Launch Education Group to Carry on the Kelter Center’s Most Successful Programs

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The Kelter Center, a Los Angeles-based educational resource and support center, has officially closed its doors. Founded in 1977, the Kelter Center pioneered innovative, neuroscientific teaching techniques for students with learning differences.

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It is my privilege to be working on a weekly basis with Michelle Favin, the Primary Education specialist at Launch Education Group to continue and grow the vision and practice of our effective intervention programs.

To continue its legacy of teaching students how to learn, the Kelter Center has given one of its most trusted peers in education, Launch Education Group, the opportunity to integrate its robust literacy curriculum as well as talent from its distinguished troupe of teachers.

“Just like Kelter, Launch Education Group has a rich history of assisting students who learn differently,” said Matt Steiner, Launch Education Group’s Director of Outreach. “Both companies envision a world that appreciates diverse minds, multiple intelligences, and alternative styles of learning.”

Launch Education Group’s Michelle Favin will manage the operational transition, effectively introducing and fusing the Kelter Center’s most successful programs into the Launch Education Group framework. Favin will be working directly with the Kelter Center founder, Sasha Borenstein, to seamlessly blend the strengths of both companies.

Favin is a teacher, tutor, and education professional who specializes in creating individualized learning programs. As a former first-grade teacher and Creative Director of a Los Angeles learning center, she has extensive experience in designing and facilitating literacy, executive functioning, and project-based learning courses.

“By combining Launch Education’s successful approach to in-home tutoring and mentorship with the brilliant educational programs pioneered by the Kelter Center, Launch Education’s instructors are able to provide children with the sophisticated remediation they need and the school-based instruction that leads to exceptional grades, test scores, and confidence,” said Favin.

These skill-building programs fuse together the best aspects of Kelter programs and Launch’s method of academic mentorship. For instance, Launch’s new literacy program is backed by medical, neuropsychological, and educational fields and strengthens the underlying processing skills of students with learning differences.

Launch mentors teach students to understand the fluidity of their brain, encouraging them to view academic struggles as opportunities for growth. Further, Launch mentors also help students set actionable skill-based goals for themselves, which are tracked through constant communication, assessment, and analysis.

“The Launch team shares the same research-based philosophy of education that we have developed over many years,” said Kelter Center founder and educational visionary Sasha Borenstein. “It is my privilege to be working on a weekly basis with Michelle Favin, the Primary Education specialist at Launch Education Group to continue and grow the vision and practice of our effective intervention programs.”

For more information about this transition, please visit http:// http://launcheducation.com/academic-tutoring/kelter-enhanced-programs/. If you’d like to start a new Kelter-enhanced program with Launch Education Group, please contact Michelle Favin: michelle(at)launcheducation(dot)com; 424.244.9963.

About Launch Education Group

Founded in 2007 by childhood friends Tim Urban and Andrew Finn, Launch Education Group provides in-home tutoring and test preparation to students of all ages and ability levels - including those with learning differences. The company is keenly aware of the multiple ways students learn and process information, so its tutoring methodology is rooted in the latest developments in neuropsychology, educational therapy, and assistive technology. Since its inception, Launch Education Group has worked with over a thousand families in Los Angeles and New York City.

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