Our Vision

Intellect Learning Center was founded in 2010 by educators with a vision: to create an educational environment where students acquire the skills and confidence to reach their full academic potential. The director and co-founder, Lila Kayali, received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and later graduated with her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and Research from the University of Memphis. While at the University of Memphis, Lila worked as program coordinator for Memphis Teaching Fellows, an organization that hires and trains teachers to work in high-need schools. Her research throughout graduate school focused on student motivation and the important role that teachers play in maintaining student focus and attention. She has conducted several research-based teacher training workshops in the U.S. and abroad.

Our Director’s passion for education began when her family took part in establishing private schools for American students living abroad. This gave her the opportunity to see the huge difference that a small group of people can make when they truly care about helping students.

After graduating, Lila taught English Literature and Biology, and later worked in after-school tutoring programs. Throughout her career, she realized the great impact that one-to-one tutoring can have on students of all ages. She also saw the growing need for more structured, results-oriented tutoring programs that are based on current research. This led her to join a group of other experienced and dedicated educators to form Intellect Learning Center.

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