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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Literacy, Remedial Reading & Encouragement

Mission: Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services, Inc. (RITES) is dedicated to providing high-quality, multisensory, research-based and proven educational instruction to improve students’ academic skills for lifelong success.

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

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 300 students

Geographic areas served: Rhode Island and Southeaster Massachusetts

Programs: 1-to-1 personalized tutoring and well-crafted small-group classes taught by highly skilled master teachers. RITES changes the outcome for students ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to adult learners. Whether a student struggles with a language-based disorder or needs support with critical skills, the RITES approach ensures tailored instruction, tracked progress, close parent communication, and ongoing resources for families.

Community Stories

40 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Words cannot express my gratitude toward RITES. My son was NOT progressing at school, even with added resources. In one year tutoring with rites, my son was flying through reading levels. We are now approaching year two, He is almost to grade level. I feel that the services RITES offers are a life saver for my son. He could have given up on his education. He was falling through the cracks at his school. Rites (and especially his tutor Jeanne) have helped his success , not only in reading but writing, spelling, handwriting, self efficacy, and most importantly self esteem. What RITES does is amazing, nothing short of a miracle.

Carrie Lindsay H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When we found out about our daughter's dyslexia in late June, we jumped into action to find a placement for her for the summer as well as the upcoming school year. RITES was recommended by several friends. I am so thrilled with this program!! My daughter's self esteem plummeted in 5th grade as her learning issues became more of a struggle. At RITES, we saw our happy girl again. She gained her confidence and learned many tools to help her with learning with dyslexia. I would highly recommend this program!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has dyslexia, he was struggling in school. He wasn't able to get any help in school. He was falling threw the cracks. If it wasn't for the rites program Jacob would not be where he is today! He is able to read, write and comprehend what he is reading. I highly recommend this organization to any parent looking for tutoring or summer programs!

Client Served

Rating: 5


I am so greatful that Jacob was able to attend the summer reading program. He has learned more in the past 5 weeks, than he has in the past 4 years at school!! His writing and reading skills have greatly improved, and everyday he came home excited about the new things he learned.(so excited he is ready to teach me everything he learned and said he only has 5 weeks to teach me) I have also noticed this program has boosted his self-esteem and confidence level!! I cant thank you and your staff enough for all your hard work and dedication, as well as the people who donate to your organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son is severely dyslexic, the public school has been no help whatsoever, after 4 years our son could hardly read. Our attorney recommended Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services. What a godsend, although our son might never be able to read as you and I can, RITEs has started him on the path, in 16 weeks he was able to read a whole story. The boost to his confidence cannot be overstated. If you have or know of a child with educational difficulties, consider RITEs, you won't regret it. Simply marvelous.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been very happy with both the professionalism and quality of the teachers. Highly recommend

Ana Cristina B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services is a wonderful organization providing incredible tutoring services by wonderful teachers. My son Matthew has dyslexia and it was Linda Giordano from "RITES" that changed not just his world around but our world as a family. With her patience and compassion and knowledge, she taught Matthew how to over come his disability but also alleviated our stress as a family, because we knew he was being tutored by some of the best experts in Rhode Island. Matthew went on to succeed in a challenging private high school and then on to college. I will always be grateful for the help we received from RITES. --Cristina Berard

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son participated in the RITES summer program at Hamilton this past summer. The program and staff were amazing. Despite having to spend 5 weeks of his summer in school, there was not a single morning where he was not excited and happy to go. In just 5 weeks he made significant and measurable improvements that have carried over into this school year. He continues to get tutored by RITES weekly and we are so thankful that such an amazing service was available to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

RITES provides quality programs that have made a positive difference for our child. Without hesitation, I recommend RITES to any parent that is seeking to help a child that is having difficulty in school or has learning differences.

Client Served

Rating: 5

RITES knows how to reach different learners and the kids thrive! They work together and with parents to bring the best results for our kids.

La Flor D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son and I had greatly benefit from the great educational tutoring we had received.
My son had exceeded expectation in Math and accomplish so much on his Math curriculum.

I -as an adult learner was available to have succeed on the Accuplacer test- needed to fulfill my college requirement. by tutoring with Joseph Rhodas (Math tutor at RITES

Roberta18

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone at RITES is wonderful! My son has used their services many times during the past five years and has benefitted from all his interactions with his RITES tutors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with dyslexia and RITES has changed our lives. He started his one on one tutor sessions with a Qualified, Certified tutor that specialized in the Orton-Gillingham approach. The results were overwhelming, he became more confidence and developed a love for reading. Thank you RITES.

Client Served

Rating: 5

RI Tutorial has changed our lives! 15 months go when my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia, we were overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. Our doctor referred us to RI Tutorial - thank god - and our daughter has been transformed. She is excited to read, to attempt words she doesn't know, and is so much less frustrated at school. I'm so grateful to Lisa and her team for improving our lives.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so grateful to the dedicated staff at RITES. When we learned of my daughters dyslexia diagnosis the Dr referred us to RITES for immediate intervention. We've seen such a big improvement in my daughters reading ability but also her willingness to try hard words that in the past she would have given up on. Thank you to Lisa and everyone at RITES!!!