Increasing Each Student's Academic Performance

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  • SAT/ACT

Testimonials

What Educators are Saying About Academics Plus

“Academics Plus is a positive addition to the educational opportunities for students. The program offers students the opportunity to enhance reading, math, and study skills. Mark and Melinda Crenwelge have developed a close, supportive working relationship with teachers and administrators in the area. The program can be very effective with the students, parents, and teachers working together.”
– Jack Cockrill, Ed.D., Formerly McKinney, Texas

“As an elementary principal, I have seen our students grow academically and with their self-esteem because of Mark and Melinda’s work at Academics Plus. It is truly worthy of its name. They reach out to many communities and it’s truly worth checking into for your child’s educational needs.”
– Harry Long, Formerly, McKinney, Texas

“As an elementary principal, I have worked closely with Melinda and Mark Crenwelge in their roles as parents, advisors, and consultants in our school district. The components of Academics Plus offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills in order to maximize their learning potential. We are indeed fortunate to have this great resource in our community.”
– Judy Rucker, Formerly Prosper, Texas

“Having worked with both Mark and Melinda Crenwelge, I am aware of the genuine concern that they have for the academic and emotional needs of learners. They are an asset to all of Collin County, and I am gratified that they are a resource for our students.”
–Rick Reedy, Ed.D., Frisco, Texas

“As a reading specialist, I view the components of the Academics Plus reading program to be the essential building blocks for success in school. Through the collaborative efforts of the public schools and Dr. Crenwelge, individual strengths are assessed and programmatic decisions made to maximize the learning potential of every student.”
–Benita Bruster, Ph.D., McKinney, Texas

“As an elementary school principal I realize the importance of a good educational foundation and a chance for children to reach their full potential. When my daughter, Brittany, was six years old she attended Academics Plus! She became excited about learning and receiving individualized attention. As a result, she felt good about herself and received the skills necessary to acquire greater achievement throughout school and life.”
– Debbie Carrol-Boyce, Frisco, Texas

“As a middle school principal the past twenty years, I have worked with many students of varied abilities. An individual educational program such as Academics Plus has certainly given students the opportunity to enhance their skills in academic areas. There have been numerous students from our community who have worked with Mark and Melinda Crenwelge in the past two years. These students have exhibited success in their academic endeavors as a result. Having known Mark and Melinda for the past few years, I highly recommend that others consider the program.”
– Jerry Moore – formerly Celina, Texas

“As an elementary principal, I have worked closely with Melinda and Mark Crenwelge in their roles as parents, advisors, and consultants in our school district. The components of Academics Plus offer students the opportunity to enhance their skills in order to maximize their learning potential. We are indeed fortunate to have this great resource in our community.”
– Judy Rucker – formerly Prosper, Texas

“As a secondary principal, I appreciate the commitment to excellence Academics Plus has contributed to our school system. The Crenwelges have demonstrated a sincere concern for student success. This is a fine example of how private enterprise and public schools can be woven together to enhance the education of students in our community.”
– Bill Sudbury – formerly Prosper, Texas

“Dr. Melinda Crenwelge demonstrates genuine concern for ALL children by sharing her experience and expertise through PTA programs, a monthly newsletter, and sponsoring a parent support group with guest speakers. She and her staff have become a valuable resource to me as an academic language therapist and to our community – educating not only the children but parents too!”
– Sherry Vasinda – Allen, Texas

“The individual attention my child has received while attending Academics Plus has greatly helped him to improve his reading skills. Jacob has really enjoyed attending Academics Plus and, as a classroom teacher, I have seen the benefits of it in his work from school. I recommend this program to anyone who wishes to improve a child’s academic skills.”

– Cindy Saucier – Princeton, Texas

“As a reading specialist, I view the components of the Academics Plus reading program to be the essential building blocks for success in school. Through the collaborative efforts of the public schools and Dr. Crenwelge, individual strengths are assessed and programmatic decisions made to maximize the learning potential of every student.”
– Benita Bruster, Ph.D. – formerly McKinney, Texas

“It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Academics Plus to all students as they experience intellectual challenges. As a public school guidance counselor, I have been very impressed with the excellent staff at this learning center as they work with students and parents to assess and analyze individual skills, strengths, and weaknesses. The academic counseling provided gives students of all ages the unique opportunity to learn strategies which encourage and empower success in the classroom. Students seem to come away from their experience at Academics Plus with the belief they are capable of learning!

