Schools Aren’t Teaching Kids How To Read

Girl in library practicing her reading.

Want to know why so many kids are struggling to learn to read? It’s because your child’s teacher has not taught them how to do so. I’m not blaming your child’s teacher by any means.  I love teachers. I’m a teacher. Frankly, I’m not sure who to blame. Over the past two decades, teachers across…

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When Should I Be Concerned About My Child’s Reading?

Moms concern over her child's reading

I’ve been a reading teacher in a public school for over twenty years. I’ve worked with hundreds of children throughout the years, and I am happy to say I have never met a child who did not learn how to read. I believe every child learns differently and at his or her own pace. Some…

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Seven Reasons Why You Need to Find the Right Virtual Writing Tutor Now

virtual writing tutor

Are you a parent looking for a virtual writing tutor for your child? Dolphin Reading provides highly trained and friendly tutors to help students feel more confident in their writing ability. It’s very common for kids to need help with their reading and writing. Almost all children can benefit with working one on one with…

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Why Does My Child Struggle in Reading?

Child struggling with reading

I can’t believe we are halfway through October already. Where does the time go? I hope everyone’s kids are off to a great school year. I’ve been working hard in my school building. Covid set many kids back in their reading, and never, ever in my teaching career have I seen so many kids that…

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Three Reasons Why Your Child Needs an Online Writing Tutor

Online Writing Tutor for Elementary Students

It is undoubtedly challenging to see a child cramming for school and getting stressed with assignments and activities that may seemingly be easy for students their age. The truth is, because of shame or the fear of disappointing their parents, many children today will try to hide the real reason behind the stress that they…

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Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of an Online Tutoring Session

Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of an Online Tutoring Session

Online tutoring for kids is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a great way to supplement your child’s education or even provide them with primary education. And, with some know-how, you can ensure that your child gets the most out of every session. Here are 5 tips for getting the most out of an…

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Back To School

back to school

It’s official, the school year has begun. On Tuesday, I began my twenty-third year of teaching. Schools seem to be back to “normal” this year. Most people are maskless. Children can sit next to each other. We can have classroom meetings and lessons on the carpet again, and things feel like the good old days.…

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My Gratitude Story

Gratitude in healing

Can you believe it? Dolphin Reading is One Year Old!!!! Happy Anniversary Dolphin Reading! We’ve done some incredible things in one year. Our biggest accomplishment by far though is that we have helped almost two hundred children boost their confidence and become better readers. Thank you for entrusting Dolphin Reading with your child/children’s reading needs.…

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Undiagnosed Learning Disability – Dyslexia

Undiagnosed Learning Disability - Dyslexia

I would like to share my personal experience of it with you about my time in school.  Truth be told, I HATED it! I hated school because I was a struggling student with an undiagnosed learning disability, (most likely dyslexia). I was in the lowest reading group, and awful at math- it took forever for…

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