We are educators and tutors with a passion for teaching

Rather than treating the symptoms, we go straight to the core.

In 2004, Lyon Learning Center’s founder, Clarise Lyon, was a second grade teacher in the public school system who refused to accept that up to 20 percent of the student population were not achieving to their maximum potential. Refusing to accept that these children would simply be “left behind” by the educational system, she set out to discover why they were struggling to learn in the traditional system. Clarise’s  journey of investigation revealed to her the underlying cognitive skills everyone needs to support academic learning and a lifetime of success.

In 2008, armed with her new knowledge and teaching skills, Clarise opened Lyon Learning to help others benefit from her new discoveries.

Since then, the center has immersed its instruction into a growing body of scientific research that proves it is possible to overcome learning challenges that children and adults experience by reprogramming root causes in the brain.

We are located in the heart of San Carlos and also support families in Menlo Park, Redwood City, Belmont, San Mateo, Burlingame and surrounding regions.


Clarise is a certified Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner (Credential ID LYONCLAR1000) with Wilson Language Training Professional Certification and Coaching