Our Mission

On-Track strives to inspire a passion for learning and to encourage students to develop a sense of academic independence, responsibility, dedication, and self-discipline.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is that students will meet high expectations and challenges if given the opportunity to do so. When students are given the tools to build confidence and knowledge, they can achieve academic success. Our goal is to equip each student with the skills required to be an independent, life-long learner; our mission is to empower students to discover their strengths and achieve results!

On-Track’s Founder

Dana Herzberg, M.Ed.
Dana Herzberg, M.Ed.Founder, Owner

I founded On-Track Tutoring in 1999, knowing first-hand the impact that one-on-one tutoring can have on a student’s life.

“As a young student, it became apparent that I could read everything put in front of me, but I didn’t appear to have the ability to comprehend any of it. The results of an evaluation were conclusive – I was a high-ability child with learning disabilities.

I had several one-on-one tutors over the years who had a tremendous influence on my academic career. Like constructing a building, they laid the foundation and built on concepts I knew, until I finally had a solid, standing structure. They provided me the strategies that enabled me to learn in a different way.

Then, in high school, I participated in a community volunteer program where I taught adults with cerebral palsy to ride horses. I became enamored with helping people. Soon after, I volunteered in a self-contained classroom for children who were diagnosed with “severe and profound disabilities” (a truly awful label). We all have our defining moments in life when we realize that everything we have experienced was for a reason; for me, it happened when I was sixteen. I knew from that year forward that I had a mission – to become a special education teacher and to help others overcome their challenges and achieve their potential despite learning differences or other challenges.

Years later, as I held my undergraduate and graduate degrees with summa cum laude status in my hands, I fully realized the impact that my outstanding tutors and educators had on my life. They provided me with tools to achieve academically, but, ultimately, they empowered me to succeed in life.

I truly look forward to my work every day. One of my favorite quotes, by publisher Katherine Graham, says it all:

‘To do what you love and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun?’”

On-Track’s Administrative Team

Our hard-working behind-the-scenes team of passionate and dedicated professionals is responsible for managing On-Track’s administrative processes, which allows our tutors to do what they do best: teach!

Kim HoganNew student intakes
(480) 563-5588 ext. 1007
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Tracie Glover HawxhurstPlacement coordination
(480) 563-5588 ext. 1002
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Shari SchwartzTutor management
(480) 563-5588 ext. 1004
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Providing the highest quality, home- and site-based academic tutoring services

throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale and other areas of the Valley since 1989, On-Track strives to discover each student’s independent learning potential through a variety of services.

What makes On-Track different than other tutoring companies? Our dynamic, motivating tutors inspire a passion for learning. Our exclusive, innovative Foundations™ program teaches essential study skills and organizational tactics in a multisensory format. We are local, family owned and operated by educators who genuinely care about kids. Moreover, unlike other tutoring companies, our programs are all individualized to fit each student’s needs.

Regardless of students’ learning challenges, On-Track helps pave the way for academic success and skills that last a lifetime.

On-Track’s Mission

On-Track provides exceptional academic tutors & coaches who maintain high standards of excellence and professionalism. We strive to inspire a passion for learning and to encourage students to develop a sense of academic independence, responsibility, dedication and self-discipline.

On-Track’s philosophy is that students will meet high expectations and challenges if given the opportunity to do so. When students are given the tools to build confidence and knowledge, they can achieve academic success. Our goal is to equip each student with the skills required to be an independent, life-long learner; our mission is to empower students to discover their strengths and achieve results!

Academic success and skills that last a lifetime!

Regardless of students’ learning challenges, On-Track will find the keys to unlock your student’s learning strengths.

Jones Gordon School

Cultivating Strengths,
Transforming Lives!

Our sister company, The Jones-Gordon School (JGS) is a small, private day school that provides an individualized, strengths-based approach to education in an environment where diverse learners thrive. Our unique program combines the following components essential for whole-child well-being, effective learning and student success:

  • Multisensory, research-based curriculum and experiential learning;
  • Small class size (8 or fewer kids in core classes);
  • Daily FLEX Hour for remediation, acceleration, or enrichment;
  • Executive function and social skills are taught through explicit instruction as well as woven into the fabric of every school day (Our motto: Every teacher, Every Student, Every Period, Every Day!);
  • Personalized positive reinforcement systems & behavioral supports facilitated by on-site BCBA, social worker, and school psychologist;
  • STEM, field studies, service learning, & gifted/twice exceptional (2e) programs;
  • On-site, certified & licensed speech/language pathologists & occupational therapists;
  • Highly-skilled teachers and administrators who are passionate about education and who understand how kids—especially those with learning differences—learn!

A Family of Educational Services

The Jones-Gordon School and On-Track Tutoring (OTT) are divisions of Herzberg Educational Services, Inc. (HES), owned and operated by Dana Herzberg, M.Ed. With more than 20 years in the education industry, Dana is well known in the Phoenix Metro area for her work with students who have learning differences, including dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and twice exceptionalities (giftedness in addition to learning difficulties). Dana founded On-Track Tutoring in 1999, knowing the impact that one-on-one tutoring can have on a student’s life. Through OTT, Dana coaches an army of tutors in an effort to help students achieve their academic potential. Through The Jones-Gordon School she empowers students to succeed despite learning differences in an educational environment that is built for their success. Both organizations employ Dana Herzberg’s proprietary programs: Foundations™, a study skills and organization program that provides students with tools and strategies required for long-term, independent academic and life success; and Strategic Connections©, a comprehensive executive function skills program. Read more of Dana’s story here.

