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Discover School Success This Year with GradePower Learning!
Using the science of cognitive learning, GradePower Learning creates customized learning programs that help students meet their learning goals this year with in-person or online programs.
From Pre-K to College Readiness, we focus on understanding your child and providing the help and support he or she needs to be successful.
We offer our students:
- A comfortable environment for asking questions and learning. We pride ourselves on providing a space where students can learn at their own speed.
- A selection of different subject areas — from math to English, we cover it all.
- Study and organizational skills that keep students efficient inside and outside the classroom.
- Support and help from our esteemed instructors and educators.
A Safe Learning Environment
All our locations follow the strictest health and safety procedures including strict daily cleaning and sanitation procedures, limiting capacity, and social distancing to ensure your child’s learning environment is as safe as possible for instruction.
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Location Specific Programs
Advantage High School Success Program™
GPA 5.0 SAT
Preparing for University
GPA 5.0 ACT
Preparing for University
20-Hour Math Programs
20-Hours Study Skills Program
Make Studying Stress-Free
What Parents & Students Are Saying
GradePower Learning team members care deeply and are amazing at communicating with parents, teachers, and their students! We love that our kiddo is making amazing strides on his/our/their goals!Kellie E.
My husband and I looked at a few different tutoring companies before walking into GradePower Learning. This was a very hard decision for us. My daughter started second grade reading about a year behind. Her school was doing multiple things to try and catch her up without much progress. The gap between my daughter's level and that of her class' continued to grow larger. Her school came to us wanting to put her in a Special Education reading class. GradePower Learning was able not only to get my daughter back on track, but she is also now reading at a third-grade level! She starts third grade in the fall. She has even won an academic award at school. My expectations are beyond met! Thank you so much, Mike and Ruth! You and your staff have helped my daughter find confidence and a passion for reading! I will be truly forever grateful.Kelly A.
Hi Mike, I just wanted to let you know that I am very excited about your program. I’m so glad I waited and came to y’all. There was a missing piece in every other program I researched. Your program has that missing, oh so important, piece. This program and its people believe in the whole child and all that means in learning and conquering the things that have been holding a child back. You and your staff have been encouraging, excited and knowledgeable. I am looking forward to being part of the GradePower Learning family! Thank youKim
Hi Ruth and Mike, I want to thank you both for the really incredible ways Jack feels more confident and sound with math and his study skills. It has been so fun to see him take more initiative in all his classes. Austin has been so very good for Jack. He feels like Austin's influence has helped him so much already. Again, I cannot thank you all enough. As the mom it is heart-warming to have not seen Jack in tears over homework and his abilities. What a gift and outcome.Jen L.
Zach made the Dean's list again and has been accepted into Colorado State to finish up his college education. Thank you so much for sharing with me the story of GradePower Learning! It's giving him the chance for a life that he might not have been able to have otherwise.Cheryl E.
What GradePower does, is what public schools can not, and that is teach a child HOW to learn. So often kids are taught "here is the lesson, now learn", but not how. My son was a good student, but when classes became more of a struggle, he didn't have a clear direction on how to conquer an assignment. After a summer and school year of GradePower, his confidence skyrocketed! He knows how to analyze his assignments, choose the best course of action, and complete his work. He learned HOW to learn. Time and money well spent!M.B.
I've been meaning to share this Leighton success story with you from last week. We were working on writing a story, it could be on anything she wanted but required a beginning, middle, and end. Honestly, I was dreading this assignment because I thought each sentence would be pulling teeth. When I asked her to tell me the story she wanted to write she went on and on for 5 minutes about a very complex storyline and I knew there was no way she would actually write out everything she said. I helped her begin the story but then had to jump on a client call. I asked her to continue her story and crossed my fingers that something would be on the page when I returned. I was SHOCKED when I came back to find a page-and-a-half written with so many of the details she had verbally described! A page and a half! I didn't think she had it in her! :) Thank you for all of your help with our girl! It's amazing to see the changes that have taken place in less than a year.Linsday Y.
