Q&A with A Leap BEYOND Tutoring - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Business

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Q&A with A Leap BEYOND Tutoring

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:00 pm

A Leap BEYOND Tutoring

Owner: Vanita Sue Forrest

Address: 11439 S. Iroquois Drive

Hours: Winter: 2 to 7 p.m.; Summer: longer day hours.

Information: (480) 705-0885; http://focus.processingskills.com/ps

 

Q: Where are you from and what did you do before opening your business?

A: Sue Forrest is from Oklahoma City and her husband, Dale, is from Texas. They met in Montana at a Bible camp and were married a year-and-a-half after they met. Dale was a physics major, who ended up designing lens for telescopes on land and in “space.” He worked on various items for our nation’s space program.  Sue, the director of A Leap BEYOND Tutoring, taught for 31 years in California with great concern and excellence in teaching children with special needs. This concern was increased because their adopted son has learning challenges that the doctors could not accurately classify until their son was 38 years old. That diagnosis was Aspergers Syndrome, the next step above Autistic on the diagnostic spectrum.  At 38 he had problems maintaining an entry-level job.

Then they were introduced to a cognitive training program called PACE – Processing And Cognitive Enhancement, designed for children. This program had done wonders with the high-functioning Autistic son of their friends in California. Sue and Dale later both trained to become PACE providers.

 

Q: Why did you open your business in Ahwatukee Foothills?

A: We could not find a PACE trainer in the entire Valley, but Sue realized that her PACE training was permanent, and that she would not need to retrain. I felt I had wasted a great deal of money becoming a PACE provider. But, we realized that there were many other children in this area who have learning problems, with frustrated parents who had nowhere to turn for help. So my focus changed to helping others, which has been a great joy.

 

Q: How did you get the idea to open your business?

A: I had planned to travel a lot and relax when I retired, not to start a business. However, it has been much better than another port of call or travel souvenir.

 

Q: What type of merchandise/services do you sell?

A: The basic program that we use, called PACE (for Processing and Cognitive Enhancement), is an intensive cognitive program designed to help with learning disabilities such as Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome, and others who struggle in school. It is effective with people of all ages, not just children. Students preparing to take college entrance tests find it to their great advantage to take PACE six months to a year before taking the test. It is helpful for anyone wanting to improve their functioning in nearly any area of their lives.

Our clients tell us that their family life becomes much more cohesive and enjoyable. Report cards are no longer a “monster in waiting.” Homework is accomplished in a reasonable amount of time and their child is beginning to make friends.

 

Q: What does your business offer that no one else does?

A: We currently offer free evaluation that normally cost $150 and takes about two hours. This is to help families find out the truth about the status of their child. We will find if your child is not working hard enough, is working too hard, or if they need a better foundation so they can accomplish their given work. Our goal is to make life-long learning fun and to bond families and their child, as usually stress has put a barrier between parent and child.

 

Q: How have residents of the community responded to your business?

A: We have helped many students realize their full cognitive potential. Parents are thrilled with the results. We have worked with children struggling at very low levels to gifted students. After PACE the students begin to regain their self-esteem, enjoy school much more, have less frustration among their peers, and begin improving their social life.

 

Q: Anything else you want the community to know about you or your business?

A: Students working with a learning disability is like riding a bicycle with a flat tire. One can help someone riding by holding onto the “seat” and “pushing” or one can fix the “flat tire” so that they can ride by themselves with reasonable effort. “Fixing the flat” is our goal.

For a free evaluation, call (480) 705-0885. Be sure to leave a message if we are not available at the moment.

  • Discuss

Roasted Cauliflower at Ocotillo, Weekday Brunch at Virtu, and More This Week in Metro Phoenix

Teresa Traverse A A Macayo's 70th Anniversary Today Macayo’s is celebrating 70 years in business by offering two of the founder Woody Johnson'…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 10:01 am @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/restaurants/roasted…

New lawsuit targets Colorado’s LGBT nondiscrimination protections

A day after a judge in Arizona ruled against the Alliance Defending Freedom’s suit challenging Phoenix’s LGBT nondiscrimination protections, t…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:59 am @ https://thinkprogress.org/adf-colorado-website-des…

Dairy industry murdered 500,000 dairy cows just to keep milk prices high

DEATH under Clinton, LIFE under Trump: Which future do you choose for America? (NaturalNews) Four big names in the dairy industry reportedly c…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:58 am @ http://www.naturalnews.com/055433_dairy_farmers_ki…

Stories From the Black Panthers' Unfinished Revolution

In “The Black Panthers: Portraits From an Unfinished Revolution,” the photographer Bryan Shih and the historian Yohuru R. Williams tell the ra…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:31 am @ http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/09/26/stories-f…

It's Hillary Clinton's election to lose

Comedian Bill Maher captured the anxiety of Democrats about the presidential election when he returned to his weekly HBO show in mid-September…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:30 am @ http://www.newsweek.com/2016/10/07/hillary-clinton…

Today: Macayo’s celebrates 70th anniversary with 70-cent menu items

Macayo’s celebrates its 70th anniversary today, and the Mexican restaurants are offering a pair of 70-cent specials: Classic Shredded Beef Tac…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:31 am @ http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2016/09/26/today-macay…

Adriene Jenik to Step Down as ASU School of Art Director

Lynn Trimble A A Adriene Jenik is stepping down from her position as director for the School of Art at Arizona State University’s Herberger In…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 9:32 am @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/adriene-jenik-…

Hacker Gets 10 Years in Prison for Using Malware to Steal Data from US Companies

A Romania hacker received a ten-year prison sentence last week after he previously pleaded guilty to hacking several US companies and stealing…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 8:30 am @ http://news.softpedia.com/news/hacker-gets-10-year…

Reality Bites at Prada and Moschino

Even Giorgio Armani, the designer who once upon a time solved the problem of what soft power looked like, was seemingly flummoxed by the propo…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 8:23 am @ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/23/fashion/milan-fa…

7 Issues That Won’t Be Treated Seriously at Tonight’s Debate in Gary Johnson’s Absence

Tonight as many as 100 million Americans, God help us, will be tuning in to watch the first debate between the two most hated presidential nom…

Published: September 26, 2016 - 8:00 am @ http://reason.com/blog/2016/09/26/7-issues-that-wo…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…