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

Become a Tutor

We need you to help make reading possible for more children and adults in West Michigan! Training classes will be held in Grand Rapids in January and Kalamazoo in February!

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!

Annual Drive

Support SLD Read during our Annual Drive!

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.


473 Million Women Still Can’t Read

During Women’s History Month, all of us at SLD Read encourage you to think about what you can do to support female literacy at home and around the world. We are proud to be an organization managed and staffed primarily by women. We are keenly aware, every day, that without the ability to read, we […]


So Much to Gain

At the end of every year, as we look ahead to new projects and possibilities, we often consider what we’d like to leave behind. That’s how resolutions are born. We vow to lose those last ten pounds, maybe, or shed our most annoying habit. Whatever it is, we tell ourselves, something has to go. And […]


Without a Net

I am not a perfect instructor. I know that. I have on days, and off days. Sometimes way off. My patience has limits. My passion ebbs and flows depending on how many hours I’ve slept in a given week, how well I’ve been eating, and whether or not I’ve caught my daughter’s cold. I do […]

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