For the second year in a row, Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services, Inc. (RITES) has been recognized as a top-rated nonprofit organization by Great Nonprofits. This designation was awarded based on five-star reviews RITES received from parents, donors and sponsors, professional colleagues, volunteers, and clients served.
“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with RITES have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”
Student’s Mom Reviews RITES on GreatNonprofits
Last year our son struggled in the 5th grade. We looked to get him some extra help, and we found RITES. We were so nervous about financially committing to any outside help, but we knew we needed something for our son. The staff at RITES were so welcoming and helpful from our first inquiry. The tutor took time to listen to our son, think about his needs, and very thoughtfully implemented support. We continued with their summer program: Reading Comprehension and Study Skills. The knowledge and level of expertise of their staff is incomparable! Our son learned new ways of learning and reading concepts that are helping him into the 6th grade. What I appreciate most of all about the RITES program is that the teachers collectively provided an atmosphere of encouragement, and our son has gained some confidence with them.
Colleagues and Educational Professionals Review RITES on GreatNonprofits
There are many tutors for students with learning differences, but RITES understands the complexity of helping students with learning differences AND their families. Their tutors are professional and good teachers. Further, the organization communicates effectively with students, families, and schools. I have hired RITES numerous times to tutor a wide range of students in my school. I have never been disappointed. I highly recommend them.
I am a reading specialist and have worked with RITES tutors and students for 8 years. The organization is professional and thorough. The tutors are not only experts in their field, but they are caring and engaging people. RITES knows how important it is to match tutors with students and is meticulous about getting to know a student and his or her needs.
The previous statements reflect RITES’ goals and passion for lifelong learning via multisensory learning and individualized tutoring. A Rhode-Island based nonprofit that also serves Southeastern Massachusetts, RITES teachers and staff greatly appreciate the support of the community. Read more reviews of Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services on GreatNonprofits.
Halley Lavenstein and Lisa Bigney, M.Ed, Co-Directors of RITES respond:
We really appreciate the outpouring of support from our client families, our colleagues, and our sponsors and donors. It is so gratifying to know we are continuing to provide crucial educational services to our community and that we continue to be a vital resource to so many. As a result of this recognition, we look forward to future positive reviews and to increased sponsorship of children who need our services.