Back to School, Forward to Success: Club Z! Tutoring Builds Skills and Confidence for Maryland Children

New Area Director Suzanne Dicken aims to supplement classroom education with the one-on-one assistance students need to overcome obstacles and maximize their potential

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 5, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- With a new school year just begun, fall is the perfect time for a fresh academic start. Yet many children start the year already behind, suffering from the after-effects of a poor spring semester followed by a distracting summer in which months of learning slipped away. These students often find themselves unable even to keep up with the whirlwind review of last year's topics, let alone the beginning stages of new and tougher material.

The bad news is that teachers almost never have time to provide the kind of individual attention kids really need in order to catch up and solidify their skills, let alone pull ahead. The good news is that individual tutoring can help students build up both study skills and academic confidence, enabling many not only to overcome their current struggles but also to start looking forward, improving their overall outlook and grade point average, and gradually becoming better able to appreciate and access their own talents and potential.

In the Annapolis area, as at other franchise locations nationwide, Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services aims to take the quality of academic assistance a step further, providing tutoring that is not only one-on-one, but conducted in the comfort and security of the child's own home environment. New Area Director Suzanne Dicken explains that this helps children to eliminate environmental and mental distractions, focus on the task at hand, and practice better study and organizational techniques.

While children enjoy working in a familiar setting, parents enjoy Club Z!'s in-home sessions because they are saved the time and expense of transportation, can easily receive regular progress reports after each appointment, and are able to see that their child is receiving the high-quality, individual attention they need and deserve. In fact, with one daughter about to enter college and two sons following close behind, Ms. Dicken herself originally became interested in working with Club Z! from the parental angle, as she was looking for a tutor to help her children with SAT preparation.

Well-loved for its supportive program and high success rates, Club Z! is in fact North America's largest one-on-one in-home tutoring program, with an excellent 15-year reputation and hundreds of thousands of happy clients. Tutoring is available to students of all age levels and abilities, in subjects ranging from basic math, reading, and writing, to core academic subject areas, to study skills and preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. Club Z! uses a curriculum based on the child's own school program whenever possible, with supplemental material only as needed, to avoid overwhelming a student who may already be behind.

A 40-year area resident, Ms. Dicken is excited to bring such a valuable and needed service to children and families in her local community. With a background in administration and then as a Program Analyst, both for large corporations, she looks forward to expanding Club Z!'s program and client base in Annapolis, Edgewater, Davidsonville, Riva, and surrounding areas of Anne Arundel County.

″I knew right away that Club Z! was exactly what I was looking for,″ she concludes.

In honor of her Club Z! branch's grand opening, Ms. Dicken is currently waiving registration fees for all new clients. For additional information about Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services in Anne Arundel County, please visit or call 443-203-0002.

SOURCE Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services



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