Our teaching quality is superior.
We are the teachers.
Daryl Capuano, The Learning Consultants founder, is the primary teacher in our test-prep programs. If Stanley Kaplan was teaching for Kaplan or Adam Robinson (the primary designer for the Princeton Review) was teaching for the Princeton Review, then you would be assured that the company was providing a top teacher for your child. Jean Card, the other primary teacher in our test prep programs, is an outstanding teacher who has been working with thousands of students successfully over the years. Our other teachers, Dr. Kristina Knobelsdorff, Dr. Dan Hartman, Dr. Matt Fleming, Lamar Ager, Amy Sparkman, Galen Cawley and Jesse Brockwell, among others, are similarly highly experienced and talented teachers. In addition, we have hired top teachers throughout Shoreline, CT who have taught in the Guilford, Madison, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, East Lyme, and Essex school systems, among other places, as well as in top private schools in the area.
The quality of teaching at many tutoring franchises varies from site to site and from year to year at each site. These companies usually hire very smart grad students or college students who did well on the SAT to teach. Some are good teachers and good test-takers. Some are just good test-takers.
As a comparison, consider chain restaurants like Bennigans or The Olive Garden. They are reasonably OK. If you were stuck in a strange town and were not adventurous, you might choose any of these establishments over an unknown restaurant. But what if you were told by some locals that a certain restaurant had far superior quality at the same price? Chances are that you would skip the franchise and head for a meal at the local recommendation, right?
Your family will receive personal attention.
Most of the franchise companies are impersonal.
You and your child are identified as client #10000. Your unique needs and your child’s unique issues are rarely ever addressed with particularity.
The turnover of personnel at such companies necessarily leads to an impersonal approach. At most of these site locations, the teachers are graduate students who will soon be moving on within their intended career path — which is not test prep teaching — and the managers of the site location are hopeful to either leave the company for better-paying jobs or to move up the ladder within the company away from you.
With The Learning Consultants, you will deal with a local business with deep roots in the Shoreline, CT community, and management that will be around through the years to help you and your family.
Your results will be superior.
Our reputation for tutoring and test prep excellence in the Shoreline, CT is unsurpassed. Our students have consistently raised their performance in a way that far exceeds our competitors.
As a company, we have grown significantly in the last few years. Our popularity may have something to do with the fact that our students like us. Our results, however, are what make our clients passionate about telling their friends about us.
Compared to Sylvan, Kaplan, and Princeton Review, we have a minimal marketing budget, yet in the Shoreline, CT we have grown at a far faster rate. Why? Word-of-mouth from parents whose children have enjoyed great results.
Schools throughout Southeastern CT have asked us to teach in-house programs. Since our staff consists of only top notch teachers, we have limited our in-school programs to The Williams School, in New London, CT, The Grove School in Madison, CT, Old Saybrook High School, Southeastern CT Chinese School in East Lyme, CT, Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT and Valley Regional High School (Essex, Ivoryton, Chester) in Deep River, CT.