As of April 1 we will be offering our brand of in home academic coaching to students in Central, MA, with emphasis in the Wachusett Regional School District.
One thing I learned from a student this week:
"I need someone that considers what I say and think, not just someone who dictates what I should say and think"
- Sam W., Boca Raton, FL
"When there is mutual respect between the teacher and myself, it helps me get the benefit of the doubt with my assignments."
- Hayden M., Norfolk, MA
ENCOURAGEMENT focuses on EFFORT where PRAISE focuses on RESULTS. "Encourage me more."
- Johnathan B., Newton, MA
"It's important to listen and be open to suggestions when writing an essay for class, while also holding on to some of your own ideas."
- Axel R., Needham, MA
We couldn't agree more!
- Next Level Up Team
Happenings & Announcements
We now offer our brand of comprehensive in home tutoring in South Florida as well as Eastern Massachusetts.
What parents and students are saying:
I'm getting out of the Marines in one month. I'm so excited. I just wanted to let you know Mr. B that you were one of the few people that made me the person I am today. Even after all these years, I still think about those times in Junior High and the football team of course; only now do I realize that you made a big impact in my life as a teacher and a coach. Thank you sir.
Adrian Q. - former student - Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands
Liz has been working with our sixteen year old daughter primarily in math. Math has always been an area of struggle, taking a toll on her confidence over the years. Since working with Liz, we have seen an increase in her overall self-esteem and abilities, and for the first time she has received her best grades. Liz has a great approach. She is always very supportive but also challenges our daughter, allows her to struggle a bit, and never lets her give up. It is clear that Todd paid careful attention to all of us during our first meeting. He made a fantastic match with Liz and our daughter.
Andrea Y. - Framingham (May, 2016)
After having three tutors (solely focused on math) with no solid improvement in her abilities; it is so exciting to see Shelby move from a very unsure and struggling student in math to a student who now knows her times tables, is completing math homework correctly on her own, is raising her hand in math class (reported by her teacher), passing math tests consistently, and keeping her class binders neat and organized. This is after only two months of coaching!! Michael Dickinson is such a great fit for Shelby given his calm demeanor and ways he teaches "outside the box" reaching Shelby so she understands the process, not just rote memorization. Having her come up with her own ideas for organization (with Michael prompting), gives her ownership and makes he so proud!
Cristy R. - S. Grafton, MA (Feb., 2016)
How's it going Mr. B. You probably don't remember me but I was one of your students back in Tinian High School. You were my English teacher. How's life treating you? Just wanted to say thank you for everything you taught me. I learned a lot. I am a Marine in the U.S. Marine Corps now and I've been to Iraq and Afghanistan already. Not as fun as I thought it was going to be. I'm doing great thanks to the advices you gave me when I was younger. Hope all is great on your end.
Abraham C. - former student - Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands
We are so happy we found Next Level Up! Our son Alex's writing has improved dramatically.
Dan O. - Lexington, MA
Next Level Up has instilled a sense of responsibility, along with high academic expectations that I'm sure my son Hale will carry through into high school and beyond.
Marion W. - Concord, MA
We were so happy with Todd Blechner and his services that we also hired a tutor to help my other daughter with reading. All in all, it has been a very positive experience and I would recommend Next Level Up to anyone looking for qualified and experienced tutors.
Julie Z. – Medfield, MA
Education is very important to us, and I have provided my children with tutors for the past 10 years. I discovered "Next Level Up" over a year ago and I have to say it has been the best experience. I can't say enough about Todd, the owner...To sum it up: it is one stop shopping and I will be sticking with Todd and his team at Next Level Up for the next 6 years, no need to look any further.
Margaret E. - Wellesley, MA
Thank you Todd! Without the support, Jonathan could not have had this kind of finish. He was proud of himself and seems way more optimistic about his transition to high school.
Lisa B. - Newton, MA
We provide the convenience of having a professional academic coach come to your home, the most comfortable place for you and your child. This also gives you the opportunity to be there and listen to how your student is improving, and hear how we are doing. Additionally, you get the chance to speak directly with the coach to learn more about your child's progress.
Our coaches begin with assessing and addressing the fundamental needs of each student, and base each individualized session on the student's classroom curriculum, desired goals, and areas needing improvement. We encourage all academic coaches to connect with each student's teachers, if and when it is possible. This is beneficial and helps maintain the continuity between all of the people helping support the student in his or her academic life. We believe that having everyone on the same page is an integral part to each student's success. We also suggest that your student utilizes the resources and support available at his or her particular school.
We strive to maintain communication with each family throughout the experience, and address all questions or concerns promptly.
At Next Level Up we focus on the "whole child" and believe that every student can be reached. We strive to find the perfect fit that will truly benefit your child or adolescent. We begin with a student centered approach that aims to build fundamentals and hone organizational and time management skills, giving each student the tools to continue to succeed in school and in life. As the result of limited experiences, the majority of school age children and adolescents lack the well rounded perspective that could help them see the big picture. Our academic coaches can provide that perspective. Additionally, learning comes easier when you enjoy it, so we aim to inspire students to become lifelong learners. Finally, making real connections with our students has allowed Next Level Up academic coaches to succeed in helping hundreds of children and teens.