Tutoring Services

Tutoring Services
From after school programming to individualized, one-to-one sessions, our tutoring services are available on a sliding scale and additional scholarships are available for qualified students. Using the Orton-Gillingham approach, we focus on reading, writing and spelling for struggling readers of all ages.   Learn More

Professional Development

We offer professional development courses and literacy coaching for educators that provide training using the latest research in multi-sensory instruction and remediation in reading, writing and spelling. By “teaching the teacher”, SLD Read’s courses are an effective way to help more learners with dyslexia and other reading challenges. Learn More

Community Workshops

Community Workshops
By collaborating with schools and other community agencies in Michigan, we provide workshops for parents, educators, child care providers and others on a variety of literacy topics. Using hands-on activities and a human-centered design process, our workshops support reading success for all types of learners. Learn More

Work at SLD Read

Are you looking for part-time work that is meaningful and has a significant impact on improving literacy in West Michigan? View the current job openings on the SLD Read team! (more…)

Become a Tutor

We need you to help make reading possible for more children and adults in West Michigan! Training classes will be held September 13-16 and 20-23 in Grand Rapids and September 20-23 and 27-30. Find out more information or to sign up! (more…)

Our Impact

I wanted to let you know that since completing tutoring with you, Noah has been reading as never before.

We had a wonderful conference with Ethan’s teacher this week. She praised his writing and said in twenty years she has never had a student that writes like him, she is so impressed with his vocabulary.

This semester I’m taking my English, Math, Political Science, and Communication class and am doing very well in all.


Due Grace

At first, it was almost exciting. Yes, we were shut in and terrified of this virus, but there were so many offers rolling in. Every morning without fail I would open my inbox to invitations to webinars, professional development, free printable resources, homeschool calendars, social media groups, and brand-new online libraries! It was a lot, […]

The Science of Kindness

You don’t know how badly I want to join you. I actually do follow your page. I like some posts, sometimes. I believe, as you do, in the science of reading. And yet. Well, I think it’s the distinct lack of respect I sometimes get from sharp remarks or poor comparisons between some methodology and […]

Dear Tutors

I heard from one of you today, someone feeling down and an awful lot like not-enough. That’s tough to hear, and I can’t say it’s the first time that I’ve heard it. It’s tough because, in some ways, as your trainer, I feel like I’ve raised you. That’s ridiculous, of course. You came to me […]