We are more than just tutors!
Our tutors and therapists have the experience, skillset, and educational background to lead your child to success!
Proudly serving in-person services to the following areas: Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, Chester, and Philadelphia Counties
Virtually: serving all areas near, far and beyond!
We are committed to helping families navigate an ever changing educational environment by providing high quality services that will support your child and family. We believe that with the proper support, children and families have the confidence to succeed. Our expertise is grounded in the extensive experience of providing exceptional learning opportunities to our student community, families and through our own educational research background.
We seek to provide the highest quality services to children and families. We are not just tutors, we are a team committed to your child and family. Our experience has taught us that learning works when it is
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Dr. Leigh Ann McCormack
Dr. Leigh Ann McCormack is a special educator with 16 years of classroom experience. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Special Education from The Pennsylvania State University, Master of Education degree from Villanova University, and a PhD in education from Temple University. In addition to degrees, she holds a highly-esteemed National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, Wilson Reading Certification, and a Pennsylvania Writing Project Fellow. In addition to elementary school classroom experience, Dr. McCormack teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses at Saint Joseph’s University.
Dr. McCormack’s doctoral level work involved learning more about the types of literacy experiences families engage in at a public library. Dr. McCormack values parents and caregivers’ roles in their child’s educational experiences. Her goal is to collaborate with you to ensure your child is receiving the highest quality, research-based programming at home.
Dr. Kimmarie Cipolla
Dr. Kimmarie Cipolla is a special education teacher with over 20 years of experience in both suburban and urban school districts within the Philadelphia/Montgomery County area. In addition, Dr. Cipolla is a professor at Saint Joseph’s University teaching both graduate and undergraduate students in the department of education.
Dr. Cipolla received her doctorate degree in Special Education from Arcadia University in June 2010. Her dissertation focused on: “Social Cognition” – The effects of teaching social thinking to children with learning disabilities.
Dr. Cipolla holds certifications in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Education, Reading Specialist and is Wilson Reading certified. She has also conducted professional development workshops for school districts across the county in special education law, literacy, executive functioning, co-teaching and social/emotional development. Dr. Cipolla is a dedicated and passionate educator who believes that building relationships with students and families is key to student learning.
What our clients are saying
“Our family had the pleasure of first getting to know Kim Cipolla and LeighAnn McCormack when they were the grade school teachers for our daughter. Kim and LeighAnn were instrumental in getting our daughter off to the strong academic and emotional start she needed to be successful throughout her schooling. Our daughter graduated on time with her class, which was a huge accomplishment, and we credit Kim and LeighAnn with laying the foundation for her. They are two of the more caring, creative and supportive educators we had in all of our experiences, caring about our daughter beyond just “teaching” her, by attending her activities and being cheerleaders for her successes for many years after she was with them in class.”
"You both are amazing. You have helped Morgan beyond all expectations. You both are a true gift to all kids you partner with and influence. You both have helped our daughter grow and excel and she is a productive positive contributor due to your efforts. We can’t thank you enough."
"Kim has worked with my son, Jake, since he was in first grade. Jake has intellectual differences due to severe global developmental coordination disorder. When he was in preschool a private school administrator who interviewed him told me he wouldn’t be admitted to her school because “he would never learn.” He is now 23 years old and just moved into his own apartment with a roommate. He is looking for a job as an information clerk. It is a huge accomplishment for Jake to be happily living independently in Narberth (with the support of the PIN program). Kim has been instrumental in helping to develop not only the skills necessary to move out into the world on his own but the confidence to trust that he can seek help from other trusted individuals when needed. Her skill in educating and dedication to helping special needs individuals Is extraordinary."
“Mr. B. has been so incredibly helpful for our daughter and we’re so happy to get to continue to work with him every week.”
“The kids are really loving their sessions. Mr. M. makes it really fun and he is super positive and motivating. We are very happy!”
“We found the best tutor! My son will find any excuse to not go to school, or do anything related to school, but when it comes to Mr. B, he can’t wait to work with him. Mr. B. is so engaging and knows how to make the lessons interesting and exciting for our son to learn. We are so thankful for him and Beyond the Tutors for connecting us.”
“Our daughter’s teacher said she has a lot more confidence in school and to thank the tutor."