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I CAN’T EVEN SAY HER NAME WITHOUT GETTING CHOKED UP…

Tutor Linda Johnson working with one of her students.

These words, or a variation of them aren’t uncommon for us to hear at the SLD Read office when a parent of a former student calls just to check in with us. Rex was diagnosed with severe Dyslexia, and his mother Noelle reached out to SLD Read to see how we might be able to help.
Rex was paired with Linda Johnson who he met with several times a week while at school. His family noticed an immediate difference-within the first few sessions Rex went from struggling to identify many letters and numbers to having everything just click. But beyond the tutoring, the relationship that Rex and Linda developed was just as important.
“She’s funny and nice and caring,” Rex shared. Noelle attributes Rex’s newfound reading confidence to the calm way Linda is able to connect with Rex, making him comfortable enough to grasp the concepts he needed to succeed.
Rex has completed his time with SLD Read, but he and his mom want you to know what a difference it has made in his life: “It’s been a blessing in so many ways, and such an amazing organization, and we are truly forever grateful”     

Did you know?

In 2019/2020

SLD Read provided 11,654 sessions of one- to-one tutoring services to 346 students.

SLD Read provided 51 students free services through our Language Links Volunteer Program and Rite Steps Program.

SLD Read worked with 450 educators to help give them the tools necessary to reach all learners in their classrooms. 270 community members participated in 10 community awareness workshops.

SLD Read could not do this without the support of people like you!

Thank You!

A look at tutoring in a pandemic

In my experience, virtual tutoring has been just as positive and effective as SLD Read’s traditional face-to-face tutoring sessions.
Virtual tutoring has also given my students a sense of normalcy in their life while offering them the stability of retaining our long-term relationship. Our training staff got right to work finding a way to blend virtual and traditional tutoring which works fabulously! My students enjoy the technology part. Their favorite virtual learning tools are the white board and the virtual tiles for blending sounds together. Thankfully, virtual tutoring has allowed me to stay connected and to continue to teach kids how to read the SLD way. ~ Madonna Fox, Tutor

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