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 and Kalamazoo in September!

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

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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.


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 […]


Hope This Helps

After spending some time with a struggling student today, I did some research on the brain. I was primarily interested in looking at how it takes in and processes information. While sifting through articles and reports, it occurred to me that it feels strange to think of the brain as an organ and so in […]



A couple of years ago now, I heard a quote that stuck with me as few do. It could be that I heard it at a particularly stressful time, or that the colleague who shared it seemed to be in real distress as she spoke it. Either way, it sunk in and stayed like an […]