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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Target demographics: Rhode Island and Southeastern Mass. K-12 students and adults with learning difficulties, such as ADHD, Dyslexia, NLD, and language processing.

Geographic areas served: Rhode Island and Southeaster Massachusetts

Programs: Orton-Gillingham, a researched proven method for teaching reading, writing and spelling, we increased students' reading levels.

Community Stories

42 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Janet83

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’m a tutor at RITES, specializing in middle and high school math and science, as well as SAT and ACT prep. I feel very fortunate to work at RITES. Directors Lisa and Halley are genuinely concerned with providing the best possible instruction for each student. They provide extensive experience, resources, and training to support their tutors in addressing any and all needs of each student.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a math/science/study skills tutor at RITES for nearly 2 years, and have enjoyed immensely working with the dedicated RITES staff. I have been very impressed with their commitment to provide each and every student with the resources and help that they require. They have provided me with valuable advice and resources on many occasions when I've had to deal with challenging situations.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services is a professional educational organization. I have worked as a tutor there for several years and have always been impressed with the knowledge, caring, and support of the directors. Programs for each student are carefully thought out and implemented. The student's needs and abilities are carefully considered when developing a program for tutoring. Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services is the place to contact for a student in need of educational assistance. I highly recommend this organization to any parent looking for tutoring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a special education teacher and Orton- Gillingham tutor. I have worked with Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services for several years. The students I have worked with have shown consistent academic growth. This is due to the caring and professional atmosphere of the learning center. High quality materials and support for the tutoring staff is the key to this great organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a tutor for RITES for several years, I have witnessed first hand all the thought and compassion that goes into helping RITES students to succeed. The list of services available to students has expanded in recent years. These services include not only tutoring for the student, but also support for parents along the difficult path to obtaining appropriate services for their child.

Ashley172

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RITES is very thorough and is attentive to each student's individual needs.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a RITES tutor, I have seen the great care the RITES administration takes in setting students up for success. They provide a personal consultation with the student, family and tutor where concerns are discussed in detail.
RITES hires expert teachers and provides effective instructional tools. Tutoring is tailored to the individual student and progress is closely monitored. As a team, we are committed to a positive outcome for each of our students.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been fortunate to work with the directors of RITES (Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services. The organization is extremely well organized and accommodating to the tutors and tutees. The support received from Haley and Lisa is beyond expectation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

RITES is an exceptional resource for students and families. Their staff is highly trained in multi-sensory educational strategies and they all strive to meet the needs of their clients. The expertise and professionalism of the directors and staff is unmatched, and is truly what makes RITES such an amazing place!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I rely on RITES regularly. I refer parents, teachers, and tutors and I am never disappointed. They understand learning differences and they communicate effectively with all interested parties. Their tutors and teachers are well trained. The two co-directors, Lisa Bigney and Halley Lavenstein, supervise tutors effectively and administrate programs such as the summer school at The Hamilton School at Wheeler very very well! Thank you, RITES!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a tutor working with RITES, I have seen seriously struggling learners begin to bloom with their highly individualized, student-centered approach to learning. All students, whatever their financial or educational situations may be, are genuinely valued which leads to wonderful outcomes for students and families.

Ellen71

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a lawyer, I work with families to get children the special education services that they need. RITES did an absolutely amazing job with a client of mine. He made dramatic progress working with RITES tutors, making years of gains in a period of a year. The RITES staff worked closely with his mother and the school district to provide him with services. They provided tremendous insight and were very flexible about increasing services and recommending outside services when appropriate.