Huntington Learning Center is celebrating its 40th year of helping students unlock their academic potential.
Since its founding in 1977 by Dr. Raymond and Mrs. Eileen Huntington, the company has helped millions of students of all ages and abilities learn the skills they need to excel in school, improve their study habits and build self-confidence, according to a statement provided by the company.
Huntington works exclusively with certified tutors to deliver individualized instruction across a wide range of academic areas to students from kindergarten through high school. To help ensure consistent results, the company has designed a proprietary four-step approach that includes a comprehensive evaluation, personalized learning plan, individual tutoring and regular communication with families and schools, according to the statement.
On average, Huntington students increase two or more grade levels in reading and math over a three-month period. Average SAT scores increase 192 points after a two-and-a-half month program, while ACT scores increase an average of four points.
“When Eileen and I started this company four decades ago, our hope was to help children who were struggling to keep up in school and give them the one-to-one supplemental instruction they needed to boost their confidence and their grades,” Raymond Huntington said in the statement. “Today, we are simply astonished by the results we’ve seen.”
Huntington is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and is one of the nation’s first approved supplemental education services providers under No Child Left Behind.
“While we’ve received numerous awards and accolades over the past 40 years, our greatest joy is knowing we have helped millions of students gain the skills, confidence and motivation they need to succeed,” Eileen Huntington said in the statement.
In 1985, the company began franchising outside of New Jersey and Philadelphia, growing to 148 franchised centers by 2000. Today, it operates nearly 300 centers in 38 states from coast to coast.
“We have so much to celebrate,” Raymond Huntington said. “To have reached 40 years in business is something that makes us incredibly proud — knowing that we have changed so many students’ and parents’ lives.”
“We look forward to the next 40-plus years of changing students’ lives across America,” said their daughter, Anne Huntington, who is actively involved in all aspects of the business as head of partnerships and development.