Learning Your Design For Success

About the Success By Design Learning Center in Mandeville, Louisiana

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Success By Design Learning Center has been helping students in Mandeville, Louisiana since October of 1998. Our goal is to help students in the community strive for excellence and confidence in their academic pursuits.

Our learning center was founded by Miss Cherry Smith when she realized her potential to help children overcome academic challenges while working in a boutique learning center. Our faculty of tutors and teachers has grown over the years, but our commitment to the students we teach remains the same. As a certified gifted teacher, Miss Cherry works closely with students of many different learning difficulties and challenges that include the following:

  • Gifted
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • ADD/ADHD, Mild Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome, and Remediation/Deficits

These students learn at an individualized pace, paired with consistent coaching, to better suit their needs. Success By Design Learning Center is committed to creating a welcoming, comfortable place for children with all different types of learning styles.

We provide personalized one-on-one sessions with experienced, professional teachers for students in our tutoring and test prep programs. We offer an additional personalized private education program for students with various goals. As our business has grown, our programs have also expanded to include academic consulting, paper editing, educational counseling, and individual instruction.


Success By Design Learning Center provides information and resources to help your child live up to his or her full potential. Below are some FAQs to get you started.

1. What do I do if I suspect my child has or was recently diagnosed with (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ODD, etc.)?

A) First check with the teacher and proceed through the school evaluation process, if available. If your school does not offer an evaluation process or you would prefer an alternative evaluation, there are several qualified psychologists in the area that offer evaluations outside of the school setting. (If you are looking for a referral, ask the school, your friends, or Success By Design) We also offer standardized testing for students to assess grade level in multiple subject areas. If your child has recently been diagnosed with (ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Asperger’s, Autism, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, ODD, etc.), share the information with the child’s teacher and discuss the accommodations that will be in place at school to help your child succeed. Communicate with the teacher if there are any concerns that you might have. If you need additional guidance, please contact us for more information.

2. What do I do if my child is gifted and they are not being challenged?

A) Communicate your concerns with the teacher. Share any concerns or ideas that benefit your child individually. Listen to the objectives and instructional plans the teacher has in place for the class. If you find that the child is still not being challenged, please contact us for enrichment options or alternative educational programs provided in the area.

3. How do I choose the right private education program?

A) Private education is a personal choice. It is an alternative to the traditional public or private schools. First, schedule an appointment with each private education provider. When searching for the right private education program, make sure their goals for your child align with your goals. Private education programs should be personalized to the academic needs and goals of the child and the family. Contact us for private education options and state compliance information. We are always available to share our 20+ years of knowledge and expertise to help guide you through this decision-making process.

4. How to choose the right ACT Prep program?

A) It is important to find a program that is individualized for your child and worth your investment. There are many ACT prep programs available locally and finding the right one to help your student achieve success could mean the difference in additional scholarship funding, class placement, and more. Research each program, get details on their approach, and understand how each program will help your student stay accountable. Review the qualifications of the program instructor as well. The ideal ACT Prep program instructor has a background and experience teaching high-school level subject material and proven strategies to optimize test taking skills because timing is an important element of successfully completing the ACT. ACT Prep at Success By Design is extremely comprehensive and affordable. Please call us for more details or if you have any questions.

Contact us for more information on our learning center and programs.

Success By Design Learning Center

985-373-6590 Email Us
8 St Ann Drive
Mandeville, LA 70471

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