Type of business: Tutoring center
Location: 2050 E. Canal Dr., Turlock
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Contact information: 209-669-6996
Specialty: Individualized learning plans
History of business:
Since 2004, Huntington Learning Center in Turlock has served as a pillar of student success. Now that the community’s kids are back to their studious ways, the tutoring center hopes to keep students on track with its variety of services.
“We have a lot of experience here,” said Director Aleta Pallios. “We have the siblings, cousins, friends of students that we saw back in 2004, and it’s nice to be able to follow the kids and touch base with them once they’ve left.”
Huntington Learning Center provides tutoring for students in grades K-12 in nearly every subject imaginable, including reading, math, biology and physics. The center also offers test prep for students, like the ACT, SAT and Advanced Placement tests.
“We have the student take an actual SAT or ACT test, then look at how they did and the questions they’re missing. From there, we tailor the exam prep to their needs,” said Pallios.
Exam prep isn’t the only customized learning plan that students can receive at Huntington, she added. Tutors at the center communicate with students’ parents and teachers to create individualized plans for each pupil based on a skills assessment they take when entering the program.
“Throughout the process, we meet with parents frequently to address the progress and direction of the program,” said Pallios. “The most distinguishing feature about our center is how well we can individualize the program for the student, and the care and concern we show.”
Students and parents who should consider tutoring are those who find themselves falling behind in class, suggested Pallios. Each tutor at Huntington is certified, and most have a bachelor’s degree or their teaching credential.
“They also receive intensive training on our part,” said Pallios. “If a student is falling behind in coursework at school and parents want some outside help, any student can benefit from what we do here.”
For a full list of services offered at Huntington Learning Center or to schedule a call with a tutor, visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.