My son has been working with Mike, Ruth, and the GradePower Learning team for over a year and a half and we have been beyond pleased with their service! Their personalized approach, regular progress reports to parents, customized learning strategies tailored to ensure the success of their students, collaborative approach in working with their student's teachers/schools, and partnership (through open dialogue with parents, etc.) has exceeded our expectations. Our son is now performing at grade level, continues to receive praise from his teacher, and we intend to continue to work with the GradePower Learning team to ensure that he remains successful throughout his adolescent years. Thank you for all that you have done for our family and I would highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking to work with the best tutoring program in the valley!Jed R.
I wanted to share with you Silas's ISAT scores for math this year. Last year, he got a 2 in math (which is why we reached out to you guys) and this year he got a 3! In the 3 areas they score in math, he got a 3 in two of the areas and a 4 in one of the areas. I am so very proud of the work he is doing and so grateful for the support and help you have given us this last year.Molly R.
GradePower Learning and their staff make miracles happen. Our two boys are both enrolled and have made huge progress. Our 9-year-old is doing so much better in school since he started GPL. He reads and writes better, has a better understanding of his subjects and is more confident in himself. Our 4-year-old is so advanced in his knowledge that he is already kindergarten-ready and possibly first grade-ready. Although it all depends on the child, all the staff at GradePower Learning takes time to recognize individual needs and focuses on those first. We can not thank them enough.Goron T.
GradePower Learning has been a big help with getting my son better organized, developing better study skills, and having more success with grades. Thanks for all you do!Shawna M.
GradePower Learning has been amazing with both our boys. One of who has autism and was heading into middle school. They taught him how to be prepped and ready for the changes that came and worked with his counselor to make sure he was on track and doing well with the transition from elementary to middle school. Our other son was below average in reading ending the school year and by the following spring, he tested above grade level in the same category. What a blessing they have been to our boys and our family!Dawn
GradePower Learning has helped my 6th grader immensely! I am very impressed with the entire staff. My only regret is that I didn't find them sooner.Terri D.
My son was diagnosed with ADHD and has been on an IEP. He has been at GradePower Learning for a little over a year and has made huge gains in his education. By the middle of the school year, he was tested and was ineligible for some of his IEP classes due to his test scores being too high! This program is amazing!Travis K.
This place is amazing! I was a little skeptical at first. But after being there for 6 months and seeing the huge change in my daughter's learning and writing abilities, I changed my mind. I thought I wanted a place with a one-on-one learning style. They had a three-on-one learning style which ended up helping my child to both learn to focus better in class and handle a class setting better than she was. I highly recommend this place. Plus, the staff is really easy to talk to and they have great communication.Jessica M.
Don’t look any further. This is the place you want to take your kid. We took our 10-year-old daughter to one other place and was extremely disappointed. GradePower Learning teachers know what they are doing to make your kid better in any subject. They’re great and their way works!Jr. D.
This place is beyond amazing! My child has improved so much in her school work. Highly recommend to anyone:)Mollee B.
Tonight I came home from work and my son wants to show me his new (GradePower Learning) shirt, and tell me all about his class today :) I smile ear to ear knowing he has a love for learning. GradePower Learning was a good move and Ayden is one amazing rad little dude. #knowledgeispower You guys were amazing this summer. I can truly say my kids felt right at home with Mike, you, and of course, all of your staff !Megan G.
The best decision we made for our kiddo! He had been struggling with reading since 2nd grade. So here we were about halfway through 4th grade, and we noticed that our son was making up even simple words for speed while reading. This was new, so we got him into GradePower Learning, and his ISAT testing went off the charts with improvement at the end of the year. I mean knocked it out of the park! We can see his confidence is so much better just in life as well. We cannot thank GradePower Learning enough! They really made a difference in our son! Thank you to everyone at GradePower Learning!Jill M.
Everyday he surprises me. Thanks to all of you. I'm forever grateful. It's nice to have tears of happiness for him, instead of frustration. He loves going to GradePower Learning. He's like a new kid when it comes to reading or homework. I'm so proud of him.Christy D.
Andrew had a great summer school experience! He got to learn in a loving and caring environment with a great teacher. Thank you Miss Ruth for getting him excited about school again.Kelly B.
