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23 07, 2021

Huntington Learning Center Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

2021-07-23T15:42:29-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Bob Scopinich Named Chief Financial Officer Upon the Retirement of Jim Emmerson.

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider with approximately 300 locations nationwide and a growing roster of online programs, has announced its new Chief Financial Officer, Bob Scopinich, with the retirement of Jim Emmerson, who served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer for 24 years. In this role, Scopinich will be tasked with building on Huntington Learning Center’s 44-year track record and strong foundation helping students and franchisees succeed.

“I am thrilled to welcome Bob Scopinich to the team. His unique experience working in the franchise industry, and specifically the franchise education space, qualifies him as the right fit to succeed Jim. The company is currently going through meaningful transformations on all fronts and I am confident that Bob will add value, innovation and leadership to get results,” said Anne Huntington Sharma, President of Huntington Learning Center.

Scopinich joins Huntington after serving as the Goddard Systems, Inc. Chief Financial Officer for 18 years. During his tenure at Goddard, Scopinich was involved in all aspects of the business, with a particular emphasis on financial performance, information technology, unit growth, and human resources. During his tenure, Goddard grew from 110 franchised locations to over 550 locations while improving margins. Franchisee financial performance and multi-unit ownership also increased significantly during this time.

“This is an exciting new chapter for me. I look forward to making a positive impact and fulfilling Huntington’s mission and vision. As a leader, I strive to create high-performing teams that seamlessly integrate their work across all stakeholders, from corporate staff to franchisees and vendors. I have always been results-driven, and Huntington is the industry leader. I believe this will be an exciting and successful journey for us,” said Scopinich.

As CFO, Scopinich leads multiple departments including finance, accounting and HR, and franchise development, in addition to being an integral member of the executive team.

Scopinich holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Interested in franchise opportunities? Contact www.HuntingtonFranchise.com // 1-800-653-8400.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. We offer customized programs in-person, online, and hybrid options. Our certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com and, for franchising opportunities, visit www.HuntingtonFranchise.com.

21 07, 2021

College Nannies + Sitters Hosts Monthly National Virtual Career Fairs

2021-07-21T15:06:24-04:00July 21st, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Demand for caregivers grows nationwide as parents return to work.

DENVER — From coast to coast, and hundreds of cities in between, College Nannies + Sitters is putting out the call for more caregivers. College Nannies is already the largest employer of nannies and sitters in the United States, and the company is hiring to meet increasing demand.

“With the return to the office or hybrid work, families need care solutions now more than ever,” says Joe Loch, Brand President of College Nannies + Sitters. “If you are passionate about children, we are looking for you to join our care team.”

College Nannies is hosting a series of national virtual career fairs starting July 28th. Anyone who loves working with children is encouraged to upload their resume and meet with their local office at collegenanniesandsitters.easyvirtualfair.com.

“Whether someone brings experience as a camp counselor, neighborhood babysitter, education major or a lifetime of experience as a caregiver, joining our team rounds out their work experience and lets their skills shine — all while making a difference for children and families,” says Laura Davis, Franchise Owner for College Nannies + Sitters.

All of College Nannies’ locations across 30 states have immediate full-time and part-time positions available. Caregivers are employees of College Nannies and receive a consistent paycheck, supportive management team and professional development opportunities. Families are fully vetted for a safe work environment.

The virtual career fairs will be held July 28th, August 25th and September 29th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. Advanced registration is recommended but not required.

For more information or to arrange interviews about the virtual career fairs, please contact Allison Ortiz at allison@media-minefield.com or 612.924.3788.

About College Nannies + Sitters:

With over 180 territories in 30 states, College Nannies + Sitters is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001, local professional teams across the country have helped thousands of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter or have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny. College Nannies is a wholly owned subsidiary in the Bright Horizons Family of Childcare Solutions and is ranked as one of the top 100 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020. For more information, visit: Collegenanniesandsitters.com.

11 05, 2021

Huntington Learning Center and President Anne Huntington Sharma Win American Business Awards

2021-05-11T10:25:09-04:00May 11th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Earning Gold and Silver honors, Huntington Celebrates 2021 Stevie® Award Wins.

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider with approximately 300 locations nationwide and a growing roster of online programs was recently awarded the Gold Stevie® award in the Product and Services Education category, and Huntington president Anne Huntington Sharma was named a Silver Stevie® winner as a Maverick of the Year.

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and nonprofit, large and small.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be virtually presented to winners during a live event on Wednesday, June 30.

More than 3,800 nominations – a record number – from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Startup of the Year, Executive of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Virtual Event of the Year, and App of the Year, among others.

