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Review for Rhode Island Tutorial & Educational Services (RITES), Pawtucket, RI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

During the past several summers, my rising seventh grade grandson has been the fortunate recipient of RITES tutoring services to enhance his decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension skills. Since third grade he has benefitted from participating in the Coding program, working with individual tutors, and, finally, this summer, studying reading with a very astute reading specialist. With two full book assignments to complete, there would be much to do and this student was worried about completing them. As my grandson described his challenges and needs to Marilyn during our initial consultation, she listened kindly and intently, asked him thoughtful questions, and shared her ideas about how she thought they would begin. He was a bit concerned about being able to accomplish the tasks, but he looked forward to trying. After each session, these two shared with me new strategies they had practiced and applied, graphic organizers they had created, and chunked assignments that he would work on until their next meeting. By summer's end, my grandson was excitedly attending each session, eager to demonstrate his understanding, assimilation, and application of material Marilyn had taught him in previous lessons. Since he returned to school at the beginning of September armed with many new reading strategies and soaring self-confidence, he has looked forward to reading new books, making connections and inferences, and participating in discussions feeling fully informed. Thank you, Marilyn!

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