Building Children's Skills, from Z! to A's: New Club Z! Tutoring Branch Will Offer One-on-One Tutoring to Missouri Youth

Experienced educator Leisha Baker and her husband Kevin, a business development professional, aim to support community schools and help Springfield area children study smarter

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Nov. 25, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- In Missouri's Greater Springfield Area, new franchise owners Kevin and Leisha Baker, a 25-year marketing and business development professional and an experienced educator, are committed to making a difference in their community by owning and operating their own Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services branch.

"After lots of research, we knew that this company fit our passions and the needs of our community," Kevin states. Kevin and Leisha, who are parents themselves, also serve as Charter Members of the Christian County Lions Club, Kevin as the 1st Vice President and Leisha as the Historian. Leisha has taught children of all ages in and out of the classroom. In addition, she has also tutored many individual students and has volunteered for the Literacy Council of the Ozarks.

"We were looking to start a business, and we wanted to follow our dream of doing something that made a positive impact on children," says Leisha. "Club Z!'s tutors provide face to face, one on one tutoring, and we come to you - there is no need to find time to bring your student to a storefront."

Club Z!'s in-home tutoring and flexible scheduling prove popular features with many parents. Also appreciated are the program's supportive, individualistic approach, which allows parents to see first-hand that their child is receiving the high-quality attention they need and deserve, as well as the regular progress reports provided after each session.

Club Z! also maintains a strong focus on goal-oriented learning. "We work with the curriculum being taught in the classroom," Leisha explains. "We want to partner with the educator to make sure the student is also successful in the classroom." Making sure that tutoring goals are specific and relevant provides the strongest possible support to children who are already struggling in school, building up their skills along with their academic confidence in ways that quickly translate to a measurable improvement in grades.

"Hectic and crowded classroom settings almost never allow even the most dedicated teachers to provide personal one on one attention to students - let alone struggling students - fortunately, tutoring services such as Club Z! are picking up the slack and providing parents, educators, and children with the hope, help, and support they need to build a solid foundation for academic success," says Kevin.

With an excellent 15-year reputation and hundreds of thousands of happy clients nationwide, the Club Z! franchise is well-respected for its high success rates. The security and familiarity of the home environment allow many children to concentrate more easily and help eliminate distractions. Tutors are pre-screened experts in their subject areas, with tutoring available to students of all ages and ability levels in all academic subjects. The franchise also offers standardized test preparation and programs to help students build study skills.

"We know from experience the benefit of having skills and strategies to make learning fun and easier. Club Z! has a great Study Skills program that can help every child study smarter, relieve test taking anxieties, and organize themselves better," says Leisha. "Furthermore, if you are a parent of a high school age student and you want to help your child achieve a higher ACT score, we offer one-on-one help to raise that number!"

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In honor of the Greater Springfield Area Club Z! grand opening, registration fees have been discounted 50% for all new clients through November. In addition, Club Z will offer a first session free discount to all new clients.

About Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

For additional information about Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services, please call 417-714-4880 or visit The Bakers' new branch can also be found on Facebook at

SOURCE Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services



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