Our daughter has been attending GradePower Learning for almost a year now! We checked out GradePower Learning for our daughter to gain a better understanding and more confidence in math. From the moment that we walked in the door it has been an amazing experience. Our daughter was in 4th grade and struggling with math. Her dad and I were no help because we did not even understand what was going on. We would create more frustration because we would teach her the way we learned. We decided the best thing for her and us was to check out GradePower Learning. When she started in April 2016 her grade was a 2.5 by the time she finished 4th grade in June she was at a 3 hovering over a 3.5. She gained so much confidence that she would tackle the extra credit math questions which her teacher said she had never done before. She continued with her tutor through summer and walked into 5th grade with the confidence she could tackle anything and that is exactly what she has done. Her grade has continued to stay at or above a 3. Her class was given a test on multiplying decimals and due to her being the only one in her class that passed the test with 100% she was able to teach the class what she knew. Robert (our daughter’s tutor) has been a godsend. The relationship that he and our daughter have built is amazing. He has given her so much confidence. Our daughter looks forward to her session every week. If you are thinking about GradePower Learning, all I can tell you is … stop thinking and get in there. Ruth and Mike are awesome and their staff is top notch! We THANK GradePower Learning every day for what they have given to our daughter!Natashia R.
My 7-year old girl and 9-year old boy absolutely love coming here. They even asked if they could come to GradePower Learning instead of school. Ruth and Mike are two wonderful human beings. You can tell they both have a passion for children and learning. GradePower Learning is definitely beyond a tutoring program, it's learning lessons that your child will have for life and be able to implement into any scenario. We couldn't be more impressed with the progress our children have made just in their confidence level. I love that GradePower Learning connects with your child's teacher with a one-on-one meeting to make sure they gear their teaching program based on your child's needs. The expense is totally worth investing in your child's education now. Thank you for caring so much about our kiddos and helping them learn in a fun/ positive environment!Shyla C.
Our daughter Laila loved her experience at GradePower Learning Meridian. The staff is knowledgeable and very welcoming. They take the time to learn your child's strengths and the areas they may need some help in. Highly recommend!Nicole B.
Just finished Little Readers for my struggling 5-year-old. Fantastic experience! The low student-teacher ratio gives teachers the time to individualize everything! Every day when I'd pick up my son, I would see Ruth talking with a parent or myself about milestones being made. It felt like private tutoring. They appreciate kids that don't fit in the standard box and helped me learn my own child's strengths and his preferred ways to learn. My boy is totally prepared for kindergarten, thanks to GradePower Learning. Ruth's and Mike's genuine love for kids, and teaching them, is obvious. So glad I discovered them, best summer decision!Dave C.
My daughter has been going to GradePower Learning for a couple of months and she loves it. The staff is caring and competent, and the "boost" it has given her confidence is priceless. I look forward to seeing continued improvement in her academic achievement. Thank you GradePower Learning!Tamra S.
GradePower Learning has been a great learning tool for Gavin. He is much more aware of when he is off task and has started correcting that behavior on his own. We are so grateful that his teachers have put forth so much effort to help this guy shine!Rachel K.
The staff genuinely cares about each child's specific need and makes learning fun. I love the environment and after 7 hrs in school, my daughter gets excited to go to GradePower Learning. Thank you guys for everything.Angie K.
GradePower Learning is amazing! My daughter has shown mind-blowing improvement in focus, math, reading, and spelling. I seriously cannot thank you enough Michael Howard and Ruth Hall for your dedication to children and their success scholastically. What I appreciate the most about GradePower Learning, compared to other tutoring programs, is how they do not put every child in the same box for learning and realize the individual needs of their students.Susie M.
Last summer I had an opportunity to visit with my stepdaughter who is the Education Director with GradePower Learning in Meridian, Idaho. I found the information that she shared with me very interesting and also very hopeful. My grandson, who lives in Colorado, has struggled with school from the first grade and was headed into his senior year with a low C average. Later that summer, I was with my family in Colorado and shared the information about GradePower Learning. My grandson and I then set an appointment with the Education Director of GradePower Learning in Aurora. Danielle took a lot of time explaining the program, and when we left, I could hear the excitement in my grandson’s voice. Zach had been to numerous “tutoring centers” in the past which turned out to be a place where he could get help with his homework but did not give him learning skills he could use outside of the tutoring center. GradePower Learning tests each student to figure out where they need help, and from the testing, they develop an individualized plan. The thing that we all loved about GradePower Learning is that they teach their students how to learn. Zach has learned how to take notes, how to study, and how to use his time more efficiently and effectively. Since attending GradePower Learning this school year, Zach has gone from a marginal student to an honor roll student. Our only regret is that we didn’t know about GradePower Learning 12 years ago.Cheryl K.