Not only have the students referred to Academics Plus shown improvement in academic skills and test scores, they have also acquired a better understanding of themselves and their individual learning styles.”
– Carol Newsome – formerly Celina, Texas

“As an elementary school principal I realize the importance of a good educational foundation and a chance for children to reach their full potential. When my daughter, Brittany, was six years old she attended Academics Plus! She became excited about learning and receiving individualized attentions. As a result, she felt good about herself and received the skills necessary to acquire greater achievement throughout school and life.”
– Debbie Carrol-Boyce – Frisco, Texas

“The high school community salutes Academics Plus for all the cooperation we have experienced. Together we give students and staff the possibility to expand SAT/ACT test scores, to remediate TAAS scores, and to develop skills for college-bound students. We consider Melinda and Mark part of our staff.”
– Carol Hunter-Wichmann – formerly McKinney, Texas

“As an elementary principal, I have seen our students grow academically and with their self-esteem because of Mark and Melinda’s work at Academics Plus. It is truly worthy of its name. They reach out to many communities and it’s truly worth checking into for your child’s educational needs.”
– Harry Long – McKinney, Texas

“As an elementary principal, I wish to thank you for the many hours you have spent working with our teachers and me. It is so nice having a local academic center that supports the school as you do. You know, we can truly say that we are positively for students.”
– Isiah Joshua, Jr. – formerly McKinney, Texas

What Parents are Saying About Academics Plus

“Academics Plus has helped my son so much. It has cleaned up years of confusion and frustration at school. His self confidence is great! I am so thankful that we found you.”
–Amy McClellan – McKinney, Texas

“My daughter has had more self-esteem than usual these past months. Plus, SHE CAN READ!”
–Tammy Monroe – McKinney, Texas

“It has been a wonderful experience.”
–Gloria McKinney – Plano, Texas

“My daughter has greatly improved her reading and comprehension ability. Each step of her improvement seems to just double her enthusiasm and desire to progress toward her grade level goals. This approach and learning technique has produced remarkable results.”
–Paul Hawthorne – Princeton, Texas

“The last eight months that we have spent at Academics Plus has helped advance my son three grade levels. If you are looking for help, turn to Academics Plus.”
–Joan E. Wright – McKinney, Texas

“Through his individualized program at Academics Plus, our son began his seventh grade year as a whole new student with greater confidence and improved academic skills to be successful in school. He tested so well that he was mainstreamed from special services and feels good about himself and his progress. We are delighted with the overall positive effects (academic, emotional, and motivational) that Academics Plus is enabling for our son, and we are so thankful to have such an excellent educational resource here.”
–Cathy S. Apple – Celina, Texas

“We had a wonderful experience with Academics Plus! We went from never getting higher than a 2 in reading to getting 4’s! My son has so much confidence! I’m not sure how they did it, but let me tell you….it works!! I highly recommend it!”
–Lori Waddell – McKinney, Texas

“Academics Plus has given our sons a new presentation of some difficult areas of learning. They report that learning the basics is a fun and rewarding experience there.”
–Terry & Kay Sanner – McKinney, Texas

“Math, our own nemesis – no longer! Truly a minor miracle as our son has increased over two math grade levels in 11 months. He no longer feels defeated and overwhelmed as he did before he was enrolled in Academics Plus. He now has self-confidence, academic reinforcement, and support.”
–Edward C. & Glenda Mounger – Mckinney, Texas

“A light at the end of frustration! We can’t thank you enough for your encouragement and your considerable support. Our son has come such a long way, his self-confidence is growing, and we’re ecstatic.”
–Wendy White – McKinney, Texas

“Thanks to you and your special staff my daughter has progressed in her vocabulary, reading skills, and study skills at a tremendous rate. She is a much happier student with good self-esteem.”
–Georgianna Tammaro – Farview, Texas

“There is no greater investment than the one we make in our children. When we think of return on investment, Academics Plus gives the greatest yield we’ve found. Nowhere will you find a better qualified staff. They care about each and every child and make learning fun and exciting. Thanks, Academics Plus, for a job well done.”
–Don & Nan Riederer – McKinney, Texas

“My son was having trouble learning to read. Without him getting extra help at Academics Plus he would be far behind his other classmates. Now he is much happier.”
Jill Rogers – McKinney, Texas

“My son has attended Academics Plus for 3 years now. He went from reading below grade level to reading two grade levels above. Melinda and her staff are wonderful and truly care about the kids’ success in the classroom.”
–Laura Arouca – McKinney, Texas

“I attended Academics Plus for two and half years. Not only did my math scores improve, Dr. Melinda helped me make a plan to end up where I want to be.  And, after scoring a 32 on my ACT and getting a 5 on my    AP Calculus exam, I’m going to the number 8 mechanical engineering in the nation: Texas A&M.”
–Zach Ennen Former student – McKinney, Texas

“Beginning in 2004, both of my children have benefited from the instruction provided by Academics Plus. The entire staff is professional, welcoming, and positive. The programs are thorough and tailored to the student’s specific needs. Academics Plus is the best supplemental education I have encountered in my 20+ years as a teacher. Highly recommended.”
–Ruth Ann Pieri – Waco, Texas

“The last eight months that we have spent at Academics Plus have helped advance my son three grade levels. If you are looking for help, turn to Academics Plus.”
–Joan E. Wright – McKinney, Texas

“Through his individualized program at Academics Plus, our son began his seventh grade year as a whole new student with greater confidence and improved academic skills to be successful in school. He tested so well that he was mainstreamed from special services and feels good about himself and his progress. We are delighted with the overall positive effects (academic, emotional, and motivational) that Academics Plus is enabling for our son, and we are so thankful to have such an excellent educational resource here.”
– Cathy S. Apple – Celina, Texas