Ryan Panter Phillip Thomas Cliff Roberts

We are LOCAL! Lexington Tutoring Academy is locally owned and operated by current certified public school teachers in Lexington. Therefore, we understand students’ needs. Our unique style of instruction is not your typical “tutoring." It uses research-based methods that give students the option to incorporate light physical activity, such as pedal desks and balance boards, into their instructional session. Students will receive high quality personalized instruction in an engaging learning environment. Our instructors understand the connection between the brain and the body and use various strategies to help your child succeed academically. And YES, we offer archery lessons too!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best learning experience for all members of our community. We aim to redefine how we learn and push everyone to reach their fullest potential. We teach the whole learner in order to foster community members that contribute to a better world.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the standard bearer for how we learn in our community in the areas of Academics, Arts, and Athletics.

The “Why?”

From one of the owners

Growing up, I liked school, but didn't like to read. This was because I had very poor reading comprehension. As a result, I spent a lot of time after school and during summer breaks at a big corporate learning center sitting in a cubicle practicing reading comprehension with a tutor while all my friends were hanging out at the pool (Can you imagine how thrilled I was to go to tutoring!?). Fast forward a few years to my first year of teaching. I started working as a tutor after school and during the summer. I promised I would make tutoring as fun and active as possible. The school where I worked in Charleston, SC had a classroom called "The Brain and Body Lab," in which the school interventionist used to help struggling students. After seeing its success with those students, I started incorporating some of the flexible seating and sensory motor strategies into my tutoring and saw great results.  Fast forward ten years of teaching and a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and Lexington Tutoring Academy was born! Perhaps the greater purpose of sitting in that cubicle being bribed (probably more like threatened) to do my work while my friends were at the pool was not just to help me in reading, but rather to allow me to give your child a redefined tutoring experience.


Our Owners


Dr. Phillip Thomas teaches outdoor education at a local middle school in Lexington. He brings his passion for making learning fun and active to Lexington Tutoring Academy. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Clemson University, Master’s Degree from The Citadel, and Doctoral Degree from University of South Carolina. Phillip is an extreme sports enthusiast with over 500 skydives including helicopter, hot air balloon, and wingsuit jumps, and 1 BASE jump off the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. When Phillip is not teaching, he enjoys wakeboarding, kiteboarding, fishing, and spending time with his wife, Caroline, and three sons, Levi, Micah, and Canaan. Other certifications: American Heart Association BLS and First Aid instructor, NASP archery instructor, SCDNR Boater Ed instructor, SCDNR Hunter Ed instructor, NFSP fly fishing instructor


Mr. Ryan Panter is very excited to be starting a place where he can help the community of Lexington. He has over 14 years of teaching experience from all around the state of South Carolina. Ryan has a Bachelor’s from Clemson University in Mathematics Teaching and Music.  He also has a Master’s in Educational Technology from Lesley University and a Master’s in Administration from University of Phoenix.  Finally, Mr. Panter has over 10 years of experience teaching percussion and drumlines all across South Carolina.  When he is not teaching, he is spending time with his two wonderful children, Madison and AJ, and his loving wife, Erica.

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Mr. Cliff Roberts is a co-owner of Lexington Tutoring Academy – a local tutoring academy that redefines learning for all students.  He has always had a passion for teaching and learning. His drive for this tutoring academy is to see the success of all students through individualized tutoring.  He wants to ensure that every student’s experience with Lexington Tutoring Academy is unique and successful.  He has been a local math teacher for over 11 years.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Lander University in Secondary Mathematics and has a Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina in Secondary Administration.  He also has earned his National Board Certification in Early Adolescence Math as well.  He is married to his loving wife, Amanda and has an awesome daughter Brooke.