The Upper School Learning Center is open to all students Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

It is located in Seaver 208, and it is a space that students can utilize throughout their day to work in groups, study alone, or seek out additional support.

Contact Information

Mr. Ramon “Ray” Visaiz runs the Learning Center program at the Upper School. For questions about students at the Upper School, please reach out at rvisaiz@hw.com.

After hours use is available by appointment. If you have a general question about the US Learning Center, please email uslearningcenter@hw.com.  

 Additional Academic Support Resources at the Upper School

Math Lab

Days: Monday through Friday
Times: 3:15 p.m. through 4:00 p.m.
Location: Chalmers 311 (CH311)

Please contact Dr. Josh Helston  (jhelston@hw.com) for more info.   

MEET YOUR LEARNING SPECIALIST
  • Mr. VISAIZ
    Mr. VISAIZ
    Mr. VISAIZ
    Mr. VISAIZ

    Mr. Visaiz is here to serve students in a variety of ways, including helping with time management, organization, test-taking/studying strategies, and academic support. In addition to helping students with their academics, Mr. V is here to support students and families through the educational testing process and serve as a resource for students with accommodations.

    MEET THE WRITING SUPPORT SPECIALISTS

    The Writing Support team is here to help you achieve your goals as a writer at HW, whether that’s in English, History, or the world of personal statements. We believe that every student is already a writer with a unique voice, and it’s just a question of finding out how to make your strengths work for you.

    • Ms. Gasparino
      Ms. Gasparino
      Ms. Gasparino
      Ms. Gasparino

      Mrs. Dillon-Gasparino (jdillon-gasparino@hw.com) enjoys baseball, TikTok, and contemporary fiction, spending time on the water, traveling, and spending time with family.  She teaches juniors in Living America, English 11, and 10th grade Life Lab. Reach out to her for questions about claims, outlining, drafting, structuring your ideas,brainstorming, outlining and organization, editing and publishing or any other part of the writing process.

    • Dr. Weinberg
      Dr. Weinberg
      Dr. Weinberg
      Dr. Weinberg

      Dr. Weinberg (dweinberg@hw.com) enjoys theater, baking, and Star Trek. At HW, she has taught sophomores and seniors. Reach out to her with questions about close reading, analyzing language, dealing with procrastination and perfectionism, or anything related to writing.