The Reading MD’s services have often been compared to tutoring. However, there is a vast difference between the two. While tutors can be helpful in allowing students to keep up with both their homework and their peers, their time is spent teaching strategies that reinforce what has been taught in the classroom. In contrast, The Reading MD uses the Academic Associates® Reading Course to provide students with an expert approach to phonics. Our students are given the building blocks of reading and do not move on until they have mastered each skill by applying those skills to appropriate content, regardless of where they are in their general education classroom. Additionally, The Reading MD focuses on effective phonics skills that can be applied across subjects, as reading is utilized across disciplines. This “back to the basics” method helps to fill in the gaps where there may be a disconnect in the classroom.
…learned to read in 4 hours and was able to read 100 words. Her confidence is soaring.
“He needs to read at his grade level.”
…no longer needed to be pulled out for reading in school, became an honor roll student each quarter, graduated program at 10-11th grade reading level in 5 months, went from being towards the bottom of his class to being towards the top of his entire 6th grade class on standardized test scores
“I want him to be ready for kindergarten. I don’t want him to struggle.”
…learned to read after only 3 short hours- before kindergarten
Her mother brought her so she could do better at reading and spelling.
…tested at grade 6 reading level- a gain of 4.5 years after 48 hours. She has been on the honor roll at school.
“She’s fine reading, but when she needs help, I can’t teach her very well because I grew up speaking a different language.”
…began reading at a 5th grade reading level after only 30 hours!!