Why Small Businesses Matter in Ridgefield: Journey to Learn

Why Small Businesses Matter

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Why Small Businesses Matter puts a spotlight on the local merchants who donate their time, talent, goods, and services for the betterment of our community. The shop local movement spreads virally as local businesses who are “tagged” have the opportunity to share their story!

You're IT Journey to Learn!

Three questions with Theresa Johnson owner/founder of Journey to Learn LLC.

Why did you start your business?

I started Journey to Learn to provide customized programming to fit the educational needs of ALL individuals.  Having worked as a special education teacher at a residential treatment center for 12 years I watched students struggle to manage even in a therapeutic environment and felt there had to be more that could be done to allow these students to feel success using an alternate avenue.  Making the decision to start Journey to Learn allowed me to develop a business to help a wide range of individuals across all age levels and abilities from preschool students through adults while fostering my passion for educating and reaching students. Whether the individual has special needs or is a traditional learner I wanted to provide a service that could assist them on their individual journey.  Whether it be academic tutoring, executive functioning training, test prep, developing strategies for the dyslexic learner, or our day school program Journey to Learn does just that.

Finish this sentence: I wish I could...

I wish I could have more people believe that there are not disabilities but different abilities and that every individual is accessible despite their varying needs.  Our goal is to create a path for a successful journey based on the individual; therefore no two programs are the same as we believe no two individuals learn or respond in the same way.  We set our expectations high for our students and not only do they reach them but gain improved self-worth.

Best selling product or service?

Our best selling services include our Day School Program, our test prep packages, and our online services.  Our Day School allows us to provide success for students that have been unsuccessful in a traditional or placement school setting by allowing them to access their academic abilities in a safe, customized, and approachable manner all while improving their self-confidence.  Our equally successful service is our test prep packages which include individualized strategies to fit the needs and personalities of our students. Our test prep packages include but are not limited to tests such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, and ASVAB which allows us to help a variety of students achieve their ultimate goal in furthering their education.  Our online services allow us to reach students throughout the country and have been essential for our college students or students that suffer from anxiety that make it difficult to attend a session in person.

Should you have any additional questions please feel free to reach me via email or at 203-947-6681.

Journey to Learn LLC is located at 898 Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield. Visit them online www.journeytolearn.org.

Journey to Learn tags THRIVE Psychotherapy and Nutrition of CT.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!


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