TOWNSEND LEARNING CENTER

WHERE A BETTER FUTURE BEGINS
Our 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago, our founders, Rose Jane Townsend and her daughter, Sarah, sat at their kitchen table and sketched out a plan for opening a learning center. Their dream was to use their collective years of experience teaching remedial reading to help children and adults who had trouble reading or learning. A humble $5000 bought them enough furniture, books, and teaching materials to get started in an office above the stores in Chagrin Falls. Townsend was soon the premier learning center in Chagrin Falls.

Thirty years ago, we started working with the Veterans Administration, helping veterans who had been injured while enlisted. We soon rented a former gallery space in Midtown Cleveland and started a new program, based on situated cognition, teaching modern office and computer skills in a beautiful, simulated office environment.

Twenty years ago, we had grown so much that we had to relocate to a larger space in Cleveland’s Asia Town. We were working not only with veterans, but also with referrals from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, Department of Labor, and  Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Our programs included Tutoring, Work Adjustment, Training, and Situational Assessment.

Ten years ago, we celebrated providing return-to-work services to over 2,000 adults!

Whew! After fifty years, we were required to innovate once again. Covid-19 mandated that we train some of our clients remotely. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as our remote students learned the necessary skills of using technology to work from home. The remote learning program is highly successful and will be an ongoing part of our curriculum no matter what the future holds.

Of course, we continue to offer all return-to-work services at our center in Cleveland. Townsend’s innovative staff is fully vaccinated, masked, and complying with social distancing guidelines. 

To the case managers, counselors, veterans, injured workers, and clients who have been with us for any part of the last Fifty years, we want to thank you and give you all the credit for our success. We hope that we’ve helped all of you be successful as well!

Our Mission


COVID 19

Townsend Learning Center is still here!

We are happy to work with your clients in our center where our staff is fully vaccinated and eager to work with your referrals. We continue to comply with social distancing guidelines by serving a reduced number of clients and sanitation guidelines with updated cleaning procedures.

In order to accommodate our reduced in-center capacity, we are offering your clients remote Short Term Training through our online training center.

Thank you for your faith and loyalty to Townsend. We look forward to working with you again in the near future! Take good care of yourself, and enjoy your families and all the things that truly matter.


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Vocational Services

Academic Tutoring

Since 1969, Townsend Learning Center has helped hundreds of adults complete challenging coursework to achieve their vocational goals. Students who work with our experienced and knowledgeable staff gain a new level of confidence as they learn how to overcome learning barriers.

Work Adjustment

Specifically designed to ease the transition for people with disabilities, workers with injuries, and veterans returning to the workplace, our innovative immersion approach to learning allows us to offer more.
• An open environment allows students to work individually or collaboratively.

• Communication skills, teamwork, problem solving, time management, organization, and self-motivation are built in to the program.

• Proficiency in MS Office through carefully designed "hands-on" tasks.

• A nurturing and safe learning environment designed to address the whole person.

Job Skills Training

The expansive curriculum, offered at our distinctive learning center and through our Online Learning Center, is more than just computer training. We provide learning opportunities specifically designed to help adults with employment barriers. We understand the intricacies of today’s fast-paced and competitive work environment.

Our training modules address not only computer literacy but also the interpersonal communication and professional development skills critical to successful, long-term employment.

Situational Assessment

<align=left>The Situational Assessment is a two to three week placement in the same simulated office environment where we offer work adjustment and training. During this period, we are able to evaluate a referral’s aptitude for learning clerical and computer skills as well as their physical adjustment to an office setting. Our assessment includes CAPS and COPs to help find the best placement for our clients.

ABOUT


Academic Success


Academic Tutoring

Why Townsend? Since 1969, Townsend Learning Center has helped thousands of school-aged students improve their grades and learning skills. Students who work with our experienced and knowledgeable staff gain a new level of confidence as they learn how to overcome learning barriers. Parents navigating an ever more complicated school system, whether public or private, consult our professionals for help in approaching teachers, supporting studying at home, assessing learning skills, and advocating for special help in school. Families participating in home schooling come to Townsend for help in assessing and measuring progress in their children's learning, in both individual tutoring for specific subjects and general support in reading, writing, math, and study skills.

Whether it’s a jump start on a new subject over the summer break, help with a learning disability, or simply learning study skills, Townsend Learning Centers can meet your needs.

ACT/SAT Test Prep
Nowhere is our motto of Learning to Learn more relevant than in the world of standardized testing. Learning the format, design, and style of a test is just as important as knowing the content, so our SAT/ACT philosophy is to enable students to think like the test-makers.

This unique approach allows Townsend students to spot wrong answers, avoid traps, and use simple logic to maximize their scores. Townsend also understands how important confidence is to test-taking, and strives to give students the advantage of going into test day knowing they are prepared. These methods, as well as reviews of the most essential concepts on the test, give Townsend students the skills necessary to succeed!

With former Townsend students scattered throughout the Ivy League, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Vanderbilt, and many other premier colleges and universities, we offer a proven track record of achievement. In this increasingly competitive collegiate landscape, let Townsend help you meet your academic goals and test your best!

Adult Learning


Academic Tutoring

Since 1969, Townsend Learning Center has helped thousands of school-aged students improve their grades and learning skills. Students who work with our experienced and knowledgeable staff gain a new level of confidence as they learn how to overcome learning barriers. Whether it’s a jump start on a new subject over the summer break, help with a learning disability or simply learning study skills, Townsend Learning Centers can meet your needs.

Job Skills Training

The expansive curriculum offered at our distinctive learning center is more than just computer training. We provide holistic learning opportunities specifically designed to help adults with employment barriers. We understand the intricacies of today’s fast-paced and competitive work environment.

Our training modules address not only computer literacy but also the interpersonal communication and professional development skills critical to successful, long-term employment.

Find us!


Location:

Northeast Ohio

Townsend Learning Center

1667 East 40th Street, Suite 1B

Cleveland, OH 44103

216.472.8300


Departments:

Work Adjustment, Training and Situational Assessment:

Lindsey Mulac

216.472.8300 ext 105

lindsey.mulac@learnwithus.com

SAT/ACT Test Prep

Brian Handke

brian.handke@learnwithus.com

216-472-8300 ext 139