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The Tutoring Center at CALE
Columbia Academy for Learning and Enrichment

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Why Tutoring?

For some, the pandemic has left parents concerned about gaps in student learning. Other families have expressed the desire to avoid summer "slides" in their child's academic progress.  Many families are simply looking for a little extra boost for their child's self-esteem in the classroom.  Whatever the situation, if you are needing additional academic support for your young learner in the areas of reading and math, we offer tutoring services that will support your child's needs.  At The Tutoring Center at CALE, we provide comprehensive tutoring for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.    

Results-Focused Reading and Math

We believe in assessing children to know exactly what skills need additional support. Once these skills have been identified, we will provide parents a targeted learning plan (TLP) for their child.   Depending on the goals to be addressed by the TLP, we will recommend a tutoring schedule that will best support the child in reaching those goals. Often, we see our strongest gains toward TLP goals when children attend two sessions per week. We will assess the five components of reading, which include phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Spelling will also be incorporated into our lessons for those that need this applied skill. For math, we will support our young learners in the areas of Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, Strategic Competence, Adaptive Reasoning, and Productive Disposition.

How Do I Sign-Up for Tutoring?

For scheduling and additional information, please submit the inquiry form below. We will have an initial appointment that includes an assessment and conversation with the family and the student. Once we have utilized the data provided to create a TLP, we will set-up your child's tutoring schedule. Please note that we typically recommend two sessions per week. Your child’s progress will be monitored each week and the plan will be continually updated as your child's skill set and self-confidence flourishes!

What is the Cost?

Families may choose to pay for individual sessions or choose to purchase an 8 session package. If you choose a package, we ask that this be paid when tutoring sessions begin. Over time, the number of sessions needed may vary, and we will always match this to what your child needs.

  • Tutoring for Grades K-5:

    • $60/hour OR One Session Package of 8 Sessions: $456 (5% savings)

Our Tutoring Team

Dr. Jill Brown


22 Years Experience

BA in Elementary Education, MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, EdS in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, and PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Jill began her career as a 2nd and 3rd-grade teacher and later spent time as a literacy coach. Additionally, Jill spent nine years in administration at both the building and district levels. She has spent many years as an educational consultant for schools across Missouri. She provides professional development for the components of reading, reading data and analysis, and reading interventions. She also assists schools in implementing RTI/MTSS and facilitates the development of curriculum around state standards. She is the author of the book, Matching Reading Data to Interventions:  A simple tool for elementary educators. 

Dr. Susan Deakins


23 Years Experience

BS in Elementary Education, MEd in Education, EdS In Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, EdD Educational Leadership

Spanish Certification K-12

Susan began her career as a high school Spanish teacher, moving to an exploratory languages teacher at the middle school level. She also taught middle school English and reading intervention.  Susan began her work in educational leadership at a prominent charter school in Urban Kansas City working with students K-12.  During her tenure, Susan also served as coordinator for curriculum, instruction, and professional development.  Susan transitioned into elementary leadership as a principal in Raytown, prior to returning to her hometown, Columbia, where she has served as a CPS building principal and K-12 Executive Director for the past eleven years. 


Kaytee Jones

14Years Experience

Dyslexia Certified 

BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, MEd in Elementary Administration

Kaytee began her career as a 1st grade teacher. She taught K-1 for 10 years and is currently a literacy instructional mentor for Columbia Public Schools. She provides professional development on interpreting student assessment data and how to intensify instruction for struggling readers. Additionally, she is a Fundations facilitator and provides training for surrounding school districts.

Kaytee is a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, specializing in the area of dyslexia.


Let’s Work Together

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