I can, without hesitation, refer families to On-Track and know that they will get excellent attention and quality service.

Dr. Jennifer Gatt, Child and Adolescent Neuropsychologist

Students with learning and attention deficit disorders require comprehensive and systematic programs of support, that include direct instruction in the strategies and techniques that can help them to cope with… Read full testimonial »

Dr. Chris Nicholls, Nicholls Group Licensed Psychologist

I was having difficulties with reading comprehension and Dana recognized the situation. She provided testing to understand my problems more in-depth. As a result I began working with a wonderful… Read full testimonial »

Rachel, College Student

Dana Herzberg and On-Track Tutoring was everything we were looking for when we needed to find help for our son. Our son had been diagnosed with several learning challenges and… Read full testimonial »

The Lee Family

We love On-Track and its staff. Our son has worked well with each of his tutors, and we all thank On-Track for their support over the years. You make a… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

I have been meaning to let you know how deeply important our tutor has been in our lives!! She is by far the most gifted, inspiring teacher I have encountered… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Our child has just started On-Track’s SAT program on a one-to-one basis with one of your tutors. He has taken Princeton AND Sylvan courses and said that he has already… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

The way our daughter’s new tutor speaks of On-Track shows that she has the utmost respect for what you are undertaking and she seems very pleased to be a part… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Thank you so very much for sending our tutor to us! He is bright, talented, wonderful and a natural tutor. He understands our daughter and instructs as he tutors and… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

Our daughter has really been paying better attention in math since she’s been helped by the tutoring and Foundations program. She no longer feels lost and uninterested. She’s excited about… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent

On-Track Tutoring has helped my son achieve better grades and develop a higher sense of self-esteem.

Proud Parent

My tutor is very patient and helps me see some of the most difficult stuff in the most obvious ways.

OTT Middle-School Student

We think [OTT Tutor] is great. He explains things so that she can understand and retain that information.

Parent of a High School Junior receiving Algebra II support

The [OTT Strategic Connections Coach] has been a great match not just for our son, but for our family.

Mother of a son with Autism/ADHD who receives Executive Function Skills Training

On Track Tutoring, led by Dana Herzberg, has been a tutor, advocate and friend to my family for about 9 years. Dana began one-on-one tutoring with my oldest son Ben… Read full testimonial »

Karen and Bill Powell

I like the training, the flexibility, and the unique subjects (I never thought I would tutor a gifted four year old in music). I also think Karen and the team… Read full testimonial »

On-Track Strategic Connections Coach and General Academic Tutor

I love the students I have worked with through On-Track. I have worked for several years with my students and it is so exciting to see their progress. I always… Read full testimonial »

Special Ed and General Academic Tutor with OTT since 2008

We love On-Track and its staff. Our son has worked well with each of his tutors, and we all thank On-Track for their support over the years. You make a… Read full testimonial »

Proud Parent
[On-Track Tutor] has been such a great help because she communicates! I have seen a lot of improvement since she has been Jessica’s tutor.
The Teacher of an 11th Grader receiving support in English, AZ/US History, World History, Psychology, Algebra, and Biology
[OTT Tutor] is a very qualified tutor. We are starting to see improvements in Darcy’s math grades!
Mother of a 7th Grade National Junior Honors Society Student

I think this is an amazing company. The staff (especially Karen) is supportive, easy to get a hold of, and does a great job of following up on any concerns.… Read full testimonial »

OTT K-12 Cross-Categorical Special Ed Tutor and EF Coach

We have noticed that [OTT Tutor’s] tutelage has improved Harry’s reading fluency.

Mother of 4th Grade Student receiving support for Reading Comprehension and Fluency

We think [OTT Tutor] is great. He explains things so that she can understand and retain that information.

Parent of a High School Junior receiving Algebra II support

She [OTT Tutor] presents herself in a very organized and professional manner. I have high trust and confidence in her ability. Our son also seems to respond positively to her… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 6th Grade Student receiving support with Wilson Reading Program

He [On-Track Tutor] has been extremely professional, and is a nice person. Christopher does feel like he’s benefited from working with him and has enjoyed his sessions! [OTT Tutor] is… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 11th Grader receiving Test Prep (ACT) services

Your years of patience, guidance, and teaching are paying off for our son!

Proud Parent

My husband and I recently worked with On-Track Tutoring for family coaching and early childhood services. We were looking for methods to help us with our 3-year-old son and with… Read full testimonial »

Mom of 3-year-old Braden

I enjoy working with On-Track, needless to say for many years, because I love the administration, staff and teachers that work with Jones-Gordon and On-Track. We are all on the… Read full testimonial »

OTT Reading & Writing Tutor and Strategic Connections Coach since 2006

I love working for OTT for many reasons! The staff is so supportive, thoughtful, and flexible. The pay rate is generous and the schedule flexibility is great! I appreciate being… Read full testimonial »

Tutor with OTT since 2014

He [OTT Tutor] has been great! He’s exactly the kind of person I was hoping you’d be able to find for Chris. He’s passionate about his subject matter and it… Read full testimonial »

Father of a 9th Grade Honors English Student

She [OTT Strategic Connections Coach] has been a perfect choice for Cole. She is very professional and personable. The manner in which she talks to Cole and relates to him… Read full testimonial »

Mother of 6th Grader receiving Executive Function Skills support

Our son has struggled with keeping up with schoolwork and maintaining his grades since 2nd grade. He has worked pretty consistently with tutors to help him stay organized and get… Read full testimonial »

Jennifer, Mom of a High School Student receiving Executive Function and Academic Tutoring