Student ACT Prep

Changing Students’ Lives

Teacher ACT Workshops

Teachers hold the key to higher scores

Private Tutoring

Reawakens the joy of learning

 To assure the well being of our students and teachers during this pandemic, Focus on Learning will no longer offer onsite instruction.  We will resume face-to-face tutoring when the public schools reopen, which is expected to be on April 27.

We will, however, continue private ACT, SAT, math, science and  English tutoring on Zoom.  We hope our ACT and SAT students will use  this time to work towards the goal scores for the June 13 ACT and June 6 SAT.  We will provide additional tests for practice.  The more tests students practices on, the higher their score.

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Our address is 3610 Buttonwood Dr. STE. 200 Columbia, MO 65201

3610 Buttonwood

STE. 200

Columbia, MO 65201

Office Number:

(573) 886-8969


Office Hours:

Monday – Friday

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.


(extended hours
for tutoring)

Email: FOLCI@

Our Services

Who we are


Focus on Learning is an education center located in Columbia, Missouri for thirty-three years. We have been dedicated to serving the needs of individual learners from kindergarten through college. We have recently changed our emphasis and are now limiting our services to high school students. Our goal is to offer these young men and women the individual subject tutoring and test prep for ACT, PSAT, SAT they need to succeed in college and in life. The 21st century will put great demands on their educational background, especially in STEM areas, than ever before. Our goal is for every student to be college-ready — to have the reading, writing, math, and science skills that will lead to success in colleges classes. We are committed to working with Columbia Public Schools both as professionals and as a Partner in Education. We sponsor the MAC Scholar high school program, which works with historically under-represented students in Columbia Public Schools, offering ACT courses at no cost. We also annually give scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Focus on Learning is proud to be a part of the rich learning community in Columbia.

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge” 

–  Albert Einstein

Our Team

Ene-Kaja Chippendale, Ph.D.

Ene-Kaja Chippendale, Ph.D.

President of Focus on Learning

ACT English/Reading Expert

Gary Moss, Ph.D.

Gary Moss, Ph.D.

ACT Math/Science Expert

Focus on Learning Team

Our teachers show students how to learn.

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