The Tutoring Center, Auburn CA


Tutor helping struggling child with math and science
Ana Edwards has her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from UC Davis, and her Master’s in Forensic Anthropology from the University of Montana.  As a student, Ana was fascinated by the ability of bones to record information about an individual’s life, which could then tell that individual’s story long after death.  At Davis, Ana frequently made the Dean’s list for Academic Excellence, tutored her peers in Anthropology, and earned a coveted spot as a student teaching assistant in Dr. McHenry’s Human Evolution class. AT UM, Ana continued working as a teaching assistant for Dr. Skelton, her graduate advisor, and also tutored her peers. After graduating, Ana moved to the Auburn area where she happily embraced the role of mother to her two children, McKenna and Mason. 

Ana has always been passionate about education - in 1976 her parents started a private school in San Francisco that is still being run by family members today.  Ana’s first job was in the school office, and she continued to work there part-time as she went through college.  In 2010, she helped found a charter school in El Dorado County - American River Charter School - where she continues to help out administratively, and where her children attend school. Ana taught Anthropology briefly at Sierra College but found it difficult to juggle the requirements of being an instructor while raising two children on her own.  She also was a substitute teacher for Placer County, specifically for the Loomis Unified School District.

Ana enjoys traveling, and has been to Mexico, Canada, France, Spain, and Gibraltar.  She lived in England for a year as a child, and spent her summers there growing up. Ana’s dream is to have a vacation home somewhere in the UK, maybe in the English Countryside or the Scottish Highlands. She also loves to write and hopes to one day write and publish a novel. Ana grew up riding horses, and competed through Intermediate level in Eventing.  While Ana doesn’t do much riding these days, her 12 year old daughter McKenna seems to have ‘caught the bug’ and so she is enjoying helping her daughter pursue her love of horses.  Ana’s 10 year old son Mason has recently taken on the sport of fencing, and is looking forward to his first tournament.  Both children are enrolled in programs at The Tutoring Center, and have been since June of 2016.  After their first 40 week re-assessment, the results showed that both of them had improved more than one grade level in their specific subjects - McKenna caught up a year and a half in Math, and Mason improved by three years in Reading and was now two grade levels ahead!  

Bringing The Tutoring Center to Auburn is a dream come true for Ana!

Our classrooms feature an intense learning environment that combines “The Rotational Approach to Learning” and One-To-One Instruction. Both methods were developed by Edward S.Thalheimer, Ph.D., founder of THE TUTORING CENTER. Our innovative system gives your child far more One-to-One Instruction than he or she will ever receive in a classroom full of children, or even in a small group.

You have many choices available for your child, and we want you to make the choice that's in your child's best interest. For instance, many schools provide after-school tutoring or intervention programs for students who are having difficulty in school, and maybe your child has been offered one in the past. Even though these programs are free to families, current research indicates that these programs are inefficient and time-consuming. Since they focus mostly on completing your child's homework, they can not offer you a permanent solution. While school-based tutoring may provide your child with short-term homework help, THE TUTORING CENTER's intense One-to-One Instruction and "The Rotational Approach to Learning™" actually provide your child with long-term skills that will last a lifetime.


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