Of Huntington’s application highlighting innovative program development in the face of the pandemic, one judge stated, “[Huntington’s] PK-12 Personalized Learning Solution is a great way to have students learn many things during a challenging time. Looking at their essay, I believe [Huntington] made a huge difference in many students’ lives.”

Anne Huntington Sharma was acknowledged for doing a “great job in leveraging the company’s core assets in a trying time, as well as achieving strategic growth before the pandemic. [A] well deserved recognition.”

“This is a special moment for Huntington Learning Center. We have stayed true to our mission and vision while completely transforming our company in real time in order to not only survive, but thrive. Our students and national network of franchisees have the tools necessary to continue to fulfill our 44 year mission. To be recognized for our efforts by the American Business Awards and win multiple Stevies® is extremely humbling and means a lot,” said Anne.

For information about Huntington Learning Center visit https://huntingtonhelps.com

Interested in franchise opportunities? please visit www.HuntingtonFranchise.com or call 1-800-653-8400.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. We offer customized programs in-person, online, and hybrid options. Our certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com and for franchising opportunities, visit www.HuntingtonFranchise.com.

12 01, 2021

LearningRx Brain Training ‘Survives and Thrives During Pandemic,’ Reports BOSS Magazine

2021-01-12T11:33:45-05:00January 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world, was featured in BOSS Magazine’s article, “The Year in Franchising.” The piece focuses on a variety of businesses that attempted to navigate changes brought on by the pandemic and includes a quote from LearningRx CEO Kim Hanson.

The article touches on LearningRx being named to Franchise Business Review’s “Top Education Franchises in High Demand During a Pandemic” due to the company’s focus on helping students avoid falling behind this academic school year.

“One of the reasons we’ve managed to thrive during the pandemic is because our brain training programs can also be done virtually,” explains Hanson. “LearningRx clients can choose to complete sessions in person at a LearningRx Brain Training Center or online. The online option allows clients to train from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training. By targeting and training weak brain skills—such as memory, attention, and auditory processing—our programs help strengthen the root cause of learning struggles to make learning faster and easier in any subject.”

To help determine why a student struggles, families can schedule a Cognitive Skills Assessment. If the results determine weak cognitive skills, a personalized brain training program may help strengthen the foundational cognitive skills to make learning (and life) easier.

To read the full article, visit https://thebossmagazine.com/year-in-franchising/.

About LearningRx®

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their in-Center training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task, the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to train from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainerLearningRx’s pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com.

17 11, 2020

Franchise Business Review Names LearningRx a ‘Top Education Franchise in High Demand During a Pandemic’

2020-11-17T10:42:48-05:00November 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — LearningRx (www.LearningRx.com), the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world, has made Franchise Business Review’s list of “Top Education Franchises in High Demand During a Pandemic.”

According to the publication, education franchises are providing a valuable service during the coronavirus pandemic as many parents try to balance working and school requirements. “As more people head back to the office as businesses slowly reopen, the demand for educational support during the pandemic is greater than ever,” reports Franchise Business Review. “Franchises that fill that need by providing instructional support, childcare services, and youth recreational programs are seeing a sharp uptick.”

LearningRx one-on-one brain training and the other franchises listed were given high satisfaction ratings by current franchise owners in key areas like training and support, leadership, core values, and financial opportunity, on independent franchisee surveys.

“One of the big questions we get right now is regarding the difference between tutoring and personal brain training,” says LearningRx CEO Kim Hanson. “Although both can help students who are struggling, they provide different solutions to different problems. Tutoring is delivers material that was missed the first time. For example, if your child is a strong learner but is behind in school due to an extended absence, tutoring can help them catch up on the material they missed. LearningRx’s one-on-one brain training is designed to help improve the weak cognitive skills that help enhance learning in any subject. Our programs target and train the weak brain skills—such as memory, processing speed, and attention—to strengthen the root cause of learning struggles.”

Students who continue to struggle with reading, comprehension, or in multiple subjects, or who need to work harder or longer than their peers to complete homework or achieve good grades, may have one or more weak cognitive skills. To help determine why a student struggles, families can schedule a Cognitive Skills Assessment. If the results determine weak cognitive skills, a personalized brain training program may help strengthen their cognitive skills to make learning (and life) easier.

To see Franchise Business Review’s list, visit: https://franchisebusinessreview.com/post/top-education-franchises-during-a-pandemic/.

About LearningRx®

LearningRx, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their in-Center training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over digital brain games—the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to train from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainerLearningRx’s pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com

13 10, 2020

LearningRx® Brings One-on-One Brain Training to Canada

2020-10-13T10:25:27-04:00October 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

The Education-Based Franchise to Open First Testing and Training Center in Richmond Hill.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — LearningRx One-on-One Brain Training (www.LearningRx.com), the largest personal brain training company in the world, has opened its first Center in Canada. Franchising since 2003, the company’s brain training centers have served more than 100,000 families and completed more than 6,000,000 brain training sessions to date.

