My son has been held back a year, and was frequently asked the question “Are you trying” and various other things by teachers, over the last year.
Having started the third grade for the second time, we knew that we would have to seek outside help. We didn’t know who, or what we were looking for, but after describing our situation to a neighbor, Student Learning Recovery was suggested.
We drove over to Ms. Leslie’s home office in Holly springs, down a winding path, to find a quaint home, sitting among a wonderful outdoor scene. Serene, calm, full of hope.
As we walked in, Ms. Leslie was so friendly and engaging, my shy, sensitive son, opened completely up, was willing to do assessment tests (which was quite a feat considering the week before he was crying on the way to school for a test) and even asked me if we would be returning on the way home.
It was very evident to me, that Ms. Leslie had a VAST knowledge of various types of learning challenges, had many years of experience in this field. I was very impressed with watching how she was an artist of sorts. Talking with my son, asking him questions, saying “Oh, great, lets try this!” Jumping up to get another book, a different testing structure, and going right into the new piece. Quite masterfully, might I add!!
Leslie Rosenberg identified four key areas that my son was having some issues with. One of these was a basic phonological awareness (should have been taught in Kindergarten.
Over the course of the last eight weeks, my son's reading has gone from 24 words per minute to 70 words per minute consistently.
I recently met with the school psychologist, and the teachers, for an assessment and their direct words were:
“This kid is not the same kid that left for Track Out a few weeks ago!”
The tutoring had moved him so far ahead so rapidly that they are now looking to refer other students to Student Learning Recovery as well.
If you have a child that is struggling with reading, or any other issue, give Leslie a call at the very least, and ask questions. She is a very special woman, and has skills that you cannot really teach someone to have. LIFE/Job Experience.
This is a program customized to what YOUR child needs.
Looking forward to taking my Kindergartener there after we are finished with my 3rd grader.