The Study Hub opened its doors in Norman for learning, tutoring and confidence growth a month ago.
The education service offers one-on-one tutoring and special sessions to students of all ages in public or private schools, home schools, EPIC and online schools.
"We do all-individualized, one-on-one appointments so everybody we work with, we are doing different things with," Kari Smith, owner of The Study Hub, said. "Nobody's plan is the same."
Located at 239 34th Ave. in Norman, the education center hires certified teachers and only the most successful tutors to assist students in their specialized field of study. The Study Hub is also one of the few places in Norman that offers assistance to students with dyslexia.
Smith opened a location in Choctaw three years ago. As a teacher in Norman for three years and 14 in Choctaw, Smith saw the need in Norman and decided it was time to open up shop in Cleveland County, too.
The main need Smith saw as a teacher was assistance with dyslexia. Over the years, she saw many students at various levels of education who had difficulty reading and wanted to help.
"I knew what I needed to give [my students], but the schools have you teaching to a test and there are kids that couldn't read and it was frustrating to know I could help them, but didn't have the time to help them," Smith said. "So, that's why we started The Study Hub in Choctaw and eventually came here after the growth."
Smith said being able to help these students in this environment is very fulfilling.
"It's life changing for kids," Smith said. "We already have several kids at this Norman location with dyslexia, because parents couldn't find the help."
Hilary Watkins, community business manager for the Norman location, said the Wilson Reading System serves students with dyslexia through its own curriculum and tutors. Watkins was also a teacher in Choctaw, but she joined Smith by tutoring at the Choctaw location after school hours.
Smith said the new location is bigger than the one in Choctaw, and has a completely different vibe with better lighting. Both offer the same services.
The Study Hub offers more than assistance with dyslexia and reading struggles; it also offers ACT workshops, tutoring assistance in math and English, and organizational skills.
There are no contracts at The Study Hub. Every student works a session at a time until they get where they need to be.
Rates start at $50 per one hour session. When students enroll online, they also register for an assessment that evaluates their needs.
Smith said The Study Hub meets students where they are at and helping them gain the confidence and knowledge to move up grade levels or test scores.
Reading specialists, learning differences coaches, elementary education, early childhood education, advanced math, english, writing and science education are among the instructor's background qualifications. Smith and Watkins are both trained in the Wilson Reading System as well.
Special learning events are also offered at The Study Hub, and the next one is a four day Multiplication Bootcamp on August 5. The camp is from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday and focuses on multiples of zero-11. The application is on their website and registration is $100.
The ribbon cutting for The Study Hub is scheduled for Aug. 29. It is still accepting students in the interim.
Students or parents who want to enroll or find out more can visit www.studyhubtutoring.com or The Study Hub Facebook page.