I made a big announcement today! After 30 years teaching in public schools and 16 years of business, I am preparing to retire. I turn 70 next spring and that seems like a good time to relax a bit. I have been blessed to work with thousands of students. Many of them have become friends […]
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It is hard to believe, but we have been in business for almost 16 years. Those years have gone very quickly. I’m not sure what our SPH has been but it’s pretty high! (SPH=Smiles Per Hour) Today, I stopped at a local business and as I was taking to the lady at the front desk, a […]
I received another wonderful email last week: I wanted to tell you what I heard from [my daughter’s] principle last week. I had heard this story from [my daughter], but to hear it the second time I knew it really happened! [My daughter] and her combined class of 7th and 8ith graders … apparently had some […]
In March of 2007, this gentle Englishman came calling. For almost ten years he has been part of our teaching staff. Students often called him “Mr. D” which was just fine with him. We often hear comments such as: “I love his accent!” John Dorland has decided to “retire” from teaching for The Freeman Center. […]
Fourteen years ago, I met a young girl who now owns a piece of my heart! Kirsten is a remarkable young woman. When you first meet her, she will tell you that she was born with Asperger Syndrome and because of that she learns differently than others. While Asperger’s makes it harder for her to […]
This young woman wanted to change her future! Sarah left school when she was quite young because she “could not read or understand the schoolwork”. Early last year, she found someone who gave her a chance and a challenge. She began working in an office with the stipulation that she complete her GED or High […]
A few weeks ago, the mother of one of our former students contacted me to ask if she could write a story about The Freeman Center for LewisTalk, a website dedicated to stories about local people and places. I agreed to meet with her at The Freeman Center. Every time I give someone a tour […]
Brock has worked very hard for the last several months. His skills are improving quite well, his attitude is great and he has set some goals for himself. One of the goals is to take his brother and dad for cruises in our old cars. We had the first cruise last week. It was nice […]
The door opened and two young guys walked in. One of them acted like he knew where he was going! I recognized his face but he was almost as tall as me! Trent was a student at The Freeman Center between 2007 and 2011 with a few breaks in between. Today, he returned a […]
Two trains leave the station at the same time on parallel tracks. One travels 560 miles in the same amount of time it takes the second one to travel 630 miles…and why do we care? Did you spot anything special about the numbers used in this problem (that isn’t a problem)? If you have good “number sense” you most […]
We are usually open and tutoring students from 2:30-6:30 on Monday through Thursday. Other sessions are arranged on an "as needed" basis. For instance, we sometimes work with home-schooled students earlier in the day. One-on-one tutoring can be arranged as needed also. We have tutored students as early as 6:00 AM, as late as 10:00 PM and any day of the week.
The Freeman Center generally follows the vacation schedule of area schools. We are not open on legal holidays unless prior arrangements have been made. We often offer specially scheduled sessions during extended vacation times. We do offer tutoring all summer long too!
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