A good reading tutor will help your child learn to read and write – and build confidence, too.

Proper training and a good fit with your child matter most

Our Reading Tutor Network includes only tutors who have been trained in multisensory structured language (MSL) instruction – the most effective kinds of programs for helping dyslexics learn to read and write. We believe this training and approach is critical because it specifically addresses the challenges that people with dyslexia face, it’s endorsed by experts, and our members report high levels of success with it. But we also recognize that parents have other factors to consider besides training when selecting a reading tutor for their child. Most important is whether you see a good fit and quality of interaction between the tutor and your child. That chemistry is critical for engaging your child so they are willing to put forth the effort necessary for success. And as a parent, you will have to balance your own logistical and pocketbook considerations as well. Our Tip Sheet outlines questions you can ask a prospective tutor and help you think through who is the best match for your situation.

Our network only includes properly trained tutors

The reading tutors in Learning Ally’s network have been trained or certified through at least one organization that teaches MSL instruction. We have reached out to the organizations below based on their well-documented support of MSL instruction, their track record of supporting literacy efforts for those with dyslexia, and their own certification and credentialing process. The result is a broad-based geographically diverse list that offers a one-stop experience for parents who are looking for the best reading instruction for their dyslexic child. To see the requirements of these organizations, refer to this chart.

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