BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's troubled economic and political climate, pessimism about the future is common among adults - but for parents and educators alike, that's all the more reason to maintain a strong focus on maximizing the potential of today's youth. The crowded environment of traditional classroom settings, however, often makes it impossible for teachers to provide students with enough attention to help them overcome educational hurdles and fully develop the skills they need. To fill this void, many parents are seeking outside assistance to help their children catch up or gain an edge, from services such as the one-on-one, in-home tutoring provided by Club Z!
In Burbank, California, new franchise Area Directors Lee Lazzara and Dawn Gillespie, a teacher with subsequent Big Business and project management experience and an HR professional turned small business owner, have recently shifted their focus to the education industry. By combining their talents in the operation of their own Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services branch, they plan to give back to their local community, helping its students build better futures, whether in school, the workforce, or, eventually, life.
"We believe that every student should have the opportunity to achieve their dreams and their goals at the highest performance level possible," says Lee Lazzara, who taught grades ranging from pre-K through high school for over ten years, and who has always been interested in the continual improvement of educational standards. "We plan to be the catalyst, providing both the inspiration and expertise that help students develop their motivation." She notes that increased self-esteem and confidence go along with earning higher grades, and that this further helps students to grow toward achieving their potential.
In today's competitive job market, Dawn Gillespie adds, a high level of preparation as students graduate into the workforce is more and more important. "It is standard practice for many corporations to have candidates take proficiency assessments," she states. "Candidates that are not proficient in math, problem solving, statistics, and reading comprehension do not score highly on these assessments, and will not move forward in the hiring process. We are passionate about helping students create brighter futures through learning and academic achievement."
As North America's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring program, Club Z! as a whole is committed to improving students' grades and enriching their study skills and academic confidence at franchise locations nationwide. The company is well-loved for its supportive tutoring style and high success rates, and with tutoring done in-home, the secure and familiar environment helps many children to concentrate more easily, with fewer distractions. Tutoring is available to students of all age levels and abilities in all core academic subject areas, and the franchise also offers SAT / ACT standardized test preparation as well as study skill building programs.
"The Club Z! style of tutoring is rich with benefits that foster success in our students now and in the future, both in school and in life," states Dawn.
Lee adds, "Club Z! of Burbank is excited to serve the Burbank area. Our rates are really competitive, and parents will find them affordable." The company's flexible scheduling is also popular with parents, especially given the added convenience of in-home appointments and post-session progress reports.
"As our motto states, Education is Key," Lee concludes. "We are committed to getting results."
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In honor of the Burbank Club Z! grand opening, new clients are currently offered one free week of tutoring. For additional information about Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, please visit http://www.clubztutoring.com/tutortoday or call 1-818-238-0044.
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