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Awards & Honors

Total Learning Centers’ Awards

The Total Learning Centers, through its dedication to its students and their academic successes, has been honored with many different awards for our achievements in leadership and education.


Official Proclamation from Governor Tom Wolf, October 2018 – Bullying Prevention Month

October 2018 is officially BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH, courtesy of the State of Pennsylvania and Governor Tom Wolf. TLC received an official letter (pictures included below) signifying this proclamation. Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Carol Utay, other anti-bullying advocates, and the Governor for recognizing this as a serious issue in our society, we can continue to make a difference for our students in and out of the classroom!

TLC is excited and honored to be apart of something so special. We are inspired to continue with this spirit of unity and progress as we continue to help students find school success and remove barriers to learning.




2018 Best of Tutors.com

Total Learning Centers has been recognized as one of the Best Tutors of 2018 according to Tutors.com for their top-notch tutoring programs and consistent, positive results as seen in their students.




2016 Consultancy Elite Award Winner

Total Learning Centers has been named as a winner in the ‘2016 Consultancy Elite’ awards for expert educational consulting.


School Choice Leadership Award 2016

Awarded in recognition of tireless dedication toward providing all children with access to effective education options and for participation in National School Choice Week 2016.




 Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Pick Winner for Best Tutoring and SAT Prep

Awarded in recognition of commitment to providing the best Tutoring and SAT Prep in the Pittsburgh area as voted by the Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Connect community both years offered. Read more about our SAT/ACT Prep and Tutoring.


2015 Community Choice Award – Best Learning Center

Awarded in the category of Best Learning Center as voted on by the readers of The Cranberry Eagle




 Professional Achievement Awards News Headlines

Dr. Carol Utay Selected as the ATHENA Award Winner

Westmoreland, Pa. – Now celebrating its’ 16th year, the Winners’ Circle Awards Program is Westmoreland County’s most prestigious business awards program. The ATHENA Award is given to a man or woman who devotes time and energy to improve the quality of life for others. In addition, candidates must demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession.






Pittsburgh Business Times Magazine honors Dr. Carol Utay with the Diamond Award

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Awarded to the top CEOs in the Pittsburgh area, the Diamond Award is a significant achievement in the field of business. The 12 recipients were invited to Phipps Conservatory in Oakland for a reception in their honor.

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Dr. Carol Utay Named Recipient of the Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Each year, The Dr. Tom Baker Community Leader Award goes to a passionate, energetic, and positive community champion who makes an impact and helps others in a myriad of ways. This year Dr. Carol Utay has earned this esteemed honor.

Click here to view all Service Summit Winners




Dr. Carol Utay Named IABC/Pittsburgh Business Communicator of the Year

Pittsburgh, Pa. – The Pittsburgh Branch of the International Association of Business Communicators has just named Dr. Carol Utay as the Business Communicator of the Year. She is the first small business owner to receive the award.

View Diane Hartman’s Nomination Letter





Founder, Director of Total Learning Centers To Serve on Dyslexia Association State Board

WEXFORD, Pa— Dr. Carol Utay, co-founder and executive director of Total Learning Centers (TLC), was recently appointed to the state board of directors of The International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Utay previously served on the board of the local branch, Western Pennsylvania IDA, since its inception nearly a decade ago. She will continue in her service to the Pittsburgh region’s group while maintaining her new duties to IDA.

The Pennsylvania Branch of The International Dyslexia Association (PBIDA), serving Pennsylvania and Delaware, provides support and information for individuals, families and educational professionals concerned with the issues of dyslexia and learning differences.

Read the IDA Board of Trustees’ Thank You letter.





 Diane Hartman Nominated for Patty Verostko Award for Child Advocacy

Pittsburgh, Pa.— Diane Hartman, Director of Total Learning Centers, was recently nominated for the Patty Verostko Award for Child Advocacy for her tireless dedication to and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities.

Read Dr. Carol’s nomination letter.





Dr. Carol Utay Nominated for Grandin Award

Pittsburgh, Pa.— Dr. Carol Utay, co-founder and Executive Director for Total Learning Centers, was recently nominated for the Grandin Award for her experience with helping children on the Autism spectrum, her commitment to education and her ability to inspire those around her.

Read Diane Hartman’s nomination letter.

Read the nomination letter from ABOARD.

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