Private Tutoring & Test-Prep

Individualized, one-on-one tutoring and test preparation

Our one-to-one approach extends to private tutoring services outside of your child’s regular educational schedule. We offer flexible scheduling both in-person and online with a live academic tutor in our virtual classrooms.
Our academic tutors work to build rapport and instill confidence in students, focusing on their individual needs in all subjects. In addition to tutoring, many of our students may benefit from academic coaching when it comes to study skills, test-taking skills, organization and more. We can help you with test preparation for such exams as GED, SAT and ACT. If you’re working toward your GED, we can help!

Small Group Tutoring

Within our approach, we realize that some lessons are more impactful when delivered through engaged discussions with peer-to-peer interaction. As we work with your child, we may identify areas of opportunity for a small group tutoring session to be beneficial for your child and others. Therefore, professional judgment will be made to determine when small group instruction will be appropriate. We will work with the families identified for this form of instruction to facilitate these discussions in a way that works for every child and family.

Promote student engagement and graduation success

Difficulty with academic content can lead to decreased confidence and disengagement from coursework. EYC teachers work with students to identify and overcome skill gaps and regain the confidence needed to progress in the subject area. When students confidently complete coursework, they are likely to maintain engagement and stay on the path toward graduation.

Reading & Writing

Does your student need to improve their reading and writing skills? Our teachers are trained to help all types of learners including gifted students, students on the autism spectrum, and students with learning challenges like dyslexia or ADHD. They can help your student become better readers and writers.



Math courses present a challenge for many students. EYC can assist students with remediation, maintain current levels of progress, or proceed to advanced levels.



We offer professional test-prep services for all types of standardized tests; college, high school and military admissions exams and professional certifications.

Examples include the ASVAB, Hi- Set (GED), SAT, SAT II, ACT, ISEE, SSAT/ERB, ITBS, GRE, GMAT, CLEP TESTS PRAXIS and more.

Our individualized approach helps to build the skills, confidence and motivation students need to achieve success in their post- graduation plans. We start by assessing student’s strengths and weaknesses and then design a specific plan to teach skills, strategies, and content, while monitoring progress and communicating with parents throughout the duration of the program.


Empowering Youth and Communities Inc. is a 501c3 organization (dba EYC Academy of St Louis) and was founded in 2018 by a group of educators with 75+ years of combined experience in education as previous administrators in special education, local alternative schools, and supplemental educational business.

EYC Academy is a non-public school, approved by Missouri DESE and is globally accredited through Cognia Global Commission (formerly AdvancEd). Serving the St. Louis, MO metro area, EYC Academy offers a one-to- one blended, in center and digital learning environment to day school students 6th-12th grade. Because our nationally approved curriculum is digital and our teachers can teach virtually, this allows us to deliver services anytime, anywhere across the globe. Enrollment is on-going and can be full-time or part-time. Other services offered include therapeutic services that can be scheduled during the school day, as well as cognitive and academic assessments, school advocacy, one-to-one tutoring for all ages and subjects either in-center, virtually or combined, college planning and application assistance, test-prep and proctoring, and national diploma and career certificate programs.


At EYC Academy, we realize that every student’s journey is different, and learning isn’t one-size-fits all.

We meet our students where they are and take them where they want to be by using a holistic approach and personalizing a solution that best fits their needs. Our students come to us for many reasons — from students with learning challenges, illness, academic and emotional trauma, mental health issues, to students simply needing a flexible schedule and a self-paced school option — and no matter what the reason, there are many ways we can help students find their unique paths success.

We work in partnership with families and schools, navigating an array of learning environments together. But it goes beyond academics. Our wraparound services support the full student. We help align additional resources, such as counseling or therapy, should a student need it.

Every student — no matter their age, background, or circumstance — has a place at EYC Academy. and creating a safe space for them to learn is our main priority. Taking a different path to learning shouldn’t carry any stigma, for students or for parents, and we’re working to change that. Every student’s path to success is different but that doesn’t mean they should have to walk it alone.


EYC Academy provides a highly personalized learning environment which fosters critical thinking, cultivates individual potential, inspires confidence, and prepares students to be productive members of their communities.


Empowering students to define their own success.


Trust among all stakeholders is vital. Expectations influence accomplishments. A school- community partnership is essential. Change creates opportunity. High-performing leadership makes visions reality.