Learning center

Fairview Park resident opens GradePower learning center to help struggling students


FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio – With a background in college admissions and higher education, Fairview Park resident Tanya Foose is focused on helping struggling Kindergarten to Grade 12 students to l school by opening Ohio’s first GradePower Learning Center, located at 21679 Lorain Road.

“We are here to help children who fall behind in school fill these gaps with little more than just tutoring,” said Foose. “Not only can we help with homework, but we’re really there for kids who are behind in reading or math. “

Founded in London, Ontario, 35 years ago, GradePower Learning provides quality after-school educational support to students of all ages and abilities. The interactive program helps children learn basic academic skills. The aim is also to instill confidence in their academic work.

Students work in small groups with the GradePower Learning program supporting final term report cards and ACT / SAT exams, as well as summer educational programs.

“We start each student with a personalized assessment using third-party education-related psychological assessments, so that each student has a thorough assessment to really see where their strengths, weaknesses lie, and where they are. their educational level in each subject. “said Foose.

The GradePower Learning groundbreaking celebration is scheduled for April 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lorain Road facility. Normal site hours will be 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.

“As an educator and parent, I am very happy to have GradePower Learning in our community,” said Christine McElwee, Special Needs Teacher at Lakewood City Schools.

“The assessment is comprehensive and informative. The program is comprehensive and adapted to the specific needs of the child. The facility is inviting and conducive to learning, and the daily skills taught will undoubtedly ensure the success of any child on their lifelong learning journey, ”said McElwee.

Foose’s interest in helping students and parents began in earnest almost a decade ago when she tried to help her son, who was struggling in school.

“The third year was definitely the turning point,” Foose said. “I walked out of a parent-teacher conference in tears. My son is late, he does not read well. He’s really struggling, he has ADHD and I need to get him tested. We don’t know what to do.

“I really didn’t know who to turn to. I looked at a few different options, but none of them were good, so honestly it really started because I saw the need in my own child. He is my first student.

Another parent who found themselves in the same predicament was Fairview Park resident Dorothy Bradford, who initially thought GradePower Learning offered mainstream tutoring services.

“Once they explained this unique approach to learning practice, I was very interested,” Bradford said. “My child needed a lot of help. I thought she would need tutoring for the rest of her school years.

“But they’re not just tutoring GradePower. They teach her to understand what she is learning, to pay attention and to understand. I can see high school’s past now and a brighter future. I’m so glad we found GradePower.

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