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Did you know Learning Associates now offers one-on-one tutoring for teens, college age students, and adults? Ronnie Thompson, who has worked with us for 28 years, is a certified Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant who has completed the Orton Gillingham Dyslexia Specialist training. If you know someone struggling with reading or spelling, please contact our office to schedule tutoring appointments with Ronnie.

After an insightful conversation with James Vander Hooven, Vice President of Enrollment for Landmark College, Holly and Larry were asked to join the Educational Consultant Advisory Group of the college. A few times throughout the year, Landmark President, Dr. Peter Eden, discusses future plans, current events, challenges, and opportunities with a select group of educational consultants to gain their input. We are excited about this opportunity to exchange information with Landmark!

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In August, Larry spoke at the final meeting for the 2015-16 cycle of Let’s Get Ready. Let’s Get Ready is a not-for-profit, Community Based Organization that provides students with free admissions counseling, test preparation, and other services to help gain admission to college. Having worked with this organization in the past, Larry was thrilled to meet with their extraordinary students again as part of this sendoff event.

Holly attended an Open House at the Purnell School in August. She was greeted by Jeff Beedy, Head of School, and met individually with Vicky Browne, Director of Enrollment Management and Student Life, Beth Rainey, Director of Admission, and Jessica Eckert, Associate Head of School. During the visit, each shared detailed information about their Learning Center, tutoring programs, individualized curriculum, technology, and extracurricular programs. Holly appreciated the opportunity to update her knowledge about Purnell, a school she has visited several times over the years.

In September, Holly and Larry traveled to Baltimore for the annual Enrollment Management Association (formerly SSATB) conference. Holly was part of a presentation for school Admissions Directors and staff entitled “The Ed Consultant’s Role in Yielding Your Best: What New Research Shows.” She and her colleagues, including Mark Sklarow, CEO of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, examined the impact of Independent Educational Consultants upon the school search, application, and admission process. While in Baltimore, Larry visited Washington College and St. John’s College.

Holly attended the Far Hills Country Day School Fair on September 22nd. With over 120 schools represented, this is one of the largest school fairs on the East Coast. This fair is open to families and professionals. Holly spoke with representatives from both day schools and boarding schools on behalf of her client families and also had private meetings with admissions representatives while they are in town for this event.

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For Immediate Release—Pine Brook, NJ September 21,2016—Jersey United Soccer Club, a non-profit entity focused on providing quality training and exposure to collegiate coaches, announced today a partnership with Learning Associates, an educational consulting company that provides individualized educational services to children and adults of all academic profiles.

Learning Associates has been offering services since 1981. Through the Jersey United partnership, members will have the opportunity to be regularly educated on the importance of the academic process while they pursue their passion for sport through seminars, podcasts and social media.

The importance of academic accomplishment for recruited athletes is imperative to play collegiate soccer. Having known each other for 10 years, it was natural for Club President and Founder, Martin Brown and Director of the College Admissions Program at Learning Associates LLC, Larry Blumenstyk to form a strategic partnership to benefit our student athletes.

“I’m very excited to have Larry advising our youth players on the important balance of education and the recruitment process within the club. Helping players understand all that goes into getting to the next level as an athlete and student will create an environment where players are working toward that ultimate goal of getting to the next level,” said Brown.

“My daughter, Julia, was part of the Jersey United program and was able to be recruited and play at the collegiate level. The club is a great platform for youth players and with the addition of our programs from Learning Associates into Jersey United’s Curriculum, we can help create the ultimate one stop shop for a player aspiring to play collegiate soccer,” said Blumenstyk.

About Jersey United Jersey United was formed in 2004 under the direction of Martin Brown. The program started as a training organization in 2004 with the Get the Edge Training program and has grown into a multi-level organization consisting of camps, clinics, facility management and a non-profit College Showcase Soccer Club. The company currently supports a coaching staff of 10. For more information, follow us on Facebook: @jerseyunitedspartans, Twitter: @JUSpartans, Instagram: @jersey_united_spartans and/or

About Learning Associates

Learning Associates offers an unusually broad range of consulting services including comprehensive educational evaluations, school placement advising, college admissions coaching, educational consulting, school advocacy and expert witness services and has helped thousands of students meet their educational goals. For more details about our services, please follow us on Facebook: @LearningAssociates, Twitter: @LearnMorristown, LinkedIn and

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