Kayla read The Cat in the Hat to both me and Papa and she took it to school and read it to her class. She was so proud of herself. My husband and I were blown away at how incredible she did. Her teacher heaped lots of praise on her too. I can't believe how much she has improved in the short time that she has been coming to GradePower Learning Meridian. Thank you so much. It is wonderful to watch her glow with pride at her accomplishments.Dawn C.
GradePower Learning has helped my daughter in so many ways; she now has a positive attitude toward school, organization skills, learning skills and most importantly, self-confidence. The staff is amazing! They are so easy to talk to and genuinely want your kids to exceed. We are truly grateful we found them.Sky M.
First of all, the peope who run this place are amazing! They really care about your child. As for my daughter, she has gained confidence, learned so much, and enjoys attending each session.Crystal H.
Thank you for all you've done for Riley. We really appreciate the guidance and support you've given him. He is more confident and is a better student because of you.Matt and Kristin G.
My husband and I were told two weeks before the end of the school year that our eighth-grade son was failing and would not graduate unless he completed a long list of missing assignments over two weekends. The summer before high school we found GradePower Learning and learned he had very poor organizational skills. This semester he has completed lessons with a tutor at GPL in time management, goal setting, project management, and organization, and started purging excess paperwork from his binder and using a planner. His grades are much improved and we are hopeful he can apply the skills learned here to all aspects of his life. Now we are wondering if he enjoys his tutoring time so much that he won't be willing to give it up! Thanks to the friendly staff at GradePower Learning, "fine" is no longer a term we use in our household!Cheryl J.
My son has always struggled with reading. Last year, he ended 4th grade with a 1 (below grade average) on his ISAT. With hard work and the help of the awesome team at GradePower Learning, he got a 3 this year!Jodi H.
There is no way *** would have accomplished a single thing educationally without your staff, tutors, and organization. Thanks to all at GradePower Learning!Tammy
My son has been going for about a year now and he has excelled in so many ways. He couldn’t put his sounds together and now he is reading independently and is so confident in himself. We love GradePower Learning! Highly recommend.Brittany B.
The staff is really friendly and helpful. My son has shown a great boost in self-esteem. His reading has greatly improved and we are so grateful to GradePower Learning for helping boost his self-esteem!Kiki B.
Our Team Members
Michael Howard - Center Director
“The great thing about GradePower Learning is the transformation we see in children, and the positive impact on their families. We get to teach kids to learn how to learn! Nothing is more rewarding than to see that change taking place; to see that student reach his or her full potential.”
Michael is a native of the Treasure Valley and spent the first 20 years of his professional life in the business world. As the former president of an excavation company, he knows how to accomplish big goals.
In 2014, Michael left the construction world. He felt like it was an ideal time for a significant change. He was looking for a powerful opportunity to do what was truly important to him, to follow his passion: working with kids! GradePower Learning presented a partnership that sparked his interest. After intensive research of the “GradePower Learning difference” and how it compared to other organizations in the supplemental education industry, his choice was easy to join the GradePower Learning family. While training to open his own center in Idaho, he witnessed the true transformation in children’s lives while working in active centers. Since then, working with families serves as his guiding light and keeps him focused, productive, and accomplishing more of what is important to him every single day.
Michael is a proud father of four amazing children and adores his wonderful wife. He is an active outdoorsman and truly enjoys spending time with his family and being an active member of his church. He feels truly blessed to live and work in the great state of Idaho, and to serve his local community.
Michael is a firm believer in the philosophy “never stop learning”, and you can count on him to help your child achieve their highest potential.
Fun Fact: Michael has a dream to be the best fly fisherman EVER! (But he doesn’t practice enough…so….we’ll work on that.)
Ruth Hall - Education Director & Certified Assessor
I am thrilled to be part of the GradePower Learning team! There is absolutely nothing more rewarding than seeing a child blossom when they finally “get it” and become aware of all they are capable of. As a mother of two, I know what this feels like for a parent as well. GradePower Learning will give children the tools to truly be all they can be!
