What's New at Pelham
We are Birmingham parent magazine's 2023 Family Favorite Tutoring Center
We are proud to be selected for Birmingham Parent magazine's Family Favorite tutoring center in 2023! We also received this award in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022! Birmingham Parent's Directory listing says, "GradePower Learning promotes self-confidence and academic success. Offering assistance and enrichment in all subject areas, any child will benefit from the extra academic attention offered here."
We welcome your call to GradePower Learning, where we can answer your questions and begin a solid partnership to help your child reach their highest potential.
We are a cognitive development and academic enrichment center, helping students of all ages catch up in school and excel beyond grade-level standards. Your child can receive learning enrichment and school support. Using our proprietary curriculum, GradePower Learning goes beyond tutoring to develop new ways of thinking, remembering, organizing, and concentrating. At GradePower Learning, we approach learning differently to develop active thinking and independent learning. We specialize in building strong academic and cognitive learning skills for school success. GradePower Learning is different because we teach your child long-term success strategies and develop your child's cognitive learning and academic skills.
- To help children achieve their highest potential
- To encourage independence and imagination
- To foster a striving for excellence
- To awaken a spirit of confidence and enthusiasm
- To teach children to celebrate achievement
CALL US TODAY AND GIVE YOUR CHILD THE GIFT OF LEARNING!
Multiple payment options and no contracts make GradePower Learning an affordable and worthwhile investment for all families.
Discover School Success this Year with GradePower Learning Pelham!
Using the science of cognitive learning, GradePower Learning creates customized learning programs that help students meet their learning goals this year.
From Pre-K to College Readiness, we focus on understanding your child and providing the help and support they need 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 wide range of subject areas — from math to English, we cover it all.
- An emphasis on study and organizational skills to improve a student's efficiency inside and outside the classroom.
- Support and help from our degreed instructors and educators.
Summer is a great time to get ahead for the next school year! Are you interested in a fun, interactive program to improve your child's reading fluency, reading comprehension, math, and writing skills? Our summer programs are customized to your child's needs and designed to fill in academic gaps and prevent summer learning loss. At GradePower Learning, we provide academic coaching to teach children HOW TO LEARN and ORGANIZE as key strategies for achieving academic success. We develop critical thinking, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, and independence to prepare for the next school year and beyond!
Ask about our individualized programs to jump-start your student's transition to the next grade and experience the difference this will make for future academic success. Visit www.gradepowerlearning.com and call our Pelham location (205-620-2373) to register today!
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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How can I prepare my child for college?
We are now offering a program to help your high school 10th, 11th, and 12th-grade students become college-ready! Initial assessments will determine college and ACT readiness as well as your child's academic levels in major subject areas, including math, reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, and study skills.
To begin, we schedule the ACT Diagnostic Assessment and our Academic and Cognitive assessments/benchmark tests to identify strengths and weaknesses, target gaps, and optimize individual learning.
Then we focus on filling in academic gaps and on developing success strategies for high school and college. Using our curriculum and starting where the student needs to start, we strengthen math, grammar, vocabulary, writing, ACT test-taking strategies, and study skills. And we help your child with identifying career interests and college majors.
We schedule 1.5-hour long sessions to allow time for instruction, student questions, timed practice tests, and individualized coaching.
Our goal is to provide your child with academic knowledge, test-taking strategies, and study skills needed for college success!
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School Support Plus+
- GradePower Learning provides students with a stable environment for developing academic skills and school success strategies.
- Our teachers help your student tackle virtual assignments, check progress, interpret assignments, teach concepts your child finds more challenging, and coach students to develop study plans and prepare for tests/assessments.
- Students also benefit from our GradePower Learning math, reading, and grammar curriculum, individualized for your student.
- Small student numbers provide a limited-contact environment with increased safety where students can focus on academics and still be among peers.
- Parents can choose the days and times that work best for their schedules.
We'd like to meet your family and friends who may also need our help. Being recommended is one of the finest compliments we can receive.
Thank you for the great privilege of working with your amazing children!
For more information, please contact us at:
GradePower Learning, Pelham
349 Huntley Pkwy, Pelham, AL 35124
Our Team Members
Meet the GradePower Learning Pelham Team!
Meet the GradePower Learning Pelham Team!
Left to right: Scott, Stephanie, Kathy, and Harry
Ending Homework Struggles Since 2013!
As educational experts, we believe that every child deserves the opportunity to learn how to succeed in school. In 2013, we opened Pelham's GradePower Learning location so we could change the way our community's children learn using a cognitive approach to learning. Because of GradePower Learning's unique emphasis on developing learning skills, we've seen children's lives transformed, confidence renewed, and homework struggles end!
