List of 3 members.

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    Stephanie Ramos 

    Learning Resource Specialist
    (858) 875-0756
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
    UMass at Lowell - M.Ed.
    Salem State College - M.A.
  • Photo of Jane Mattox

    Jane Mattox 

    Academic Support Coordinator
    UC San Diego - B.A.
    San Diego State University - M.A.
  • Photo of Catherine Michaud

    Catherine Michaud 

    English, Director of the Writing Center
    (858) 875-0858
    University of Pennsylvania - B.A.
    Saint John’s College - M.A.
    Pacific University - M.F.A.

The Learning Center at Manchester Library and Learning Center

Welcome to Learning Services at The Bishop’s School.

The Learning Services team is made up of Ms. Stephanie Ramos, Learning Resource Specialist; Ms. Jane Mattox, Academic Support Coordinator; and Ms. Catherine Michaud, Director of The Writing Center. The team manages The Learning Center, SAGE Tutoring program, and The Writing Center respectively. They collaborate with students, faculty and administrators, parents, and any outside parties to ensure that all students have the strategies necessary to understand themselves and their learning. Learning Services faculty are located on the top floor of the Manchester Library and Learning Center.  

The Learning Services team celebrates and supports the spectrum of neurodiversity at Bishop’s. Students with and without diagnosed learning differences benefit from working with peer tutors, faculty, or any of the Learning Services team to better understand the skills and strategies that will help them to be independent thinkers, learners, and self-advocates. The resources provided by the Learning Services team are available to students in all grades and are included in Bishop’s tuition. 

The Learning Center

Visit The Learning Center to learn about your learning, your brain and its processes, assistive technology to support learning, and a variety of time-management and study skills.

In addition to organizing standardized and in class accommodations, Ms. Ramos works with students to ensure that they have the skills and strategies necessary to demonstrate their abilities. This includes managing academic approaches and mindsets, school-related anxieties, executive function skills, assistive technologies, and much more.

The goals of The Learning Center are: 
  • To reach and teach students before they experience academic frustrations and minimize their current frustrations related to learning and studying.
  • To empower students in their pursuits of lifelong learning. Understanding yourself and your own learning is the first step towards academic success.  
  • To support faculty in the strategies that best enable them to challenge and support their students. 
The Learning Center works individually with students and parents to help them understand their learning strengths and challenges, also known as a learning profile, and the strategies that can assist them in their executive functions and metacognitive strategies. These include, but are not limited to, time and materials management, motivation, task initiation, self-regulation, and self-advocacy. 

Please contact Ms. Ramos if you have any questions or you’re not sure which arena of Learning Services would best support you. We look forward to meeting and working with you! 

SAGE Tutoring

Mrs. Mattox organizes SAGE Tutors across disciplines. SAGE stands for Students As Grassroots Educators, and it is a peer tutoring organization started by a small group of Bishop’s students from the Class of 2013. The program now includes over 30 tutors, upper school students who can help their peers in a wide range of subjects. Among our tutors are students specially trained as writing coaches who are available to help with any part of the writing process in any discipline. SAGE tutoring is designed to supplement time with a student’s teachers, not to replace it.

The goals of the SAGE tutoring program are:
  • To promote and support active and independent learning
  • To develop a positive approach to learning
  • To aid in developing a student’s competence and/or confidence in a particular subject
Writing coaches are available through SAGE Tutoring to all Bishop's students. This service is included in Bishop's tuition. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are currently offering all of our tutoring appointments through Zoom. To make an appointment with a SAGE tutor, please visit https://sagetutoring.setmore.com. Please book at least 24 hours in advance. If you are unable to find an appointment that works for you or if you have any questions, please email Mrs. Mattox at mattoxj@bishops.com.

The Writing Center

The Writing Center is a division of SAGE Tutoring. SAGE writing coaches are trained in the fine art of helping their peers navigate the complex task of writing in any discipline. This work spans the spectrum of the writing process, from brainstorming and planning to final polishing. In addition to the SAGE Writing coaches, Ms. Michaud also works individually with students and collaborates with faculty across disciplines to identify and support best practices in the teaching of writing.

The goals of The Writing Center are:
  • To coach students in developing their writing skills in all disciplines
  • To assist teachers in their classes
  • To promote communication and collaboration about writing within and between departments in order to: 
    • develop a common language
    • share effective practices
    • map and align a rigorous writing curriculum across disciplines and grade levels.

Making an Appointment

Bishop’s faculty members collaborate with Learning Services to ensure a wide variety of resources are available on campus. If you choose to work with a third party tutor, evaluator, and/or consultant, however, please contact Ms. Ramos so she can facilitate and serve as a liaison between Bishop’s and the third party.  
THE BISHOP’S SCHOOL     7607 La Jolla Boulevard     La Jolla, CA 92037     (858) 459-4021
The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.