Memory's Role
  in Learning 
Ravi Shah, MA

Friday, March 2, 2018  
9:00 - 10:30am 
Wolcott School 
524 N Wolcott Ave

At   t his  presentation for parents and teachers, Mr. Shah will discuss the neurological reasoning behind a student's difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic and will introduce tested strategies to improve teaching and learning in secondary level mathematics courses.
A neurological approach to understanding dyscalculia helps to explain the difficulty students may face in secondary level mathematics courses. The presenter will:

  • explain the neurological components related to dyscalculia and working memory issues
  • review literature and research methods to help teachers and parents better understand the obstacles to learning
  • offer tested strategies and intervention techniques to enhance curriculum and efforts of those who support students with dyscalculia
  • integrate reflective exercises to improve collaboration between faculty, parents, and students.

Ravi Shah, is the lead teacher of the Math Department at Wolcott. He received his BS in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University and his Master's i n Teaching Mathematics from the University of Southern California. He also completed a certificate in Gifted Education from USC. Currently, Ravi is completing his Doctorate in Education in Curriculum Studies at DePaul University in Chicago, with a focus on studying innovative teaching methods in the math classroom for students with learning differences.

Bring a friend. This program is free and open to the public. 

For more information about this program, please contact Varisa Lertburapa at 312.610.4900 or
Our First Friday Speaker Series provides a forum for experts and members of the community to meet and  informally  discuss topics of interest. 

The  Tyree Institute  at Wolcott School provides outreach programming on adolescent development, educational practices, and learning differences.

Also available through the Tyree Institute:
Educational Services, including psychoeducational testing
College Counseling 
For additional information, contact Linda Jamrozy at or 312.610.4946.
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