Academic Tutoring and brain training in the asheville area

Open to all K-8 Asheville area students!

EverLearning at Evergreen is an after school tutoring program with a focus brain-based movement.  EverLearning provides individualized instruction based on the unique learning style of each student. At EverLearning, we cultivate a love for learning by helping students build their skills of inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving. We help guide students in discovering the tools they need in order to reach greater achievement in the classroom. The experienced tutors at EverLearning utilize assessment data in order to set learning targets and design personalized instruction.  Each tutoring session also includes movement activities that help students better engage in the learning process. 

EverLearning offers:

  • Academic Tutoring with brain-based movement
  • Orton-Gillingham trained tutors
  • Brain Training: Neurofeedback, FastForWord, and Interactive Metronome
  • Small Group Tutoring and specialized academic courses
  • Licensed/Certified tutors
  • Affordable tutoring for K-8 students
  • Flexible scheduling
  • After school and summer camp options through EverAfter and Evergreen Summer Adventures

This is the first step in EverLearning participation.  One form per student is required.  The registration fee for 2017-2018 is $35 per child.   Registration for EverLearning and EverAfter are combined.   Only one form and one fee are required per year in order to participate in both programs.  

All tutoring students have the option to join EverAfter on the day of their tutoring session for an additional $5.00.  EverAfter provides after school care until 6:00pm every afternoon. 


Fast ForWord

Fast ForWord helps children, from age 5 through 18, who struggle with reading difficulties, auditory processing disorder, speech or language impairment, autism, ADD/ADHD, a learning disability, or who are at risk for falling behind.
Fast ForWord is an intervention designed to address the  root cause of learning difficulties by training the brain to  more effectively process auditory information.  The  program focuses on improving attention, memory, and  processing speed while building foundational reading and  language skills.  

Fast ForWord helps students with...

  • Reading difficulties and dyslexia
  • Auditory processing disorder
  • Speech or language impairment
  • Autism
  • Learning disabilities

It specifically improves the following...

Sequencing is the ability to place information in the correct order such as days of the week. This is important for your child to process and comprehend information.

Reading and Literacy Skills such as phonemic awareness, phonics, and auditory discrimination of sounds and sound sequencing are important foundational skills your child needs to successfully read – which is the basis of all academic learning.

Vocabulary and Grammar refer to understanding the meaning of words and the rules for written and oral language. This is important for your child since it’s much easier to read fluently when they understand the words and structure.

Processing Rate refers to both the speed and accuracy with which the brain processes information. This is important because all literacy development -- from learning to talk to learning to read to writing proficiently -- is dependent on your child’s ability to process sounds and words quickly.

Attention is the ability to focus and pay careful attention to details. Teachers may use the term "poor listening skills" if your child is having trouble attending and following directions.

Recall & Memory is the ability to retrieve information from long term memory. "Working memory" is holding information in the short term, which is necessary for your child to complete tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehending.





    Neurofeedback (also called EEG Biofeedback) is a proven, computer-based technology that trains brain waves to perform optimally by challenging and strengthening the brain, much as you challenge and strengthen your body in physical exercise.  The therapy is effective in addressing:

    • attention & hyperactivity disorders
    • specific learning disabilities
    • autism
    • serious emotional disabilities
    • language/auditory processing
    • speech difficulties


    Interactive metronome

    Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that helps strengthen the brain’s ability to synchronize thought and movement to a steady metronome beat. The overall goal of IM training is to improve timing in the brain, or Neuro-timing, through rhythm and repetition.  When Neuro-timing improves, gains are seen in:

    • Attention & Executive Functioning
    • Motor Coordination & Balance
    • Language Processing
    • Reading & Math Fluency
    • Control of Impulsivity & Aggression



    For more information, please contact Program Director, Carrie Pusey at




    Carrie graduated from Carson-Newman College with an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and an MEd in Counseling.  After a few years working in environmental education and outdoor retail in the Great Smoky Mountains, Carrie journeyed to Winston-Salem where she taught middle school at Triad Academy.   She was trained at the associate and certified level in Orton-Gillingham instruction while at Triad Academy.  She was immersed in the world of dyslexia and learning differences and found a love for this work. 

    After four years in WInston-Salem, Carrie and her husband Caleb moved to Asheville to be closer to friends and family and a landscape they adore.  She was honored to be given a position as a 5th grade lead teacher at Evergreen.  After 3 years in 5th grade, she transitioned into her current position as an Academic Support/Title 1 teacher and the director of EverLearning.  

    When Carrie is not teaching she is enjoying time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, traveling, climbing, gardening, and caring for her furry and feathered friends.