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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

8 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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Rhode Island and the surrounding communities are fortunate to have such a phenomenal resource that provides high-quality research based educational services for students who are struggling. It has been truly heartwarming to witness the changes in my nephew who participates in one on one tutoring and was part of the summer program at RITES. The dedication, enthusiasm, and professionalism of the teachers and the directors inspired me to volunteer as a board member to help support this program's mission to provide services for students regardless of their ability to pay. I am proud to be part of this outstanding organization.

Susan495

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a proud board member of Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services (RITES.) RITES has been serving the educational needs of students across RI and neighboring Massachusetts for many years. Their one-to-one and small group instruction is personalized and tailored for each individual. Whether a student is in need of intensive reading instruction from an Orton-Gillingham certified tutor, needs to improve study and organizational skills, or wants to prepare to take the SAT/ACT for college, RITES can provide the class and instructor that will meet each student's needs.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a clinical neuropsychologist who provides evaluations for children with learning differences. I have worked with RITES for many years prior to becoming a board member, and have been consistently impressed with their high level of professional development and dedication to best practices in tutoring students of all ages. They have a very individualized approach that they use to maximize the growth of their students. I have gotten very good feedback from families who have participated with tutoring services, and am happy to be able to recommend their services.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Rhode Island Tutorial & Education Services (RITES) does an admirable job of providing the local community with access to specialized learning programs and opportunities for receiving tutoring. As a board member, I have seen first hand all of the hard work the RITES team does behind the scenes to make sure their students and teachers have the best possible experience. The staff is passionate, dedicated, and focused towards making their students successful. This organization deserves the community's support and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to assist them in whatever small way I can as a board member!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Rhode Island Tutorial and Educational Services has made incredible progress in the expansion of services and programs it is offering. This past summer's program is growing and creating a lot of demand for the organization. There is a continued path for being able to offer more scholarships through fundraising efforts. I see a great amount of growth and success in the near future.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I chose to become a Board member for RITES because I was incredibly impressed by the passion and talent of the founders (Lisa & Halley) as well as the incredible work the tutors at RITES do on a daily basis with the children. My own children have benefited from their services, and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for reasonably priced, skilled tutoring services. They will accommodate a variety of needs, and are helpful beyond expectation.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with RITES for many years now, and have been impressed by how well-trained and supportive their tutors are. They go beyond what is typically provided in a tutoring agency, and they have kept their rates very reasonable over the years. Halley &Lisa are dedicated to the RI community, and they are tireless in their pursuit of scholarship monies for families in need. I highly recommend them!!

Board Member

Rating: 5

In addition to being board member, I am also a private college advisor. In my practice, I see many students who are newly diagnosed with ADD/ADHD or a learning difference. RITES is an INVALUABLE resource for families. The tutors are amazing, from subject tutoring to summer sessions and Sunday high school study skills courses. The unique thing about RITES is that the tutors are experts in helping students with LDs. This is rare and SO critical for kids struggling with an LD. I recommend RITES without reservation!