Dyslexia Tutoring Center Of Hawaii Inc
Rating: 5 stars 3 3 reviews
Po Box 893100 Mililani HI 96789 USA
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.
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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1 person found this review helpful
I was honored to be one of Margret Pang’s students. As an adult I had struggled with reading and writing my whole life, yet I was a successful Account Executive at the number one radio station in Hawaii. I had not graduated from High School due to family issues and moving schools so many times in my life. No one knew just how bad it was for me, so when my 16 year old son wanted to quit school and he said to me, “But mom you didn’t graduate and look at you, you’re doing great.” I told him it wasn’t something I was proud of and that I had to work ten times harder to do everything than anyone else. I pleaded with him to stay in school and told him that I would go back and get my GED if he did. The rest of the story goes like this: I went to Kalaheo High School for continuing adult education. My first 3 nights of school I drove home in tears! Thinking how can I do this? I was all over the place and confused about how I could be doing the JOB that I did not be able to understand anything the teacher was asking us to do. It was OVERWHELMING to say the least. On the third night driving home, I heard a commercial talking about “if you have issues with reading and think you might be dyslexic there is help”... well I called that night and left a message then called back the next day and was connected to the most patient, kind and giving person, Margret Pang. She walked me through the process and I was on my way. Twelve weeks later I walked across the stage with a HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA! The day I took my test I was promoted to be a manager and 6 years later became the GM of 7 amazing Salem Media of Hawaii Radio Stations. I can’t thank her enough for giving me the ability to achieve all of my dreams and even some I didn’t realize I had.
Thank you GOD for Margret Pang!!!!
1 person found this review helpful
A year ago my son was diagnosed with ADHD & Dyslexia. I went to his school for help in assisting him with his disability. The school turned me away saying that he is not eligable for assistance. I did not know where to turn. I called back the doctor that diagnosed my son and she gave me a list of about 6 places I could call for private tutoring. I called all names that was given to me. The next day, my prayers were answered. Margarette Pang was on the other line. She spent almost an hour on the ohone with me explaining what her center would do to help my some overcome his Dyslexia. From the first time we walked into the doors of the DTCH, we felt like family and we knew this is where we belonged. Margarette was and still is the only person that ever called me back to help my son. That just goes to show how much heart & soul she puts into each child that walks through those doors. I can't imagine where my son would be today without her and her amazing staff. I thank them everyday for everything they have done. God sure put an "Angel" on this earth to do good in the lives of others. Thank you Margarette for being our "Angel". We love you.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the way my son has progressed in his reading ability. He was only being told in school that he had a problem reading, but no one did anything to help. DTCH hs assisted my son with his reading and his self esteem that his teacher had taken away from him.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
seeing a smile on my son's face everytime he walks in for his tutoring and when he walks out. Knowing that he can accomplish something that everyone else told him he can't. I wish they were not only a tutoring center, but a school. I support DTCH 110%.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
All very friendly and patient with the students. They answer anuy questions that you may have. They all have a wonderful personality.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
Open a Community Center to not only benefit the children that are being served,but to open the doors to assist more children that need help. Create a resource center for other subjects that children are struggling in. Music & Arts room, & other activities
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About every week
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