Hi, I’m Emily. I opened The Prep Center after working as a private tutor and public school teacher for many years. I also tutored/mentored through the PEOPLE program, AVID/TOPS, Neighborhood House, and Big Brothers Big Sisters, among other programs. I decided to go out of my comfort zone as an Educator and open my own small business. The Prep Center is 100% locally owned and female owned. We have one location on Monroe St.

I have faced challenges over the first few years including: Monroe Street construction, flooding, and of course COVID-19. Throughout everything I have led our team and pivoted to continue to meet with each of our students.

Today, we offer a wide range of services. We have the best tutors in Madison! I hire very strategically and support all of my tutors. We are a close knit group and work hard to give each of our students the support that they need.

The Prep Center is a member of Dane Buy Local and Monroe Street Merchants Association. We also work with School of Hope, donating our services.