Specialized Instruction

We offer a range of specialized services to meet your reader’s needs. Reading and writing should not be a struggle. If your child seems frustrated, is struggling on school assignments, refuses to read for pleasure, refuses or struggles to write, allow us to help. Our certified reading specialists can evaluate and determine your child’s strengths, weaknesses and areas for growth. There are so many different reading programs available to help. Allow our specialists to build a program that meets your child’s individual needs. Sometimes a little nudge is all they need and other times, a specialized, intensive program is necessary to help your child succeed. Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Wilson Reading System

Wilson Reading Program is a structured literacy program based on phonological-coding research and Orton-Gillingham principles. WRS directly and systematically teaches the structure of the English language. Students with various specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and other processing issues will benefit greatly from this structured approach. Up to 4 students per leveled group. While all students will benefit from the WRS systematic approach, if you suspect that your child is working too hard to read and/or write, please speak to a specialist about how the WRS can help. All WRS sessions will meet twice a week for 45 minutes for a minimum of 12 weeks. Please note: many students struggling with specific learning disabilities may need to participate in the program for 2 years in order to move through the entire program. Prerequisite: WADE assessment

College Essay Writing

The college application process can be a very stressful time in a teenager’s life. While test scores were once the deciding factor for many admission offers, the personal essay is a critical component of the application. Test scores and GPAs may show potential, but the essay shows personality and character. Our college essay writing workshop will guide students in writing a powerful essay that will help them stand out in the stack. Melody has many years of experience assisting students in receiving acceptance to their dream schools like Purdue, MIT, University of Maryland, Cornell, RIT and Virginia Tech. Upon completing one workshop, every student will have the skills to write the perfect essay for any prompt. The college essay writing workshop will meet once a week for 50 minutes for 4 weeks. Prerequisite: One college essay prompt in hand.

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