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26837 Tanic Drive
Wesley Chapel
United States

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We're Here!

Kerri Milyko, Ph.D. BCBA

This is such an exciting time for us!  After 7 ½ years in Reno specializing in Learning Science, we have finally moved to the Tampa Bay area to open up our learning center.  Over the past year, I have been writing about how our services make Precision Teaching Learning Center unique.   We will attempt to summarize these significant differences in this article. 

Precision TLC is a boutique learning center.  In other words, we are not a chain, or a branch of any other learning center.  We have very different methods compared to the typical learning centers.

One significant difference is our objective: we transform how individuals learn.  Because of our roots in Psychology and Learning Science, we are able to identify the different learning styles of each individual, apply the principles of Learning Science to each learning style, and transform the processes that govern learning. 

With our psychological foundation, we take data on all academic and related behaviors the student engages in while in our care.  We get geeky with the data.  However, the constant data collection and evaluation guides our decisions and allows us to make immediate changes if the student is not meeting our lofty standards.  Because of the sensitive measurement tool that assists us in our data analysis, we have concrete data that proves our methods, Precision Teaching and other behavior analytic methods, are the most efficient ways to advance learning.  After just 40 hours of one-on-one instruction, typical students can advance 2 grade levels!

Since we take an individualistic approach to learning, we adapt not only our methods to each individual student, but also our curricula.  We customize the curricula to ensure that we transform the way the student learns.  Along the way, the student becomes proficient in the subject matter of interest.  We do not teach from a textbook or to a test.  Becoming proficient on one test is not our objective; our goal is to equip each student with successful learning strategies that will aid them in all subsequent tests and help them in their future. 

Our services are applicable to a wide range of individuals.  We work with students ranging from three years old to adults.  Our approach is appropriate for those students who want to advance quickly as well as those individuals who need remediation.  We work with students who are classified as gifted and talented as well as those who have been diagnosed with a learning or developmental disability.

In addition to providing an environment for students to learn how to learn, we teach two areas that tend to be overlooked in traditional education: writing and study skills.  Proficient study and writing skills are absolutely essential for success at the undergraduate level and beyond.  Even though your student may be doing well in high school, he/she may still benefit from writing or study skills instruction.

Please visit our website or call our office to learn more about our services and how we can help your student with his/her unique situation.  We look forward to transforming many learners in the Tampa Bay area!