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I will never forget how it felt to sit in a classroom as a kid and not understand...

A note from Jessica, Founder of The Learning Room

It took me a long time to make peace with the fact I learn differently than others. But my experience has been one of the biggest assets in my work as an educator. I became a teacher to reach students like me. But after four years in the classroom, I realized I could make more of an impact outside of it.

 

That’s when I decided to transition into virtual, one-on-one tutoring and coaching. It allowed me to focus on students’ mental and emotional health and helping them discover their learning styles. I can talk with each of my students about what they are thinking and feeling, and I can easily connect with them and identify with their situation. 

 

As The Learning Room has grown, I’ve sought out experienced and talented educators that have a heart for struggling students just like I do. You can meet them here! We go above and beyond to cater to each student's specific needs. Our goal to make each students’ educational journey a positive one, and above all else, make sure they know they are not alone.

About us

At The Learning Room, we believe that mental and emotional health is more important than grades. When students aren't meeting expectations in core areas such as reading and math, they experience a wide range of emotions - from feeling frustrated and defeated, to alone and incapable. It becomes a self-fulling cycle that continues and often worsens until it's broken, which can lead to feelings of hopelessness. 

Despite how dire the situation may seem, these struggles CAN be resolved through 1:1, personalized instruction from an academic coach who will develop a custom plan based on the student's needs and learning style. Our blended, holistic approach addresses both the academic and the mental components of learning. This method, combined with the experience, expertise, and compassion of our academic coaches results in steady and oftentimes drastic improvements in your student’s performance and attitude toward school.

Our holistic approach also extends to our students’ families. We know how school struggles can impact you as a parent, and we want you to know we’re here for you, too! Partnering with The Learning Room will relieve the stress and frustration you're experiencing and help restore a healthy parent-child relationship and family dynamic. Your child will become more confident, more adaptable to change, and will end the school day smiling and looking forward to the next school day. 

Are you ready to turn the tension and tears into smiles and success? Take a look around, and book a time for a personalized assessment so we can learn more about your situation and see if we’re a fit!

Our Approach

Studies show that traditional tutoring and online programs are generally ineffective for students who are below grade level or struggling academically.

Here's how we are able to consistently help so many students make rapid academic growth:

We are results focused.

Surprisingly, not all tutors or academic coaches focus on measureable progress, which is why we have families come to us after trying other options. We identify why your child is struggling, and we create targeted instruction to help your child catch up and solve the problem for good. We also want to get your child there quickly, so that they can graduate from needing long term tutoring or coaching.

We Tailor Lesson Plans and Academic Instruction  for your child's specific needs and learning style. 

Most tutors and franchises use a cookie cutter approach to academic growth, meaning that all children at a certain grade level are doing the same lessons in the program. This wastes time - your child may be in tutoring several hours per week, but the lessons aren't actually addressing their needs. We create custom to your child instruction based on their needs and their learning style. Also, since we are certified teachers, we know how to observe a student to learn the small shifts needed to help them succeed.

We are Certified Teachers and academic growth experts.

Most franchises hire hourly staff to help your child, meaning that they actually aren't trained in teaching your child. And, even if you're working with a teacher after school or during the summer, most teachers do not have the specific expertise in helping struggling students to fill in learning gaps. And, we have yet to find another tutor, teacher, or program that has an assessment that identify exactly why a child is struggling. (many programs use assessments to place your child into a grade level, but these assessments are not showing why a child is behind, and they aren't used to curate a specific lesson plan.)

We care - a lot. 

Our mission is to help students make actual progress, because we know how life changing it is for a child to go from struggling to successful.

 

Sure, we could make more money and see more students by creating a generic program (like the popular franchises), but we know what actually works in helping a struggling child succeed. 

We could also hire less qualified tutors and coaches and charge less per hour- but we choose only to hire the best and deliver the highest quality instruction to our students.

We go the extra mile to ensure that our students are making true progress and growth.

Meet the Team

Meet The Team

OUr Academic Coaches are all certified teachers with experience in the classroom. Each of our teachers specializes in specific subjects, ages, and learning abilities. We work hard to match up each student with a good fit teacher so that your kiddo can reach their academic growth goals quickly.

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Jessica Bradley

Dr. Michael Smith is a compassionate and dedicated physician with a focus on holistic patient care. With years of experience, he has successfully treated numerous patients and gained their trust through his exceptional medical expertise.

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Mariah

Dr. Emily Johnson is a renowned specialist known for her unwavering commitment to her patients. She believes in a patient-centered approach, ensuring that each individual receives the best possible care tailored to their unique needs.

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Geena

Dr. David Brown is a highly skilled professional who is passionate about improving the health and well-being of his patients. His expertise and genuine care have made him a trusted healthcare provider in our community.

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Jessica Bradley

Dr. Michael Smith is a compassionate and dedicated physician with a focus on holistic patient care. With years of experience, he has successfully treated numerous patients and gained their trust through his exceptional medical expertise.

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Mariah

Dr. Emily Johnson is a renowned specialist known for her unwavering commitment to her patients. She believes in a patient-centered approach, ensuring that each individual receives the best possible care tailored to their unique needs.

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Geena

Dr. David Brown is a highly skilled professional who is passionate about improving the health and well-being of his patients. His expertise and genuine care have made him a trusted healthcare provider in our community.

Jessica Bradley Math and Reading Tutor for struggling students.
Jessica Bradley

 Founder/Owner and Academic Coach

Specialties: Reading & Math (K-Algebra 1)

Jessica graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and is currently in the process of finishing her Master's in Reading Education. She started The Learning Room in 2018 and has since brought on her fellow teachers to help her support more students. During her four years in the classroom, she worked with kindergarten, second-grade, and fifth-grade students.

She's the mom of two boys and a military spouse, and her happy place is at the beach with a good book.

Jessica Bradley

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Geena Bergen

Academic Coach

Specialties: Pre-K to Grade 3 Phonics, Math, Reading & Social-Emotional Learning

Geena graduated from Rider University in 2015 with a degree in Elementary Education. She is also certified in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. After teaching 2nd grade for 6 years, Geena transitioned to working with students virtually and writing curriculum. When she's not teaching, Geena loves to read, knit, and spend time with her husband and their 2 cats and rescue dog. 

Owner

Jana Hammond

Academic Coach

Specialties: Reading & Math (K-5),  Wilson Reading Certified

Jana graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught in both public and private sectors for thirty-four years. She also tutored and was Interim Director and Summer Supplemental Program Director at Southridge Learning Center. During her tenure, she specialized in programs using hands-on, multi-modality, multiple intelligences approaches. She is a wife, mother of five, and grandmother of two whose goal is to inspire confidence and a love of learning in children.

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mariah a math specialist. Helping students with algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus tutoring
Mariah Cummings

Academic Coach

Specialties: Math (K-12), AVID, Wilson Reading Certified

Mariah has been working in the classroom for the past six years, teaching all things math. She holds an Associate's degree in Science and Bachelor's degrees in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Educational Services, and she is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Secondary Mathematics. She's worked with a wide range of students (2 years old-high school) and is comfortable teaching math K-12.

Mariah is a mom of 5, and her favorite thing is to go to the beach and listen to the waves. 

Educators, moms, and so much more! Learn more about our team

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