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7 SPECTACULAR | Educational Helping Hands to Know


School’s back in session and as parents, we want to give our kids the tools to help them succeed. From brain training and test prep, to tutoring and cognitive assessment, there are many educational helping hands right here in the western suburbs. Outside help is often an important part of a student's education, providing one-on-one attention, enrichment, and other support. Here are 7 Spectacular Educational Helping Hands to Know.

1. LearningRX | NAPERVILLE LearningRx works with struggling students and even adults, training the cognitive skills the brain uses to read, remember, learn, and pay attention. Many struggles with learning, reading, memory, and attention are caused by weak cognitive skills. At LearningRx, they identify weak skills using a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment, and then we target and train those skills by pairing clients with personal brain trainers for fun, challenging exercises for the brain. They call it brain training. Their clients call it life changing.

To see a snapshot of the cognitive abilities of a child or adult who is struggling to learn or read, take our Learning Skills Discovery Survey. It’s a short, 3-minute questionnaire you can take for yourself (or for someone else) that can give you insights regarding the cause of the struggle.

2. C2 Education | Western Suburbs Their award-winning tutors create personalized test prep and tutoring curricula to help you achieve your dreams. With C2’s 20 years of experience, your dream school – and dream life – is just one call away. C2 offers fully customized curricula, so our program is different for each student. We begin the process with an assessment that reveals each student’s strengths and weaknesses, then tailor lessons accordingly. Receive a free consultation online today at

3. KUMON LEARNING CENTER | South Naperville At Kumon students advance through the program at their own pace. The emphasis on individualized learning helps your child become focused, motivated and self-reliant. Kumon monitors each child’s progress to ensure comprehension before moving on to a new concept. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking and problem solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires. The Kumon Math Program is a comprehensive curriculum that develops the necessary skills to help children progress from counting through calculus. The Kumon Reading Program begins with basic phonics and progresses all the way through advanced reading comprehension. Call today to learn more (630) 926-8538.

4. Elite Tutoring Place | NAPERVILLE At Elite Tutoring Place, they recognize that each student is unique. That is why their team tailors individualized programs to fit your student's needs. With their one-to-one instruction, devoted tutors, and flexible scheduling, your child's academic standing will advance. This is guaranteed by the company. They offer a free ACT test, free diagnostic assessment and they follow Common Core. Learn more today!

5. Mathnasium | DOWNERS GROVE Helping kids in grades 2-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. When math makes sense, kids leap way ahead – whether they started out far behind or already ahead in math. Their formula for teaching kids math, the Mathnasium Method™ has transformed the way kids learn math for over a decade across 700+ centers in the US and Canada. Read more online at

6. Learning Ascent Tutoring | ST. CHARLES Founded in 2002 to offer better tutoring solutions, their tutors have helped hundreds of students in the Tir Cities. Their professionals know and work with local school district curricula. Familiarity with the curriculum allows tutors to identify and correct the root of problems. They can even help your child to better comprehend and complete homework assignments. Visit online to learn more,, (630) 587-2795, 720 N 17th Street, Unit 9, St. Charles

7. ESGE Tutoring | Glen Ellyn Offering a variety of tutoring services; Academic, Tutoring for Dyslexia & Learning Disabilities, Test Prep (ACT, SAT, HSPT) Catholic High School Entrance Exam (HSPT), Diagnostic Testing and more. Educational Therapy is a type of tutoring that is more complex than just addressing an academic concern. Tutors must be qualified to work with students who demonstrate a wide range of exceptionalities, not found in typically developing students. To help students uncover their best learning styles and strategies to maximize their potential, tutors work on academic content and present material in a modified manner depending on the students’ needs. See online for examples of students who would benefit from Educational Therapy. (630) 469-1479

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