Rhode Island students who need your help right now
- This Providence 4th grade student came to us truly struggling to read. He has made impressive progress in his year with us, beginning at a first-grade reading level and now reading at a 2.8 grade level. Despite this great progress, he is still reading below grade level and needs more support to catch up to his peers. Due to financial circumstances, he won’t be able to continue with us, unless you help him.
- A 5th grader comes to us reading on a 2nd grade level. Mom is currently unemployed. Dad’s yearly salary is under $15,000.00. Despite the hardship, this student is currently in tutoring with us once a week, every week. They are in desperate need of financial assistance – they really can’t afford it, but they also recognize how important this is for their child’s future.
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- An early elementary grade student faces a mountain of learning problems and virtually no resources to help her. Alongside her multiple learning deficit diagnoses, she is highly distractable and several of her evaluation scores were in the borderline range…she is definitely a RITES type of student! We have identified a patient, caring, experienced RITES teacher as a good match for her. Our teacher has the openings to take her, but we do not have enough funds currently to get this student off the wait list and started with tutoring. Every day that goes by is another hill to climb between her and grade-level expectations.
- A Providence middle school student who struggles with writing and organization experienced the RITES Study Smarter, Not Harder summer class several summers ago with that program’s financial assistance. Her mother recognized the value of what her daughter received and applied for financial aid for tutoring the following winter. Almost a year later, she still waits for assistance. With middle school a crucial time for developing and honing these skills for approaching high school demands, she needs to be able to practice and apply the skills we can teach her now.
It’s never too late: RITES financial assistance recipient Sami learned to read with his RITES tutor Deborah — watch the video below:
Transform a Child’s Struggle Into Success. Here’s an easy way for you to help students in need within our community — just read the box to the left, click on the “Get started” button, and shop like you normally would! By doing your small part, you’ll help in a big way — students who need our tutoring services, but can’t afford it on their own, will have a chance to succeed, thanks to you.
Thank you to our Sponsors! This is a special video, just for you (those of you considering sponsoring a student — please take a peek, too!):
RITES is dedicated to providing tutoring to every student who needs it, not just those who can afford it. With this goal, RITES needs your help: Support a child in need in your community. RITES student sponsorships are directly tied to a particular student in need, most often with crucial literacy skills. Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services often serves students from low-income households who have no place else to turn.What could be more profound than giving a child the gift of being able to read? What could have greater impact on someone’s chances for lifelong success than literacy?
For as little as $25, you have the power to transform a student’s learning and future.Individualized tutoring is the best approach, but clearly, it is also beyond the reach of many families. RITES invites sponsors to help meet the needs of individual students in need, regardless of income, by sponsoring a child.
A legal not-for-profit in the state of Rhode Island, RITES is a proud member of: IDA – International Dyslexia Association; RIBIDA – Rhode Island Branch of International Dyslexia Association; and CHADD – Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Years of experience with complex issues has proven the RITES approach works: 1-to-1 learning with the same certified teacher, who customizes each lesson to best serve your student and family. RITES addresses the cause of learning problems and transforms students to see themselves as effective lifelong learners. RITES’ specialists work with students with Dyslexia, Language Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and Executive Function Issues, as well as many other learning profiles. These certified teachers have experience and training in Orton-Gillingham, Project Read, and other proven, multisensory, systematic approaches. In addition to our Learning Center in Pawtucket, RITES teachers tutor in local libraries, home offices, at school, or may travel to students’ homes. RITES serves most of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, from Providence to Cumberland, Attleboro to Cranston, and more. With your help, at least one student can overcome the odds of failure in inner-city and community school systems where he or she may be falling through the cracks.
With Your Help, RITES Can Overcome the Odds for Struggling StudentsSponsor a child in your community today. For more information, submit your request below (in the Contact Us box in the blue field), and RITES Co-Director Halley Lavenstein will contact you; or, simply click on the “Donate” button to begin making a real difference for a real child today.