About CELC

Set your child up for long-term success at CT Experiential Learning Center

CELC was founded by accomplished educators Melinda Alcosser and Maria Mortali in 2009. Designed to have a low teacher-to-student ratio, this unique experiential learning center’s mission is to have the perfect balance between learner-centered robust academics and out-of-the-classroom experiences.

CELC promotes professional matching services to meet students’ needs and best match students with tutors and/or hands-on experiential learning opportunities!

The CELC Experience

At CELC, we always have considered each child who walks through our doors as unique, capable, curious, wondrous. Our comprehensive tutoring and educational coaching programs are meticulously designed for students, kindergarten through high school to engage in learning at their own pace, while achieving greater confidence, better grades, and improved test scores.

Our main goal is to harness our students’ flowing energy and potential in a positive and purposeful way.

CELC prides itself on teaching children the value of being productive members of the local community and constructive citizens of the world.
Learning starts with interests, passion, and aspirations. Our goal is to help students navigate through challenges and approach new horizons with an open mind, guiding towards self-discovery and educating in the ways in which they can contribute to the world around them.

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One-to-One Tutoring

Our one-to-one tutoring services are specifically designed for kindergarten to high school students. Approach focuses on “Learning to Learn”. Subjects include but not limited to Math, Reading, Writing, Grammar, and Spanish.

Educational Coaching and Executive Function Support

The focus is on improving students’ organizational skill building, time management, task initiation, and activation. Aimed to enhance success through innovative problem-solving strategies, this initiative is perfect for students of all ages.

College Preparation

We are dedicated to guiding you through the college application process, admissions essay writing, or test preparation.

Learning Expeditions and Leadership Training

Group interactive sessions focus on team building and social skill building. Field experiences and travel-related opportunities expand students’ horizons and promote self-discovery.

Events Calendar

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Science Investigations and Laboratory Study
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cell Biology focus  Hands-on lab investigation, reading for information, following a procedure, developing experiments to test ideas, exposure to writing results in lab report format. Includes a hands-on science experience visit to PhoenixSong Biologicals Lab in Branford. Ages 9 – 13. Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.:  3, , ...
Small Group Writing
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hands-on Math
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Build math skills in a fun and collaborative way.  For those who love math and for those with any type of math anxiety. This is a place to explore the space of all things math, through music, sports and games, and more!   Ages 9 – 13. Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.:  12, 19 NOV; 3, 10, 17 DEC 2022 Cost: $25/class or $115 , ...
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Farm Visits and Service-Learning Experience
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Science Investigations and Laboratory Study
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cell Biology focus  Hands-on lab investigation, reading for information, following a procedure, developing experiments to test ideas, exposure to writing results in lab report format. Includes a hands-on science experience visit to PhoenixSong Biologicals Lab in Branford. Ages 9 – 13. Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.:  3, , ...
Small Group Writing
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hands-on Math
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Build math skills in a fun and collaborative way.  For those who love math and for those with any type of math anxiety. This is a place to explore the space of all things math, through music, sports and games, and more!   Ages 9 – 13. Saturdays 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.:  12, 19 NOV; 3, 10, 17 DEC 2022 Cost: $25/class or $115 , ...
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CT Experiential Learning Center (CELC) is a 501c3 tax-exempt corporation. CELC welcomes students, families, and staff of diverse nations, religions, ethnicities, gender identities, and sexual orientations to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the CELC learning community.