About Our Company
Founded in January of 2018, UpSkill Tutoring LLC has developed a reputation for reliable, flexible instruction that meets the needs of any learning style. Kaitlin Baker, its president, has over a decade of teaching and tutoring expierience.
UpSkill Tutoring LLC offers a variety of tutoring sessions designed to meet each individual student’s needs. Whether your child needs significant assistance in basic skills instruction or simply needs help with homework, UpSkill Tutoring LLC can design and implement a plan to help your child master their goals.
While there are many options for tutoring, there was an evident deficit in facilities that offer a more hands-on, multi-sensory approach. UpSkill Tutoring LLC was created to help provide a much needed service for students and parents to provide instruction through multi-modal methods.
No two students are the same. Even if they are in the same grade, class, or family, every student has individual needs. Unlike some other tutoring agencies, we don't cut corners with a one-size-fits all approach. At UpSkill Tutoring LLC, we design a learning plan to motivate and guide a child towards their individual goals.
We are very excited to announce that UpSkill Tutoring LLC will be opening their first brick and mortar location in Columbia, NJ this coming April. As the business continues to grow and thrive, expansion can take place to help provide even more services for children in the northern New Jersey area.
About the Owner and President
Kaitlin R. Baker, M.Ed.
Kaitlin attained dual undergraduate degrees in Elementary Education and English, as well as her special education certification from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. To satisfy her thirst for knowledge and contemporary teaching practices, she earned a Masters of Education Degree in Reading from Centenary University, along with her Reading Specialist certification. Then, she continued on to acquire an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Mathematics K-6 from the American College of Education. She has taught in various special education placements in all grades 1-6, as well as adults with special needs. She has worked with children in both public and private school settings.
As a life-long learner, Kaitlin is constantly studying and applying new research-based methods in her instruction. Her lessons are student-centered and include a wide variety of multi-sensory approaches. She has recently become a Level 1 Certified Google Educator, allowing her to incorporate leading-edge technology into her work.
The Story of The Learning Experience®
For more than 30 years, the founders of The Learning Experience®, the Weissman family, have been positively impacting the lives of children by developing and implementing ground-breaking care and early education programs throughout the country. Starting in 1980 with a single location in Boca Raton, FL, the unique and proprietary programs that the Weissmans developed quickly caught on and expansion soon followed.
The foundation of The Learning Experience® was built on three key educational and care principles: cognitive, physical, and social; or as we say at TLE®, "learn, play, and grow!"
The Learning Experience's proprietary L.E.A.P. Curriculum was developed over 30 years with your child's optimal development in mind. Today, our Learning Experience Academic Program includes sign language for infants and toddlers, a phonics program, foreign language programs, manners and etiquette, physical fitness, and a philanthropy program that teaches children the value of selflessness and giving. All programs and lessons at TLE® are designed to make learning fun! And nothing is more fun than our L.E.A.P. Interactive boards that use touch-screen technology and interactive learning games to further enhance and engage children in our L.E.A.P. Curriculum programs.
These programs, along with enrichment programs that are offered* at no additional charge, provide a well-rounded early education that has proven to get children on the path to a bright future.
We believe that how children learn is as important as what they learn. With that idea in mind, the curriculum research and development team at TLE® created our proprietary L.E.A.P. (Learning Experience Academic Program) curriculum. This L.E.A.P. curriculum encourages each child to achieve success independently while developing intellectually, socially and cognitively through varied educational materials, activities and social interactions.
Our L.E.A.P. curriculum is divided into 6 stages of development where children are involved in hands-on learning activities that encourage them to explore and solve problems at their own rate of development. Our L.E.A.P. curriculum includes sign language at the earliest stage and later adds phonics, manners, physical fitness, philanthropy and a foreign language (Spanish or Chinese-Mandarin).
The Learning Experience is the nation's fastest growing early learning academy for children ages six weeks to six years old. With a growing emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child's growth, a prominent focus has been placed on programs that advance scholastic preparation. In addition to innovative scholastic programs, various enrichment programs such as philanthropy, baby yoga, music, physical fitness, manners and etiquette, and foreign languages will also be discussed and demonstrated. Contact us today for more information!