Five on Three- The Tutoring Center, Plano

Malika Virani

Owner/ Center Director, The Tutoring Center, Plano 

At THE TUTORING CENTER, we specialize in helping children master academic skills and increase their self-confidence, attention span, and focus. We develop a personalized program and then give the child the finest ONE TO ONE instruction possible in a positive, fun, and caring environment. We offer Math, Reading, and Writing programs for K-12 grades.

Our programs cover Phonics, Reading, Writing, Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Calculus, Homework & Study Skills, and Kindergarten Readiness.

Business address: 3100 Independence Parkway, Suite # 211; Plano 75075 

Phone: 469-277-8177

Year opened: 2015

Total number of employees: 4

What does your business offer that is unique compared to similar businesses?

Our system is research based and follow “The Rotational Approach to Learning” ( to learn more). 

At THE TUTORING CENTER, we have a clear mission for every child who studies with us.

1   First, child will develop stronger academic skills in Reading, Math, and Writing.

2   Second, child will develop better concentration, focus, and attention span.

3   Third, child will gain more confidence and motivation.

4   Fourth, child will develop stronger Test-Taking and Study Skills.

At The Tutoring Center, there is a big emphasis on character development, increasing self-confidence, attention span, and focus along with academic improvement. 

What is the most important part of your job on a daily basis?  

Most important part of my job is to ensure all students at The Tutoring Center are receiving best quality tutoring, and we are empowering our students to reach their maximum potential. Also, building a positive relationship with the parents is a critical part of my role as the director. 

What are your keys to success?

I believe in values of IQuEST, which is the acronym for Integrity, Quality, Enthusiasm, Service, and Team Work. The IQuEST in action at The Tutoring Center, Plano is the key to our success!!

We have a child-centered approach which helps me and my staff to keep in mind the best interest of the children at all times. 

What surprises you most about your job?

It is amazing to see how much the children appreciate The Tutoring Center, and how much they love to come back for their next session. Also, the enthusiasm and passion of my staff amazes me!

Tell us something most people wouldn’t know about your company   

Along with the parents, we also develop partnership with the student’s teacher at the school. We send the results of the initial FREE Diagnostic Assessment to the child’s schoolteacher and communicate with him/her on a regular basis. 

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