TESTIMONIALS

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K.W. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

I literally had to stop what I was doing and write this thank you right away because I get tears in my eyes as I listened to my son read a school article about great white sharks! What progress he has made. Thank you, LFA!

J.B. - MOM OF 11TH GRADER

Our daughter has gained confidence and learning skills that have been life-changing. She knows how to approach learning in a non-accommodated environment and is consistently successful. As she makes her way through the last sessions of Barton Level 10, we are confident that she has the skills to continue successfully learning for the rest of her life. The LFA tutors have not only taught her the Barton Program but have sharpened her executive functioning, which is undoubtedly a life skill from which she will benefit in all of her future endeavors.

B.R. - MOM OF 8TH GRADER

Our son has completed the Barton spelling program with LFA but continues with executive functioning and writing skills with his tutor Dave. Dave is a great mentor and role model for our son, and he looks forward to his sessions with him. He’s resistant to letting us help him with his homework but he’ll let his tutor help!

L.M. - MOM OF 6TH GRADER

I’m so thankful for our tutor, Dave, at LFA. Sometimes my son seems to get anxious or emotional when I try working with him, but he seems to gain confidence when he works with his tutor. Dave is making such a great impact with him. Thank you for all that you are doing.

K.B. - MOM OF 12TH GRADER

One of the best benefits of Learning for All is the consistency of the tutors and the schedule. My son’s tutors really connect with him and his struggles, which gives them the ability to give him the best structure and support that he needs. Over the years not only has my son’s reading improved, but also his executive functioning skills and his ability to mediate. Schoolwork doesn't stress him out like it used to. I'm really appreciative of all the support I get from Learning for All. As a parent, I feel confident that they have my son’s best interest at heart.

D.T. - MOM OF 10TH GRADER & BARTON LEVEL 10 GRADUATE

I can’t thank LFA enough for its expert and incredibly personalized approach to addressing my daughter’s learning issues. She has blossomed in her time there to become an avid and competent reader as well as a more strategic and focused all-around learner. It’s clear to me that the intensive work she did with her tutors has put her on a fresh and more successful path in all that she does going forward.

K.W. - MOM OF BARTON GRADUATE

LFA provided for my son, what I could not and made our homeschooling much more bearable! My son has grown exponentially and is a different student than 3 years ago. His confidence in his ability “to do” school has always been low, but in these last 3 years I have seen that change! His reading, both aloud and silently have improved so much! Although still a struggle, he is able to read and study on his own in many instances! And amazingly, his writing, creatively and, especially mechanically are so much improved! He wrote a 5 paragraph essay a week ago and it blew the minds of his IEP team! With a heart FULL of gratitude.

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

In pre-K, I noticed my daughter couldn’t rhyme and had difficulty learning the alphabet and their sounds and in kindergarten, I saw my daughter’s self-esteem plummet. Being a primary teacher, I tried all my tricks, strategies and, education to teach her, but we weren’t making any progress. I asked her teacher if it could be dyslexia and she gave me an absolute no. Although a teacher, I was never trained in dyslexia or even knew what the warning signs were. After looking it up, there were so many signs that my daughter had it.

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

Working with LFA has been amazing! By the end of the first grade, my daughter's teacher said “I don’t know what you’re doing, but keep doing it! It’s working!” Second grade was better than kindergarten and first!

L.F. - MOM OF BARTON GRADUATE

There is no doubt that if we didn’t work with LFA, my daughter would not be anywhere near where she is now. She would be “stuck” reading at a first or second grade level and having lost confidence in herself. It has been a long commitment, but if my daughter, who is a severe case, can be successful, I have all the confidence this will work for others. I am always keeping the big picture in mind, from middle school to high school and college. This is not a sprint but a marathon for us. And we couldn’t have done it without LFA.

S.K. - MOM OF 10-YEAR-OLD STUDENT

My daughter has multiple complex learning and other disabilities, which made reading a seemingly impossible goal and feat. She became engulfed by anxiety and started avoiding books altogether. We met with Rachel and I appreciated her clarity and expertise in explaining my daughter's multi-layer challenges and the work that lies ahead. She was direct, honest, and made no hollow promises. Her serious approach reassured me that she’s a true educator, worthy of our trust. The greatest benefit from our time at LFA was that my daughter was able to read, i.e. decode words and comprehend what they mean. Most importantly for me, she actually enjoys reading and listening to short stories, which is such a turnaround from avoiding words/text/stories/books across all contexts. While no one can predict anyone’s limits, that she derives joy from stories means everything to me.

