Read Texas specializes in transforming struggling students into independent learners. Our caring and experienced instructors provide effective research-validated instruction in a convenient and nurturing location - your home.
One - to - one and Small Group Instruction
Our instructors utilize specialized multisensory programs designed to improve the underlying processes that affect reading, spelling and comprehension.
For students struggling with reading accuracy, reading fluency and/or spelling, the cause is often an underlying weakness in phonemic awareness and/or symbol imagery. To improve these weaknesses, instructors may utilize these programs:
- Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words, and Spelling
- Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech
- Take Flight: A Comprehensive Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
- All About® Spelling
Students struggling with reading and oral langauge comprehension, expressive language, vocabulary development, critical thinking skills and/or writing often have weak concept imagery. Concept imagery refers to the student's ability to make a "mental movie" when reading or listening. When a student does not make a "mental movie" or does not make a "mental movie" quickly enough, they only process bits and pieces of information rather than all of the important information as a whole. To improve this underlying weakness and apply it to writing skills, instructors may utilize these programs:
- Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking®
- Talkies®: Visualizing and Verbalizing for Oral Language Comprehension and Expression
- Handwriting Without Tears®
Instruction is provided at a convenient location - the student's home or school, a local library, or another location that allows us to work in a quiet and nurturing environment. Instructors create an Individualized Instruction Plan for every student that addresses their unique needs. Parents are updated on a regular basis so that there are no surprises along the way.
Our instructors provide Homework Coaching to help students apply their skills to homework. Homework time can often be incredibly stressful for parents and students. When our instructors come into the home to help with homework, they bring expertise in both the subject matter and the underlying skills that the student may need to call upon in order to complete the assignment. Homework coaching includes guidance in time management and study skills as well.
Read Texas offers Student Workshops during weekends, summers, and school breaks. Our Student Workshops are intended to further the students' progress in their underlying skills. We also offer Student Workshops in specific skill application areas such as Time Management, Writing, and Math Word Problems. Each summer we offer a Refresher Workshop for past students to ensure that their skills are fresh as they go into the new school year.
Instructors lead homeschool classes for larger groups of up to 12 children. These homeschool classes address the same underlying skills as the one-to-one instruction, just in a classroom setting. Homeschool classes can be tailored to the students' specific needs and schedule.
Parents who choose to homeschool often do so because their child is struggling in the public or private school environment. They choose to homeschool in order to offer more individualized, direct instruction for their child. Read Texas provides mentoring and support for these families so that they feel more confident and empowered in their ability to address their child's needs.
Read Texas instructors work directly with parents to set lesson plans, model lessons, and answer any questions or overcome any obstacles as parents work with their children. Our goal with Homeschool Mentoring is to provide parents with the support needed to successfully implement specialized multisensory programs.
Read Texas Tutoring LLC is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell - an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills - in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Read Texas Tutoring LLC.