Is someone you care about struggling to read and write?  Then you’re in the right place. Welcome.

The Reading School provides in-home, one-on-one instruction to those who struggle with reading and spelling–in either English or French.

And that’s all we do.

Our Ministry-certified teachers are intensively trained in early literacy development and schooled in the many reasons so many children fail in their early attempts at reading.

Both the English and French programs are language-based and adhere to the principles of Orton-Gillingham, without being inflexible.  The teaching is explicit, sequential, cumulative, and metacognitive. And, above all, it’s multi-sensory (visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic).

All students enrolled in either Multi-Sensory Language and Literacy Training – MSLLT© or Formation en Alphabétisation Multisensorielle – FAM© learn reading and spelling at the same time. And, because they work to mastery in both, they can proceed at their own pace, without skipping any steps.

Fundamental to our programs are

  • phonological sensitivity (the ability to pay attention to and manipulate speech sounds); and
  • phonics (the rules governing how/why a language is read and spelled as it is, including the rules of syllabication).

But we don’t stop there.  As our students become stronger in their reading, we teach

  • syntax (language structure);
  • grammar;
  • morphology (the origins and structure of words ; and
  • comprehension strategies / comprehension monitoring.

The end result?  Happy and confident readers.  

And satisfied parents and teachers. Don’t take our word for it. 

Interested in enrolling your child for one-on-one reading lessons in your home?

Call 416-537-READ (7323) and speak with director and master trainer, Diane L. Duff, B. Ed., M.A. to discuss whether your child’s needs are compatible with The Reading School programme.

You can also send an email.