- Business Advocacy
Club Z!, serving families in West Pasadena, San Marino, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose, Alhambra, and surrounding areas, is North America’s largest in-home and online tutoring and test prep company, with more than 450 locations. For more than 20 years, Club Z! has provided one-on-one and small group tutoring in all subjects, including SAT and ACT test preparation and study skills development. Club Z! also has services and programs to support students of all ages, from kindergarten readiness through college admissions counseling. And now families in and around West Pasadena will have access to these same great programs and services.
Heading up the newest Club Z! office is Lara Little, an experienced educator and school administrator for more than 20 years. Ms. Little’s background spans the educational gamut, from early childhood educational consultant to assessor for the National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC). Ms. Little hopes that operating her Club Z! will allow her to use her extensive educational experience, while also serving her local community in a meaningful way.
“As an educator, I firmly believe in Club Z!’s individualized approach to learning,” she said. “All children are unique, and so are their learning styles and academic needs. When families call my office, they can be totally confident that they will receive a customized learning plan to meet their child’s specific needs.”
One of Ms. Little’s primary responsibilities as owner and area director for the West Pasadena location is to manage a team of highly qualified tutors. All Club Z! tutors must have their educational experience verified and successfully pass an extensive background check prior to hire. Ms. Little then goes one step further and uses the company’s proven Z! Tutor Match process to carefully match her students with a compatible tutor from her team. This tutor match is based on academic qualifications, personality traits, and other factors that help foster student success, and it’s backed by a 100% satisfaction Z! Guarantee.
“We have an amazing team of tutors on our staff, but the tutor match is really what sets us apart,” said Ms. Little. “When a student is paired with the right teacher, it has a big impact on the results. In fact, Club Z! students improve two letter grades, on average, after working with a Club Z! tutor for just 60 days. These students also become more confident, capable learners. It’s really an honor to be a part of that process.”