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Donovan Center for Learning


 


Empowering students to become active and independent learners in pursuit of their greatest academic success.

Every student passes through the doors of the Donovan Center for Learning (DCL) at some point during their Canterbury education. The DCL offers tailored support at all academic levels and affords every student the opportunity to develop the strengths, strategies, and skills needed to become self-reliant and confident learners on our hilltop and beyond.

The DCL is an academic hub, centralizing faculty, advisors, resources, technology, and study spaces that are easily accessible to students throughout the school day. Whether during drop-in hours or by appointment, the DCL serves as a place where students seek help with general homework questions, address academic concerns or challenges, and access any of the following student-centered services:

  • Academic Counseling
  • Writing Lab
  • Math Lab 
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • Group or Peer Tutoring 
  • Individualized Subject-Specific Tutoring
    (upon Director’s evaluation)
  • Organizational Skills
  • Executive Function Skill Development:
    Study Skills, Time Management, Self-Advocacy, and Test-Taking Methods
     

Alison Bailey, Director of the Donovan Center for Learning, is joined by Academic Counselors and faculty tutors in the Writing and Math Labs to support the needs of all Canterbury students. 

We welcome inquiries from prospective families who would like to discuss their student’s academic goals or who have general questions about the DCL. Please contact Alison Bailey at abailey@cbury.org or 860.210.3912 for additional information.

 

Meet the Donovan Center for Learrning Faculty

Alison Bailey

Alison Bailey

Titles: Director of DCL; English Teacher
Departments: English, Academic Office , The Donovan Center For Learning
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Zoe Gibbons

Zoe Gibbons

Titles: English Teacher
Departments: English, The Donovan Center For Learning
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Steven Gooler

Steven Gooler

Titles: Assistant Director of Academic Counseling
Departments: The Donovan Center For Learning
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Teagan Mockus

Teagan Mockus

Titles: Assistant Director of Academic Counseling
Departments: The Donovan Center For Learning
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Cam Roffe

Cam Roffe

Titles: Mathematics Teacher; Math Lab
Departments: Mathematics, The Donovan Center For Learning
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