Pursue Your Passion

Whether students are working to obtain an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or certificate, CLE support reaches beyond the classroom.

Our academic team works alongside each student as a support system. Scheduled tutoring sessions and impromptu coaching provides students with consistent communication related to course content, planning for assignments, note-taking, and coping with test anxiety.

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Outside supports at CLE

Managing the complexity of higher education


CLE works to help students move through barriers that others may face in successfully completing their degree. Students are expected to have content knowledge along with cognitive strategies to be successful; but many have not been taught the key skills to be successful and self manage. CLE pulls together the needed skills in content and strategy with resources such as:

  • Individual and group content-specific tutoringby trained professional staff
  • Instruction across environments, including on campus, community, and CLE’s quiet tutoring and study hall rooms
  • Anonymity for students wanting to avoid working alongside peers in the disability support office on campus
  • Coaching in self-advocacy
  • Support in executive functions that impact learning including time management, organization, planning, and prioritizing
  • Regular parent communication to keep abreast of updates and challenges that cannot be accessed through direct campus communication
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Largest Array of Degree and Certificate Offerings


Students elect to enroll at CLE while simultaneously attending a higher education school of their choice. Our staff can help identify if the path you are pursuing is offered at one of the schools near a CLE center so you may pursue a Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree or Technical / Vocational Certificate. Pursue higher education options in:

Costa Mesa, CA
Monterey, CA
Denver, CO
Austin, TX
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Washington, D.C.

The tutoring here is very helpful because it helps me manage my stress from all my classes by breaking down my classes into scheduled times. They help me to reach out and find the resources I need to succeed.

– Brandon L.

Consistent and Reliable Support

Scheduled tutoring sessions, proctored study hall and live or impromptu coaching provides students with meaningful instruction related to course content, executing assignments, and note-taking. Embedded throughout all academic supports is an understanding of how to encourage students to:

  • Advocate and Utilize Accommodations
  • Communicate with Faculty
  • Utilize Assistive Technology
  • Develop Time Management Skills
  • Organize Materials

Removing Barriers


Negotiating a college campus and learning new systems is a challenge for many students; additional stress may be added for someone with learning challenges. We have the capability to provide personalized supports that extend beyond what traditional college programs provide. It is our role to remove the guessing game and frustrations by acting as a liaison and coach for students. While we are there to help, the ultimate goal is to continuously instruct students to learn and take accountability.

From the time of enrollment, staff supports students with:

  • Applying for and signing up for courses
  • Learning to navigate the campus
  • Accessing and utilizing accommodations and working with the disability support office
  • Actively communicating with professors

Motivation and self-esteem play a large factor in long-term drive to attain one’s goals. Starting immediately with supports can help bridge the gap and avoid a challenging first semester.

Did you know?

Postsecondary institutions have no obligation to identify and support students with disabilities, and individual disclosure of a disability is always voluntary. A student-initiated request is the only way to trigger access to accommodations and for requests like an alternate test location, the students must advocate each time they require this.

Key influences in academic success


Successfully obtaining a degree is not just about being well prepared for courses and learning new material. Outside factors influence the ability to be ready and available for learning; we find most students need additional help during their transition, whether it is getting up and ready on time for class, maintaining a budget, learning how to meet and work with new classmates; CLE thought of that and has you covered by providing Independent Living and Social Skills Supports.

Tutoring helps me organize my stuff, organize my thoughts, and helps me learn.

– Shanel A.

Other Services at CLE

Independent Living Supports

Independent Living Services

Social Skills Supports

Social Skills Supports

Career Development Supports

Career Development Services