MIRANDA ENZOR for GTR Newspapers
Most days, J. Bryan Osborne is the educator helping Tulsa’s young people build skills in mathematics, reading, phonics and other important subjects. Recently the tables were turned at Huntington’s annual meeting, which schooled Huntington educators from across the U.S. in curriculum and instructional updates to meet emerging student needs. The convention also introduced the latest “best practices” for helping students achieve top scores on the most up-to-date versions of the SAT and ACT.
“While we focus first and foremost on building the skills and motivation to meet today’s demanding academic standards, we also strive to instill and strengthen a lifelong love of learning,” says Osborne, operator of Huntington Learning Center located in Tulsa at 7116 S. Mingo Rd, Ste. 105. “Although we’re certainly proud of Huntington’s track record of success in the supplemental education field, we don’t intend to rest on our laurels. We’re always looking for ways to make the student learning experience even better, and this was a great opportunity to invest in training that will yield powerful dividends for our students for years to come.”
Huntington’s annual convention is one of the most important professional development activities for Huntington Learning Center educators, who operate more than 350 centers throughout the United States.
The 2007 conference was a celebration of Huntington’s 30th anniversary. In 1977, co-founders Ray and Eileen Huntington set out on a mission to create a community-based learning center. The Huntington’s goal for the center was to provide a venue where students of all ages could receive personalized one-on-one instruction to strengthen their academic skills and knowledge, build confidence and succeed in school.
Three decades later Huntington’s mission is being fulfilled, Osborne says, with thousands of students gaining the “Huntington Advantage.”
The conference also gave Huntington representatives the opportunity to learn more about how to provide the best education possible through the Huntington Learning Center Instructional Quality program. In addition, operators attended various training and breakout sessions on how to maximize their results.
For more information on Huntington Learning Center of Tulsa, visit www.tulsa_se.huntingtonlearning.com or call (918) 250-2565.