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Telra UNC Charlotte Learner Investigation Program

TULIP is a collaboration between Telra Institute and the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte to identify and cultivate academic talent in children. Our long-term goal is to broaden and strengthen the pipeline of future scholars by supporting young learners and their families with educational resources, guidance, and programming to fully develop their potential.

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2022-23 Program Offerings

Math Enrichment with the Charlotte/Mecklenburg Math Club
The Math Club began in 1987 to provide enrichment and challenges for students who have interest and ability and mathematics. In monthly meetings, students work individually and in small groups, supported by mentors, to solve problems from various areas of mathematics and hear occasional presentations. Various divisions available for grades 4-12, and no registration is required.

In-person meetings at
Telra Institute, 4150 McKee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
  • October 8, 9:30am
  • November 12, 9:30am (Special presentation from Angelina Quan, NCs top scorer in the AMC 10, at 11:30)
  • January 14, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • February 18, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • March 18, 9:30am-12:30pm
  • April 22, 9:30am-12:30pm
Po-Shen Loh 2023 Math Tour
How to Survive the ChatGPT invasion

Prof. Po-Shen Loh is a social entrepreneur and inventor working across mathematics, education, and healthcare. He is a math professor at Carnegie Mellon University and the national coach of the USA International Mathematical Olympiad team. He has pioneered innovations ranging from a scalable way for people to learn challenging math live online from brilliant people to a new way to control pandemics by leveraging self-interest

Telra Institute, 4150 McKee Rd, Charlotte, NC 28270
Wednesday May 23, 7:00pm

Tickets are free, but seats are limited
Pre-registration required

Prior Offerings

Virtual Seminar - Challenges of Parenting a Gifted or 2E Kid

Presenter: Alyse Bone, MS, CRC, LCMHC, RYT-200

Watch recording below.

February-April 2022: Asynchronous Development in Elementary-aged students (rising K to rising grade 5)

We know that talented young learners often develop in asynchronous ways, with some sets of capabilities maturing faster than others. Research staff from UNC Charlotte are offering a free multi-dimensional set of assessments that measure overall development, with a particular focus on language, reading, mathematical, and social-emotional development. Parents are also asked to complete a set of rating scales to help gain a full picture of your child’s social-emotional development.

Why participate?

Gain a better understanding your child – All the assessment results will be provided to you.

Receive tailored guidance

  • Educational resources or next steps for your child recommended by UNC Charlotte education experts

  • Social-emotional advice and support resources provided by a psychologist who specializes in working with gifted and 2E children (student identities are not disclosed to the psychologist)

Receive more personalized education

  • For Telra students, the results can help staff to better understand and accommodate your child’s learning needs

  • For non-Telra students, you can choose whether or not to share the results with your child’s school

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Certify your child for school gifted and talented programs

  • Most schools do not provide free testing for gifted qualification until late 2nd or 3rd grade

  • Securing this suite of assessments on your own could cost hundreds of dollars

  • Note: TULIP offers a very common set of assessments, but we make no guarantee that these are accepted your school. Please check your own school/district policies regarding gifted/AIG/TD identification.

Surface indications of any learning differences, such as ADHD or ASD, that could benefit from early identification and management.

Help advance UNC Charlotte’s research on asynchronous development in children, with a particular focus on gifted and 2E learners.

Assessments details

Depending on your child’s age, they would participate in most or all of the following assessments:

The overall assessment time is 2-2.5 hours, plus 30-60 mins across multiple play breaks.

Parents of participating children will be asked to complete a set of surveys related to your child’s academic, development, and social-emotional development. Completion of these forms should take 55-75 mins.


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