Fit Learning Portland/Lake Oswego
We’re more than just a tutoring center in Portland and Lake Oswego.
We transform learning through customized curriculum and learning science.
More than just a tutoring center in Portland/Lake Oswego.
Fit Learning is not a one-size, fits all tutoring center in Portland/Lake Oswego. We help our learners build fluency in core academic skills by combining learning science, precision teaching, and curriculum-based assessment. The result is learners who are confident, possess the ability to expertly perform in any classroom environment, and who acquire a newfound capacity for learning.
Curriculum & approach designed specifically for your learner.
An expert conducts a comprehensive skills assessment to identify your learner’s fluency in a range of core skills we’ve identified as drivers of academic success. Then, we develop a curriculum and approach, so every learner builds the true mastery of skills for life-long learning. It doesn’t matter if your learner is gifted and talented, struggling, average, or learning disabled; our approach is scientifically proven to meet your child’s needs.
1 Year’s Growth in 40 Hours of Instruction
This isn’t just a tutoring center for homework help. A Fit Learning session is a fast-paced, goal-oriented, high energy instructional interaction with a Fit Coach, who is extensively trained and certified in the principles of learning science. The experience fundamentally transforms a child’s academic aptitude and overall cognitive abilities. We consistently produce 1-2 grade levels of improvement in 40 hours – something standard tutoring in reading, math, writing, logic, and language simply cannot achieve.
A center loved by Portland and Lake Oswego.
We love being a part of the vast Oregon forests and enjoying the outdoor adventures, foodie haven, and beauty of our natural resources. In our free time, you can find our team cycling around the city or soaking up the scenery of Mount Hood, the Willamette River, and the Columbia River.
We serve learners in the Lake Oswego School District, West Linn-Wilsonville School District, Tigard Tualatin School District, and the Portland School District. This includes Greater Portland, Forrest Hills, Lake Grove, Oak Creek, Marylhurst, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Tigard, and Tualatin!
Many of our learners go on to study at the University of Portland, University of Oregon, Oregon State, Lewis and Clark College, Pacific University, and Clackamas Community College.
"“Our son continues to improve in math and relational concepts. He tells me that Fit Learning helps him a great deal and never puts up resistance to get here – that is half the battle! We are very pleased!”"Fit Learning Parent
"“We have been very happy with our experience here! The boys are making great progress. Each instructor has been very amazing, friendly, rewarding and really reinforcing. We could not have had a better experience.”"Fit Learning Parent
"“I can’t believe the growth we’ve seen in the last 8 months! Not only have her math skills improved but she also has so much confidence in the classroom – and it has spread to all areas of her development. We have been thrilled not only with her progress but also the short amount of time in which we have seen this growth. It’s like you’ve flipped a switch inside her.”"
"“All three of my children have become better students, have more confidence and have a better understanding of education after Fit. It’s been a lifesaver and I honestly feel they would have been lost in the school system had we not found Fit.”"
See one year’s growth in as little as 40 hours of instruction.
No other tutoring center in Portland or Lake Oswego has a method as fun or effective.
The current graph shows average 40-hour improvements across all subject areas for all learners who have received services at one of our Fit Learning locations.
Fit Learning Portland/Lake Oswego Tutoring Center Curriculum
The school environment can often be challenging for a child. Sometimes, the challenge is so great that its detrimental effects outweigh the benefits. Additionally, there are times when a school placement fails to maximize a child’s full potential. In these cases, a homeschool placement is recommended. When choosing Fit homeschool, parents elect through their school district to homeschool their child. Fit then provides homeschool support and supplementation in core skill areas. Children attend Fit sessions from two to six hours per day three to five days per week and receive intensive one-on-one academic and cognitive training.
Founder – Dr. Kendra Newsome, PhD
Dr. Kendra Newsome earned her PhD in 2010 from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Nevada. She has served as the President for the Nevada Association for Behavior Analysis and Past- President of the Standard Celeration Society. Dr. Newsome is a Founding Director of Fit Learning – a Precision Teaching Learning Laboratory that has served thousands of families since 2004. Dr. Newsome is a regular contributor to scientific and professional communities on learning science and evidence-based instruction. Her published works include investigations into language-based comprehension deficits, Precision Teaching as a tiered intervention for at-risk Kindergarteners and the role of measurement in natural science. Dr. Newsome has given numerous invited presentations and lectures on science-based approaches to education and currently serves on the Board of Empower Youth, a non-profit with the mission to transform the future opportunities of underserved youth with the science of learning. Her professional actions are guided by the commitment to transform educational practices in the world so that all learners have the capacity to achieve their full potential and greatness.
Founder – Donny Newsome, PhD
Dr. Newsome earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his Doctorate in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno. He is a Founding Director of Fit Learning™ where he has developed a growing network of affiliated learning laboratories. Dr. Newsome is currently serving as President of Empower Youth, a non-profit for underserved student populations. His research and service initiatives have focused on educational technologies and organizational behavior across various business sectors including public utilities, universities, school districts, Fortune 100 companies and community service providers. The overarching value guiding Dr. Newsome’s work is contributing to the transformation of human well being through the science of teaching and learning.