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Learning Services

Hello, and welcome to University High School’s Learning Services page!

Our mission states that “we are a school where adults believe in the promise of every student, and together we work to build and sustain a community of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and talents.” We recognize and value diversity in all forms, including neurodiversity. The Learning Services program encompasses two goals connected to our mission:

  • To provide equitable access to our academic program for students with documented learning differences, and
  • To develop metacognitive learners who understand their own learning process and use their strengths to address academic challenges

As the director of learning services, I oversee this process and work with all students who have concerns about their learning and/or study skills by providing support with organization, workload management, study strategies, note-taking, and self-advocacy. I work closely with students who have diagnosed learning differences such as ADHD/ADD and dyslexia, or other difficulties that affect their learning. I also serve as a resource to parents and faculty in understanding various learning profiles. I work in close collaboration with the academic dean, school counselor, and mentors, and we approach student support by understanding the whole child, recognizing how social-emotional health and identity development impact learning.

Students can schedule a meeting with me via email or come by my office (Room M-310 in the Library).

Sandeep Bhuta
Learning Specialist
(415) 447-3173

The Learning Center
The Learning Center is a dedicated space for quiet study and is available to all members of the UHS community. The bulletin board offers resources and strategies related to learning, neuroscience, and specific learning differences. There is also a bookshelf of books and materials about learning and metacognition and mindfulness magazines. The Learning Center is located in the Library in M-313 across from my office.

Requesting Accommodations
For information about how to request academic accommodations, please click here.

Requesting Tutoring
For information about how to request or become a tutor, please click here (please note that you will need to be logged into the Student or Parent Portals).