Welcome! I’m glad you found us.
Now that you’re here, I’m going to assume some things about you:
- Yes, you want to own and run your own business, BUT, just earning money isn’t enough
- You want to do something that is significant
- You want take action that has real impact
- You want to make a lasting difference in your community
What I’m going to share with you is an un-served or at least under served niche in the education market. Across the U.S. there are about 15,000,000 current school students who can use the help you could be providing.
What they need isn’t taught in schools, it isn’t taken care of by traditional tutoring, and the few specialized agencies that exist are covering just a few of the skills that students need in order to be successful.
You don’t need an education degree or experience to get this opportunity working for you. But, you will need to run and manage a business. This isn’t for people who want to be absentee owners. It’s a real business that you’ll want to get up and go to work on each and every day.
OK, with that in mind, here are the details of what this business opportunity includes:
What is this all about?
We’ve developed a system for solving Learning Disabilities, including Dyslexia and most attention challenges. Learning Disabilities occur in people with average or above average IQs. This is not about teaching students to cope, to live with, to accommodate, or to focus just on their strengths.
This is about building the skills that all good learners have. That means focusing on making changes in the way the brain processes information so that students can compete, comfortably and successfully, on an “even playing field,” with no accommodations needed.
And those changes are permanent.
Finally, this is about building a business centered around changing the lives of students and their families. It’s both fulfilling and profitable.
How big is the market?
Research tells us there are 15,000,000+ current K-12 students who could use this help.
It’s an astoundingly large chunk of the education market.
That’s 6 out of every classroom of 20 students, or 9 out of a class of 30. They are a huge market of undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, un-served, or underserved students.
It’s hard to believe there can be that many students that are struggling each and every day at school or with homework.
And yet, it’s true.
Here’s what it can look like for these families –
Mom and “Johnny” are sitting at the kitchen table working together on his homework. The teacher assigned what she thought was about 15 minutes of homework. Mom and Johnny are about to start on hour 4 of the 15-minute assignment.
This is not the first day they’ve done this. It’s been weeks, and months, and even years that this has been going on. As the years pass by, the work gets harder and longer.
They’ve tried tutoring. They’ve asked the pediatrician. They’ve talked to teachers. Every year they hope that the new class, new teacher, or new school will make it all easier.
And every year they’re disappointed.
Through all of this, mom has been on a “journey.” At first she wondered if maybe Johnny wasn’t as smart as she thought he was. But after a while she realized that Johnny is really smart…as smart as her friends’ kids or even smarter.
The next step on the journey is the belief that Johnny is just lazy. Over time, mom has realized that Johnny isn’t lazy. Johnny is working as hard as possible, often times harder than his friends.
He’s working up to the point of exhaustion.
The third step on the parent’s journey is this – Something just doesn’t make sense…something doesn’t add up. Johnny is smart and he isn’t lazy but he just can’t succeed in school.
It may be reading or spelling or math or all of it, but school isn’t working for Johnny and he’s felt stuck for a long time.
And today, after hours and hours of hard work, then dad walks in and, as dads sometimes do, he makes a “dad-like” remark, “If he’d just apply himself he’d get it.”
Then there’s an epic explosion of emotion.
Mom has had it. Dad realizes he’s made a mistake, but it’s too late. The damage is done.
The family is now in crisis and needs to find help.
What else is typical for these students?
- Studying for hours and hours and still failing
- Finding ways to “hide” (not stand out) in the classroom
- Feeling like the dumbest kid in the class
- Living as if they’re locked in a prison that keeps them from being successful
They are truly desperate for real help.
Shouldn’t someone already be helping these kids?
Yes, someone should, but no one actually is helping. Schools are mandated to teach curriculum. They aren’t charged with the task of developing the underlying skills that make learning easy. It simply isn’t their job.
Most tutoring is just the same things done at school. It may be slowed down, it may be broken up into smaller chunks, but it’s still curriculum.
Finally, there are some specialized organizations that do work on a few of the necessary skills, but they ignore the rest. They have a “piece of the puzzle” but not the entire picture.
There is no single program that will solve all learning challenges.
That’s’ why it took us over 20 years to put together a complete system that will cover all the learning skills. We had to take the work that others have done, combine it with the latest research, and then synthesize it all into a workable system that consistently gets results.
The ONLY way to make permanent changes is to “re-wire” the way the brain processes information. 70% of humans all process information the same way. But for the 30% that don’t, school, and life, is much more challenging than it needs to be. For some, it’s a small annoyance. For the more severe, it can be debilitating.
What isn’t this about?
This isn’t about helping kids with homework. It’s not about doing “more of the same” that already isn’t working. It’s not about using technology as a crutch. It’s not about building a false sense of self-esteem. It’s not about helping students make it through the next assignment, the next essay, or the next test.
Instead we train the skills that allow students to become comfortable, confident, independent learners. We get them to where they don’t need extra or special help.
What are the skills you’re talking about?
The skills that we work on are what are referred to as underlying skills. In other words these are skills that everyone assumes are in place and functioning efficiently. And for 70% of the population, those skills are in place and working just as they should.
Having these skills working for you makes learning (and life) easy. When they are weak or missing, learning becomes labored, difficult, or impossible.
And when bright students have weak or missing skills they are perplexing because they obviously are smart but they don’t seem to produce.
Over time they become maddening and get called either “not very bright” or lazy…neither of which is true.
So what are these skills? Here’s a short list:
If you want to see a complete list, Click Here.
