great minds learning center


Humble beginnings

Great Minds Learning Center Founder Marianne Jylha has a personal connection to dyslexia. 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 instruction that addressed her specific learning needs, she began to flourish. Marianne realized that people with dyslexia can learn to read and spell--and the idea for Great Minds Learning Center took root.

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.

Qualified staff

GMLC tutors are trained in instructional methods proven effective for helping dyslexic 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. 




  • "My teacher is noticing that I'm reading better and I have better focus and get more done!"

    - Great Minds Student

  • "His confidence level in all things has improved. He is excited about reading and finds words everywhere that he can read. It has affected everything that he does and it is the most beautiful thing." - Andy

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    “Great Minds has changed my son’s life. It’s given him a future.” - Colleen

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    "The best thing we've ever done for our son's reading."

    - Bob

  • "MAP scores went up 17 points with 3 months of tutoring - YEAH!" 


  • "My 3rd grade daughter's STAR reading level went from a 1.8 to 3.2 after 4 months of tutoring!"

    - Melissa

  • "Thank you for all you have done to help Katie love to read!"


  • "I used to hate going to school because it was frustrating." 


  • "I always felt my son would be so limited in life, but those feelings are quickly going away with each tutoring session he attends." 


  • "A true blessing for our son - we highly recommend Great Minds Learning Center."


  • "I am so happy my mom and dad found Great Minds. Things have already gotten easier!"


  • "Before I met you, I didn't think I was ever going to learn to read."


  • "I wish I could go back to 4th grade and show them up."  

    - Beau, now in 9th grade

  • "We have seen our son's attitude and confidence towards school improve greatly!  Our family is happy that we stumbled upon Great Minds."

    - Michelle

  • "We just had our 3rd grade son's IEP meeting. His star reading score grade equivalent was a 5.1! . His fluency jumped from a 48 this fall to a 98 in Febrary!"

    - Linnea