‘Improvement is guaranteed’: The Tutoring Center to offer specialized instruction in South Walton

Published: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 08:00 AM.


When Mike and Julie Blech’s eldest son needed a boost in his grades, the couple was left with few options for after-school tutoring.

“The closest thing to us was in Fort Walton Beach,” said Mike. “There was simply nothing in the area.”

They decided to take matters into their own hands and will open The Tutoring Center in Grand Boulevard to offer personalized and affordable tutoring in math, reading, and writing to kindergarten through 12th grade students in the South Walton and Destin area.

Their three boys, age 7, 10, and 12, will all be enrolling at the center, which also offers enrichment programs for high performers. This was a key factor in deciding on what kind of tutoring facility to open.

“We asked ourselves, ‘Would we send our children to this place?’ ” said Mike of the wide array of centers typically available in other markets. “That’s why we chose to bring The Tutoring Center to the area — it was a place with great results that we'd be comfortable sending our own kids.”

Founded by Dr. Edward Thalheimer, Ph.D., in 1994 in Long Beach, Calif., The Tutoring Center has proven extremely effective in helping thousands of students reach their full academic potential. Now with more than 70 locations across the country and in Mexico and Dubai, The Tutoring Center has been successful by combining innovative teaching techniques with a fun, inviting environment. One of the innovations is the Rotational Approach to Learning, a patented methodology developed by Thalheimer. Using this approach, students rotate through three different stations over the course of any given session. This unique system prevents boredom, improves concentration, and allows the students to really focus on the material.

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