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Building the foundation for learning success!

A First Foundation, LLC supports students who benefit from customized instruction in a private setting.

Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

Dr. Kiepert Truong is a learning specialist working in private practice who is passionate about helping students become confident in their skills. With extensive experience in early childhood, doctoral level training in Educational Psychology, and advanced training in researched-based multisensory methods of learning, she empowers students to reach their full potential and achieve success in school. Her process involves identifying a child's unique needs through assessment, engaging his/her strengths, and customizing educational goals and lessons to optimize academic progress. Her practice is conveniently located in Wayne on the Main Line.


Welcome to AFF Learning! I am passionate about helping children become confident learners at an early age. With over 20 years of experience in the fields of education and psychology, I have developed a unique, holistic approach to support academic growth and social-emotional learning. My approach is grounded in preventative strategies and multi-sensory experiences that promote active engagement in the learning process. Knowing that each child is a unique learner, my programs include individualized plans specific to each child’s needs, ability, and learning style. Schedule a free consultation today to unlock your child’s full potential!  

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Learning Services

  • Kindergarten Readiness

    Help your child master the skills necessary for Kindergarten with one-on-one lessons focusing on literacy, language, motor skills, social-emotional development and mathematics. Give your child the gift of confidence as he or she enters school.

  • Early Intervention & Subject Area Support for Elementary Students

    Would your child benefit from a uniquely personalized learning experience? Individualized instruction is available in: phonemic awareness, reading fluency and comprehension, decoding, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, handwriting, writing, and mathematics.

  • Executive Functioning Support for Adolescents

    Does your child struggle with time management and organizational skills? Getting homework started and staying on task? In a 9 hour program, he/she will gain the executive functioning skills necessary to help get things done, prioritize, and plan -  leading to less stress and more success in school.

  • Screening & Assessment

    Children can be more successful in their learning when challenges and difficulties are identified at an early age. Our screenings and assessments are intended to provide parents with recommendations and to help them understand their child's strengths as well as identify areas that may benefit from support or additional referral.

a first foundation, LLC


Wayne, PA | 484-580-9644

Dr. Kiepert Truong, Learning Specialist 

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