Melrose High grad running special ed program

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Arrington to run special needs program at A Plus Tutoring

AmyLynn Arrington, a 1999 Melrose High graduate, is the director of the new special needs program at A Plus Tutoring, located at 6 Eastman Place in Melrose Center.

Arrington has 12 years of experience teaching middle and high school students with specific learning, behavioral and emotional disabilities. In addition to a Master’s degree in Education from American International College, she holds four Massachusetts Educator’s certifications, including certification in Special Education, Moderate Disabilities 5-12.

“I’m excited to bring my passion for teaching to A Plus and the Melrose community,” Arrington said. “I enjoy working with families in a holistic way to help their student achieve success. With the right support, every student is capable of feeling more confident in his or her abilities and performing better in the classroom.”

Arrington specializes in creating personalized education plans for students who have struggled to succeed in traditional educational settings. Her areas of expertise include Specific Learning Disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Developmental Trauma Disorders, and Credit/Skill Recovery.

“With AmyLynn’s experience and dedication, we now offer one of the best special education tutoring programs in the area,” said A Plus director and owner Cathy Scarlatos.

In addition to special education, A Plus Tutoring offers a wide range of academic services for students and adults. A Plus provides individual and group SAT exam tutoring as well as specialized help with English, Math, Reading/Writing, Social Studies, Sciences and all major languages. In addition to SAT tutoring, preparation for all other scholastic exams, including the GRE, is also available.

Other A Plus programs include English as a Second Language, high school equivalency (GED) and an after school program that focuses on study and organizational skills.

“We’re always trying our best to respond to the needs of the community,” said Scarlatos, “Our SAT prep courses are very popular and we’ve seen terrific results. In recent years, we’ve seen a need for special education programs. So we’ve added AmyLynn to our staff and will now offer tutoring for students with learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD and other cognitive challenges.”

For further information about any of the A Plus Tutoring programs, including special education,, call 781-439-4228 or send an e-mail to

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