These skills are actually in a hierarchy. In other words, if a lower level skill is not functioning it will have an effect on all the skills above it. It’s kind of like a ladder with a rickety first few rungs. The top of the ladder is going to be very unstable. Click Here to see the full continuum of skills.
This is very different than helping students with homework.
Homework help isn’t what we do. We are building the skills that will allow students the freedom of doing homework on their own, without needing help from anyone.
4 important things to understand about these skills:
- These are all skills that, with the right programs, can be developed in people who have at least average intelligence (yes, even the skill of memory)
- At least 15,000,000 current K-12 students are missing at least some of these skills
- When the skills are weak or missing they depress the ability to learn
- Schools and tutoring do not work on these skills. They work on skills higher up on the continuum.
This is where the opportunity is –
There are millions of families across the country who are desperate to end the frustration caused by inefficient learning skills. They want their children to succeed in school and in life.
And they can’t find an answer that works.
They’ve looked for and tried everything they can find but the frustrations continue. They talk to teachers, doctors, therapists, specialists, tutors, and big box learning centers. They read books and search the Internet. Any hope they have is dashed over time because they can’t find anyone who really understands how these underlying skills all work together to make learning easy.
Here’s what we offer that’s different –
We spent over twenty years learning each of these skills, step-by-step. We found the research and the programs that came from the research. We figured out how all these skills relate to each other. We found programs, techniques, and protocols that will build these skills. We discovered ways to make the process shorter. We built ways to work on more than one skill at a time.
And finally we assembled it into a working system that has yet to be duplicated. It’s by far the most comprehensive proprietary option available anywhere.
This system is designed to use competent employees to implement. Done right, you’ll get the very same results that we do.
What we do isn’t taught in colleges and universities. You can’t get this kind of in-depth training anywhere else.
Over the last 32 years, we’ve successfully helped over 5,000 families end the pain and frustration caused by learning challenges.
The most exciting part of it all? The changes we make for students are permanent.
What we’re REALLY doing –
We’re out to change the world and we want to find people who will join us on that journey.
Our goal is to make a meaningful “dent” in learning challenges in this country.
We’re not out to help a few students.
We’re out to make a major impact in students’ ability to be successful. We’re out to change the common belief that people with learning challenges just have to live with them. We’re going to change the belief that learning challenged students should just build on their strengths and ignore their inefficient skills. We’re out to demolish the way these bright students have been treated for decades.
We also believe that small businesses can bring about meaningful changes in the world. We’re not out to remake or change the schools. What we want is to have someone available if a parent decides they want to get real help for their kids. When someone in New York, or Ohio, or Nevada, want help, we want to have someone there who can help those students succeed.
Our initial goal is to assist 150 business owners, distributed across the top 100 population centers in the U.S. to open and build successful enterprises which transform learning challenged students to, not just succeed, but actually thrive in school.
Can we help 750,000 students over the next 5 years? We’re out to try.
One more important thing you should know –
This can be a very profitable business. It took us decades to figure out how to both help students succeed and to make it profitable for us. We’ve now done that and want to share with others how they can do the same thing.
Making a real profit is an important part of how we’ve designed the business. Without a good profit you’ll eventually go out of business and then there will be no one to help those students. We want you to be successful in both helping learning challenged students, and also as a business that will allow you to reach your earnings and lifestyle goals.
Here’s what the business feels like –
We offer to people a licensing opportunity, not a franchise. We’re still bound by a set of laws which vary from state to state. We’ve filed all the necessary paperwork for each state where we have a licensee.
The main reason for licensing is that it gives you more flexibility. It doesn’t restrict you to just one set of programs or system. It allows you to offer other services that may be appropriate to your community.
Everything you’ll deliver to clients is done one-to-one. It’s personalized to each student. You’ll assemble a team of employees who will deliver these sessions.
Solving learning challenges, permanently, isn’t an overnight process, neither is it a forever process. The average student will spend twelve to eighteen months attending your center, usually an hour three times each week. Your goal is for them to come to you, build their skills, and then be finished.
The typical center is open five or six days each week. While there is always room for morning students, the majority of your clients will attend between the hours of 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
As the owner, your primary responsibilities are to oversee marketing and sales, keep on top of finances, and lead your education team.
Most of all, you’ll experience the joys of students succeeding, helping families rediscover life beyond homework, and working with a great team of employees that love working in your business.
Does this sound like what you’ve been looking for? Here are the kinds of people who do best in this business. People who:
- Are on a mission
- Want to make a big difference in their community
- Are willing to go to work every day
- Have a real passion for what they do
- Possess a higher calling to help people
- Live a life of integrity and honesty
- Have the ability to develop networking skills
- Have good management skills
- Have a real drive to make the business succeed
These characteristics are the ones that let you know this may not be the right opportunity for you:
- Your primary goal is making money
- You want to be an absentee owner
- You will be looking for shortcuts
- A get rich quick kind of business is what you really are looking for
- You don’t like kids
- You want to “re-invent the wheel”
- You live in a community with too small a population
- You dislike building and leading a team of employees
Want to know more? Here are your next steps:
- Sign up, download, and read the first two chapters in Jill’s book, At Wit’s End. Use the form below to get your 2 chapters.
- Explore the links about the Learning Skills Continuum and some of our programs. Click Here to read more.
- Then, email us with your questions, and we’ll take it from there.
Thanks for your interest! we’re looking forward to connecting with you soon.
David and Jill Stowell,
Stowell Training Services