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Welcome to theAkron Education Campus

About Us


What We Are

We are a locally-owned, privately operated learning and tutoring center.  We have been in operation as an independent entity for over 50 years with a 90% success rate.


We are not a “drill and kill” program.  We do NOT use computer practice programs (you can do that at home).  Our program involves one-on-one sessions with one teacher and one student (not multiple students supervised by one teacher).

Member:  Better Business Bureau

Director, Dr. Ardath Franck

Director, Dr. Ardath Franck

Dr. Ardath Franck is a graduate of Western Reserve University (PhD,   Education), and Kent State University (M.A., Education, B.S. Education).  She is a certified  school psychologist, speech, and reading supervisor.  Dr. Franck is  the founder and director of the Akron Speech and Reading Center/Akron  Education Campus, serving in that capacity since 1960.  She also  served as the school psychologist for the Wadsworth Public School  District, Brecksville Public Schools, and Summit County Schools and as a  speech therapist for the Coventry and Revere Schools.  She has   served as the Director/Instructor at the University of Akron Speech  Clinic and an instructor in the Western Reserve Graduate School.   She has directed special reading programs for both the Wadsworth and  Elyria Public Schools and has served as a consultant for the Hobbit’s  Pre-School. Author of YOUR CHILD LEARNS, a layman’s psychological   guide to child-rearing, she has been featured in Who’s Who in American  Education annually since 1967.



We offer a variety of individualized instruction programs (see list of services below).

To enroll,  contact us or stop by the Akron Education Campus to schedule an initial interview/assessment session. Cost for this evaluation with Dr. Franck is $70.

Upon completion of this initial meeting, individual learning sessions will be scheduled. These sessions are typically 1/2 hour in length (although they can be scheduled for longer) and are usually scheduled for twice per week.  Each half hour session is $20.  

There is no contract commitment or minimum number of sessions required. We’re so confident you’ll be satisfied that we arrange for you to start or stop any time.

Contact Us

Akron Education Campus

700 Ghent Rd. Suite 200 (entrance is on West side of building under the black awning)

(330) 666-1161


Winter Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 8pm
(Hours by appointment)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Closed

Summer Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 9am – 5 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 am – 8 pm
(Hours by appointment)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Closed