LRC Offers Reduced Rates Through 2020

LRC extends reduced pricing through 2020

It’s not news that COVID-19 continues to cause challenges for so many as we approach the final months of the year. We know this remains a difficult time and want to ease a bit of the stress in the best way that we are able.
Due to financial hardships faced by many, we are extending our reduced summer rates through the end of 2020. In addition, as a United Way organization, our program and service costs are always on a Sliding Fee Scale which is based on gross family income.
Take advantage of this opportunity for lower rates before 2020 ends! This special pricing applies to all LRC programs and services including:

November 2 ACT Prep
November 3 SAT Prep
1-to-1 or small group tutoring through December 2020

Low grades after the first 9 weeks, or considering one of our final test preparation courses of the semester? We can help…with it all!
If you have a student who seeks tutoring for homework help, remediation, virtual coaching or to get ahead or a high school student desiring test preparation support, please contact us now to save and improve!

LRC named a top Learning Center

Thanks for your votes!

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With your continued support, LRC has been pressing on, making gains through tutoring services and test preparation programming this semester.
Not only are your efforts paying off in these ways, but because of you, we have been named a top 3 Learning Center in Central Florida for the fourth consecutive year!
The Ledger’s 2020 Best of Central Florida contest granted the public an opportunity to support their local favorites in 170+ categories, ranging from educational to health services (and everything in between), during two installments in August and September. During the first, individuals submitted online nominations in any or all the categories. From there, the nominations were narrowed to the top 5. The second round granted users the chance to vote daily for their favorite of the five in each category. Concluding the second round, The Ledger then recognized the top 3 winners. With more than 238,000 total votes cast throughout the competition, we consider it no small feat to be named a top 3 finalist!
Thank you for your many nominations and votes lending us this public recognition as a Central Florida Best Learning Center.

Director’s Thoughts – October 2020

LRC can help! And…YOU can help!

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Halloween is not the only October date bringing thoughts of fun, but scary times.
As the first nine weeks (first quarter) of the school year ends on October 22, 2020, and the second grading period begins, blessings and concerns abound–thankfulness that students are returning safely to learning either in a classroom or on an electronic device with great Polk County educators. The concerns lie in the physical and mental health of our children, but also in their ACADEMIC health. Researchers are calling it the “COVID Slide.” They are attributing this to the loss of much direct instruction in the final three months of the past school year and reduced availability of and access to summer programs. The prediction is that many students will lose more than a year of skill and concept retention. More than ever, children who are struggling need immediate and intensive interventions to CATCH UP, GET AHEAD, and STAY AHEAD!
LRC is offering learning hubs and one-to-one tutoring—virtually and in-person. Look for upcoming LRC after-school programs throughout Polk County. We always have our arms outstretched for help—more highly qualified tutors and instructors, more community volunteers, and, of course, more financial resources. LRC can help! And…YOU can help!
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Learning & Loving It: Math Card Games Part 3

Learning & Loving It is a series featuring simple, yet fun educational activities for home learning and virtual, interactive tutoring.

LRC Learning and Loving It

Try this final game in our “Math Cards” series!

LRC LLI Math Cards Greatest Number

The Greatest Number


  • Third grade and up
  • 2 or more players
  • Students will recognize numbers, practice putting them in order from greatest to least, and identify place value.


    One deck of playing cards (with face cards removed)

    Activity Overview

    1. One player deals the cards evenly between the players. Players place their cards in a stack facedown in front of them.
    2. Each player turns over four cards.
    3. Players arrange their cards to make the greatest possible four-digit number.
    4. Players read their numbers aloud and decide which number is greater.
    5. The player with the greatest number wins all the cards from that round and places them in a separate pile.
    6. Play continues until all the cards have been used.
    7. The player with the most cards in their pile wins the game.
    Variation: Use three or five cards to create the number with the greatest value for lower or higher levels. Try creating the number with the least value instead.
    Check to see the video demonstration.
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