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Congratulations, Cindy Turner!

Cindy Turner, Director of College Counseling at The Davidson Center, has recently earned the designation of Certified Educational Planner (CEP). She becomes only the fourth person in North Carolina to earn this designation.

"The CEP designation assures families that they are working with a qualified professional who is committed to maintaining the highest quality of service to their students," said Mark Sklarow, Executive Director of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. "We are proud to have Mrs. Turner receive this certification," said William S. Dingledine, Jr., Chair of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (AICEP). "We believe this certification sets the standard for professional college counselors not only in knowledge and experience, but in ongoing professional development.  There is no higher mark of distinction in the profession," Dingledine noted.

Cindy has been working as an independent college counselor with The Davidson Center for 10 years. She has assisted hundreds of local students and their families as they plan for college and careers after high school, and she has visited over 130 college campuses. She is a graduate of Davidson College, and she received her Master's Degree in Counseling from UNCC. She is a Licensed School Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She occasionally offers workshops in the community on topics such as standardized testing, writing the college essay, and finding the best fit college.

Cindy usually begins working with students in their sophomore year of high school. To learn more about working with Cindy or one of our other wonderful college counselors, give us a call at 704-892-4533.

Why choose The Davidson Center?

Parents look to The Davidson Center when frustrated that their child struggles in school despite both student and parent efforts; when concerned about the college admission process; when wanting true understanding of their child's learning problems; when deciding which is the right school that best serves their child; and/or when needing therapeutic school advising and placement.


We at The Davidson Center for Learning and Academic Planning believe that every child can learn and thrive. Our highly professional and passionate staff is dedicated to your child's success in school and in life.  Whether you are seeking to fully understand your child's learning problems, to give him or her academic support, or to find the best school or college, we are here to help!


Our Services


College Planning Center for Test Preparation and Career Counseling

  • College and career counseling
  • Informational workshops
  • Test Prep (SAT, ACT)

Instructional and Tutorial Center

  • Subject tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school
  • Study skills
  • Courses for credit
Diagnostic Center for Psycho-Educational Assessments
  • Evaluations
  • Customized planning for appropriate interventions
  • Implementation of instructional plans
  • School and program advising and placement

Literacy Development

  • Reading evaluations
  • Remedial instruction and programs
  • Enrichment and advanced literacy instruction
We are Lake Norman's Best Tutoring Center!

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The Davidson Center
452 S. Main Street, Suite 110
Davidson, North Carolina 28036
(704) 892-4533