Ruth is a native of Idaho (Picabo, to be exact) and a graduate in Business Education from the University of Idaho. (Go Vandals!) She has also continued her education, focusing on Elementary Ed, through NNU. “Miss Ruth”, as the kids call her, spent several years educating and mentoring students as a substitute teacher for K-8 in the West Ada school district. Prior to GradePower Learning, she taught Transitional Kindergarten at a private preschool in Eagle. In addition, Ruth has lead children’s music for VBS and currently assists with teaching Sunday School at her local church.
Ruth has a distinct passion for children and teaching, which truly stems from raising her two amazing children, Ariana and Elijah. She and her husband, Clay, lived in the Seattle area for many years before “coming home” to Idaho to raise their kids around family. All of them enjoy camping at Redfish Lake, boating on Lucky Peak and spending time with family and friends in McCall. They also love skiing at Bogus in the winter and spending time relaxing and fishing on Silver Creek in the summer.
Fun Fact: Ruth was a University of Idaho cheerleader. (Hence, the “Go Vandals!”) You will definitely find her “cheering on” your kids!Close
Education Coordinator/ Beyond Tutoring/Advantage/SAT- ACT Coach
Education Coordinator/ Beyond Tutoring/Advantage/SAT- ACT Coach
Austin Bobrowski - Education Coordinator, High School Advantage and Beyond Tutoring Coach, SAT/ACT Test Prep - Math Specialty
"Learning is not the product of teaching. Learning is the product of the activity of learners." - John Holt
Austin is an Idaho native, born and raised in Jerome. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington for three years studying physics and civil engineering before moving back to Boise. Upon his return to the Treasure Valley, Austin began working for STEM Revolution helping to develop curriculum and run the after school workshop programs, as well as summer camps, for students K - 12. That is where he discovered his passion for working with kids! Now he is working towards achieving a degree in Mathematics with a focus in Secondary Education at Boise State. He couldn't be more excited to be working with GradePower Learning!
Austin loves to be outdoors hiking, rock climbing, or snowboarding. He also loves sports and coaches a club youth baseball team in his free time. When he isn't at GradePower Learning, you will probably find him on a baseball field or exploring the city of Boise.
Fun Fact: Austin is a certified scuba diver.Close
Elementary Education Coordinator - R.E.A.D. Elite and Beyond Tutoring Coach
Elementary Education Coordinator - R.E.A.D. Elite and Beyond Tutoring Coach
Tammy Perry - R.E.A.D. Elite and Beyond Tutoring Coach
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou
Tammy Perry has a BA in Education from CSU, Sacramento and a MA in Counseling Psychology from National University. She has over 20 years of elementary teaching experience and spent most of those years teaching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades. She is excited to be part of the GradePower Learning team!
Tammy relocated to the Boise area from California in 2018. She lives with her husband, two kids, and three dogs. In her free time, Tammy enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, bicycling, and walking her dogs. She also enjoys traveling to any location with a beach.
Fun Fact: Tammy played basketball in high school and looks forward to March Madness each year.
Advantage/Beyond Tutoring Coach - Math Specialty
Advantage/Beyond Tutoring Coach - Math Specialty
“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” – Chinese Proverb
Doug has a bachelor of science degree in Chemical Engineering and a masters degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana. He spent 25 years with a Fortune 500 company learning all aspects of the business and then changed direction to earn a master’s degree in Education at Montevallo University in Montevallo, Alabama. Doug has taught 8th-grade algebra and high school geometry.
Doug retired but still continued to work with students as a tutor. He worked as a tutor at an alternative school in Alabaster, Alabama, and after moving to Pensacola, Florida, he assisted math teachers in a challenging middle school environment.
He and his wife moved to Idaho in 2020 to be closer to family and he enjoys spending time with them. Doug’s interests include: completing home projects, tennis, golf, and his new sport, pickleball.
“I have always enjoyed helping young students overcome obstacles in learning math. GradePower Learning has given me the strategies to help them not only become successful, independent learners but to also teach them skills that will last throughout their lifetime.”
Fun fact: A number of years ago, Doug and a group of boy scouts did a two-week hike in the mountains of New Mexico at the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch.
