The Success Center was birthed in the heart of the owner and tutor Alicia Dickerson. Alicia is a 30-year veteran teacher with a love for working with struggling students and helping them build confidence using a growth mindset concept and tapping into their God-given potential. In January, The Success Center opened its doors in a permanent location and welcomed Katelyn Smidt to the staff as we broaden our focus and become a part of the Goose Creek Community and beyond. We welcomed Naomi Ziegler in February to our growing community.

The Success Center staffs certified teachers who are members of the National Tutoring Association. We seek to offer quality tutoring and enrichment to all students while helping them develop confidence and find their God-given potential in school and life.


Alicia Dickerson is a 30-year veteran teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern University and Master's of Education in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College. She is a lover of books, reading, and teaching others to read too. She enjoys teaching children's church, traveling with her husband, and spending time with her family-especially her grandchildren.

Katelyn Smidt is a 6-year veteran teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in General Science from Charleston Southern University and Master's of Arts in Teaching Science from Western Governors University. She is married to her wonderful husband and a mom of 2 boys. She loves to travel and explore new places, and she loves spending time with her family.


Naomi Ziegler is a 12-year veteran teacher with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and also in Religion from Charleston Southern University. She loves to read, watch movies, and spending time with her husband and family. She enjoys traveling, singing on her church's praise team and teaching children's church.