Fit Learning is not a one-size-fits-all tutoring center in St. Louis. We help our learners build fluency in core academic skills by combining learning science, precision teaching, and curriculum-based assessment. The result is learners who are confident, possess the ability to expertly perform in any classroom environment, and who acquire a newfound capacity for learning.
An expert conducts a comprehensive skills assessment to identify your learner’s fluency in a range of core skills identified as drivers of academic success. Then, we develop a curriculum and approach for every learner that builds true mastery of skills for life-long learning. It doesn’t matter if your learner is gifted and talented, struggling, average, or learning disabled; our approach is scientifically proven to meet your child’s needs.
Parents often notice the red flags in their child’s academic progress before the teacher alerts them that there is a problem. Our comprehensive skills assessment—in reading, math, lil fits, or logic—identifies the building block skills (we call these component skills) that are holding your child back from true mastery of a subject area.
Would you like your child to attend MICDS, Community School, Forsyth School, Rossman School, St. Michael School of Clayton or any of the other wonderful private schools in St. Louis County but he or she isn’t quite ready for the academic rigor of the curriculum? We can help. Fit Learning’s outcomes average one, sometimes two, grade levels of progress in just 50-hours! Sound too good to be true? Check out our outcome data.
“My child is smart, it’s just his test anxiety that gets in the way,” or “I know she could do better if she just had more confidence.” Does that sound like you? One of the benefits of mastery or competence is increased confidence. It makes sense that competence should precede confidence, right? Check out testimonials from parents who have been surprised with how quickly their child’s confidence grew after beginning an enrollment at Fit.
When you enroll your child at Fit Learning, you can rest assured that you are doing everything possible to transform him or her as a learner. What does it mean to transform as a learner? Kids that come to Fit benefit not only from our expertise as learning-scientists but also our extensive background and training in human behavior. We know how to improve your child’s attending, lack of motivation, self-esteem, and behavior because we’ve been doing it with other kids for years.
Fit Learning is different. We are actually nothing like traditional tutoring programs. How?
My favorite part of being a behavior analyst has always been the teaching part—teaching kids new skills and also teaching teachers, other behavior analysts, behavior technicians, paraprofessionals, and parents. Figuring out how to break skills into small parts (behavior analysts call this task analysis) and measuring progress on academics and life skills like shoe tying, community outings, and setting a table filled my professional cup. However, my role as consultant was often heavy in behavior reduction strategies, primarily aggression, property destruction, and self-injury. Using behavior science to reduce, and sometimes eliminate, aggressive behaviors is immensely rewarding, but it didn’t fulfill me the way that teaching academic skills does. When I learned about precision teaching and the transformative outcomes possible with Fit Learning on the Behavior Observations podcast, I immediately opened my laptop in the airport lobby (where else do I get to listen to podcasts?), sent an inquiry to Donny Newsome, and started planning for my first boot camp experience. As soon as the school that I was working at closed for summer break, I moved to Reno, Nevada, for two weeks to begin intensively training in the Fit Learning model of instruction. The timing was perfect because this was at the same time that my husband and I were transitioning to empty nesters and planning a move back to our hometown of St. Louis. The first Fit learning lab in Missouri officially launched less than nine months later in September 2018!