Beyond Tutoring Coach
Beyond Tutoring Coach
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try." –Dr. Seuss
Shawna has lived in the Treasure Valley since she was in the second grade. She began working in the WestAda School District when her youngest child entered second grade. From 2011 to 2020, Shawna worked as a Paraprofessional and a substitute teacher in grades K-6. In 2016, she began attending Grand Canyon University to obtain a bachelor’s in education. In December 2020, Shawna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in educational studies. She loves working with students and seeing those “ah-ha” moments when a child begins to understand what they are learning. Shawna is excited to be a part of the GradePower Learning team!
In her free time, Shawna loves to spend time with family and friends, serve in the children’s department at her church, and do crafting projects.
Fun Fact: Shawna has been on a cruise to Alaska.
Beyond Tutoring/Advantage/SAT-ACT Coach
Beyond Tutoring/Advantage/SAT-ACT Coach
“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” – Eartha Kitt
Emily received her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Engineering with an emphasis in Urban Studies and Community Development and a Minor in Applied Mathematics from Boise State University. She has been tutoring since 2017 with experience in middle school, high school, and university-level classes. Emily first found an interest in tutoring after becoming an AVID tutor, a program that she herself participated in all throughout middle school and high school. Through this program, she tutored all subjects from English to math and science. She then went on to become a Learning Assistant while pursuing her degree, helping tutor students in Calculus 1 and 2, as well as an Athletic Tutor for Boise State Athletics, helping with Engineering Statistics, Engineering Statics, and College Algebra. Emily would like to continue her education and receive a Master's in Secondary Education to one day teach AP Calculus. Emily was the first in her family to graduate from college.
Currently, Emily lives in Nampa with her fiance, adorable baby girl and her dog Maggie. Her hobbies include playing video games on PC, reading, and camping. Her favorite book is Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and she is currently reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan for the first time.
Fun Fact: While in university, Emily was president of Phi Sigma Rho, Alpha Nu chapter, which is a sorority dedicated to women in Engineering and technical sciences.
Beyond Tutoring Coach
Beyond Tutoring Coach
“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker
Brandi is originally from Houston, Texas and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University in 1995. Her career started in sales coordination for a worldwide analytical instrumentation company. After meeting her husband in 1997, Brandi relocated to the Seattle area and enjoyed a successful career in sales and marketing for large commercial printing corporations. Brandi and her family relocated to Meridian in January 2006. After her youngest child graduated high school, she decided to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education in 2010, followed by an Idaho K-8 certification. Brandi spent 10 years working in the Boise School District, with most of her experience in the 4th and 5th grades.
In addition to teaching, Brandi has always had a passion for mentoring children. She has been a volunteer with Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Idaho since 2012 and is proud of her ongoing relationship with her “Little”, Tori, who is now 17 years old. Brandi has been happily married to her husband, Brett, since 2004 and is a very proud mom to their four children: Rich, Blair, Harrison, and Kathryn. She and her husband have been blessed with four amazing grandchildren ages 8, 5, 3, and 2.
In the summer, Brandi’s favorite activity is spending time at the family’s cabin in Dixie, Idaho. There, she enjoys fly fishing, rock hounding, four-wheeling, riding dirtbikes, and spending time with friends and family. Her other hobbies include painting, journaling, arts and crafts, and many others. If it exists, Brandi is interested in learning about it.
Fun fact: Brandi was introduced to GradePower Learning by starting a friendly conversation with a stranger in a grocery store parking lot. Turned out that the stranger was our Center Director’s mom.
Beyond Tutoring/Advantage Coach - Certified Assessor
Beyond Tutoring/Advantage Coach - Certified Assessor
“The wound is the place where the light gets in” - Rumi
Katy graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is planning to eventually attend graduate school with a focus on Neuropsychology and Climate Change Science.
Since her earliest memories, Katy has always wanted to help people. Her degree has given her incredible insights on human behavior and interactions, as well as childhood development. She is passionate about helping children discover how capable they are as this is the first step to unlocking their true potential!
Katy has been assisting kids in all academic areas for over 10 years. She began by teaching GED students in preparation for their exams. (Her youngest GED recipient was 16, and the oldest 72!) This eventually led from classroom teaching to one on one tutoring. Katy found that only focusing on the subject matter left many students feeling defeated. She learned that cognitive skill development, intrinsic motivation, and confidence building are just as important as essay writing and fractions. She is so blessed and excited to be part of the GradePower Learning team because its structured individualized program includes everything a student needs to be successful!
