SOUTH SALEM, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With a new school year just begun, students across the nation have a lot on their minds, from getting used to a new teacher, to making new friends, to tackling a fresh assortment of extracurricular activities. Amid such an array of distractions, getting a head start on coursework and establishing a regular study schedule may not be foremost in many children's thoughts - and yet, a strong start can be crucial to a successful year. For parents, therefore, the beginning of the new school year is exactly the right time to focus on helping kids rebuild learning lost during the summer months, catch up to grade level, and gain a competitive edge.
Despite the best of intentions, though, assistance from parents and teachers is sometimes not enough. New franchise owners and Area Directors Kevin and Julie Donnelly believe that the grand opening of their Northern Westchester County Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services branch comes just in time to help kids recharge their brains and build up their study skills for the fall semester and the new academic year, and that the flexible, highly individualized programs Club Z! offers are the perfect solution for most students.
Club Z! is North America's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring program, with an excellent 15-year reputation and hundreds of thousands of happy clients nationwide. The security and familiarity of the home environment allow students to concentrate more easily and help to eliminate distractions - ultimately building children's study skills and boosting their academic confidence. Tutoring is available to students of all age levels and abilities, and Club Z! offers tutoring in all core academic subjects, standardized test preparation, assistance building organizational and study skills, and more.
Taking a personal interest in education is nothing new for the Donnellys - Kevin has a B.S. in Engineering, an MBA, and experience developing others' talents from a management perspective, and Julie holds a Master of Arts degree from Teachers College, Colombia University. "I have worked with corporations creating and delivering various training and development programs," she states. "Kevin and I both have a love for education and developing others, so joining Club Z! made sense. We were looking for a business that we could be proud of and that took our values and interests into account."
The individuality of Club Z!'s programs mean that tutoring can be tailored to the exact needs of each particular student. "We work with the student's curriculum, so tutoring doesn't increase workload for a struggling student," says Kevin. "And we work with the parent and the child to make sure they're matched with the right tutor, looking at all aspects: personality, grade level and skill, and schedule."
"One of the most important aspects of Club Z! is our flexibility," says Kevin. "Westchester County is a commuting area, with people traveling up to an hour to New York City, making it very challenging to get to the tutoring centers. Our tutors will come to your home, to give parents flexibility around their hectic schedules." Club Z!'s tutors are pre-screened experts in their subject areas, and with tutoring done in-home, parents are also easily able to receive regular progress reports and see that their child is receiving the type of high-quality attention they need and deserve.
The Donnellys' experience as parents of children currently enrolled in the local schools gives them additional insight with regard to their new venture. "I am a member of the ThistleWaithe Parents Association - a Montessori school for pre-school and kindergarten," Julie adds. "I currently teach cooking classes for the primary classes. When it comes to our new Club Z! location, Kevin and I are both excited about boosting potential and contributing to the development of children in our own local area." The two are long-term Westchester County residents themselves, having lived in the area for nearly 20 years.
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In honor of the Northern Westchester County Club Z! Grand opening, a $50 discount is currently available to all new clients. For additional information about Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, please visit http://www.clubztutoring.com/NorthernWestchester/ or call 914-977-3750.
The Donnellys' new branch will serve Amawalk, Armonk, Baldwin Place, Bedford, Bedford Hills, Briarcliff, Chappaqua, Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Hawthorne, Katonah, Millwood, Mt. Kisco, Mohegan Lake, North Salem, Pleasantville, Purchase, Purdys, Somers, South Salem, Tarrytown, Thornwood, Waccabuc, and West Harrison, New York.
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