Our Wellesley, MA location is situated conveniently at the intersection of Route 9 and Route 16, making it an easily accessible center for families located in Wellesley, Weston, Natick, Needham, and the surrounding areas. We work with high schools across the Greater Boston region, including Milton, Wellesley High, Weston High, and more. Our Wellesley center is a lively, bright space that clearly reflects the commitment and dedication our instructors have to their students. Check out our monthly happenings board at the entrance for an idea of what our students have been up to this month; you’ll find projects by students from kindergarten to 12th grade, ranging in subjects from English and Language Arts to mindfulness projects to physics experiments. Wellesley is made to be a space that inspires creativity - you can even write on the walls! A place that clearly fosters learning, we know your child will love coming to our Wellesley center. The main services we offer to our families include:
Math, science, English and language arts, social studies – our instructors at Wellesley will support your child in all areas of academia! Need support in acing your AP or Honors courses? Want to raise your grade for the term? Axiom’s committed faculty will help you achieve your child’s goal of success. Please call us today to learn more!
Every child is unique, and every child has a unique learning style. At Axiom LearningTM in Wellesley, we understand that not every child learns the same, and at the same time, that not every child is given the proper tools for success. That’s where we come in. We strive to support students with every learning profile, from dyslexia to ADD/ADHD to executive functioning developmental delays. Ask us about our customized programs designed to help your child realize their full potential.
Axiom’s customized test prep leads the industry in Boston with score increases of over 300 points on the SAT and 8 points on the ACT. With one-on-one instruction, our faculty targets the areas in which your child needs the most support to push their score into competitive levels. Our faculty has graduated from some of the country’s top institutions, including Dartmouth, Harvard, and MIT, giving your child the opportunity to work first hand with individuals who have been through the steps it takes to get into the country’s best schools. Contact us today to schedule a FREE diagnostic and get your child started on the pathway to success.
Working with Axiom Learning gets you more than just the skill of a single instructor – our whole TEAM of talented education faculty work together to create customized, effective lessons for every one of our students. Through the use of our time-tested diagnostic assessments, our support is designed for each individual student to reach their goals in the best way possible. Our process is as follows:
Our customized assessments assess where each student is RIGHT NOW across a wide range of sub-topics. Whether you are getting ready to take the SAT, need targeted support in academic subjects like Math, Science and English or need to understand how your Special Learner can best be supported, our diagnostics point you in the right direction to design the most effective learning plans for your child.
Our diagnostic tools provide our faculty and education team the data we need to design customized learning plans which efficiently address your child's specific deficits, challenge and extend their strengths and focus on the topics and areas they would most benefit from (while also saving time by not wasting valuable time on areas which won't help your child). We revisit these plans a MINIMUM of every 8 weeks to make sure your child's support is always targeting their specific needs in real time.
Supported by our education team, our dedicated faculty members will work with your child to develop the processes and frameworks needed to achieve their objectives. Your faculty members are never alone in helping your child succeed - all of our faculty members meet on a weekly basis to discuss EVERY student’s learning plan and check in with our global education support team at least twice every month to ensure they are using the most effective tools we have available.
You should always know WHAT we are doing with your child and WHY we are doing it. We have the most robust reporting processes in the industry to ensure you are properly informed. We regularly call all of our parents and provide extensive progress reports every semester which provide a great deal of detail and recommendations for each of our students. We are also always happy to meet with you to explain the progress we are seeing and areas of continued focus moving forward.
Hello! My name is Lauren Boranian, and I am grateful to be a part of the Axiom Learning team. Growing up in Oakland, I was lucky enough to have some truly amazing teachers. I believe all students can benefit from the individual attention of a caring, invested teacher, and I strive to live up to that philosophy as a center director and instructor. I graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, earning an A.B. in Linguistics with a minor in Music. I wrote my senior thesis about the intersection of language and music in the brain. Before coming to Axiom, I worked with students of all ages in several different educational settings. At the San Francisco nonprofit 826 Valencia, I helped to design and implement a creative writing curriculum for an elementary summer program. I also worked as a teaching assistant for the Head-Royce School Summer Program and the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir, facilitating classroom learning and rehearsal. At Axiom, I love using my creativity to help students learn. In my free time, I enjoy singing in choir, exploring Boston, making quilts, and cooking for my friends. I hope to work with your family soon!
Hi! My name is Taylor Mckinnon. I’m from Boston, Massachusetts and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Classical Studies and English Literature from Brandeis University. Ever since I was young, I’ve been passionate about exploring the ins and outs of childhood education as my mother was a pioneering force for early development in the Boston Public Schools. As I got older, I became increasingly conscious of the issues my peers and I faced with the current educational system and became involved in finding solutions and pathways to make things simpler and easier for students to learn. My teaching journey started in tenth grade when I began working at a homework assistance program in the Boston Public Libraries. I helped children from grades K-8 with their homework and developing more effective study techniques. Since then, I have tutored individuals in Latin (my favorite subject) and worked with programs through Brandeis that provide academic support to students. I am especially enthusiastic about working with young women in the sciences. My favorite part is connecting students to their studies in order to encourage them to continue learning! Outside of this, I enjoy anything related to superheroes, the ancient Romans, and baking delicious cookies. I look forward to working with your family!
Hello! My name is Shari Dryden. Originally from Denver, I have been working with kids for as long as I can remember both inside and outside the classroom. I graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a Bachelor of the Arts in English and History. While at BC, I became inspired to work as an educator through my service with programs such as Jumpstart for Young Children and Big Brothers Big Sisters. BC also taught me that curiosity and learning can spark from anything and everything around us—whether that’s finding the poetics behind rap music or even critically analyzing Disney movies! I firmly believe that every child deserves the chance to succeed, and I hope to share my joy of learning in all aspects of my life. When I’m not teaching, you can find me reading, road tripping, biking, or serving up a scrumptious jazz brunch with friends and family. I’m delighted to work with you and your family at Axiom!
Hello! My name is Sam Birmingham, and I am excited to work with you and your family at Axiom. I grew up in Stowe, Vermont before attending Colgate University, where I studied English Literature and Education. While studying at Colgate, I became interested in the facets of special education and social justice in education. In college, I spent every summer working with children of all ages: either in my hometown as a tennis coach or in Boston teaching math. For me, choosing to become involved in education was a no-brainer; I was met with another easy decision upon discovering Axiom Learning during my senior year. Axiom’s emphasis on building strong one-on-one relationships with students is something upon which I base my own educational philosophy. When I am not working at Axiom, I am probably reading, cooking, or spending time outdoors. I hope to work with your student soon!