Local Learning Centers Can Help Students Get 'Back to School'

A list of local tutors that will give your child the necessary extra help.

With roughly one month left until the start of a new school year, students throughout the area should be looking to get a jump on their work.

It's never easy for students to start off a school year by falling behind. Luckily there are several professional learning centers in the area to help students perfect their work outside of the classroom.

JEI Learning Centers

According to their website, "JEI Learning Centers was founded in South Korea by Sung Hoon Park, a visionary educator and entrepreneur with an innovative idea. In 1981, Mr. Park and a team of JEI researchers developed the JEI-Self Learning Method. The JEI Self-Learning Method is a self-paced, individualized program that helps the student master mathematical and language concepts in small, easy-to- follow steps."

JEI Learning Centers can be found at the following locations:

  • Merrick-Bellmore; 2583 Merrick Road, Bellmore (FasTracKids)
  • Herricks-Williston Park; 312 Hillside Ave., Williston Park


Not all tutoring services concentrate on entrance exams. Kumon Math and Reading Centers concentrate on improving academic skills of students from pre-school to 12th grade.

Kumon learning centers can be found at the following locations:

  • 131 Jericho Tpke., Suite A, Mineola
  • 1586 Broadway, Hewlett
  • 2072 Front St., East Meadow
  • 1174 Willis Ave., Albertson
  • 3060 L Hempstead Tpke., Levittown

NY PrepTutors

This company has offices in Great Neck and tutoring locations in the Merrick Library. Like other companies, it helps with high school and college  entrance exams, but owner Hooman Dilmanian, says that NY PrepTutors doesn't lock you into an agreement for tutors. "A lot of tutoring services require a contract," he said. "They don't give you the option of paying as you go along." For more information on their programs, go to the NY PrepTutors website.

Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning Center Sylvan offers a variety of programs for children in elementary school to students in older grades. Get assistance in subjects or even test and college preparation. All of the staff are certified and trained, according to Sylvan’s website. Sylvan has an office in Levittown, at 3601 Hempstead Tpke.

Randy Levin August 07, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Buyer Beware....as a former HS English teacher (Great Neck) and a SAT tutor...several of the "chains" pay tutors very little which attracts inexperienced people...rarely anyone with public or private school teaching credentials....and often just college kids who did well on standardized tests. Furthermore the "chains" have their own systems which are often gimmicky in order to set themselves apart and have a hook. Ask your child's teacher if someone in the dept tutors privately. Look at other enrichment academies that cater to high achieving students in high achieving districts. Don't fall for gimmicks. I am an established contributor to Patch with a blog on the college application process. I'm not here to promote myself as a SAT tutor. Number one rule: Your tutor should be an active or retired classroom teacher with years of experience and most importantly....his own way of teaching...not a formula prescribed by a "chain." Randy Levin www.persuasivewritingservices.com
GLENN August 08, 2012 at 12:48 AM
thank you Randy always nice to hear from someone who know.


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