Sylvan learning center comes to litchfield – the journal-news local news west la college real estate

A brother and sister duo, misty menossi and lenny rakers have brought personalized tutoring services to the surrounding communities with sylvan learning center, beginning thursday, march 1.

Launching its first tutoring classes just one week later, sylvan has received a huge response from local area residents. Currently, nine students have enrolled with roughly 20 students expected to enroll by the end of march.

"There’s definitely been a lot of outreach from the community already, which makes it look like these small communities were missing this," said rakers.

Sylvan learning center offers personalized tutoring to all ages, from pre-kindergarten students who are just learning phonics, to adults, who are going back to college or need assistance with a resume.Learning center

"That’s a really powerful thing when it comes to tutoring, because a lot of times you’ll take your child to tutoring, and there’s not really a background behind what the issue is," said menossi.

The detailed assessment results are programmed into a curriculum guide, where lessons are specifically planned. It also aids in making the tutoring hours more beneficial.

They also provide personalized advanced placement class support, test preparation for the SAT, ACT, state tests and ASVAB, and have material for GRE and GMAT testing.

Group activities like STEM, based on the idea of educating students in coding, robotics and science, engineering and mathematics will be available, as well as different clubs to be offered a couple nights a month.

"As a mother of four, I understand that a camp that’s only two hours in the middle of the day doesn’t really help," menossi said. "Our goal is to offer a camp where parents can drop off at 8:30 a.M.Sylvan learning and pick up at 5 p.M."

The litchfield center houses five tutoring tables, interactive technology and staffs teachers with degrees, who have completed 24 hours of sylvan’s curriculum and approach.

Sylvan has enlisted two local teachers in their mission to help students and families achieve new levels of academic success and inspire a love for learning. They hope to grow close to 20 part-time teachers.

Teaching at the edwardsville location, rachael beckemeyer is the litchfield center’s director and oversees all educational programs. She looks forward to meeting with parents to review their child(ren)’s progress.

Beckemeyer has worked for sylvan for over three years, and earned her bachelor’s in psychology from southern illinois university-edwardsville in 2011, and her master of education in curriculum and instruction from concordia university in portland, OR, with a dual concentration in reading and curriculum and instruction.Sylvan learning

"Our goal is that no student is turned away because of affordability," said menossi. "In 2018, we launched a tuition assistance program. The goal is to help as many kids in the community as possible."

Menossi and rakers purchased sylvan learning center in edwardsville nearly a year ago, and purchased the building that holds the litchfield location in january.

With a business degree earned from southern illinois university-edwardsville, the franchise sparked an interest of menossi’s because of STEM, hands-on training, and she too, had children in tutoring.

"We said, this business is for sale, let’s purchase it, and up here, there isn’t very much academic help for the kids outside of school," said rakers.

For more information about sylvan learning center, or to learn more about their free assessments continuing through april, please visit www.Sylvanlearning.Com or call 217-324-2660 or 618-656-0500.Learning center