Give your child a better future by contacting our GradePower Learning Pelham team to discuss your goals for your child.
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All students will benefit from GradePower Learning. We go WAY BEYOND TUTORING. While building strong academic skills, we are also developing cognitive learning skills.
We offer in-center and virtual sessions with live teachers who are bachelor's or master's prepared!
Here's how GradePower Learning helps:
- Catch-up and Get Ahead (All Grades) - Math, Grammar, Reading, Writing, Enrichment, Study Skills.
- College Ready (Grades 10-12) - Fills Academic Gaps, Includes 1:1 ACT or SAT Prep, A Positive Head Start for College Success.
- GradePower Learning Academy - Provides Support for At-Home Learning (Virtual School and Homeschool).
GradePower Learning does it right! Call us today! (205) 620-2373
Advantage High School Success Program™
GPA 5.0 ACT
Preparing for University
What Parents & Students Are Saying
"GradePower Learning is strongly recommended. The teachers are awesome! They have been very encouraging to my son. GradePower Learning has helped my son transition from middle school to high school with high expectations. He enjoys coming to GradePower Learning and seeing how he is improving each week." -TinaGreat transition
"Never, ever did I think I would hear my daughter say that MATH is her favorite subject. You don’t know how much joy that brings to a mother’s heart. After a horrible 8th grade year in math, and barely passing to the 9th grade by 2 points, these words were music to my ears. She has blossomed into a young lady that now has so much confidence in herself and in her studies. The transformation is absolutely amazing and the credit not only goes to her for working so hard, but to the staff and owners of GradePower Learning. You guys are AMAZING! We want to thank you for your time, dedication, and commitment to our daughter. She has enjoyed being with you all, and learning from you all. It means a lot to know there are people who care so much for our kids and their education. It comes from your hearts and that truly shows. You have all made a HUGE impact on her feelings about school & math, and a HUGE impact in her heart. Thank you for your dedication and for caring about our young people and their education." -T. G.Loves math now
"GradePower Learning has had an impact my two sons greatly. Both have become more confident in their learning skills and enjoy the optimistic personalities of each teacher they have encountered. Learning has become an enjoyable experience for both of my children. Being able to progress in an environment where their benchmarks can be measured on an individual level has also assisted me as their parent to gauge their progress tremendously." -KelliThank you for progress!
"In the beginning my grandchild was not happy about starting extra classes after school but the staff was so friendly and anxious to work with her and teach her that her attitude soon changed. Her grades and learning to focus have all greatly improved. My grandchild has expanded her time to focus on a task and improved her grades. Also they have instilled a power of self-confidence. As I am a senior raising a grandchild, I was not prepared to see the great results I have seen at GradePower Learning. My child went from having notes from the principal on her report card to being selected as an ambassador at her school. It has been a true pleasure seeing all the transformation taking place in all the children from the youngest to the “big” kids. I don’t know how they do it, but all the children show a noticeable improvement. And the best part is the wonderful staff. They can work magic." -SueResults!
"I am very thankful for GradePower Learning. GradePower Learning has been so beneficial for my son. He has matured and developed in all areas of academics including confidence. I like that they individually have a plan for his success, set real goals, and are willing to let you know how they plan to master the goals. Their commitment to the students is clear and is part of the reason they have such a good reputation for what they do." -PamConfidence and goals
"I used to go to another tutoring center but when I started having trouble in school again, I chose to come to GradePower Learning. I know a bunch of people at my school that go here and they’ve said it helps them. I liked the other place, but they only helped me with my current schoolwork. I knew I wanted to come here because y’all focus on the strategies that will help me with tests and homework. GradePower Learning is exactly what I need." -High School StudentSchool success strategies
"Our son is more confident. We don’t have to tell him to do homework instead he says I need to go do homework or a project. Now he does it way ahead of time. He didn’t know how to study, to organize, or coordinate work. He’s now using all the strategies GradePower taught him. GradePower Learning is not just tutoring him, they’re also helping us as parents to ask open-ended questions such as when is your next project due." -Happy Mom and DadExactly what we need
"GradePower Learning’s ACT tutoring includes the timed practice tests that helped me focus, prioritize, and make a better score! " -ACT StudentACT and practice tests
"We had our first teacher conference this week. We were told that our grandson’s reading comprehension has risen greatly. Way to go and thank you GradePower Learning!" -BeverlyReading improved!
