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We can help with your elearning & campus learning needs!

WE CAN HELP—With both your supplemental learning & elearning needs
 
Everyone can agree that school looks different this 2020-2021 year. For some, it means increased safety measures, procedural changes and fewer peers to share their brick and mortar campus with. For others, the setting has changed entirely and consists of interacting and learning all from a home computer.
 
Whether attending school on campus or remotely, LRC is here to assist with all academic needs. Students attending on campus may benefit from afterschool supplemental tutoring for homework support or remediation. eCampus or Polk Virtual students may find our expanded elearning support and coaching options best suited for them.
 
Our eCampus and Virtual support offers students personalized coaching options of 1-to-1 or small group guidance at flexible locations. Working with parents to determine the best location for the “learning hub” and catering to families’ scheduling needs enables LRC to offer an unmatched, adaptable, customized approach best suited for parents and students.
 

Breakdown

Supplemental Tutoring:

– 1-to-1 or small group
– Face to face or virtual
– Parents & tutors determine location, day and time
– Throughout Polk County
– Homework help, remediation and/or review
– All grade levels & subjects

eLearning Coaching:

– 1-to-1 or small group
– Face to face or virtual
– Parents & LRC/tutors determine location, day and time
– Support & assistance with online courses (could be as course is taking place or following)
– Can set up small group “learning hubs” for multiple students
– Polk County
– All grade levels & subjects

 

Reduced Rates Extendend

 
Due to hardships faced by many, we are extending our reduced rates, based on a Sliding Fee Scale, through the fall semester. If you have a student who needs homework help, remediation or virtual coaching please do not hesitate to contact us at 863-688-9477.
 
 
LRC can help with learning and elearning needs
 
 

Polk 2020-2021 School Dates to Note

POLK COUNTY 2020-2021 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Find Polk County Public School dates (first/last days, student holidays, early release days and grading periods) here! Scroll down for a list of significant calendar dates for your PCPS student this school year.
 
Calendar Image from Pixabay
 

First/Last Days, Holidays & Early Release Dates

2020

August 24 (Monday) First day of school
September 7 (Monday) School Holiday- Labor Day
September 23 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
October 21 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
October 23 (Friday) Student Holiday
November 11 (Wednesday) School Holiday – Veterans’ Day
November 23-27 (Mon-Fri) School Holiday – Thanksgiving Break
December 21-January 4 School Holiday – Winter Break

 

2021

January 5 (Tuesday) First day back after Winter Break
January 18 (Monday) School Holiday – MLK, Jr. Day
January 20 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
February 3 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
February 15 (Monday) School Holiday – Presidents’ Day
March 10 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
March 22-26 (Mon-Fri) School Holiday – Spring Break
April 2 (Friday) School Holiday
April 21 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 19 (Wednesday) EARLY RELEASE DAY
May 31 (Monday) School Holiday – Memorial Day
June 9 (Wednesday) Last day of school/Early Dismissal

 

Grading periods, Interims & Report Cards

2020

Week of September 21-25 Interim Report
October 22 (Thursday) End of First 9-Week Grading Period
November 12 (Thursday) Report Cards Distributed

 

2021

January 15 (Friday) Last Day of Second Grading Period
February 5 (Friday) Distribute Report Cards
Week of February 22-26 Interim Report
March 19 (Friday) End of Third 9-Week Grading Period
April 14 (Wednesday) Distribute Report Cards
Week of April 26-April 30 Interim Report
June 9 (Wednesday) End of Fourth 9-Week Grading Period

 
 
For more information on the school calendar, upcoming events or Polk school information, please visit the
Polk County Public Schools website where we obtained this information.
 
Please contact LRC for your virtual tutoring needs or assistance with your child’s elearning. We can help face-to-face or virtually!
 
 
For online resources, please visit LRC Online Academic Resources.
 

If you feel that your child needs help, please do not hesitate to contact us to set up One-to-One Tutoring.

 

Academic Resources Online

via The Ledger by Kimberly C. Moore:
 

 
via Polk County Library Cooperative

  • Books by Mail
  • – Even with our libraries closed, library materials are still available for request and delivery to your home through Books by Mail (BMail). All you need is a library card to access and order your titles (books, magazines, audio books and movies) through our online catalog. Note: Be sure to select “BMail” as your pick-up location.

