Jacob was struggling in school due to being behind the curve in his reading skills. His Aunt, a Rhode Island social worker, brought him to Rhode Island Tutorial and Education Services’ Summer School Tutoring Programs to learn to read. RITES knew exactly what Jacob was dealing with and how to help him become literate.
Rhode Island Tutorial and Education Services’ fun and engaging summer school tutoring programs are enrolling students ages K through 12. RITES’ hand-selected, certified teachers use scientifically based multisensory methodologies to maximize each session and give your student the gift of lifelong learning.
RITES Summer School Tutoring Programs: RITES ‘Opened Up the World for Jacob’
The following is transcribed from an interview with Betsy Alper, Jacob’s Aunt, about the RITES’ Summer School Tutoring Program.
“He [Jacob] was not able to see what was going on and some of the frustration was the teachers at his school didn’t take into account that he can’t read any of the directions. So, math became frustrating even though it wasn’t necessarily a weakness.”
The first couple years you learn to read, then you read to learn. If you can’t read, then you can’t read [well enough] to learn.
For kids who have learning disabilities, I am blessed to refer them to RITES because I know they can get the help they need (high quality, valuable services) that they’re not getting in the school system.
‘At RITES, they know exactly what he’s dealing with and what he needs.’
“They go at his pace, he doesn’t feel left behind. He clearly feels good about himself. He feels his progress and is so happy to come in RITES’ door. This has been a fabulous program
for him. First thing I noticed, was that he was reading signs – every sign actually. At the beginning of the school year, he wasn’t able to do that at all. That was so exciting to see.”
It was exciting to see the world open up for him. I didn’t realize how much reading opens up the world.
“I was imagining what it would be like for him when we were driving and he didn’t know what any of the signs said.”
“When my nephew and my niece got involved with RITES, it was like a cloud had been lifted – especially my niece because she could see all the possibilities for him. He could learn to read – learning what was going on in the classroom, learning all the different subjects that are impacted by not being able to read.”
Personalized Skills Tutoring: RITES’ Summer School Tutoring Programs
Rhode Island Tutorial and Education Services’ programs include individual tutoring, small-group tutoring, and summer school tutoring programs. Skill-sharpening courses and summer enrichment camps give students a boost in math, reading, writing, and study skills. These programs aim to build your child’s confidence in the classroom along with giving them tools to succeed.
Summer programs for kids are filling up quickly, don’t delay. Take this summer to make next year the best yet.
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