susannah Parker, English teacher and learning specialist. “It’s a bright and inviting area that is centrally located in an academic building, and there’s always a faculty member present for any questions.

Getting help early and often at The Learning Center
helps me stay on top of my work.

Kyle Helfrich '17

An integral component of the Learning Center’s model is collaboration between students, faculty, and the Learning Center. The three groups keep their lines of communication open in an arrangement that the Learning Center staff describes as a “triple Venn diagram.”

“Everyone has a stake in everyone else’s success,” said Lucy Hamilton, Spanish teacher and Learning Center faculty member of the “in-house” student support network.

My time in the Learning Center has helped me gain confidence and
become a more successful student.

Hunter Runnells ’17

Many students visit the Learning Center thanks to the encouragement of their teachers and advisors but the center can offer valuable assistance to every student.

Hours of Operation

The Learning Center is open six days a week during the academic day as well as in the evenings following the schedule below.

Dedicated Subject Support
7 to 8 p.m.
Monday: Math
Tuesday: Language
Wednesday: Writing and Humanities
Thursday: Math/Science

Study Hours
8 to 9:55 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

Contact Information

Learning Center director Moira Goodman, mgoodman@brooksschool.org, is available for consultation with students, faculty, and parents with concerns about learning patterns and academic progress.