Columbia Learning Center in North New
Columbia Academy is a privately owned and operated tutoring and learning center, serving
students from a wide area in North New Jersey, including East Hanover, Florham Park, Livingston, Parsippany,
Whippany, Roseland, Caldwell, Verona, and West Orange. Throughout the year, our learning center offers after-school
one-on-one and small group math tutoring, academic enrichment programs, standardized and AP test preparation,
piano lessons, chess classes for elementary, middle, and high school students, and a piano level test for students from around the world.
All of the tutoring programs, classes, and courses complement regular academic programs and are
designed to assist students in meeting academic standards in core subjects. Our highly qualified math tutors
provide help to students of all academic levels in every subject of math ranging from elementary to high school
math. Students can quickly learn and comprehend the material, acquire and master the skills necessary to improve
their academic performance and succeed in school.
Piano lessons are taught by Alla Iovel, MM, MA - a long-established piano teacher with a private
piano studio located in East Hanover, New Jersey who considers it a privilege to share her extensive (over 35
years) piano teaching experience and thorough pedagogical background with everyone, as well as her proven, unique
methods of teaching the piano. It has given her the ability to teach any musical style to anyone.
Columbia Academy provides the opportunity to develop students' unique interests, uncover their
hidden talents, and experience satisfaction in accomplishments. Our programs are tailored for both highly capable
and motivated independent learners or gifted students who want to be challenged, and for students who need help
catching up. Our chess lessons are designed to develop critical thinking, strategic planning, and creative problem
solving skills. Students play chess and participate in chess tournaments with other students.
Students may choose from traditional on-campus tutoring sessions or one-on-one in-home lessons.
These afford the students more flexibility in scheduling and be available for other after-school programs and