Student Tutorial Evaluation Program (S.T.E.P.)
How To Qualify
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The Student Tutorial Evaluation Program (STEP) provides academic
support services, classes and accommodations to Foothill College students
who have learning disabilities and are eligible for services.
STEP classes include the following:
ALLD 206, Paragraph Remediation
A systematic and progressive paragraph development class with an emphasis on writing concisely with correct grammar.
ALLD 207, Basic Math Remediation
A systematic and remedial math class with an emphasis on basic math skills
ALLD 211, Enhancing College Success
(Summer Academy Only)
This course is for students enrolled in Summer Academy. Students identify goals and strategies for their college and academic career. Includes field trips to various Bay Area colleges.
ALLD 210, Understanding Learning Differences
Focuses on learning differences, learning theory and strategies related to specific learning challenges.
Create a learning portfolio to identify learning style, strengths and weaknesses.
STEP services may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Liaison and advocacy services between students and college staff
- Specialized tutoring
- Academic, career and personal counseling
- Priority Registration
- Referrals to Disability Resource Center for services such as in-class
note takers, books on tape, tape recordings of class lectures, extended
time testing, use of word processing equipment, and alternative examination
- Referrals to Computer Access Center’s assistive technology hardware
Russell received his M.A. in Special Education from Santa Clara University. Before coming to Foothill, Russell worked at CSU (East Bay) as Learning Disabilities Specialist. He enjoys playing sports and spending time with his family.