LearningRx is best known for the cognitive improvements its programs provide to people who struggle with ADHD and attention issues, dyslexia and reading challenges, and other brain-based differences related to math, memory, and traumatic brain injury.

The first Center in Canada will be owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Khai Woo and Jeri Situ. Woo, a mechanical engineer who taught high school math and technology, sees the LearningRx franchise as an opportunity to continue his work educating youth. Situ, a financial advisor and experienced franchisee, says LearningRx provides a means for the couple to work for themselves, help their community, and invest in a franchise system with a proven track record of financial success.

“More than 80% of learning challenges are caused by one or more weak brain skills,” says Situ. “These are hidden weaknesses that most people don’t know they have. LearningRx has helped clients ages 5 to 95 by sharpening their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better.”

The disruption of COVID-19 has left many professionals reexamining their careers and life-long goals. Many educational and business professionals are exploring franchise opportunities for the chance to leave corporate careers behind and work for themselves. LearningRx is meeting the need for potential franchisees. Natalie Speakman, Director of Development for the LearningRx franchise reports, “Our proven business model serves two primary purposes: it allows franchisees to positively change lives for a living and it’s a system that aligns with our corporate goal — to deliver a service that makes learning easier and faster for the clients we serve every day.” 

“With the substantial learning loss students are expected to experience due to their extended absence from one-on-one classroom learning, families are eager to find ways to boost the underlying cognitive skills that make learning easier,” says Woo. “This community—from the schools and neighborhoods to the teachers’ federation and churches we both attend—has been part of our growth, prosperity and livelihood for years. Now it’s time to return the favor.”

About LearningRx®

LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world. Their training programs are delivered through more than 200 locations in North America and in 48 countries around the globe (as BrainRx®). LearningRx has helped more than 100,000 individuals and families sharpen their cognitive skills to help them think faster, learn easier, and perform better. In addition to their Center-based training programs that partner every client with a personal brain trainer to keep clients engaged, accountable, and on-task—a key advantage over digital brain games—the company also offers online training through real-time videoconferencing. This virtual delivery method allows clients to work from the comfort of their own home while still receiving the benefits of one-on-one brain training with a personal brain trainerLearningRx’s pioneering methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com/open-a-center

7 10, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Partners With Fortune 500 Companies to Offer Education Support to Employees’ Families

2020-10-07T11:16:16-04:00October 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Huntington’s Offerings for the 2020-2021 Academic Year Continue to Expand as Need for Increased Education Resources Nationwide Grows.

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center has announced that it will partner with Fortune 500 companies nationwide to provide in-person and virtual academic programs including the recently launched study hall, tutoring and test prep programs, homework help, and academic performance coach program to their employees’ families. This expanded business-to-business offering will allow companies to tap into Huntington’s proven learning methods and provide much-needed support to their employees, many of whom are struggling to manage a full-time workload with family obligations.

“Huntington Learning Center is a family-founded, family-run, and family-focused company. Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve heard from thousands of parents that they need more resources, and we, like the Fortune 500 companies we’re partnering with, are rising to the occasion to help meet that demand,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “With approximately 300 locations across the nation, we’re uniquely positioned to be able to offer educational support to corporate employees and their families in many major metro and suburban markets across the country. Bridging the work and school gap for parents is just another layer of the foundation we continue to build in order to provide families and students access to the best resources possible.”

The business-to-business offerings are an expansion on previous success Huntington launched prior to the pandemic at a localized level. The new nationwide contracts are scaling Huntington’s ability to support its franchisees and support even more families across the country.

Results from the company’s ‘Back-to-School’ report affirm that Huntington’s 43-year track record of proven success continues to propel student achievement. The report concluded the average test scores of students engaged with Huntington test prep courses increase by 229 SAT and 5.4 ACT points, leading to an average of $71,000 in scholarship offers awarded to Huntington graduates. Programs are available for students grades K-12 and additionally report 2+ grade levels of growth in reading and math within three months. Huntington Learning Center provides skill-building programs, subject-specific tutoring, test prep for the SAT, ACT, and state and standardized tests, Homework Help, HutingtonHelps LIVE, Academic Performance Coach and Huntington Advantage programs, as well as free weekly webinars.

Huntington’s accredited programs and highly trained, certified teachers, are available via a live virtual tutoring platform, HuntingtonHelps LIVE, and in-person at local centers. All centers are adhering to CDC and government guidelines and following strict cleaning and social distancing standards.

