Learning is limitless with help
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, February 28, 2017
From a very young age Jasmine Thomas knew she wanted to be an educator.
When she turned 14, she began tutoring fellow students, a service she provided while attending college after receiving the proper certification.
Two years ago she began teaching professionally. The Picayune native currently teaches fourth grade at Abney Elementary School in Slidell, La. In August of last year she started a private business providing tutoring services to children, Limitless Learning Tutoring. The business has locations in Hattiesburg, Slidell, New Orleans East and Picayune.
“I just want to be able to help other people understand academics,” Thomas said. “Learning is one of the best things you can do for the rest of your life.”
While Thomas is from Picayune, she said she has traveled to other areas, even spending some time tutoring in London. Her first teaching job was in Memphis, Tennessee. Those experiences are what Thomas hopes to share with the students. She said that while she left Picayune, she always knew she would return to provide for the bigger need. Her concern is that education does not take the forefront in Mississippi as it should, so she wants the children to see that education is important, and that there is more to the world than just Picayune.
Thomas said that at times some students don’t receive the instruction they need, because every student has to be reached on their level. That may require specialized instruction tutoring can provide.
Students begin the tutoring process by taking an assessment test. Once the staff determines where the child is academically, a plan is established and the parents are briefed on what they can do to help their children at home. Her business also offers coaching services to help parents help their children with homework. Thomas said that service can also help the parents better understand Common Core.
Another service she offers through Limitless Learning Tutoring is a summer camp. Registration is ongoing, and during the month of March she is offering a discount for pre-registration. Parents can register their child for the six-week camp for $250 if they do so before the end of March.
Not only will the camp help students academically; they will also have fun as they take field trips.
Tutoring services in Picayune are provided by Edna Parker and Lashebra Christopher at 605 South Main Street Suite 104B. Parker is available for tutoring Monday through Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., while Christopher is available Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Limitless Learning Tutoring also offers an ACT prep course for high school students.
For more information about Limitless learning Tutoring call 601-575-4583.