Who We Are


The IHM Educational Enrichment Institute (EEI) is a supplemental educational service whose purpose is to assist all learners, children as well as adults, to achieve maximum academic growth. The learning style of each participant is addressed by multi-faceted individualized instruction.

We believe that high self-esteem, motivation and positive reinforcement generate joy through learning.

Located on the Main Floor of the IHM Center on the Marywood University Campus, the environment is one of caring and support for the learner.

Enrollment is not restricted by race, religion or national origin.


The certified professional staff consists of IHM Sisters who are dedicated to teaching and helping young people to reach their potential. The Sisters have taught various subjects at elementary, high school and college levels and employ quality teaching methods and materials.

What we do

  • Empower participants to actualize their potential
  • Build self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Enhance ability to cope with regular school program
  • Improve learning skills and study habits
  • Develop and discover unique gifts and talents
  • Stimulate a healthy curiosity toward learning

What we offer

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Individualized instruction: enrichment and remedial
  • Ongoing evaluation

Subject areas

  • Reading
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Study and organizational skills
  • Communication and coping skills
  • Preparation for SAT/PSAT examinations
  • Preparation for High School Entrance
  • Literacy programs for adults
  • Challenges for academically gifted
  • Additional programs as needed

Skills targeted include

  • Goal Setting
  • Class Preparation
  • Time Management
  • Outlining/Note Taking
  • Mapping/Webbing
  • Test Taking Techniques
  • SQ3R Method
    (Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review)


The Educational Enrichment Institute incorporates both Study and Organizational Skills with each specific subject the student is being tutored in during his/her weekly sessions.

These skills are stressed with those students who need help with specific study skills. All students will be taught to approach the learning process in a planned and systematic manner.

Homework Policy

Homework will not be done with the student during the tutoring session. At the end of a session, the tutor may address a particular skill or problem the student has encountered in class by refreshing the student's memory of the classroom presentation.