Susan Barton loves hearing from parents about the impact Barton tutoring has had on their child, as this parent shared:
When my daughter began second grade, she was only reading at mid-kindergarten level. So I had her tested. Clara was diagnosed as severely dyslexic.
I immediately hired a Barton tutor to work with Clara twice a week after school.
Clara’s reading was retested at the end of January. She is now reading above grade level.
She has gone from missing every single word on weekly spelling tests to only missing one or two.
Her progress has me in tears.
Her Barton tutoring is worth every single penny.
Here’s our story:
When my daughter, Clara, was ready to start kindergarten in August 2020, our local schools were closed due to COVID. So I decided to homeschool her and her older brother.
We loved homeschooling, and her brother thrived. But Clara did not. I tried a variety of reading curriculum, but nothing worked. I could not teach her to read. I felt defeated, Clara was frustrated, and it put a real strain on our relationship.
So this year, I enrolled Clara in a private school.
During the enrollment process, the administrator expressed concern that Clara would not be successful at their school. But after some discussion, she allowed both my children to enroll. Clara was almost 8, so she was put into second grade.
Very quickly, her second grade teacher said Clara should be switched to first grade – because Clara’s STAR reading test showed she was reading at only 0.8 – which means the eighth month of kindergarten.
Luckily, this school has a private Barton tutor who recommended I watch the Bright Solutions videos on dyslexia. It was mind blowing how Clara fit almost every single symptom in those videos.
I then had Clara tested. The results were hard to take. Clara’s dyslexia was severe. Yet after we explained to Clara what dyslexia was, I saw her relax a little bit.
Yet I began to worry about her future, about how much she would struggle in school, and whether she would be successful as an adult.
Clara started Barton tutoring two times a week, after school, for an hour. Those tutoring days are very long. And we pay for her tutoring on top of the private school tuition.
But it is worth every penny.
After a few weeks of tutoring, I noticed Clara was reading some words when we were out and about, and reading some things at home. Over time, I saw her confidence grow.
At the end of January, when she took another STAR reading test, Clara was at third grade reading level, 3.2. She had improved that much after just a few months of Barton tutoring.
The best part is how proud of Clara is. She tells everyone about her reading level.
She’s also doing much better in class. She went from missing every single spelling word on the weekly test to only missing one or two.
So now I don’t worry very much about her future. I will make sure Clara continues Barton tutoring until she has finished the program.
I encourage other parents who have a child who struggles with reading, writing, or spelling to watch the videos on the Bright Solutions website. Watching them was eye-opening and the first step in my daughter’s growth.
Courtney Eastepp, parent