The Tutoring Center, McKinney, TX


Tutor helping struggling child with math and science

Raising five children of their own, Barry and Krista Ridling understand the immense value of educational success.  They personally know and understand what it’s like to have children struggling, who need additional help, as well as the challenges present in keeping children engaged and enthusiastic as they advance through their studies. Having seen the benefits of The Tutoring Center on other children they were inspired to open a center of their own.  They are now thrilled to provide tutoring opportunities to children in their community, and to foster a lifelong love of learning.

Barry has a psychology degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also an avid volunteer for CASA of Collin County. Krista has an associate degree in psychology from Collin County Community College. Together, they have a passion for helping children reach their full potential.  They want to help create a community not only of students with high academic skills, but also of fearless learners that will thrive wherever they go.

Our classrooms feature an intense learning environment that combines “The Rotational Approach to Learning” and One-To-One Instruction. Both methods were developed by Edward S.Thalheimer, Ph.D., founder of THE TUTORING CENTER. Our innovative system gives your child far more One-to-One Instruction than he or she will ever receive in a classroom full of children, or even in a small group.

You have many choices available for your child, and we want you to make the choice that's in your child's best interest. For instance, many schools provide after-school tutoring or intervention programs for students who are having difficulty in school, and maybe your child has been offered one in the past. Even though these programs are free to families, current research indicates that these programs are inefficient and time-consuming. Since they focus mostly on completing your child's homework, they can not offer you a permanent solution. While school-based tutoring may provide your child with short-term homework help, THE TUTORING CENTER's intense One-to-One Instruction and "The Rotational Approach to Learning™" actually provide your child with long-term skills that will last a lifetime.


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