Class of 2012 Summer Tutoring Program

Congratulations to the 39 students and 13 teachers who successfully completed the Summer Tutoring Program at the Dream Charter School in Harlem and Everyone Reading offices.

For the sixth straight year, teachers at each site used the Wilson® Reading System to provide intensive, one-on-one support to students who need extra help. The response from families has been quite strong.

I am amazed by the positive impact the program has had on my daughter. She was resistant to tutoring at the start of the summer but now loves to go to her tutoring. She is excited to read and really believes in herself and that she can do it. My other daughter (a past participant) still remembers how helpful it was for her spelling. -Parent

An hour a day of multisensory instruction, five days a week for four weeks, boosts students’ reading and writing skills and increases their understanding of letter sounds and spelling rules. “Students develop skills and strategies to help them become fluent, independent readers,” Wilson® Trainer, Amy Barnett, explains.

Meanwhile, the teacher-tutors get intensive training in the Wilson® Reading System and work towards completing their Level 1 Certification. One tutor describes the program as having taught her things about the English language that she never realized, “seeing it through the eyes of my students has been an amazing experience.”

Students make great strides each summer.

95% of students improved their reading skills.

40% gained two years or more in reading.

What a wonderful program! Thanks to Everyone Reading my child has gained much confidence in reading. I feel this is one of the very first steps that have given her such a boost. It is organizations such as yours that are making a difference in our children’s education. -Parent

Join us in wishing the students and teachers of the 2012 Summer Tutoring Program a happy and successful school year and lots more to come.

Best of all, beginning this fall, Everyone Reading will offer after-school and weekend tutoring programs to help even more kids read with confidence and learn to love to read.