Mission & Philosophy
The Gideon Math & Reading Mission is to build confidence through mastery learning by providing an affordable, individualized, self-paced, and most of all effective approach to learning that enables children to excel in math and reading. Our goal is to enable children to succeed beyond grade level by filling in holes and gaps in their foundation. We believe the Gideon program can benefit children of all ages and abilities as it supports those who are struggling and provides enrichment to those who need to be challenged. We have witnessed that through daily, disciplined effort with the Gideon curriculum, there are no limits in a child’s capacity to learn!
A Family Business
The Gideon Math & Reading program all began as a vision of one family to develop a quality, and most importantly, affordable math and reading program that would benefit children. The Coppedge family has been involved with supplemental education since 1991. Wendy enrolled her three children in a local learning center to prevent any problems in high school math. She saw firsthand how daily practice built confidence and fundamental skills that her family still benefits from today. While her children frequently complained about doing the extra work as many children will do, Wendy persevered.
Opening her first supplemental education center in 1994, she later started developing Gideon with a team of educators in 2002 to create the ultimate math and reading program. Her daughter, Stephanie, started tutoring math in high school and received a math degree from the University of Texas in 2001. She became a certified secondary math teacher and taught Algebra I and geometry in Austin. She then joined the Gideon team in 2002 to help develop the program and manage the Coppell, TX center.
After creating the curriculum for their personal center use, others started requesting to buy it and start their own centers. From 2003 through 2010, Gideon Math & Reading acted as a publisher selling its curriculum exclusively to a group of 25 licensed center owners. In 2011, Gideon switched to a franchise model and have opened several new centers in Texas and Florida. Gideon continues to expand and update its curriculum while opening new centers all over the United States.