The Tutoring Center, Kansas City MO 


Tutor helping struggling child with math and science
Voted BEST IN THE NORTHLAND 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020

Center Director - Ron Wisdom

Ron has a strong passion and enthusiasm for empowering children through education. It was by serving as a mentor working with elementary school students where Ron first discovered his love for helping children reach their fullest potential and is what led him to The Tutoring Center. Holding a Bachelors Degree from the US Naval Academy and a Masters in Business Administration from University of Missouri-Kansas City, Ron is excited to bring his knowledge, skills, and commitment to serving the families of the Liberty and Kansas City area communities as center director of The Tutoring Center, Kansas City MO. Ron believes that through his dedication to discovering the right individualized combination of materials, teaching style, and enthusiasm, every child can cultivate the confidence and skills they need to succeed in both the classroom and in life.  Ron and his family have lived in the Liberty/Kansas City areas for the last 20 + years and are actively involved in the community.  Ron and his wife Stacy have two kids in the Liberty Public Schools System at the elementary and secondary school levels.

Head Instructor - PJ Anderson

Phillip, also known as PJ, was born and raised in Kansas City, MO. PJ continues to work towards his goal of helping others as a math teacher. He graduated from Park Hill South High School in 2014 and went on to further his education, obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Missouri State in Mathematics in 2021. He has always had a love for helping others learn and develop their knowledge. Math has always been a passion of PJ’s and he loves to help students at the Tutoring Center grow their confidence in his favorite subject. PJ recently welcomed his first-born son, Milo, and he looks forward to raising him with the same affection for learning and helping others as he has demonstrated in the classroom.

Lead Instructor - Marilyn Hollon 

Marilyn Hollon has worked with children throughout her career.  She was an educator in the Park Hill School District for 22 years, serving first as an elementary teacher and then as a principal. Marilyn earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, a Master's degree from Baker University, and a Doctorate of Education from KU.  She is committed to helping students learn and grow, and she is always excited to see the progress they make at The Tutoring Center.

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.