More than just a tutoring center in Reno.
Fit Learning is not a one-size, fits all tutoring center in Reno. 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 Reno.
We love having the outdoor adventure of Northern Nevada in our backyard – you can find us enjoying everything from skiing the slopes of Mt. Rose, swimming in Lake Tahoe, hiking along the Tahoe Rim Trail, or catching foul balls at the Reno Aces ballpark. We love transforming the lives of our learners against the backdrop of the high-desert.
We serve the Washoe County School District, Carson City School District, and Storey County School District. This includes learners living in Damonte Ranch, Galena, Caughlin Ranch, Sparks, Spanish Springs, Wingfield Springs, North Valleys, Reno, Carson City, and Washoe Valley.
Some of our graduates go on to study at the University of Nevada, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Truckee Meadows Community College, and Western Nevada College.
We have even had Fit Learning graduates return to be trained as Coaches to transform possibilities for today’s Fit Learners!
"“We continue to appreciate and value the level of instruction and growth Justin is receiving and experiencing while enrolled at Fit. Communication regarding his progress is great, and everyone has been willing to go the extra mile to help him succeed. Thank you!”"Fit Learning Reno Parent
"“I can’t believe the growth we’ve seen in the last 8 months! Not only have her math skills improved, bus 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 Isabelle’s 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.”"Fit Learning Reno Parent
"“There is no other program in Reno that can consistently and effectively address the behavioral components of learning. Watching for stress, anxiety, frustration and teaching your child how to manage these feelings in order to move forward with his/her learning is truly a gift. This behavioral component is fully integrated into every session and every subject”"Fit Learning Reno Parent
"“We feel that the most unique feature of learning here at Fit is that learning can be both personalized and evidence-based. As doctors, we are big on using interventions that are show to actually work! With Fit, we feel that we can trust that our children’s time spent learning with you is always effective.”"Fit Learning Reno Parent
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 Reno 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 – Dr. 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.