great minds learning center

Our story

For Marianne Jylha, the roots of Great Minds Learning Center start close to home.   For years she watched her daughter Megan struggle to learn with traditional teaching methods.

Finally, a dyslexia diagnosis in 4th grade changed everything.  When Megan received specialized instruction that addressed her specific learning needs, she began to flourish.   

Marianne realized that there were many other people just like Megan who could use this type of specialized help.  She founded Great Minds Learning Center in 2011 as a nonprofit organization to help students of all ages with reading difficulties.


Helping students grow a love for learning

Great Minds Learning Center has since expanded to provide assistance with reading, spelling, writing, and math.  We have offices in Grand Rapids and Hibbing to serve you.

Our staff is trained in instructional methods proven effective for helping students learn.  Whatever barriers to success your child (or you!) have encountered in the past, our one-on-one tutoring and consistent progress checks will open up the path to success.

Our mission

The mission of Great Minds Learning Center is to provide children and adults with the necessary reading, spelling, and math skills to accomplish their educational and personal goals.  

Great Minds Learning Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  • Great Minds has helped my dyslexic sons with reading. Thank you GMLC!
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