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At a Glance:

Ages 8-12
Ten 50 min lessons

4-5 days per week


Classic Readers Intensive

Give your child a strong foundation to succeed from grades 3-5!

In our Classic Readers program, students learn the 44 sounds made by the 26 letters of the alphabet. Through a systematic Orton Gillingham based approach, students learn to combine sounds together to read  one and two syllable words. By the end of Levels 1 and 2, children demonstrate a significant improvement in their ability to sound out familiar and unfamiliar words and a marked improvement in reading fluency. It is not unusual at all for a student who completes this program and the practice activities that come with it to experience to go up a full grade in their reading level. All students notice that reading is much easier! Tutors leverage children's love of games, social interaction and the online environment over Zoom to enable students to have fun while learning!

Level 1:

Letters sounds including digraphs and trigraphs (sounds represented by two-three letters), short vowel and long vowel sounds. They will learn how to blend these sounds together to sound out three to six letter letter words (i.e. cat, chat, chase, check, fetch, fudge, grudge)

Level 2:

Control r vowel sounds and more about syllables. They will learn to apply this and what they have learned in level 1 to the decoding of multi-syllable words (i.e. cupcake, hedgehog, apple, robin, garden, chicken)

Level 3:  

Sound out the common vowel digraphs for all of the long vowel sounds (ay, ai, ee, ea as in play, train, feet, neat). They will apply this and what they have learned in Classic Readers - Levels 1 & 2 to decoding many one and two syllable words.

Level 4:

Sound out diphthongs (i.e. au, aw, oi as in August, paw, spoil) and other additional vowel digraphs (i.e. took, look, crook vs tool, loose, spool). He or she will also will learn to decode common prefixes and suffixes and then apply what they learned in Classic Readers - Levels 1-4 to reading two and three syllable words (i.e. precook, joyous, option, division)

When: Ongoing according to tutor availability.


Cost: $600 online / $700 in person

Cost Includes:

  1. Ten 50 minute one-on-one lessons

  2. Lesson notes after each lesson

  3. Practice activities for each lesson

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