Find Your Brave !
Experience Joy in Learning !
Be Inspired !
Prepare For The Future, At CT Experiential Learning Center
Allow us to introduce ourselves! CT Experiential Learning Center of Guilford (CELC – pronounced /selk/) offers exceptional educational services for students.
CELC serves kindergarten through high school-aged students, providing 1:1 and small group subject-specific academic tutoring/executive function support. In addition, we provide support services for college students.
CELC’s tutoring services include support in Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spanish, to name but a few. CELC also provides a variety of hands-on workshops and expeditionary learning opportunities, locally and throughout the world!
CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a true “center for (experiential) learning” – we are here to personalize educational plans, tailored to students’ needs.
With both in-person and remote learning options and a vibrant team of tutors, coaches, and teaching artists, CELC delivers transformative educational experiences that result in student development, building greater confidence and resiliency.
Experience “Learning to Learn” with CELC
Educational Coaching and Executive Function Support
Learning Expeditions and Leadership Training
Read What Parents & Students Are Saying About CELC!
My son did well in many subjects, but Algebra was a weak spot for him.
With Maria’s coaching and support, taking the subject one small step at a time, he overcame and conquered Algebra. Maria went above and beyond, working with him during the summer break between eighth grade and the start of high school to ensure he didn’t just “get through it”. Maria patiently worked with him to truly understand the concepts because she knew how important it was to build a strong Algebra foundation for the math courses that would follow as he headed off to high school and eventually, the International Baccalaureate program from which he graduated. Even when he doubted himself and said, “I’m just not good at math”, Maria helped him see that was not true. I don’t know how she does it, but I am thankful she does. She provided a safe, encouraging, and nurturing support environment so that he not only accomplished a proficiency in Algebra but also his attitude toward math changed for the better – Algebra/math were not to be feared.
Max would read aloud to her and then talk about what he read. She asked about each story, urging him to take his time and think about how words, which he could identify, could be used to describe characters or events in the text. Maria’s calm encouragement helped Max relax and gain confidence in his reading.
Applying her skills as a tutor, Maria gained his trust, which made a huge difference when she next tutored Max in writing. Using a process similar to her reading support, she helped Max learn to structure his writing using words and phrases he knew to build sentences and write cohesive paragraphs.
In May, Max graduated from Flagler College with a B average. Maria’s helpful interventions at a critical point in his intellectual development made a significant difference in all his studies.
Thank you, Melinda and Maria. You set her on a path toward success!
What Makes CELC Unique?
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Back to school organizational-skills building sessions now available, online and in-person!
ESL classes offered at CELC with native Spanish speaker.
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Math anxiety getting in your way?
Discover your math brave in a hands-on and accessible way with CELC’s Math Empower Program. Small groups forming now. Ages 8 – 18. Register and more information contact [email protected].
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