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LEARN SMARTER

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.”

Mission

Our mission at CogniTutor is to help students learn in a smarter way. This means students become educationally independent and don’t need a tutor’s help in the future! Instead of merely providing material to students, we help them learn to think critically, comprehend what they are reading, learn memory strategies, strengthen their test taking skills, and improve their weaknesses.

How We Started

Loni Lebanoff, CEO and Founder, was independently tutoring when schools and government organizations took notice because her students were improving so much. Her methods of teaching students how to learn on their own were helping the students improve more significantly and at a faster rate than those of tutoring companies. Her students were getting into college when they never thought it was possible. Loni considers one of her greatest accomplishments to be when she worked with one of her students to overcome his brain injury and receive an A in his college class! Loni wanted to help more students in need. Thus, CogniTutor was born!

How We Started

Loni Lebanoff, CEO and Founder, was independently tutoring when schools and government organizations took notice because her students were improving so much. Her methods of teaching students how to learn on their own were helping the students improve more significantly and at a faster rate than those of tutoring companies. Her students were getting into college when they never thought it was possible. Loni considers one of her greatest accomplishments to be when she worked with one of her students to overcome his brain injury and receive an A in his college class! Loni wanted to help more students in need. Thus, CogniTutor was born!

Our Students

99% of CogniTutor’s students are considered to be at-risk, this means they might be experiencing homelessness, foster care, or learning disabilities. We partner with nonprofits, scholarships, and governmental organizations to provide funded tutoring to them that changes their lives. CogniTutor has worked with 3 year olds to 70 year olds on piano, learning how to code, algebra 2, ACT, and everything between! Students at all levels have benefitted from our effective and unique techniques.

Our Students

CogniTutor has worked with 3 year olds to 70 year olds on piano, learning how to code, algebra 2, ACT, and everything between! We’ve worked with students to get accepted into Ivy League universities and have worked with nonprofits to provide free tutoring to foster children. Students at all levels have benefitted from our effective and unique techniques.

Our Tutors

We’ve picked the best tutors for you! They are experts of their material and close in age to the students so they can relate and act as a mentor to the student. They are interviewed, tested, trained, and screened with a background check. Our friendly and personable tutors are tested for their ability to adapt and build individualized lesson plans for each student.

Our Tutors

We’ve picked the best tutors for you! They are experts of their material and close in age to the students so they can relate and act as a mentor to the student. They are interviewed, tested, trained, and screened with a background check. Our friendly and personable tutors are tested for their ability to adapt and build individualized lesson plans for each student.

Core Values

1. Inspire. We have a positive attitude that always celebrates, thinking the best of all and energetically coming with solutions through action, efficiency, and organization.

2. Communicate. We are open, clear, honest, sincere, and fair with words and actions with our teams and families, using words that make people feel respected, cared for, and heard. We actively try to understand other viewpoints and clarify with questions. We respectfully take & give critical feedback.

3. Strive. We take on new personal and professional challenges, driving results for success. We lean into our strengths and improve our weaknesses. We continuously learn and are teachable, always looking for ways to grow and develop ourselves professionally and personally through multiple means of learning such as podcasts, books, seminars, articles, workshops, and more!

4. Support. We provide quality services for our team and families to go beyond what is expected and surprise with results! We aim to make things easier, faster, and better through efficient and organized actions. We are professional, adaptable, punctual, and responsive. We work as a team providing integrity, loyalty & transparency to build trust and rapport, creating a supportive and honest environment that leaks out making CogniTutor’s reputation one of respect & integrity as well as allows each team member to have work-life balance always bringing their best physically, intellectually, emotionally, and mentally because we have given them time to recharge with family, friends, and self.

5. Take Ownership. We take responsibility and are relentless in getting the job done no matter what. If something should be addressed, we address it. We have integrity and are humble, not shifting blame from self to others. We praise in public and correct in private, taking ownership of problems and presenting solutions and accountability through Smart Goals and professional development within ourselves and our team.

Loni

Meet Our Founder

Loni Lebanoff founded CogniTutor with a simple mission: help millions of students Learn to Learn. She is an international teacher who, to name a few, has worked with doctors in Vietnam, taught English to Italian children, and conducted piano lessons in Canada. Loni conducts and studies the latest research on memory, learning, and cognition. She demonstrates her belief in life-long learning through her dance, art, musical instruments, and other varied pursuits. Through her research, learning, and travels, Loni continually improves her and CogniTutor’s effective and original methods of teaching. Some of these methods are the same methods that she used throughout her schooling and that helped her receive a perfect score on the ACT. “CogniTutor instructors are enthusiastic and care about their students. No one ever stops learning. By helping students learn to learn, our tutors aid students in their academic careers and the rest of their lives.”