Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) September 05, 2012
Best in Class Education Center, one of Seattle’s premier educational enrichment companies, has introduced a new chapter in its academic timeline. With many successful locations — including 9 in Washington, 2 in Oregon, and 8 in California — already in operation, Best in Class Education Center will be opening a new branch in Gaithersburg, Maryland in September. The brand new Gaithersburg center is conveniently located in the heart of the Gaithersburg shopping area.
Best in Class Education Center, which first opened its doors in 1995 in the Bellevue, Washington area, is an academic institution specialized in instructing mathematics and English classes for students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade. Each center also offers private tutoring in a wide range of subjects, SAT/ACT and college admission preparation courses, as well as gifted programs for students with advanced skills.
From remedial to enrichment purposes, the centers cater to students with a wide range of needs. Best in Class Education Centers have been quite successful in helping students achieve their academic goals and highest potential. “Many of our younger students get accepted into gifted programs, and our high school graduates are getting into the prestigious universities of their choice,” said Best in Class Education Center CEO and educator, Mr. Hao Lam.
The courses are not only for students who are struggling in school. Most of the students who attend Best in Class Education Center are seeking to improve their already sharp skills or are looking to get into advanced courses in their schools.
“For students who are doing just fine in school, we can help them accelerate in both math and English so that they can become one of the top students in class,” Lam said. “For those who are top students in class, we can help them to be better and get into the gifted program in their school district.”
The Gaithersburg center will follow the same model as its predecessors. Each center offers group classes in math and English enrichment with weekly tests, homework, tutoring services and small student-to-teacher ratios. Students are placed in an appropriate curriculum level based on a placement test. Students are instructed by highly qualified teachers, who provide guidance and help when necessary.
“The difference between Best in Class Education and other tutoring centers,” says Lam, “is the quality of the curriculum and the superior instruction of the staff who lead the classes. We are growing so rapidly [because] we have a great team of highly trained and qualified teachers and private tutors who are very devoted and motivated to helping students.”
Despite the effects of the economy on the education field, Lam is optimistic about Best in Class’s future, especially now with more centers opening. Because of the academic potential for BC students, the business has expanded in the past 18 years to include locations in Washington, Oregon and California, and now on the east coast.
Mr. Eric Kao, the current owner and franchisee of the Gaithersburg center, was once a student of Best in Class. He then became a Best in Class math tutor while attending undergraduate and graduate school. “I love working at Best in Class and helping students learn. My dream is to open a Best in Class center someday,” said Kao while he attending graduate school in California. His dream has now come true. He will be the lead math instructor at the new center.
Kao’s wife, Wei-Yi Chu, who holds one master’s degree in education and another master’s degree in education psychology, has numerous years of teaching experience as a public school teacher. She also has a very strong passion in education and is very devoted to teaching. She will be the lead English instructor at the new center.
“Best in Class is flourishing because we have a great team of very dedicated educators and we are constantly improving our materials to suit the needs of our educational system,” Lam concluded.
The grand opening of the new Gaithersburg center will be on Sunday, September 16th, 2012. For more information or to make an appointment for a FREE placement test for your child, please call 301-887-7337 or visit http://www.BestInClassEducation.com.