Avalon Learning Center

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"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

                                                                                                                                ~William Butler Yeats

Avalon Learning Center
358 North 41st Street     Omaha, Nebraska  68131
Located in the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood

(402) 553-4003
Accredited Member of Better Business Bureau -
A+ Rating

          Offering Tutoring Programs for Every Student's Needs
  Academics for Adults Program        Small Wonders Tutoring Program         Whiz Kids Tutoring Program   
Tutoring for the Mature Student                        Tutoring Just for Preschoolers                              Tutoring for Grades K-12
      Ages 18+
                                                                       Ages 3 to 5                                                                      Ages 5 - 18
                        www.SmallWondersTutoring.com                       www.Whiz-Kids-Tutoring.com                                                                                    

It's been said that education is the key to success...
Getting that education, however, is not always easy. 

In fact, sometimes the "road to success" can seem like a discouraging path of endless bumps and detours that one is navigating solo.   At Avalon Learning Center, we are prepared to do everything we can to help make that road a little smoother for you.   At your request, we will be there for you as long as you need us.  It is not a journey that you must make alone. 

We believe that teaching is a calling and are willing to go that extra mile to help students succeed.  If you need us to meet with classroom teachers, we will do that.  If you would like us to attend school conferences, we will do that, too.  And if you are still doing homework at 10:30 PM and have a question, our phone is always on.
We are not a franchise.  We do not answer to stockholders or follow the dictates of a profit and loss agenda.  We answer to you, and follow the dictate that  "All children- not just a priviliged few- deserve the chance to succeed."

At Avalon Learning Center, there are no contracts.  There never have been.  We practice the honor system, and our fees continue to be among the lowest in the area.  In the last eighteen years, our rates have increased by five dollars.

We are a grassroots learning center that was established in 1996 by educators whose priority is the future of our children.  That has never changed.  It never will. 

            Helping Students One at a Time Since 1996:
Avalon Learning Center is under the directorship of Mary Tisthammer who holds a degree in education and is an experienced classroom teacher.   Mary graduated the University of Nebraska as a Regents Scholar and is a member in good standing of the Golden Key National Honor Society.  She has served as a guest instructor at Creighton University where she was invited to teach the tutoring methods that are employed by Avalon Learning Center and has authored numerous tutoring programs that are founded on the principles of holistic teaching.  Mary has traveled to Europe, Egypt and the Arctic where she collected data for the "Wonders of the World"  enrichment class and has an extensive professional background that also includes music, journalism and law.   Her teaching experience as a state certified teacher encompasses four years in the public school sector and eighteen years in private tutoring.
To Contact Mary Call: (402) 553-4003    Or Email: mary@AvalonLearningCenter.com 

                     Quick Facts

  • One-on-one Tutoring
  • All Subjects
  • Experienced, Degreed Teachers
  • Grades Pre-K through College
  • GED and Homeschooling Assistance
  • Independent Study High School Program  (sponsored by UNL)
  • Formal Test Preparation
  • College Prep for Adults
  • Homestyle-friendly Classrooms
  • Complimentary Beverages and Snacks
  • No Contracts
  • No Enrollment Fees
  • No Testing Fees
  • Family Discounts
  • Home Visits Available 
  • Open Door Policy
  • Free Consultations
  • Year-round Programs














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   Tutoring Tips and Resource Network

Parents who wish to learn more about ways in which they can assist their children with
homework and/or academic related issues will find valuable help on "Tutoring Tips".  Parents may also wish to learn tutoring techniques by observing a session first hand or by attending one of the workshops that are sponored periodically by Avalon Learning Center.  There is no charge to attend the workshops or to audit a tutoring session.

The "Resource Network" provides online data and contact  information regarding services that are offered by clientele and associates who are affiliated with Avalon Learning Center.  Links  to various agencies and educational sites are also provided.

To be included in the online "Resource Network", parents are asked to submit information about their service to the director.  All participation in the "Resource Network" is voluntary.