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The Fit Learning Model:
informed by science, loved by learners.

 
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Our Learners

The Fit Learning Method is designed for EVERY kind of student.  Our adherence to the principles of learning science, a precise progress monitoring system, and a combination of evidenced-based instructional approaches enables us to rapidly accelerate the learning abilities of ALL students – regardless of age, disability, challenge, or label.  

Our Process

1- EVALUATION: 
Private meet and greet to identify your needs and provide consultation on the next course of action 

2- ASSESSMENT:

Our Comprehensive Skills Assessment identifies the learner’s current level of fluency on a vast range of essential, core skills that we have identified as prerequisites to long-term academic success. 

3- PROGRAMS:
All sessions resemble a sport, where your child participates in an individually designed, fast-paced, goal-oriented, 1-on-1 instructional interactions with a Fit Learning Coach.

4- RESULTS:
The Fit Learning Method trains your child to fluency: rapid processing speed and a measure of true mastery or proficiency. This form of “cognitive fitness training” produces improved memory, heightened confidence, increased resistance to distractions and fatigue, and the ability to quickly and effortlessly learn new things.

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All of our programs use a multi-modal approach that greatly improves visual and auditory processing speed, working memory, executive functioning, confidence, and perseverance.

 
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Fit Reading trains grades K-12 to fluency in Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Oral and Silent Reading, Comprehension, Spelling & Vocabulary.

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Fit Math trains grades 1st -12 to fluency in Numeration, Computation, Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, Percents, Algebra, & Problem Solving.

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Lil' Fits trains pre-K to 1st grade to fluency in Listening, Understanding, Following Instructions, Language Building, Reading Readiness, & Relational Math Concepts.

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Fit Logic trains grades K-12 to fluency in Problem Solving, Advanced Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Study Skills.

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Fit Writing trains grades 3 - 12 to fluency in Grammar, Sentence & Paragraph Construction, Brainstorming, Organization, & Genre Writing.

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Fit provides homeschool support and supplementation in core skill areas. Children attend Fit sessions from two to six hours per day three to five days per week and receive intensive one-on-one academic and cognitive training.

1 Year's Growth in as Little as 40 Hours

 

Our method is currently the only in the world to combine the most highly tested and researched methods into one comprehensive, instructional approach. The result is a profoundly transformative process that consistently produces 1 year’s worth of growth in as little as 40 hours, with many students reaching 2 years growth within 40 hours.

Curriculum-Based Measurement:
Rate of Improvement Comparisons

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This figure represents 40-hour rate of improvement comparisons (ROI) for learners assessed in school districts nationally versus learners who received instruction at Fit Learning. The blue bars reflect the national average rate of improvement for learners in school districts and the orange bars reflect the average rate of improvement for learners at Fit Learning.

 

Description of ROI Chart:

Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a nationally norm-referenced assessment system with over 30 years of empirical validation with respect to its validity and reliability in evaluating the academic progress of students throughout a school year.

Fit Learning utilizes CBM as a means of evaluating the progress of learners enrolled in relation to national norms. Four CBM assessments are included in this figure. Math-CAP CBM refers to an assessment of Concepts and Applications in mathematics, that evaluates language-based math skills. Math-COMP CBM refers to an assessment of Computation skills, that evaluates the solving of math algorithms. MAZE-CBM refers to an assessment of reading comprehension. Oral Reading CBM refers to an assessment of oral reading fluency.

 
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Meet The Team

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Patty Nuhfer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP

Co-Director

drpatty@fitlearningpittsburgh.com

Dr. Patty Nuhfer earned her PhD in School Psychology from the Oklahoma State University. Prior to her doctorate, Dr. Nuhfer earned an M.A. in School Psychology and graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral, and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Dr. Nuhfer is adjunct faculty for the ABA and School Psychology graduate programs at Wichita State University. 

Dr. Nuhfer's extensive background and expertise in evidence-based academic interventions, along with her passion to help children learn and succeed led her to co-found Fit Learning Pittsburgh. 

Jessica Giorgi, M. Ed.

Co-Director

jessica@fitlearningpittsburgh.com

Jessica focuses her practice on supporting learners and families. She places particular emphasis on determining missing component skills and smoothing out splintered skills so that students and families can experience academic success.  With increased academic confidence, often comes a decrease in problem behaviors in the classroom.  Her goal is to foster a love of learning through behavioral science.

 

Jessica attended Chatham University in Pittsburgh for her bachelor's degree before graduating from Duquesne University with her master's in education.  She completed post-graduate work through the Florida Institute of Technology, and is a board certified behavior analyst.