Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services
Rating: 5 stars 76 76 reviews 1,982
334 East Avenue Pawtucket RI 02860 USA
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
Orton-Gillingham, a researched proven method for teaching reading, writing and spelling, we increased students' reading levels.
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This is a very impressive group! So helpful. They align your student with just the right well-trained, experienced tutor. My son (17) really related well to his LA tutor--who can say that about a 17 year old? He never complained when he had to meet with Sandy Kaufman. She made my son feel comfortable, she treated him with respecr, she was gently professional, and effective. She had excellent communication skills and we always knew exactly what was to be done and if there was ever a question on a scheduled meeting time, Sandy was both available and flexible. Her personality is likable, she is sharp, and she is compassionate.
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I cannot say enough positive things about RITES! My first experience with RITES was through a summer program offered at Hamilton (Orton-Gillingham-based Language Arts). My 7 year old dyslexic son made such gains in just 5 weeks that I asked his teacher, Allyson, to continue tutoring him throughout the year. He attended RITES camp again last summer and continues to work with Allyson each week. She is wonderful and my son continues to gain confidence and is now reading at grade level. Having dyslexia is quite a challenge for children in elementary school and I feel very fortunate to have found such amazing help early on in my son's life. I highly recommend RITES to all those needing a little extra support!
I contacted RITES concerning tutoring (writing and math) and SAT prep. for my two sons. We had a very thorough meeting with RITES to discuss our needs. It was clear at the meeting that RITES was very focused on matching each of my sons to the right tutor. Not only did the boys benefit from the tutoring sessions they also enjoyed their time with each tutor. It was a very positive and beneficial experience. The tutors were very qualified and really understood my sons. I cannot recommend them enough!
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!
RITES has been an exceptional resource for my family. My 7-yr old daughter has dyslexia and struggled greatly in school before she was introduced to the multi-sensory educational techniques used by RITES and her amazing tutor. We started with RITES one year ago and today she is reading at or above grade level in first grade. And she has actually enjoyed the journey!
I have been very pleased with the programs offered by RITES. My son, who has dyslexia, has maintained skills during the summer by attending the five-week OG program last year, and the mathematics and written expression program this past summer. He is currently having a once-a-week session with a tutor to keep him on track, as his school has dismissed him from his in-school resource help because he has done so well. My high school age daughter enjoyed the study skills workshop offered by RITES before school began. She feels she learned some great organizational skills that prepared her for 9th grade. I have recommended RITES to a number of friends for a variety of academic challenges.
My daughter has been receiving a multi-sensory spelling program for dysgraphia with RITES for the past 8 months. When I initially called RITES, I immediately felt at ease with their knowledge of this condition and the services that were available to remediate it. Since starting the program, my daughter has made significant improvement in spelling and has also made tremendous gains in her confidence with her writing. Her tutor makes the sessions fun and my daughter loves going. Our experience with RITES has been wonderful and their services are highly recommended.
RITES has been a game changer for our family. My oldest daughter is dyslexic and has continued to struggle in school and with her confidence. She went to one of the several camps offered through RITES this past summer. She had no interests in any "school" camp and promised she would not participate, and they couldn't , make her. After day 1, she could not wait to return to camp with her new friends and teacher, in fact she was very sad when it was over. The work she produced at camp was amazing and I could not even believe how confident and proud she was to share everything with all of us. Through camp she connected with 1 of her two current RITES tutor. She looks forward to working with her tutor every week. The academic difference is great, but the confidence they have helped her to find again is what has made the biggest difference. She believes in herself and knows she is capable of great work. We feel so lucky to be able to work with everyone at RITES.
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!
Students, parents, and teachers are in great care with RITES. They are professional, take pride in their hard work as they have brought their company to a high level of educational services. Their process is very thorough and they truly care about their clients and staff.
Record keeping is done well. They follow up and provide a tremendous amount of assistance.
I cannot imagine a better place to teach and learn.