J.G. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

I looked into LFA after seeing a video about the signs of dyslexia, dyslexia misconception, and the Barton method, which made me realize that this could be why my son was struggling in school. I was grateful that Learning For All could evaluate my son and he could begin tutoring all in one place. They have been wonderful for my son academically but also in regard to scheduling and consistency. We love the set schedule, but also the flexibility to do virtual sessions when we are out of town. My son has improved greatly with his spelling, reading, and confidence by working with LFA.

K.W. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

My son has struggled with reading and writing since preschool and at the end of 1st grade, he was below grade level. I worked with him daily in hopes his reading and phonic skills would improve but they didn’t. Homework was taking us between 1-2 hours every night and writing was an entirely other problem! Rachel helped direct me on getting an outside school assessment and he was diagnosed with Surface Dyslexia and Dysgraphia. That’s when we began working with LFA. In the past 6 months, my son has made such great progress. He’s writing his own sentences and really focusing on his spelling rules. And sometimes when I hear him read, I get tears in my eyes! What a difference in his reading and more importantly his self-confidence and spirit! Thank you, LFA, truly from the bottom of my heart!

B.R. - MOM OF 8TH GRADER

The greatest benefit we have seen by attending LFA has been that our son can read with ease and enjoys it. During our evaluation, Rachel was concerned our son might have dyslexia, which led us to get tested by a neuropsychologist who diagnosed him with dyslexia and ADHD. Having the diagnosis helped us make sense of his learning troubles and get the correct treatment for him. We remember the days when it was a fight to get our son to read, and now we have to tell him it's time to put the book down. We highly recommend Learning For All. The staff is professional and caring and it has made a significant difference in our son's life.

K.B. - MOM OF 12TH GRADER

When I met Rachel, I just knew this was the place to help my son. In elementary school he just couldn’t seem to get the hang of reading. The first couple of years we chalked it up to him not focusing enough to be interested. However, by 4th grade we knew we needed a second opinion, and had him tested, resulting in a diagnosis of dyslexia. Rachel instantly put me at ease with the journey my son was going to take through elementary, middle, and even into high school. Schools can only do so much, and many services don't provide the one on one instruction students need to excel in life. LFA did an excellent job supporting and teaching my son and getting him ready for a successful future.

S.B. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

When I consider the impact that Learning for All has had on my son, the phrase "beauty from ashes" seems to fit. Reading, math, and other academic endeavors used to end in frustration and worry. Learning for All has changed that! Their attention to detail regarding my son is amazingly thorough. They don't allow him to cut corners or guess or strategize his way through lessons; instead, they patiently wait for his brain to catch up to speed, process, and fully understand concepts before moving forward. They have taught him strategies to overcome his deficits and most importantly, they see him as a whole person with incredible potential and not just a low score on a standardized test. We couldn't be happier with our experience with Learning for All and we recommend LFA to whomever we hear may be in need of the love and care they offer to struggling students. LFA has been an incredible gift to our family!

K.H. - MOM OF 6TH GRADER

I chose to have my daughter work with LFA because they really took extra steps to be sure they understood my child’s needs, worked with our treatment plan and created an intensive program that fit our schedule. Other people she works with have already told me they see and hear a real difference and she is progressing through her work at a much faster pace than she was before working with LFA.

K.D. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

As we prepare for Thanksgiving, I would love to share what I found in my son's distance learning folder. We have struggled immensely this year with crying daily over school. So, to read number 4 and see how Dave has made him think dyslexia is something great, brought tears to my eyes. ("#4. I am glad I have dyslexia because I get to have the tutoring and have fun in it.”) Thank you all for all you do, and especially Dave for being so amazing with my son. I truly am thankful for you all this year.

S.S. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER AND 3RD GRADER

I wanted to take a minute to let you know I am pleased with the improvement that my son has made this last year attending Learning for All. He has always struggled with writing - from physically tiring easily to spelling, it has never been an easy task for him. Yesterday he wrote a story! On his own. For pleasure! Yes, there are misspellings and it took him awhile to write it, but he did it! This is because of Learning for All and all of the hard work the tutors have done day in and day out. My younger son has also made many improvements since attending Learning for All. He has gone from refusing to read anything to reading out loud with confidence. He asks less for someone to read for him and now slowly sounds out words and finger spells for his writing. His teacher commented that she had never seen anyone bridge such a large gap in such a short amount of time.