"The ACT course is helping me so much in my regular schoolwork too with study skills, organizing, and test-taking! It’s great!" -ACT StudentACT and high school success
"GradePower Learning has equipped my son with study skills, test taking skills, note taking skills, and project management skills. He will not only be able to use these to succeed in school, but in the rest of his life." -Sheila, mother of high school studentStronger student!
"We are so pleased with the way they teach and nurture our daughter in her learning. The staff are the true difference. It has been one of the best decisions we have made. We love GradePower Learning." -BrandonSupportive and nurturing
"GradePower Learning stood apart from the other centers I looked into because of its flexibility in working with parents on scheduling and their more wholistic approach to learning. GradePower Learning focuses on needs of the student not just academics like other centers." - RyanStands out!
Our Enrollment Process
GradePower Learning will equip your child with the learning skills needed to soar! GradePower Learning helps students reach their fullest potential. Our unique learning program develops:
- Strong academic skills and school success strategies.
- New ways of thinking, concentrating, listening, and remembering.
- The cognitive learning skills needed to understand schoolwork, approach challenging assignments, and earn better grades!
We’re specialists in the development of critical learning skills for school success!
- GradePower Learning students become confident, engaged, and motivated learners.
- Our teachers provide interactive academic coaching; students say they love having a teacher who works directly with them.
- It’s time to stop the traditional tutoring cycle! What works is teaching your child the cognitive skills for learning, and that’s the core of the GradePower Learning system - it’s learning that lasts a lifetime!
Conveniently located on Huntley Parkway near exit 242 of Interstate 65, GradePower Learning® Pelham serves students in Pelham, Helena, Alabaster, Hoover, Chelsea, Calera, Montevallo, Columbiana, and surrounding communities.
At GradePower Learning we approach learning differently. We focus on cognitive development, build strong academic skills in all subjects, improve reading proficiency, and encourage lifelong learning. In one-on-one and small group programs we teach students how to concentrate, plan, listen, organize, understand, and remember. GradePower goes beyond tutoring by giving your student the long-term benefit of knowing how to learn.
HERE’S HOW THE GRADEPOWER LEARNING PROCESS WORKS
THE ENROLLMENT MEETING and ASSESSMENT:
- The first step in getting started at GradePower Learning is to schedule an assessment and enrollment meeting. The assessment, which takes about two hours, gives us a cognitive picture of your child, identifies strengths and academic skill gaps, and points to areas for enrichment.
- The Dynamic Assessment may be the most enjoyable test your child has ever taken! During the assessment, we put your child at ease by explaining the various portions of the test and responding to questions in words that they can understand. The assessment uses internationally recognized tools to measure your child’s learning style, academic grade levels in key subject areas, and cognitive learning skills.
- While your child is being assessed, we meet with you to discuss more student information, schedule classes, and enroll your student at GradePower.
- We create a customized program just for your child; the curriculum is tailored to meet needs that were identified in the assessment and in our discussions with you. We also develop a schedule that works for you. GradePower Learning offers flexible hours to coordinate with your busy schedule.
FIRST CLASS AND ASSESSMENT REVIEW:
Here at the first class session, your child gets off to a great start with our program while we sit down with you to review the assessment results. During this meeting, we also discuss the individualized learning plan that will nurture your child’s academic strengths, address weak academic skills, build confidence, and develop understanding in a way that no other tutoring plan can. Parents receive a full in-center report professionally detailing each aspect of the process; a printed copy is yours to take home.
GradePower Learning provides a positive, interactive learning environment year-round.
- Your child’s class sessions will be filled with fun, lively discussion, and a lot of celebrating. We celebrate success and also celebrate mistakes as opportunities to learn.
- Our structured curriculum with academic coaching results in better learning, better grades, and better students for life. We have experienced, qualified, and trained teachers who guide your child to master both basic and advanced concepts that develop a love for learning.
- We encourage excellence and teach your child school success strategies: critical thinking skills, organization, attention to detail, and more. GradePower is packed with learning materials, books, and resources to help your child learn.
- After only a few sessions, you will begin to notice a change in your child’s mood, confidence, self-esteem, and attitude toward school.
Our mission is to help children achieve their highest potential.
- In partnership with you, we develop a learning plan specifically designed for your child.
- We regularly discuss your child’s progress at GradePower and at school.
- At GradePower Learning we also partner with you and your child’s teacher(s) and attend parent-teacher meetings at school.
All it takes to put your child on the path to success is your commitment and GradePower Learning to guide you. If you’ll provide the first, we’ll provide the second. Let’s get started!
To learn more about tutoring in Pelham, contact GradePower Learning® today!
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