We are expanding in 2021!
We are proud to announce the addition of the Academy Preschool, which aims to provide a warm, caring, and stimulating early childhood educational environment for children, ages 3-5.
Academy Learning Center is in the news!
We were honored to be featured on a recent Channel 7 telecast. We find ourselves in an unprecedented time, with respect to the disruption to our education system. Is this the catalyst that will change the way we teach our children in the future; I don’t believe anyone knows the answer to that question, but I do know we can not afford to leave our children behind while us adults figure this out. While our teachers are the unsung heros, our children are our future and we can’t think if anything more important than a strong foundational education and we are here and are doing what we can to make a difference.
Julie Hines is the founder of Academy Learning Center. She received her Bachelor’s in Education with an emphasis in Language Arts and Math. She went on to receive her Master’s in Reading and earned her Reading Specialist certification. After working as a Reading Specialist, Julie chose to further her education and went back to school to receive certification as a Reading Recovery teacher. In addition, she is fully trained in Orton-Gillingham as well as Wilson’s and FAST Reading programs. While Julie has taught pre-kindergarten through 6th grade within the public schools system, she most recently held the position as Reading Specialist at Cranbrook Schools – Brookside.
Julie has extensive experience working with students who thrive with specialized interventions such as Orton-Gillingham based methods. The learning process can be a struggle for many students being taught through conventional whole word reading methods. Fortunately, most students thrive when given a multi-sensory structured language program tailored to improve their
unique areas of deficit. Because the techniques used in every tutoring session follow a multi-sensory approach, games and manipulatives are incorporated into daily lessons, reinforcing previously learned concepts in a fun and engaging way.
- Phonemic Awareness
- Phonics (Orton-Gillingham Approach)
- Reading Fluency
- Vocabulary Development
- Reading Comprehension
- Instruction Delivered One-on-One & Online
Small Group (Pod) Instruction
- Focus on Reading, Writing & Math
- Taught by certified teachers
- Group Size From 4 – 6
- Offered in 5-Day, 3-Day & 2-Day Sessions
- Morning and Afternoon Session Options
- Instruction Delivered One-on-One & Online
- Direct Support
- Study Skills/Strategies
- High Interest Units of Study
- Expand Verbal & Written Vocabulary
- Instruction Delivered On-on-One & Online
“Julie’s energetic, positive and enthusiastic manor has played an important role in my daughter’s reading progression. Her approachable, bubbly personality made my daughter feel comfortable and excited to come to her sessions. Julie’s techniques made my daughter interested in reading and determined to excel while having fun! I would recommend Julie to anyone needing some extra help in their reading journey!”
“We are beyond grateful for Julie’s passion, care, attention and genuine effort towards helping our son.”
“Julie is the best teacher we have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her patience, knowledge, and passion for working with children is above anyone we have ever experienced. I would not hesitate at all to recommend her tutoring services.”
“Our daughter went from not reading at all to reading grade level text. Her confidence went through the roof after working with Julie for just one summer. We are so thankful for her expertise and patience.”
“Mrs. Hines is not just a tutor — she genuinely cares about the education, happiness, joy and well being of the child. She cares enough to find a window into the way each individual child operates and she is able to connect with those internal gears to figure out how to teach each child so that they not only learn – but that they enjoy it and feel proud of their development. She has helped my son for over two imperative years ( kindergarten and 1st grade) and was able to not just teach him the material but rather to give him skills for learning how to learn. She has been vital in his growth in reading, writing, comprehension , and has given him the confidence and tools for future development. We have all loved being able to work with her as she always finds a way to give positive feedback with realistic goals. Mrs Hines will always be at the root of our son’s educational core.”
“Julie is a fantastic reading and literacy teacher. She is enthusiastic, energetic, patient and kind. She is extremely passionate in what she does and always goes the extra mile to help all of her students feel successful and confident. Julie has played a huge role in the growth and development of our children’s literacy skills.”
“We have never come across a teacher with more tricks up her sleeve! She makes reading fun for all her students, no matter the level. And you’ll never meet anymore more dedicated to getting your child to that next level.”