Personalized Evaluations, Tutoring,
and Consultations

Learning Evaluations

A learning evaluation can be a great way to get to know a student. It is designed to identify personal strengths and weaknesses, as well as to determine if a more severe learning disability exists. At Accessible Reading, evaluations are conducted on a one-to-one basis, in an office with minimal distractions. This maximizes performance and provides a clearer picture of the student’s abilities. Ilene is always honest with, respectful, and supportive of her students. This helps to establish rapport, develop trust, and to greatly minimize or eliminate potential stress.

All learning evaluations include:

  • Parent/student interview
  • Assessment with both standardized and functional measures
  • Written report
  • Parent meeting to interpret findings and answer questions
  • Recommendations

Areas typically covered:


  • Phonemic awareness and decoding
  • Oral reading and fluency
  • Reading vocabulary
  • Reading recall and comprehension

Written Language

  • Basic writing skills
  • Spelling
  • Writing fluency
  • Applied writing skills


  • Mathematical calculation
  • Mathematical fluency
  • Mathematical problem solving
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Individual Tutoring

Tutoring sessions are one hour in length. Based on either formal or functional assessment, an individual program is designed to meet the specific needs of each student. Sessions are carefully planned, organized, and structured, yet they feel relaxed. A multi-sensory approach is used. Reading, writing, listening, and “hands-on” activities are included in lessons. All sessions are success-oriented. A student’s strengths are used to develop weaker areas, and each individual’s interests and personal motivators are identified and included. An Orton-Gillingham based approach is used.

Research has shown that early intervention offers the best chance of success.

Specialized individual tutoring may be appropriate for anyone who struggles with reading, spelling, or writing skills, in addition to individuals with:

  • Dyslexia
  • ADHD
  • Language delays
  • Processing disorders
  • Asperger's Syndrome

Areas of focus may include:

  • Phonological awareness
  • Decoding (sounding out words)
  • Vocabulary development
  • Comprehension
  • Spelling
  • Written expression
  • Executive functioning
  • Adult literacy


  • Parent concerns
  • School concerns
  • Child Study Team/504 procedures and eligibility