E.H. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

We’ve seen such a dramatic change in our daughter since she started tutoring with Learning for All. A year ago, when we’d talk to her about reading, she’d often ended up crying, telling us she feels stupid; now she shows so much more confidence. I think I nearly burst into tears the other day when she smiled this HUGE smile when we were talking about reading and tutoring. She was so proud of herself and so confident in herself. The transformation is amazing. Her schoolteachers have noticed she is much more confident and active in class, and her Kung Fu teacher noticed a change in her confidence too. We are so grateful to you and Dave. Learning for All has really changed her life.

B.O. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

Learning for All changed my daughter's life. She is now finishing up 5th grade and reading at a late 6th or early 7th-grade level. There was a time when I didn't believe that was possible. Her confidence and self-esteem have returned. We just started a summer reading challenge and she has been reading two or more hours a day for pleasure (and a little healthy competition). I couldn't be more grateful to Learning for All. They have removed the obstacles from her path and the world has opened for her.

T.G. - MOM OF 2ND GRADER

After years of debates with the schools my daughter has attended, the Dr. recommended looking into tutors for the Barton system for dyslexia. The schools have not helped the way they should, and after a while, I finally found a tutor for my daughter. Learning for All has made all the difference, not just in my daughter’s reading and writing, but in her attitude and feelings toward what she is able to do. She was reading at a kindergarten level, and in six months’ time, she is now reading at a first-grade level. Tutoring is just what my daughter needed, and I consider ourselves fortunate to find such a wonderful tutor who has gotten my daughter "out of her shell." After seeing what Learning for All has done for my daughter, there is no way I would stop the tutoring!

C.B. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

My husband and I have been thrilled with Learning For All and have told so many people about you.

It's been life-changing for our family!

V.S. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

Our son has been working with Learning for All for almost a year now. We tried other tutoring centers and tutoring systems with no results. We finally had a breakthrough with Learning for All and the Barton System. Our tutors have been amazing. They have taken the time to get to know our boy and have built a good “working” relationship with him. Both his reading and writing have improved tremendously in just a short time so we plan to keep him in the Barton System with LFA until he reaches the very last level! Rachel Herman has also supported us as parents of a child with dyslexia. She has helped us understand what our son is going through and what we need to do to support him and help him be successful.

O.M. - MOM OF 2ND GRADER

For the first time last night, M. picked up a book she didn’t think she could read and read every word of it. Her two-year-old sister had asked her to read it, and M. said, "I don’t know if I will be able to," then surprised herself when she got through the whole thing without struggling. It was a joy to witness!

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

Our third child was a very different student than our first two. He was always very bright and extremely energetic, but homework in the evening always turned into a shouting match as we tried to force him to complete his assignments. He hated school and particularly hated reading.

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

At the beginning of fourth grade at a small Catholic school, he was failing religion class. As we dug into the reason why, we discovered that the religion teacher was marking his assignments down for spelling and grammar errors. We initially started looking for language arts help and stumbled across the Barton system as a potential solution. 

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

Through our journey of discovery, we learned that our son was severely dyslexic and subsequently decided to homeschool him and enroll him in therapy at Learning for All. This has been a life-changing decision. In just over two years, he completed Barton Reading AND Spelling Level 8 and is thriving. He now reads a little for fun and simply devours audio books. His vocabulary and reading comprehension are well above average. His spelling and grammar are greatly improved; he even enjoys creative writing. His most recent Star Testing results were in the 96th percentile (with accommodations for extended test time).

M.K. - MOM OF 6TH GRADER

Thanks to Learning for All, we have a much better understanding of how our son learns and know that he is prepared to re-enter a traditional school setting. We want to acknowledge the tremendous impact that our son’s tutor, Dave, had on his experience at Learning for All. Our son says that Dave made learning fun. Dave provided both the educational component of his therapy as well as the emotional one by supporting and nurturing our son’s strengths. We now have a confident son who works with his dyslexia and doesn’t let it defeat him.

C.S. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

Tutoring at Learning for All brought my son up almost two levels in math in just one semester. Comprehensive testing and tailored strategies helped him to develop the skills and confidence to thrive in school. The best part is that he enjoyed it!

