Helping Youth and Teens Succeed Since 1978.
No matter the goal, academic skills are required. We mitigate learning loss and skill gaps using evidence-based tutoring and test prep pedagogies to help Achievers catch up, keep up, or get ahead.
TUTORING, TEST PREP, COACHING DELIVERED 3 WAYS:
We specialize in delivering LIVE, ONLINE expert tutoring in:
Our tutors make learning fun, engaging, and rewarding!
Our live virtual tutoring is delivered by stringently vetted, high-caliber personnel. Only the top applicants who clear our rigorous vetting and organizational training are hired to tutor our students.
All tutors have passed a background check and submitted a minimum of three references from educators and clients. Tutors are licensed certified teachers, college grads from top universities with a GPA of at least 3.5/4.0, or experienced tutors with at least 5 years of solid, results-oriented results.
Tutors undergo training in The Learnatory Professional Development Program.
Our adaptive diagnostic assessments with individualized learning produce measurable, behavioral results. Throughout the lessons, we evaluate and assess the depth of their learning and skills development.
We tailor learning to your child's specific academic and test-prep goals. We tap into their personal interests, help them set goals, and connect the subject to their personal lives making learning relevant and meaningful.
Our use of scaffolding challenges students through deep learning and discovery, engages your child in meaningful and dynamic discussions, and motivates them to become better students by learning how to learn.
Our tutoring delivers measurable results. We administer either a diagnostic tool or pre- and post-tests to get true assessments of performance and improvements.
ENGLISH & LANGUAGE ARTS
HIGH-IMPACT STUDY SKILLS TRAINING:
ACT • Bracken School Readiness Assessment • Chicago Area Gifted Programs • CogAT Gifted & Talented Test • Hunter College High School • Iowa Assessments • Los Angeles Unified School District GATE Program • New York State (NYS) Assessments NYC Gifted Test • OLSAT • SAT • SHSAT • Stanford Binet - V • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test
"I am glad that I discovered The Learnatory. I believe that my child has an edge and an advantage that has shifted, if not broadened, his educational path. As a parent, The Learnatory has made me a believer!
I see a change in my child after three sessions with The Learnatory. The subjects, the instructors, and the atmosphere settled my child’s learning experience. He is so inspired after each class session, that he wants to join the next.
I am glad that I have found the right educational fit and I look forward to where it takes my son. This is my child’s pre-college experience. I am so smiling. Why? I see the possibilities in his future.
Thank you, Learnatory.”
— Loriann, Parent
The Learnatory is pretty cool. If I get up to go to something at 7 am on a Saturday morning, it must be pretty cool! I’m learning to do things kids my age can’t do like make video games and animations. I am going to start making Apps for the iPhone soon! I think this is a really good program – and it is fun. No stress.
Gabrielle, 16 years old
"My son was part of the GenTech* family from 2nd grade to 7th grade. He's graduating from HS next year and as we prepare his college essays we realized GenTech and Debra's work became the impetus for his love and passion for STEM.
GenTech was just a start-up when he began but it taught him methodology, programming, and skill-building. Most importantly, Debra's work, empathy, and drive made my child and many others successful. Debra is an innovator and ahead of the curve."
*The Learnatory was called "GenTech" in Chicago, IL
JOSHUA MHOON, Piano Prodigy, and Musical Genius, currently studying with renowned keyboardist Emanuel Ax at Julliard. Through his exploration and discovery opportunities at The Learnatory, Josh's academic skills were significantly bolstered to help him reach his dreams.
EVAN BECKER, as a teen, was one of 12 Learnatory students strengthening academic skills through an introduction to Flight & Aviation at The Learnatory which emphasized writing and math skills. Inspired by the experience, Evan is now a pilot with the United States Air Force.
BRITNEY TURNER, Founder & CEO at The Boss Up Inc. | Meraki Brands, a lifestyle brand built to transform dreamers into doers and challenge them to fully pour into themselves, wrote her first business plan and blog at age 12 in STEAM classes at
AUSTIN PARAMORE, Copywriter and Animator at the world-famous Leo Burnett Advertising Agency writing for the award-winning animated 2020 Nintendo Super Bowl ad. At age 13, Austin created his very first animation in STEAM classes at
The Learnatory (called GenTech in Chicago).
We have partnered with Edmentum's award-winning Exact Path to provide self-paced individualized, gamified instruction in Math, English & Language Arts.
Lessons are vibrant, concise, and engaging.
They even revise themselves if a skill appears to be too challenging.
Exact Path pinpoints the specific skills needed in Math, English, and Language Arts. The lessons are realistic and address high-interest topics.