Empowering all Children to Become Successful Learners
What our Parents Say
"My favorite part of the program was seeing my son smile after the increase in his
reading grade. His interest has increased. Reading is fun now, not a chore."
"I was very impressed by the tutors and their dedication to my children. They did
an outstanding job in finding interests and keyed in on the subjects my children love.
We thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot."
"Our tutor reviewed the progress and provided recommendations on reading at home.
My child now is eager to complete the homework assignments!"
"My child learned how to sound out words and say them correctly. She is reading alone
now and completing her homework assignments alone. She went form C's and B's to A's
in reading. She has become independent."
"The one-on-one instruction and the variety of techniques used (books, games, etc.)
are a strength of this program."
"I believe that our tutor is the first teacher that took really time to study my child,
her likes and dislikes, and her ways of learning. I liked seeing the relationship
of my child grow with another adult."
"My children tend to excel when all the attention is focused on them. I see a stronger
desire to do better in my daughter. She is the second child that has been through
"I liked that male students are matched with male tutors. Our tutor had a very positive
influence on my son."
"I liked that learning at the Reading Center continues while school is out. My child
has learned to guess words right that she does not know. Her ability to understand
and summarize stories improved tremendously."
"My son's whole attitude towards reading changed. He requests more books and he is
reading at home, quietly or with members of the family. It was worth the sacrifice."
What our Students Say
"My tutor was open to what I was saying. I got to make up my own stories. Then we
fixed them and went back and replaced small words with bigger ones."
"I feel I can read better now. I get more books from the library. I liked the fun
"The word games and spelling at the computer were my favorite part. I read the words,
and if they were not at the right place, we would change them around. The program
was pretty cool."
"My tutor was nice. I liked that she asked me how my week was as we started."
"I wrote two stories, one about a dog and one about a girl. The Commercial Appeal
newspaper sometimes has a kid's corner. We are planning to publish my stories there."
"I liked the testing. Include more tests. What makes it really fun is the testing
at the computer."
"My teacher was pretty cool. I enjoyed being here."
"I am reading more at home. Right now, I am reading Call of the Wild, the story of Buck, a sledge dog in the Klondike."
"My school teacher noticed the difference. Tomorrow we will get our report cards.
I expect a good report. I have good grades now."
What our Teachers Say
"Today was a good one. I observed a confidence in my student that I had never seen
before. When she started, she would not try to decode words that she was not familiar
with, but today she skipped only one word."
"My student, who initially was shy, has opened up so much over the past few weeks."
"I really enjoy the tutorial sessions. Consistency is very important for helping our
children to be successful."
"My student is in the second grade. When we did the final comprehension test, she
went all the way to the fifth grade before she was at the frustration level."
"I would like to see this assistive technology used in every classroom today."
"My student is very intelligent. I helped expand his vocabulary and he now enjoys
reading comic books. His reading scores really improved!"
"The tutorial was outstanding. My student already was reading well, but she learned
a lot more about grammar and sentence structure."
"True learning starts when the teacher stops and the student begins working independently."
"My parents needed support from me, just as I needed and appreciated their support."
"By assessing the whole child and then planning, we are able to make sure that our
work is relevant, effective, and useful."
"My student loved the Wacky Web Tales website. She was so into making her own stories
and reading them that she didn't want to stop."