 
Digital Library – download and stream eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music and television with your library card using the following digital media platforms:

 
Educational Resources
Find additional activities and resources that we’re updating regularly (and share your own) on our Facebook page, LRCPolk.
 
Lakeland Mom also has a great list of local resources and activities.
 
 

A message from LRC Executive Director regarding COVID-19

“Our number one job is to keep YOU safe” is the forever mantra of all Learning Resource Center programs and personnel. As we vigilantly monitor each day’s events due to COVID-19, the LRC staff would like to share an update on LRC services and to affirm our commitment to you. Containment measures for Coronavirus have halted and suspended 90 percent of the LRC academic programs. Due to the closure of schools and many public locations, we are researching initiatives to continue serving our students. One option is for tutors to provide services through virtual tutoring using Google Hangout, Skype, Facetime or Zoom to accommodate their students. If you are an LRC tutor and would like additional information about these tools or have questions, please contact LRC. We realize that every situation is unique and this may not suit all families.
 
LRC Staff will remain working on a day-to-day basis, but the LRC Office will be closed to the public at the current time.
 
Preparations and work for Summer 2020 programs continue and will be extremely important for both students and the organization.
 
Please contact us (863-688-9477) with whatever concerns or questions with which LRC might assist.
 
For LRC updates, please check back here or follow us on social media, Facebook & Twitter, for more timely messages.
 

For the Love of Learning 2020 Recap

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County (LRC) hosted the annual For the Love of Learning benefit on Saturday, February 15 at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst, raising funds for LRC students and programs. The evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, featured a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, and libations. LRC student, Anthony Tran, and LRC tutor Diane Oropeza shared their academic success story, while Board President Michael Carter and LRC Executive Director Dr. Pam Craven presented the 2020 Honorary Award to Joyce Barclay, LRC Past President and longtime advocate.
 

 
To view all of the photos from the evening, please visit LRC on Facebook.
 
 

LRC to Raise Funds for Students and Programs at 2020 Benefit


 
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) will host its annual For the Love…of Learning benefit to aid Polk County students on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 7-10 p.m. at the Lakeland home of Kurt and Kimberly Elmhorst.
 
This evening, presented by Publix Super Markets Charities, is aimed at raising program aid and LRC scholarship funds for deserving students and will feature hors d’oeuvres by Terrie Lobb Catering, entertainment, libations, and a world-class silent auction.
 
Attendees will find an eclectic mix of auction items available for bids as well as activities that include dining and drinking experiences, entertainment options, sport outings, shopping sprees, and more.
 
The 45-year academic nonprofit will recognize Joyce Barclay as the 2020 Honoree. Honorees are supporters who have assisted in expanding and extending the LRC mission of helping students maximize their learning potential.
 
In addition to leading sponsor Publix Super Markets Charities, CenterState Bank, Bank of Central Florida, GrayRobinson, Payne Air Conditioning & Heating, Drs. Dorsey and Sandy Hightower, Dr. Eileen Wills, Hunt and Mary Berryman, Mark Thompson, The Dean Family Foundation, Prime Meridian Bank, Todd and Suzette Jones, and Citizens Bank & Trust are event sponsors.
 
Those interested in attending may purchase admission at LRCLoveofLearning.com for $80 each or $150 for two. LRC tutors will receive discounted pricing of $50. Other ways to support this cause for education include becoming a sponsor, donating silent auction items, bestowing a scholarship or contributing to the LRC Endowment Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation.
 

2020 Programs — Now Enrolling!

LRC’s First Courses & Programs of the 2020 Semester


LRC Courses 2020
 
Registration is open! Scroll down to find the Learning Resource Center’s first programs of 2020, all taking place at the LRC office located in Lakeland. One-to-one tutoring will take place at sites throughout Polk County.
 

About: LRC’s One-to-One Tutoring Services include:

  • One-to-One instruction with a highly-qualified teacher
  • Multi-Sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles
  • Improvement of student’s academic achievement
  • Enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success
  • Flexible schedules and locations
  • Wide variety of subjects & exams

Where: Throughout Polk County
Cost: Based on the number of hours, gross annual household income and number of household members per FPL guidelines.
Register: 1-to-1 Tutoring or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 

About: ACT Preparation provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: small classes with highly trained teachers, problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions, practice taking ACT exams, emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety. *Cost of course includes the SAT book
Cost: $575* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: ACT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 

About: SAT Preparation provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the exam. This course provides: Small classes with highly trained teachers; Problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT; Practice taking SAT tests; Emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.*Cost of course includes the SAT book
Cost: $575* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: SAT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 

About: Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Cost: $155* *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: Study Habits Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 
 
 

The LRC Update – Summer 2019

SUMMER 2019 RECAP

Camp READY!

