For Gemm Learning staff, this is personal, Almost everybody at Gemm Learning has raised a child with learning difficulties who has been helped by Fast ForWord and/or is a teacher.
Consequently, we know firsthand about homework battles and learning frustration. Expensive interventions that break this cycle are available at clinics around the country. Gemm Learning was founded to provide these interventions at home – more convenient for families and less expensive.
About Our Service
Our program managers monitor students working on our programs, check in regularly, and when they see a problem. Our process is:
- Assessment to start
- Plan created for each student
- Most students complete 4-5 learning, reading and/or math programs
- Post-program assessment
We offer a free math facts program to go along with our reading and learning interventions.
Gemm Learning was founded by Geoff Nixon, whose son had speech delays and related learning difficulties. He did Fast ForWord at 7 years of age. About halfway through, his son’s vocabulary exploded. He was more able to follow directions, became more talkative and finally started reading, a wonderful development for a child who had made minimal progress in the prior 2-3 years.
While the results were great, the process working at home was challenging, even though Geoff was being guided by one of the best clinicians in her field. His conclusion was this was an amazing program that just needed to be supported in a way that makes it more manageable for families at home – a simpler process, simpler pricing and full service. That concept became Gemm Learning.
G.E.M.M. is the Nixon family first name initials, a personal name reflecting the personal story behind Gemm Learning.
“The other day my daughter said she needed quiet time and just wanted to read! She has never said anything like that before. Also, thanks for the info. The service from everyone has been so great. You guys are so enthusiastic!”