C.S. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

Tutoring at Learning for All brought my son up almost two levels in math in just one semester. Comprehensive testing and tailored strategies helped him to develop the skills and confidence to thrive in school. The best part is that he enjoyed it!

E.H. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

We especially like the notes that we receive after each session. I think it’s not just that our daughter is learning, but she is learning in a manner that gives her confidence each step of the way. We can see her tutor’s positive attitude and approach in his notes. Plus, we’re learning from them too! Thank you again. We know our daughter has a long road ahead of her, but now it feels like a bright, conquerable path (not a scary one).

E.B. - MOM OF 11TH GRADER

Go see Rachel and her team immediately! No need to think about it. We just started a few months ago when our junior in high school was found to have dyslexia. Rachel (and David) are great at working with teens. My teen LOVES them and isn’t hesitant to ask the questions she felt she couldn’t to anyone else for fear of looking dumb. They move her through things at a great pace, spending time where they need to make sure she’s mastered the concept before moving on. We tried a few other places and it wasn’t working. She’s finally getting the RIGHT kind of help she’s needed. Everyone wins!

V.S. - MOM OF 7TH GRADER

Ms. Rachel also supports us as parents of a child with dyslexia. She helped us understand what our son is going through and what we need to do to support him and help him be successful.

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

Our third child was a very different student than our first two. He was always very bright and extremely energetic, but homework in the evening always turned into a shouting match as we tried to force him to complete his assignments. He hated school and particularly hated reading. 

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

At the beginning of fourth grade at a small Catholic school, he was failing religion class. As we dug into the reason why we discovered that the religion teacher was marking his assignments down for spelling and grammar errors. We initially started looking for language arts help and stumbled across the Barton system as a potential solution. 

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

Through our journey of discovery, we learned that our son was severely dyslexic and subsequently decided to homeschool him and enroll him in therapy at Learning for All. This has been a life-changing decision. In just over two years, he completed Barton Reading & Spelling Level 8 and is thriving. He now reads a little for fun and simply devours audio books. His vocabulary and reading comprehension are well above average. His spelling and grammar are greatly improved; he even enjoys creative writing. His most recent Star Testing results were in the 96th percentile (with accommodations for extended test time).

M.K. - MOM OF 6TH GRADER

Thanks to Learning for All, we have a much better understanding of how our son learns and know that he is prepared to re-enter a traditional school setting. We want to acknowledge the tremendous impact that our son’s tutor, Dave, had on his experience at Learning for All. Our son says that Dave made learning fun. Dave provided both the educational component of his therapy as well as the emotional one by supporting and nurturing our son’s strengths. We now have a confident son who works with his dyslexia and doesn’t let it defeat him.

J.G. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

Rachel and her staff have a passion for helping kids achieve the highest academic goals they can. Each staff person brings his/her own personal and caring approach to each child. I would highly recommend their services.

B.R. - MOM OF 8TH GRADER

The greatest benefit we have seen by attending LFA has been that our son can read with ease and enjoys it. During our evaluation, Rachel was concerned our son might have dyslexia, which led us to get tested by a neuropsychologist who diagnosed him with dyslexia and ADHD. Having the diagnosis helped us make sense of his learning troubles and get the correct treatment for him. We remember the days when it was a fight to get our son to read, and now we have to tell him it's time to put the book down. We highly recommend Learning For All. The staff is professional and caring and it has made a significant difference in our son's life.

E.H. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

We especially like the notes that we receive after each session. I think it’s not just that our daughter is learning, but she is learning in a manner that gives her confidence each step of the way. We can see her tutor’s positive attitude and approach in his notes. Plus, we’re learning from them too! Thank you again. We know our daughter has a long road ahead of her, but now it feels like a bright, conquerable path (not a scary one).

E.B. - MOM OF 11TH GRADER

Go see Rachel and her team immediately! No need to think about it. We just started a few months ago when our Junior in high school was found to have Dyslexia. Rachel (and David) are great working with teens. My teen LOVES them and isn’t hesitant to ask the questions she felt she couldn’t to anyone else for fear of looking dumb. They move her through things at a great pace, spending time where they need to make sure she’s mastered the concept before moving on. We tried a few other places and it wasn’t working. She’s finally getting the RIGHT kind of help she’s needed. Everyone wins!

E.H. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

We especially like the notes that we receive after each session. I think it’s not just that our daughter is learning, but she is learning in a manner that gives her confidence each step of the way. We can see her tutor’s positive attitude and approach in his notes. Plus, we’re learning from them too! Thank you again. We know our daughter has a long road ahead of her, but now it feels like a bright, conquerable path (not a scary one).