– 10 Polk County kindergarten-readiness campsites
– 400+ students total
– Average Learning Gain of 6.2 months in language development
– 91.4% percent of assessed campers demonstrated growth in language development
 
LRC Camp READY
 

Other Summer Programming

– 143 students served in six other LRC summer programs
(PEP Magical Reading, PEP Super Summer Science,
Super Summer Success, Study Habits, ACT Prep, SAT Prep)
 
LRC SAT Prep
 

LRC named a Top 3 Central Florida Learning Center

With three rounds of public nominations and voting over three months, LRC was once again named one of Central Florida’s top learning centers. Thank you to all who voted!
 
Best of the Best
 

Fall in Love with Learning

LRC’s 2019 Fall Programming



After a productive and rewarding summer, LRC has successfully transitioned to the fall season. With a wrap on our first SAT & ACT Prep courses and a middle school Study Habits course in progress, this semester is shaping up to be a fruitful one. We’re not done yet, though! High school students planning to take the ACT or SAT in December should take advantage of ACT Prep beginning Nov. 4 or SAT Prep starting Nov. 5 to master exam-specific strategies and become test-confident!
 

In progress:

Study Habits of Successful Students (Wed. through 11/13)

 

Ongoing:

One to One tutoring (Year-round, Polk)
 

Upcoming:

ACT Prep 11/4 (Mon. & Wed.)
SAT Prep 11/5 (Tues. & Thurs.)

 

Current Afterschool Programs:

Club Eagle After School at Crystal Lake Elementary, Lakeland
PEP After School at PEP Education Center, Winter Haven

 
As always, we offer one-to-one tutoring throughout Polk County for all grade levels. Your student doesn’t have to struggle. Call us at 863-688-9477 or visit us online to get started.
 

We can help!

 
 

Now Enrolling Fall 2019 Enrichment Courses

Join us this fall semester for our enrichment courses and one-to-one tutoring service.

 
LRC Programs and Services Polk County
 

SAT Prep

What: The Learning Resource Center’s SAT Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the exam. This course provides: Small classes with highly trained teachers; Problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering SAT; Practice taking SAT tests; Emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the SAT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety.*Cost of course includes the SAT book
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 10-Oct. 3, 2019; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &

Saturday, Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The full course will take place on Tuesdays (Math) and Thursdays (Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).

Cost: $575* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: SAT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

ACT Prep

What: Learning Resource Center’s ACT Preparation course provides an efficient and effective 23-hour course designed to help students achieve their best possible score on the ACT. This course provides: small classes with highly trained teachers, problem-solving strategies for analyzing and answering ACT questions, practice taking ACT exams, emphasis on test-taking techniques and strategies specific to the ACT that help build confidence and reduce test anxiety. *Cost of course includes the SAT book
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Sept. 23-Oct. 21, 2019; Mondays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. &

Saturday, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The full course will take place on Mondays (Math/Science) and Wednesdays (English/Reading) for four weeks as well as one Saturday (Writing).

Cost: $575* for the full course *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: ACT Prep Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

Study Habits

What: The Learning Resource Center’s Study Habits of Successful Students provides study skills and motivational strategies to prepare students in grades 6-8 to become more effective learners. Students learn and practice time-tested, effective, and efficient study strategies. The course is designed to offer small classes with activity-oriented lessons to help students learn and practice these study habits of successful students.
Where: Learning Resource Center, 1628 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
When: Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 2019; Mondays, 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Cost: $155* *Ask about our Sliding Fee Scale
Register: Study Habits Courses or call 863-688-9477 during office hours
 

One-to-One Tutoring

What: LRC’s One-to-One Tutoring Services include:

  • One-to-One instruction with a highly-qualified teacher
  • Multi-Sensory learning strategies geared toward individual learning styles
  • Improvement of student’s academic achievement
  • Enhancement of student’s self-esteem to improve school success
  • Flexible schedules and locations
  • Wide variety of subjects & exams

Where: Throughout Polk County
When: Year-round
Cost: Based on the number of hours & gross family income
Register: 1-to-1 Tutoring or call 863-688-9477 during office hours