Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Pedulla Prep

1.

Name of organization:

Pedulla Prep

Primary location:

16 Carmel Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

718-494-2145

917-913-3358

jpuds93@hotmail.com

PedullaPrep.com external link(under construction)

LEAs where service will be provided:

District 31, NYC (Staten Island only)

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

2005-2007

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Increase in report card grades in Math and English language arts, higher SAT scores, and average scores in the sixty-third percentile on private high school tests measuring Math and English language arts.

4.

Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

We use Prentice Hall for both Math and English/language arts for grades 9-12.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 9-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

Math and English language arts

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Tailored to the needs and availability of a given student; ideally between one and three times per week.

8.

Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

One hour

9.

Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1-June 30, with days off according to NYC public school calendar.

10.

Type of instruction:

One-on-one and small groups, consisting of intensive instruction leading to student demonstration of Math/English language arts concepts.

10a

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Emphasize a student's abilities rather than disabilities; adhere to guidelines contained in his/her IEP; personal assistance lent by paraprofessionals employed by the NYC school system.

10b

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Plans to hire, as needed, teachers fluent in the language of the student; report cards and communications with parents in the child's native language; awareness of and sensitivity to the cultural background of each non-native student.

11.

Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

John Pedulla is NY state certified (file #805495) and has taught for nine years; Joseph Pedulla is certified in NJ and has taught for 22 years.

12.

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Three annual report cards, complete with comments; phone calls as needed; publication of email address for parents to voice concerns/make inquiries.

13.

Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

At present we do not have the capacity to do this.

14.

Additional relevant information:

John Pedulla attended the application information seminar for would-be SES providers in Albany on January 19, 2007.  The contents and style of this application are partly reflective of a phone conversation with Dr. Everett Barnes, initiated by John Pedulla in the summer of 2007, to better understand the SES application process.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014