Education

Keep Your Child's Head Above Water at Think Tutoring This Summer

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Think Tutoring owner Art Meisler with center Director Kimberly Hermanns
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Keep Your Child's Head Above Water at Think Tutoring This Summer
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FLORHAM PARK, NJ – According to Think Tutoring owner Art Meisler, children can lose up to a whole grade level of knowledge over the summer. Tutoring keeps children refreshed and ready for the upcoming school year.

“Summer is a time for learning,” Meisler says. “Students prevent learning loss and can even get ahead. Parents can also get an early start to prepare for the back-to-school crunch. It is not too late to sign children up for summer study sessions."

Formerly known as KnowledgePoints Learning Center, a national, franchised network of learning centers, Think Tutoring announced its name change in June. The center offers an array of educational services including Reading, Math, Language Arts, Writing, Study Skills and SAT Prep tutoring programs for students grades K-12.   

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“We cater to a customer base that has needs beyond what we were previously able to offer,” Meisler explains.   “New programs include ISEE, SSAT and COOP test prep for students seeking entry to private school.  We intend to deliver these programs to the high standards that have been our hallmark.”

As a parent, Meisler developed a passion for educating and helping children attain their academic goals. After 25 years in Technology and Management Consulting, he decided to transition to the world of tutoring. “I find such joy in my new career. We have a great center led by Kimberly Hermanns and other talented teachers,” he says.

The center employs only certified teachers, many who have completed advanced degrees in education and who have broad and deep experience as professional educators.  Each instructor is matched specifically with the needs of each child, from reading specialists to kids with learning disabilities to instructors who pass rigorous SAT and ACT assessments. All tutors receive ongoing training in Think Tutoring instructional systems.

“We try to find the right mix of material for each child. There is a lot of information out there, but we present it efficiently, and that is what sets us apart," Meisler says.

This summer, Think Tutoring is offering a series of special summer workshops that include Writing, Study Skills, Math and Transitioning to Middle School.

Think Tutoring also has some new programs beginning this fall. “ In addition to our structured, curriculum-based programs, we are expanding our services to include Homework Support.  Parents can drop their kids off for help with Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and other core subjects,” Meisler explains. Homework Support services will also be offered with an in-home tutoring option. 

Meisler says that while homework support is an important component of the organization’s services, Think Tutoring is about building a strong foundation. “We help bridge learning gaps and have a highly-structured process to measure a child’s progress. The expectation of our services is that a child will be a grade-and-a-half ahead of where they began after a 40 hour program with us.”

Meisler and his staff also meet with parents and teachers. “We keep everyone informed of how the child is doing and really try to work together to prepare each child for academic success,” he says. “Every kid gets something out of the sessions. It is not school and we try to make it fun and rewarding with games and prizes. Kids are motivated to work and they love it here.”

According to Meisler, the students come into the center from all walks of life and go out with more confidence, feeling better about themselves and their academic potential.

For more information on summer and fall programs, contact Think Tutoring at 973-593-0050 or visit them on the web at www.thinktutoring.com.

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