Katy was born in Boise and has lived here most of her life. Her family owns a historic home in the North End that was built in 1905 and still has the original carriage house! Katy is a fitness fanatic, and also loves to crochet and bead in her spare time. Her favorite place to be is in the mountains.
Fun Fact: Katy is a certified paralegal and her favorite animal is the blue whale.Close
R.E.A.D. Elite and Beyond Tutoring Coach
R.E.A.D. Elite and Beyond Tutoring Coach
"Education is the key to opportunity and using that education to serve others is the key to happiness."
Miss Peggy has lived in Boise since 1978. Her original college degree from California State University, Los Angeles was in Accounting, but she was expecting her second child when she graduated and decided it was more important to be a full-time mom. When her children were getting older and she was considering employment, it was obvious to her that teaching was her real interest. She had continually helped in the children's schools and worked in her church youth organization for over 20 years. In 1996, after 2 1/2 more years of education, she graduated in Elementary Education from Boise State University. She has never regretted that decision. Peggy has taught preschool for two plus years and kindergarten at Frontier Elementary and Galileo STEM Academy for 7 years and dearly loves the time "the light goes on" in a child's growth process. She is grateful to have the opportunity to teach once again at Grade Power Learning.
Peggy's family consists of 7 amazing children and their spouses, 42 fantastic grandchildren, and 4 precious great-grandchildren. She enjoys, first and foremost, spending time with and enjoying her great posterity. She has memorized all their birthdays and never misses one. Peggy feels very blessed by so many wonderful people in her life! Other interests include working with the youth in her church, playing the piano and organ, and making quilts for and with her grandchildren. She is currently taking a class in painting with acrylics because it is never too late to learn new things. :>)
Fun fact: Many years ago when Peggy and her husband were first married, they were on "The Newlywed Game." They won and were awarded a beautiful piano that has been well used by all her children for piano lessons.
Careers with Tutor Meridian
Looking for Idaho's BEST teachers!Position Details
Looking for Idaho’s BEST teachers!
GradePower learning is a global leader in Supplemental Education. We are new to Idaho, and at GradePower Learning we take pride in being a little different. In so many ways, this is like no place you’ve ever worked. Seriously, we love what we do, and we love having fun while doing it! We strive to hire excellent people, and we expect excellence. Great people make a great team and will keep our company strong. We are passionate about our mission; to help children achieve their highest potential!
Our approach is fundamentally different and goes way beyond tutoring. Our teaching methods emphasize cognitive learning as a major component of the learning process. We combine cognitive learning and interactive coaching to develop active thinkers, healthy self-esteem, and a lasting love of learning. Our unique programs teach children to learn how to learn, breaking the cycle of hiring tutors year after year.
We know why you became a teacher, and we offer an opportunity to reach every single child that walks through our door. At GradePower, you will enjoy just teaching. No lesson plans, no preparation. You will be trained on our proprietary curriculum and given the tools to be a successful coach in a small group setting. You will provide personalized instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Study Skills, and SAT/ACT prep to students of all levels using cognitive-based methods.
We are looking for flexible part-time tutors/teachers with a passion for coaching kids between ages 3 and 18. We are looking for candidates with great skills in relating to kids of all ages and personalities. A positive attitude is a necessity, as is the desire to praise and celebrate both the achievements and difficulties along the learning path of each child.
If you know you can make a difference, we want you on our team!
We need team members with these qualities:
Ability to maintain a positive, enthusiastic, can-do attitude!
Warm, energetic, organized and self motivated.
Patient and understanding; recognizing that all students are unique.
Ability to build intrinsic motivation in our students and make it matter!
(All candidates must be available for a minimum of 2 afternoon/evening hours between 4-8pm at least two days/week for elementary, middle school, and high school coaching positions. Pre-school teacher candidates must be available morning hours 9am - 12pm; 2 to 5 days per week depending upon enrollment.)
GradePower Learning programs impart new approaches to learning, designed to last a lifetime. You will enjoy a great work environment, a competitive hourly rate ($14 - $15 for Preschool and K-12 teachers. $23-$25/hour for SAT/ACT coaches), and the opportunity to make a difference!
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