Serving Northern Virginia and Washington, DC
Children of all ages can struggle with reading. We offer a broad range of reading tutoring to students experiencing difficulty with:
- Reading Comprehension – Our tutors employ research-backed strategies to help students better understand what they read and retain information.
- Reading Speed – Is your student struggling to read at an adequate speed? Is reading a laborious task for your student? A private tutor can help students improve the speed with which they read.
- Reading Accuracy – Young students often get into harmful guessing habits when it comes to reading. Learning how to decode and pronounce words correctly is fundamental to success in reading.
Our reading tutors are committed to encouraging the enjoyment of reading and view this as a central element in reading improvement and success.
Wilson Reading Tutoring
For children who need intensive support to learn to decode words and develop reading fluency or have been diagnosed with dyslexia, we offer instruction in the Wilson Reading Program. The Wilson Reading Program is a nationally recognized, research-based program under the Orton-Gillingham umbrella.
Wilson Reading Program lessons engage students through a multisensory, language-based approach. The lessons build upon each other and require students to master each level at their own pace before moving on to the next. The lessons are structured but also provide flexibility to accommodate the individual needs of each student.
Our Wilson tutors have:
- extensive experience working with struggling readers
- excellent phonemic awareness
- a strong understanding of the English language
- a dynamic, engaging, multisensory teaching style
- intensive training in the Wilson Reading Program
I cannot say enough amazing words about Miss Cindy and what a perfect match EC made when you placed her and Nico together. He has thrived over the last 18+months with the consistent, focused engagement that Miss Cindy has provided. She is patient, kind, motivating and I have seen firsthand the talent and professionalism she brings to her tutoring. Essentially she has been a tremendous part of Nico's continued success in learning and a special person to our entire family. While we know Nico will struggle to learn, he has worked so hard and we as parents and his teachers at school see his great progress....and that is only through him working so hard and others believing in him. His teachers and supporters including Miss Cindy have made the difference and for this, we are profoundly grateful and hopeful. Nico is a beautiful and bright boy who is full of life and love and we will continue to support him in every way possible.
Natalie, Jun 18, 2018
I wanted you to know how pleased we have been with your services! Our daughter has improved her grade so much in Algebra. Karen has been really good for her and our daughter has been able to understand the materials.
Sally, Jun 8, 2018
I am compelled to tell you how incredible Ashley is as a tutor. Let's start with the fact that she arrived every day on time and got right down to business and she stayed until the hour ended, every time. Ashley is someone who has a gift. She knows exactly how to take concepts and pull them off the page to help students learn. For example, she once came into the kitchen and asked for a glass of water to dramatize volume to our child. She would often tell our child, "I showed you how to do it, now I want you to teach it back to me." She never came unprepared, she always had worksheets, problems for our child to work on in case there was not much math homework or a quiz to study for. Her goal was always to make sure that our child truly understood the concepts that they were working on. It has made a world of difference to our child to have Ashley's support and knowledge.
Beth, May 31, 2018
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