Huntington Learning Center is celebrating its 40th year of helping students unlock their academic potential. Since its founding in 1977 by Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Eileen Huntington, the company has helped millions of students of all ages and abilities learn the skills they need to excel in school, improve their study habits and build self-confidence.
As schools across the country struggle to keep up with the demands of an increasingly complex global economy, Huntington’s commitment to our children’s educational success has become more important than ever. A 2015 Program for International Student Assessment study showed that 15-year-old students in the U.S. ranked just 24th out of 72 educational systems in average reading literacy, and only 40th in math literacy. Additional studies show the U.S. lagging behind in other critical areas as well: 17th out of 40 in overall educational performance and 6th out of 49 in fourth grade reading.
This academic gap has created a tremendous need for specialized skills-based tutoring and test prep. Huntington works exclusively with certified tutors to deliver individualized instruction across a wide range of academic areas to students from kindergarten through high school. To help ensure consistent results, the company has designed a proprietary 4-step approach that includes a comprehensive evaluation, personalized learning plan, individual tutoring and regular communication with families and schools. The results have been profound. On average, Huntington students increase two or more grade levels in reading and math over a three-month period. Average SAT scores increase 192 points after a two-and-a-half month program, while ACT scores increase an average of four points.
“When Eileen and I started this company four decades ago, our hope was to help children who were struggling to keep up in school and give them the one-to-one supplemental instruction they needed to boost their confidence and their grades,” says Dr. Huntington. “Today, we are simply astonished by the results we’ve seen.”
The company’s success is grounded in its mission, which is to give every student the best education possible. Huntington is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is one of the nation’s first approved supplemental education services providers under No Child Left Behind. Eileen Huntington, co-founder and CEO, adds, “While we’ve received numerous awards and accolades over the past 40 years, our greatest joy is knowing we have helped millions of students gain the skills, confidence and motivation they need to succeed.”
This commitment to their students has led to tremendous demand and expansion. In 1985, the company began franchising outside of New Jersey and Philadelphia, growing to 148 franchised centers by 2000. Today, it operates nearly 300 centers in 38 states from coast to coast.
“We have so much to celebrate,” says Dr. Huntington. “To have reached 40 years in business is something that makes us incredibly proud — knowing that we have changed so many students’ and parents’ lives.”
Despite this enormous growth, Huntington remains a family owned and operated company. Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Eileen Huntington are proud to welcome the next generation into the business to continue the mission. “We look forward to the next forty-plus years of changing students' lives across America,” adds their daughter, Anne Huntington, who is actively involved in all aspects of the business as head of partnerships and development.
About Huntington Learning Center
Huntington Learning Center is the premier national tutoring and test prep provider for the K-12 market with locations in 38 states. It was founded in 1977 with the mission to give every student the best education possible, which is what still drives every business decision to this day. The company prides itself on personalized attention and proven results with individualized programs taught by certified teachers at accredited centers. Areas of instruction include phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, science, study skills, executive functioning skills, ACT, SAT, PSAT, high school entrance exams, and state and other standardized exams.
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