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The Donovan Center for Learning


Welcome to The Donovan Center for Learning!

Our Center’s staff works together on a daily basis to address the academic needs of our students. The Donovan Center for Learning offers services of academic counseling, SAT/ACT preparation, peer tutoring, group tutoring sessions, individual tutoring sessions (upon evaluation of the Director), and quiet testing rooms. We also act as a study center for students to ask homework questions, as well as address day-to-day academic concerns and questions. Upon the Director’s evaluation, it is possible for your child to receive individualized tutoring sessions.

I look forward to meeting you and your child.

Alison Bailey's Signature
Alison Bailey


Services Providedstudent-and-teacher-at-canterbury-donovan-center

The Donovan Center for Learning offers a variety of student-centered academic needs. Every Canterbury student is welcome to utilize the Writing Lab, Math Lab and Organizational Tutoring upon appointment or drop-in. Specifically, The Donovan Center for Learning is a place for Canterbury students who want assistance on standardized test preparation, subject-specific extra help, academic guidance, and/or direction on study skills, time management, self-advocacy, and test-taking methods.

For more information, please contact Alison Bailey at 860.210.3912 or



Meet the Donovan Center for Learning Faculty

Alison Bailey
Alison Bailey

Director of The Donovan Center for Learning

As Director of The Donovan Center for Learning, Ms. Bailey collaborates with the Academic Counselors to oversee the progress of all students. Ms. Bailey also works to coordinate accommodations for students who need them.

Todd Mathewson

Todd Mathewson
Director of Academic Counseling, Forms V & VI

Mr. Mathewson coordinates academic schedules and oversees the academic progress of all Fifth and Sixth Form students. He is available to meet with students who have questions or concerns any time during the academic day.

Amy Milano
Assistant Director of Academic Counseling, Forms III & IV; Testing Coordinator

As Assistant Director of Academic Counseling, Ms. Milano is responsible for helping Third and Fourth Form students build their schedules, guiding them with any issues that arise academically, and assisting them as they come into the Donovan Center for Learning. As Testing Coordinator, she is also in charge of organizing the ACT, PreACT, PreSAT and AP exams for all students, and ensures that students who need additional accommodations receive those services.

Marija Stankus-Saulaitis

Dr. Stankus-Saulaitis
English Teacher and Writing Lab

Dr. Marija Stankus-Saulaitis provides services for our Writing Lab in The Donovan Center for Learning. Dr. Stankus-Saulaitis is also available to work with students on standardized test preparation for Verbal sections. She is available upon appointment or drop-in during the academic week.