"We cannot say enough good things about Alice Judge Gillan and the Gillan Learning Center. We've seen huge gains from our child over the work they've done together this summer. Excellent one on one instruction that not only helps develop reading skills, but promotes self esteem too." Thank you, Alice!
"I had the privilege of working with Alice. She is an amazing lady with passion and the ability to motivate each student in their own way based on their unique personalities and needs. She always shows up with a smile on her face and ready to make the lives of children better, especially when it comes to reading. The children who work with Alice progress at a great rate and as such able to navigate their academic, social, and personal lives with a greater knowledge of reading and language.
"Alice - you are a treasure in our community. The insight and experience you bring to teaching is invaluable. My son was so lucky to have you as a reading specialist and friend!
"I also worked with Alice at Chandler and she helped my daughter Mariah in 1st grade who is now entering 5th grade and reading well. When I asked Mariah what she liked best about Alice.....she said that she was so funny! Alice makes reading fun! Now that's a compliment! I have always noticed how upbeat she is with the kids no matter what time of the school day! I know how dedicated she is and we will miss her smiling face dearly!
"Alice was the 3rd grade teacher for both of my children and they loved her! I was fortunate to have her expertise as reading specialist in my second grade Chandler classroom. Nothing but positive experiences for all students!
"I have had the pleasure of working with Alice at Chandler for 11 years. My three children were also fortunate enough to benefit from her expertise during their years at Chandler. I felt so confident in Alice's practices, that I enrolled my children in Gillan Learning Center for the summer. Not only does she focus on reading and writing but more importantly, she works on developing your child's self esteem. No matter the reading level, your child will believe that they are a reader! She is amazing! We are so fortunate to have her as a resource in town.
"My daughter LOVES working with Alice Gillan in the Ready to Read = Ready to Succeed program. She has made so much progress since she started in September. I know that when she starts Kindergarten in the fall she will have a solid foundation to help her succeed.
"Alice is an outstanding person and teacher who has worked with my sons for two years. They have both benefited tremendously from her hard work, caring and positive approach. Her direct reading instruction have helped them both improve in confidence,fluency, and comprehension.
"Mrs. Gillan is wonderful. She is patient and kind with the children. She really helps to bring the children to the next level of their learning. She challenges them and knows their strength and weakness and works with both. I can't say enough positive things about the center. It's clean, quiet and a great atmosphere for the kids!