1 in 5 Learning Center

 

Since 2010, 1 in 5 Learning Center has offered tutoring for dyslexia and others who experience greater than usual difficulties in learning to read and spell, and continues to expand services offered. 1 in 5 Learning Center works with student ages 5 to 95. We serve home school, public or private school students and college students as well as adults. It is never too late to learn to be a better reader!

 

All tutors working for 1 in 5 Dyslexia Tutoring are trained in the Barton System by a highly experienced Master Certified Barton Tutor. In addition, tutors are trained to effectively work with students in an engaging way that is based on positive feedback and guided discovery. Tutors are observed and evaluated at regular intervals.

 

Tutoring is offered both in person and online. All tutoring, whether in person or online, is one on one, with a tutor, and follows the same format.  In online tutoring, tutor and student share a screen, and can see and engage with each other throughout the session.

   

My Story

1 in 5 Dyslexia Tutoring and Learning Center began as a journey to find help for my son. By the middle of 5th grade he was failing a 2nd grade ESL spelling class, was a grade behind in reading, and was still in 2nd grade math because he could not memorize basic math facts. Yet, he was "too smart" to qualify for testing. Yes, we agreed, he was very smart, and therefore the problems he faced every day were unexpected. This fell on deaf ears. We began to home school while searching for answers.  I attended a meeting about dyslexia given by Susan Barton. Since my son could read, though poorly, I wasn't sure dyslexia was his problem. When I read the handout on warning signs for dyslexia, I literally cried. My son matched every single warning sign for his age! Finally, I knew what was the cause of all of his struggles. He had dyslexia. I began tutoring with the Barton Reading and Spelling System as well as spending countless hours self-educating myself about dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia and much more. My son finished all 10 levels of the Barton Reading and Spelling System. In 10th grade, 2 years after completing the program, he not only passed the local community college entrance exam for dual enrollment, he passed into 2nd year English! 

 

Before my son finished the entire program, I began tutoring other students. The more I learned, the more I became aware of the need for tutors specially trained to work with dyslexic students. I pursued further education and certifications not only for dyslexia, but in special education and cognitive skill development. 

 

I love what I do! There is no greater satisfaction than seeing children and adults, many of whom are defeated and discouraged,  learn and gain confidence in their abilities. 

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