To learn more call 1-800 CAN-LEARN or visit www.HuntingtonHelps.com.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington is the nation’s tutoring and test prep leader, providing academic programs online and in-center. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.

7 10, 2020

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors’ National Survey Demonstrates Need for Customized Care Solutions

2020-10-07T10:45:35-04:00October 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Exclusive research demonstrates unique situations families are facing.

DENVER — New research by College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors gives unique insight into the situations American families are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest employer of nannies, sitters and tutors in the United States, College Nannies is utilizing this research to reimagine its care to meet parents’ evolving needs.

“During these unprecedented times, it’s crucial for us to understand families’ circumstances and priorities,” says Joe Loch, Brand President of College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors. “With nearly 200 College Nannies locations across the country, we are uniquely positioned to provide exceptional care that carries out our mission of building stronger families.”

The national poll uncovered four clusters of parents:

Safety First parents (32%) are often more afraid and trying to get by day to day until the crisis passes. Their top childcare priority is a caregiver who wears a mask and practices social distancing.

Head Off Chaos families (28%) are mostly managing without help and want things to go back to normal. They want a caregiver who helps the household run smoothly and adjusts to changing needs.

Help With Chaos parents (22%) are used to dealing with uncertainty and often try to handle things on their own. They’re seeking a caregiver who keeps children engaged in schoolwork and activities.

Education First parents (19%) feel like they have a handle on childcare and safety and want to make sure their kids keep learning throughout the pandemic. Their biggest childcare priority is a tutor who can help children succeed.

“Parents have never experienced anything like this — working from home while simultaneously helping children with distance learning. This insight allows us to evolve our personalized care solutions to meet the changing needs of families across the nation,” says Heather Hurley, College Nannies Director of Marketing.

“We have been able to build a team of nannies, sisters and tutors to support four different parenting needs,” says Laura Davis, College Nannies franchise owner. “No other agency can deeply understand the different situations families are facing and truly band together to offer the best care.”

The online survey was conducted from August 5 – 31st with a group of 827 participants from across the country with a household income minimum of $200,000 and at least one child under the age of 11.

About College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors:

With nearly 200 territories in 29 states, College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001, local professional teams across the country have helped thousands of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny or get their college-bound student the tutoring they need to succeed. College Nannies is a wholly owned subsidiary in the Bright Horizons Family of Childcare Solutions and is ranked as one of the top 100 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2020. For more information, visit: collegenanniesandtutors.com

23 07, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Offers Academic Help for Students Impacted by COVID-19 by Expanding Center Hours and Offerings

2020-07-23T12:08:14-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In-Person and Live Online Tutoring and Test Prep, Homework Help, Webinars, and Huntington Study Hall Are Here to Help.

ORADELL, N.J. — The upcoming academic year looks very different for students and families from previous years, and Huntington Learning Center has been hard at work to develop additional resources to support families as they navigate the uncertain start to school this fall. Regardless of the environment and learning track you choose for your children, Huntington is proud to offer a variety of programs and resources that will help set students up for success this school year.

“At Huntington, we are working hard in real-time to evolve and elevate our programs in order to support students who have experienced a disruption in learning due to the pandemic,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “As we have done for over 40 years, Huntington will continue to provide students with the best education possible no matter what situation comes our way.”

Today, Huntington announced the addition to their remote and in-person learning capabilities: Huntington Study Hall, a new resource that offers students the opportunity to attend their virtual schools at an accredited Huntington Learning Center in a structured environment that is quiet, safe and clean, with certified teachers on-hand to help with their studies throughout the day. Huntington Study Hall is also available online with certified teachers. Because each school district may require different formats, Huntington will offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the needs of each student. Individualized tutoring and test prep programs are also available to complement Huntington Study Hall.

“Our family-run company has an unmatched track record of serving students across the country through our proven learning programs,” said Anne Huntington. “Our accredited programs and highly trained, certified teachers, are available via our live virtual tutoring platform, HuntingtonHelps LIVE, and in-person at our centers, all of which are adhering to CDC and government guidelines and following strict cleaning and social distancing standards.”

Huntington offers skill-building programs, subject-specific tutoring, test prep for the SAT, ACT, and state and standardized tests, Homework Help and Huntington Advantage programs, as well as free weekly webinars. Because every child learns differently, Huntington recommends that students complete a comprehensive academic evaluation to find out where their academic strengths and weaknesses are, and enroll in a customized learning program designed to meet their individual needs.

Huntington helps. Call 1-800 CAN LEARN and visit www.huntingtonhelps.com to get started.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington is the nation’s tutoring and test prep leader, providing academic programs online and in-center. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.