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.


 Marianne's educational experience

1989- Diploma, Grand Rapids Senior High School

1989- A.A. Itasca Community College

1992- B.S. Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin- Superior

2017- M.Ed. College of St. Scholastica


Helping students grow a love for learning


Great Minds Learning Center provides assistance with reading and spelling at our Grand Rapids, Minnesota office. We also provide lessons online to students outside the area.

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 instruction 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 and spelling skills to accomplish their educational and personal goals.  

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