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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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!