Lisa Fegen
Founder and CEO of Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar was established in 2007 with the specific goal of providing quality educational programs for middle-school children. As the founder of Raising the Bar, I noticed there was a lack of Houston area programs that catered specifically to this age group. I sought to change this, and my vision was twofold: to provide the very best educational support possible for our students, and to exclusively employ dynamic educators to deliver instruction. As a veteran teacher myself (close to 20 years and counting!), I feel experienced teachers not only understand the facts and skills critical for academic success, they also know how to motivate and inspire the kids they serve. Our individualized instruction is learner-centered, hands-on, and delivered by state-certified teachers who are passionate about their respective areas of expertise. I personally interview and hire each and every Raising the Bar team member to ensure that they are able to provide the very best educational support for our families.

Raising the Bar has evolved beyond serving only middle-school aged students. We now have grown to serve the needs of students from kindergarten through 12th grade, offering private in-home tutoring, academic coaching, test prep support, and summer enrichment programs to help kids achieve success.

At Raising the Bar, we are dedicated to designing and delivering quality educational programs to enrich the mind, character, and spirit.

Why We’re Successful

“Just because you know how to drive a car doesn’t make you a mechanic.”

All Raising the Bar tutors are certified teachers, period. Our key to success is knowing there’s an *art* to teaching; not just anyone can do it! Teaching is a profession, not a hobby. It takes hard work and constant training. RTB is proud to be exclusively owned by and staffed with experienced, dynamic educators who come with a wealth of knowledge to provide the very best educational support possible for your child. We are committed to placing each and every student with the best tutor to serve his/her individual needs and work closely with families to ensure student success.

Experienced Tutoring Team

Each member of the RTB tutoring team is a state-certified educator, and 95% of our staff are full-time classroom teachers in schools throughout the Houston area.

You Choose Your Child’s Tutor

You get to choose the tutor you feel is the best fit for your child from a list of available candidates in your area. Many of our tutors have flexible schedules and are available after school, evenings, on weekends, and/or during academic breaks.

Exceptional Customer Service

Our “personal touch” approach to customer service can’t be beat. RTB’s owner personally places each tutor and monitors student progress to ensure success.

You Choose Your Location

Tutoring can take place in your home or an alternate location – whichever works best for you.

Communication Is Key

Our tutors provide regular feedback about your child’s progress at the end of each session so you’re always kept in the loop.

Individualized Instruction

Our tutors individualize instruction and cater to your child’s specific learning style.