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Student Support Services

Who We Are

The Student Support Services department serves students in need of academic support as a complement to the expert instructional practices already happening in the classroom. The department includes tutors, intervention specialists, and a school psychologist.

What We Do

Academic Success Center

All students can “drop in” to the Academic Success Center (ASC) during lunch, free mods, and/or before/after school (by appointment) to meet with tutors. The ASC provides a calm, welcoming, friendly and safe atmosphere for students to receive academic support from trained professionals. The goal of the ASC is to provide a personalized learning experience for students as they move toward becoming successful, independent learners. Interventions specialists are also located in the ASC and available to meet with students receiving an Accommodation Plan.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring services are available to all young women attending Magnificat. Our tutoring staff includes professionals trained to help students in a variety of subjects. Students can use the drop-in tutoring service in any way that meets their needs. Students can choose to come once to get through a particularly challenging assignment, a few times to hone a specific skill or complete a project, or regularly throughout the school year. As part of this service, tutors may consult with classroom teachers, counselors, and parents to best address the needs of the student. Tutors are located in the ASC.

Tutors provide support in the following areas:

  • Algebra 1 and 2 (Regular & Honors)
  • Geometry (Regular & Honors)
  • Pre-Calculus (Regular & Honors)
  • Transitional Algebra
  • Math Modeling
  • Calculus (Regular & AP)
  • AP Statistics
  • All Grade Levels of English (Regular, Honors & AP)
  • Biology (Regular, Honors & AP)
  • All Social Studies Classes (Regular, Honors & AP)
  • Standardized Test Preparation (ex. ACT, SAT, etc.)
  • Organizational/Study Skills
  • Essay & Research Paper Preparation (grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, test-taking, and editing)

Intervention Specialist Services

Intervention specialist services are available to students who have been identified with a disability through an evaluation process and have an Accommodation Plan. Intervention specialists are trained in working closely with students and providing a diverse range of academic interventions and accommodations to enhance skill development based on individual needs. Intervention specialists collaborate and consult with faculty and parents in order to best meet the needs of those on Accommodation Plans. Intervention specialists are located in the ASC.

School Psychological Services

The school psychologist is available to consult with school counselors, teachers, administration, and parents regarding the social/emotional well-being of students and provide direct support to students in need. Additionally, the school psychologist can provide psychoeducational evaluations and interpret outside evaluations used in determining eligibility for Accommodation Plans. The school psychologist is a good resource for those with questions regarding adolescent development. Other services include crisis intervention, academic and behavioral intervention, and risk assessments. The school psychologist is located in the counseling suite.


Mrs. Megan Rutkowski Ed. S.

Director of Student Services and School Psychologist
B.S., Ohio University
M.Ed and Ed.S, Kent State University

Ms. Jennifer Connors

Intervention Specialist
B.S.Ed., Kent State University
M.Ed., Bowling Green State University

Mrs. Erin Hertvik

Intervention Specialist
B.A, The Ohio State University
M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction, Special Education, Cleveland State University

Mr. Joel Moyer

Intervention Specialist
B.A., Western Illinois University, MaComb, IL
M.A.,Rockford University, Rockford, IL

Mr. Richard Corr

Math Specialist
B.S., Baldwin Wallace
M.A., Cleveland State University

Mrs. Karen Gill

Reading Specialist
A.B. Ursuline College
M.A.Ed., Baldwin-Wallace College

Mrs. Mary Tookman

Math Specialist
B.S., Kent State University
M.Ed., Cleveland State University

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

Magnificat is a proud Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship provider. For more information regarding Jon Peterson services please contact Megan Rutkowski, Director of Student Support Services, or Susan Reighard, Director of Student Accounts.

Megan Rutkowski | mrutkowski@maghs.org
Susan Reighard | sreighard@maghs.org