Letter from Founder

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Dear Parents,

At Intellect Learning Center, our goals stretch beyond helping your child complete homework on time and get high grades. We aim to give your child the skills necessary to be successful in school and in life. To achieve this broad goal, we emphasize both the process of learning and the results of learning. The process of learning involves study habits, motivation, confidence, and effort.  The results of learning pertain to the more objective measures, such as grades and test scores.

We consider many factors when we develop student programs, including: grades, assessment results, school feedback, and your child’s study skills and interests. Each program is customized towards the unique learning needs of the student. Students achieve academic success while working at their own pace with an experienced and dedicated teacher.  It’s amazing what students can accomplish when they have a strong foundation of knowledge and feel confidence in their own abilities. Here at Intellect Learning Center, we work hard to ensure that every student gets the high quality education they deserve. We look forward to working with you and your child!

Best regards,

Lila Kayali, MS Educational Psychology and Research
Founder of Intellect Learning Center


Lila Kayali’s bio

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. Our founder, Lila Kayali, received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology 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 in the Middle East. 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. She is currently enrolled in a certificate program for Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to further help children with behavioral and academic difficulties. She also focuses on helping parents understand how to guide and support their children to create peaceful households and eliminate the stress around school work.

Lila lives in Homer Glen, Illinois and has two young children who fill her days with happiness: a 5-year-old boy, Jamal, who just started kindergarten and a 2-year-old girl named Sophia.  They keep her extremely busy and have given her a new appreciation of the joy (and stress!) that comes along with parenting and teaching.

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. She hopes you will turn to Intellect Learning Center for advice, guidance, and support.

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