I have a ten year old (girl) attending this program and it has been phenomenal. When she came to live with me and originally started the program, she was two years behind, in 2nd grade, but performing on a Kindergarten 1 month level. She was unable to recognize her sight words. She was terrified of reading and would cry. The team at SmarterMe jumped right in, made her feel comfortable and had her take an assessment. Once they understood her level they determined which area would best serve her and she was given an action plan. She is responsible for reading each day and writing a summary to show that she understand what she has read, which also helps her writing skills. This is her second year in the program and she is now reading above level! What an awesome transformation. In addition to the fundamentals, SmarterMe rewards the students wtih activities, music, fun events and more. The cost for this program is very minimal and well worth it!! I donate when I can because they keep the cost so low to reach everyone. I will be sad is too old to attend as the help from SmarterMe has been invaluable to our family! The team is very approachable and the program is very safe - I asked all of the pertinent questions, which were promptly welcomed and answered by the staff.