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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

3 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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have an 11 year old severe Dyslexic son and we referred to RITES by our attorney two years ago. We have been extremely pleased with the tutoring and the teachers at this facility. Our son wasnt able to read and had no confidence. With the tutoring and the right program (Ortan Gilligham) our son is starting to read and has gained so much confidence . We highly recommend RITES for any any student having difficulties. The teachers and the director are all wonderful individuals and are genuinely caring and make you feel so confident in finding the right help for child. Our son never likes going to school because of all his difficulties but, when it comes to tutoring he is always willing to go and is so happy. Thank you RITES !

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My grandson has benefited from the caring attitudes and educational expertise of RITES teachers during the past three summers, first, as a private student, and later, in the intensive Orton-Gillingham five week program. As a struggling first grader in a public school, Adam did not receive help that reflected an understanding of his learning style. He needed instructors who could provide a multisensory approach to teaching decoding and comprehension skills, as well as strategies for overcoming his language-based learning problems. As he received encouragement and experienced appropriate teaching methods from his RITES teachers, he began to believe that he COULD learn, and, after the first summer, he started thinking of himself as a successful student. I have been so impressed by the commitment of each of Adam's instructors to understanding and addressing his learning issues, and to fostering his positive self-esteem. Adam and I are both so happy that we discovered the RITES magic!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

At RITES I have discovered and appreciated dedicated, competent, truly caring colleagues, as well as masterful mentors, Halley and Lisa, our co-directors. Here I utilize multisensory programs that address the academic needs of individual students with a range of learning styles and skill sets. I also have opportunities to expand my own skill set through workshops and discussions with colleagues. I feel very fortunate to be part of this growing and thriving community.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!