PACE Academic Center was born out of a need to serve more students in the South Carolina Upstate. There is an incredible demand for talented academic coaches as more students find themselves without the support they need within the school system. Monique Jensen is the founder of PACE Academic Center where she’s been an educator, academic coach, and Orton-Gillingham tutor for nearly 20 years. Serving students and schools all over the Upstate, Monique decided to open her own stand-alone academic center to fulfill the increasing demand for professional academic coaches.

Our professionals at PACE are either professionally trained or certified in:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Orton-Gillingham Tutorial Training
  • Orton-Gillingham Instructional Training
  • Interactive Metronome – Certified Provider
  • Social-Emotional Intelligence

If you’d like to learn more about how PACE can help your child become the successful student he deserves to be, connect with us today!



Monique is an International Dyslexia Association (IDA) member.



ELLIE is a registered emotional support dog.



Monique is an amazingly caring tutor. She was able to connect with my daughter quickly from the beginning.  Monique is very intuitive and confident in her work and also has instilled great confidence in my child. Her sessions are rich in love and kindness.  She is focused, pleasant and she keeps a well-organized curriculum at every moment of the session. She always has a work plan for the session so no time is wasted.  Her response time to my questions/concerns has always been immediately.  She is accessible for parents to discuss the progress, strength and weakness of the child and ways to help improve.  Monique is professional and knowledgeable and I would recommend her strongly to any parent and child.  Monique has truly been a gift from God in the ways she has blessed our daughter and in turn our family.

With heartfelt appreciation and thanks,

a 3rd grader’s Mom


My son loves his tutoring sessions with Mrs. Jensen. She makes learning fun by using unique tools, games and hands on play. Mrs. Jensen encourages him and helps build his confidence. I cannot say enough good things about her!