Dyslexia Tutoring Center Of Hawaii Inc

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

Address:

Po Box 893100 Mililani HI 96789 USA

Mission:

To raise awareness and to educate humanity about dyslexia, to empower children and adults to become independent, fluent learners in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and mathematics, to guide them to discover their individual talents and strengths so they may gain life-long skills and become self-advocates.

Programs:

The dyslexia tutoring center of hawaii, inc. (dtch) educates individuals in the realm of dyslexia awareness, dyslexia (difficulty with reading, writing, and spelling), dysgraphia (difficulty with handwriting), dyscalculia (difficulty with mathematics), and dyslexia combined with attention deficit/hyperactive disorder (ad/hd). Our mission is to raise awareness and to educate humanity about dyslexia; to empower children and adults to become independent, fluent learners in reading, writing, spelling, handwriting and mathematics, to guide them to discover their individual talents and strengths so they may gain life-long skills and become self-advocates. We envision a better informed community where children and adults with dyslexia become independent readers and use their new learned skills in school and the workplace. To date, dtch has screened over 275 students who struggle with dyslexia and related disabilities. Provided services twice a week for over 270 students and 40 educational/awareness workshops for educators, parents, and communities. The short-term outcomes of dtch's tutoring program are: students will read with less adult assistance, become willing readers as they improve fluency and accuracy, while gaining confidence in reading and writing. The long-term outcomes of dtch's tutoring program are: students will gain confidence, broaden their vocabulary, experience less anxiety, and will increase a minimum of one reading grade level (rgl) per year.

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(808) 676-5515
www.dtchawaii.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I would like to let everyone know about a very special woman by the name of Margarette Pang. She is the Founder and Executive Director for DTCH and received the 2008 Kapolei Outstanding Achievement Award for Education, the 2009 Certificate of Award for Outstanding Community Service Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the 2009 Jefferson Award. She overcame her battle with dyslexia and understands the hardships and stigma that are partnered with this disability. Margarette has the passion, heart, and drive to keep this non-profit center open, but DTCH could definately use your contribution to help all the children that they have reached out to. Not only do they help the children that no one else wants to help, Margarette and DTCH opens their hearts and doors to the ones that can't afford it. They try their very best to accomidate everyone. I've come across quite a few people that wish they could recieve tutoring from DTCH, but it's out of their budget and they can't find help anywhere else. They want their chilren to get tutored at DTCH and their children want to be tutored at DTCH. This is a place where DTCH's current students want to be! Students at DTCH come from all over the island just to be there. Margarette and her staff have done so much, not only for children, but adolescence as well as young and older adulds. Tutoring isn't the only thing they do at DTCH. Margarette does so much, including giving a wealth of information to better understand your child, your self, or Dyslexia in general.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The newspaper, on TV News Station, and the internet.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I don't think anyone could replace Margarette she has the gift of understanding when it comes to these kids.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I did not know much about dyslexia or the struggles that accompany reading until I volunteered at DTCH. When you can see the smile of these students as they leave this center, it is pure joy, it melts your heart.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very kind, sincere, and eager to learn more on how to help individuals with dyslexia.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand it's services to help, I don't know, maybe 20 million or more people. There definately needs to be more branches of DTCH, maybe one day.

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything at this time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

They need funds! There are so many kids that are in of DTCH's services and no funding to help them.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am so impressed by DTCH and Margarette Pang that I encourage you to google her name, read about the accomplishments, and PLEASE MAKE A DONATION!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

 
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