Harvest Christian Daycare

4070 22nd Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(319) 390-4077

Hours: 6:30 AM - 6 PM

Spirit of Faith Family Church


Harvest Christian Daycare is the only child care facility in Cedar Rapids that also offers on-site tutoring. The Academy of Tutoring at Harvest Christian Daycare provides a setting in which children, youth, college students and adults can receive individualized academic tutoring. We provide quality education for students in a focused learning environment. We will tailor the tutoring to fit each student's specific needs and teach in ways each student learns best.



Free Consultation


We offer a FREE consultation! During this consultation, your questions will be answered, you will share about your child's specific academic needs and we will interview your child as well. After this free consultation, we will create a success plan specifically tailored to your child. There are also no obligations for you.  Other tutoring services charge around $100 for this service, but we want to meet your needs in an efficient and easy way for you, and for your child.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who is tutoring available for?

We can tutor students from Pre-K through 12th grade and even college students. Subjects we can cover include reading, writing, math, study skills, homework help, summer sessions, ACT/SAT prep, and talented and gifted programs.


Who are the tutors?


Rachel Thomsen is the Lead Teacher for the Academy of Tutoring. Several years ago, Rachel started her own tutoring business. Since then the Lord put it on her heart to come and help the Academy of Tutoring to launch. She has been the main tutor since we started in 2013, and continues to teach and oversee the tutoring program.  Rachel is a certified teacher with a bachelor's degree in Secondary English Teaching from the University of Northern Iowa (2006). She also has a Masters in Education and a Secondary Reading Endorsement from Viterbo University (2009). She currently teaches 8th grade language arts in the Independence Community School District but has plans to start working at Harvest Christian Daycare full-time following the school year. Rachel loves working with children and finding ways to teach to fit each child's needs.


What am I paying for?

As we get to know you and your child and your child's needs, we will develop specific learning goals and a schedule. From there, we will plan each tutoring session accordingly. We will provide materials and everything needed for the sessions (workbooks, paper, pencils, reading materials, and so on). We will come prepared to each tutoring session with a lesson specifically to meet your child's needs. We will keep in contact with you as a parent as well to let you know how things are going. We will also provide ways that you as a parent can help your child as well.




Registration Fee: $25

Session Rate: $25

Sessions are Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday and Friday

Positive Scriptural Reinforcement

Letter recognition


Early phonics

Basic writing

Number identification

Basic math facts


Cooperative learning

Following directions.

Healthy choices

"My Plate"


Reader's Theatre

Making Connections to Literature

Comparing Short Stories

Poetry and Rhyming

Nonfiction Reading

Sight Words

Games connecting to Reading




Clocks and Time





Word Problems

Games connecting to each math skill