Dayal Center for Academic Excellence

The Dayal Center for Academic Excellence (DCAE) provides academic support for all Middle and Upper School students to help them reach their academic and personal potential. As part of the student support department, the DCAE provides assistance in general study strategies and coordinates with the Director of College Counseling to support students in need of content/SAT/ACT tutoring and guidance in developing an independent study. The DCAE also supports faculty in identifying appropriate academic interventions or enrichment opportunities for their students. The scope of assistance the DCAE provides is great:

Peer and Professional Tutoring

Scheduled and drop-in tutoring is available to students for all courses in the Middle and Upper School. Tutors may include Maumee Valley students, parents, friends, alumni, and professional tutors. Because the goal is to get students thinking as independently as possible, tutors take an individualized approach. Tutors work closely with student support staff and classroom teachers to design effective support. Tutoring may be scheduled during free periods, lunch, or after school. Evening tutoring sessions are scheduled at the Dayal House between 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Monday-Thursday.

Study Skill Assistance

Personalized assistance is available for students in need of developing skills in time management, organization, note taking, reading comprehension, test preparation, and test anxiety. Emphasis is placed on specific study strategies that are designed to support each student’s learning profile and can be utilized in any course. Sessions are also designed to promote the development of essential life skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and stress management. All students are encouraged to meet with the Student Support Specialist to discuss appropriate study techniques and concerns about managing workload. All ninth grade students meet with the student support specialist during the fall intensive and rotation. With the ninth grade program, the frequency of sessions decreases as skills develop. However, assistance with study skills may be requested by any student during free periods or after school.

In addition, the DCAE staff:
  • Coordinates with the School's Educational Psychologist and teacher advisors.
  • Facilitates meetings to help with education plans and specific learning accommodations.
  • Provides access to help for students with learning differences (outside testing, SAT/ACT/AP accommodations, group and individual support to develop coping strategies specific to each student’s needs).
  • Promotes discussion between students and the Director of College Counseling to build resumes, set up independent studies, and connect with outside enrichment programs.
  • Coordinates grade level faculty meetings to support student learning.
  • Offers SAT/ACT/AP test preparation.

Support & Guidance

Faculty advisors provide wisdom and support in all areas of school life. Daily check-ins, weekly lunches, and regular updates to families connect advisors, students, and their parents.

Academic Support Team

List of 2 members.

School Information

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Toledo, OH 43614
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