B.O. - MOM OF 11TH GRADER

Learning for All changed my daughter's life. She is now finishing up 5th grade and reading at a late 6th or early 7th grade level. There was a time when I didn't believe that was possible. Her confidence and self-esteem have returned. We just started a summer reading challenge and she has been reading two or more hours a day for pleasure (and a little healthy competition). I couldn't be more grateful to Learning for All. They have removed the obstacles from her path and the world has opened for her.

T.G. - MOM OF 2ND GRADER

After years of debates with the schools my daughter has attended, the Dr. recommended looking into tutors for the Barton system for dyslexia. The schools have not helped the way they should, and after a while, I finally found a tutor for my daughter. Learning for All has made all the difference, not just in my daughter’s reading and writing, but in her attitude and feelings toward, what she can do. She was reading at a kindergarten level, and in six months, she is now reading at a first-grade level. Tutoring is just what my daughter needed, and I consider ourselves fortunate to find such a wonderful tutor who has gotten my daughter "out of her shell." After seeing what Learning for All has done for my daughter, there is no way I would stop the tutoring!” - T.G., mom of a 2nd grader

K.W. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

I literally had to stop what I was doing and write this thank you right away because I get tears in my eyes as I listened to my son read a school article about great white sharks! What progress he has made. Thank you, LFA!

C.B. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

My husband and I have been thrilled with Learning For All and have told so many people about you. It's been life-changing for our family!

S.C. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

Tutoring at Learning for All brought my son up almost two levels in math in just one semester. Comprehensive testing and tailored strategies from Rachel and Dave helped him to develop the skills and confidence to thrive in school. The best part is that he enjoyed it!

V.S. - MOM OF 5TH GRADER

Our son has been working with Learning for All for almost a year now.  We tried other tutoring centers and tutoring systems with no results. We finally had a breakthrough with Learning for All and the Barton System. Our tutors have been amazing.  They have taken the time to get to know our boy and have built a good “working” relationship with him. Both his reading and writing have improved tremendously in just a short time so we plan to keep him in the Barton System with LFA until he reaches the very last level! Rachel Herman has also supported us as parents of a child with dyslexia. She has helped us understand what our son is going through and what we need to do to support him and help him be successful.

L.G. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

My daughter had been struggling with reading for years until she started at Learning for All. She tried other programs that were unsuccessful. She has progressed so much in one year. It’s a positive learning environment that encourages and motivates children with learning challenges. They know just how to help each child. We are very thankful!

LEARNING FOR ALL PARENT

We have been working with LFA for almost two years and they have been nothing but supportive. His tutors are amazing and I have seen incredible growth in my son since he began. LFA didn’t make dyslexia a disability. They have helped him love who he is and have shown him how he can continue to learn in new ways. 

J.G. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

Rachel and her staff have a passion for helping kids achieve the highest academic goals they can. Each staff person brings his/her own personal and caring approach to each child. I would highly recommend their services.

O.M. - MOM OF 2ND GRADER

For the first time last night, M. picked up a book she didn’t think she could read and read every word of it. Her two-year-old sister had asked her to read it, and M. said, "I don’t know if I will be able to," and surprised herself when she got through the whole thing without struggling. It was a joy to witness!

C.S. - MOM OF 3RD GRADER

Tutoring at Learning for All brought my son up almost two levels in math in just one semester. Comprehensive testing and tailored strategies helped him to develop the skills and confidence to thrive in school. The best part is that he enjoyed it!

J.B. - MOM OF 11TH GRADER

Our daughter has gained confidence and learning skills that have been life-changing.  She knows how to approach learning in a non-accommodated environment and is consistently successful.  As she makes her

way through the last sessions of Barton Level 10, we are confident that she has the skills to continue successfully learning for the rest of her life. The LFA tutors have not only taught her the Barton program but have sharpened her executive functioning, which is undoubtedly a life skill from which she will benefit in all of her future endeavors.

K.D. - MOM OF 4TH GRADER

I have always felt “heard” by everyone on the staff. Anytime I have a need, scheduling conflict, or concern, it is addressed immediately and I am reassured that everyone is working towards the same goal. They aren’t a company about making money, but about making kids able to love learning." - K.D., mom of a 4th grader.