Tutors for LD Kids
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Does anyone know of a tutor who can work with our child who has a learning disability and is sensitive to the issues that we face with teaching our child? We'd prefer someone in the Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito area. Our child is in Elementary School.
If you're child requires tutoring, have you asked the local school district?
In any case, Raskob in Oakland offers tutoring for children with LD. I've heard great things.
I believe there is also a Lindamood Bell in Berkeley, however, they typically address global LD needs and will require an assessment and then place your child in on of their programs.
There's is a non for profit in Oakland called Aspires. They offer after school tutoring and work on sliding fee scale rates. Hope this helps, Mandy
I didn't see your original post, but OUSD's first offer is to hold your kid back so they can have the same instruction that didn't work the first time. That was my experience anyway. My child worked with Bill Baldyga. I highly recommend him. He will come to your home or school. 415-216-8493. www.Halcyonlearning.com Sign me as my child now can read!
I highly recommend Renee Zarlow, an educational therapist, located in the east bay. She has more than 35 years working with children including students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. She uses a multi sensory modality. In addition she administers Kindergarten assessments to determine levels of school readiness. She is available for consultation.Sliding scale and can travel to your home. She can reached via email at zarlow [at] prodigy.net
i have seen previous recommendations and wondered if anyone who sent their child to lindamood-bell or another program for kids with learning disabilities would be willing to talk with me- thanks-alice
Another great place that provides services for children with learning disabilites is Educational Services Associates, under the direction of Dr. Ann Gordon, on Grand Avenue in Oakland. They can be reached at 873-0801. Good luck.
Tutor for high schooler with mild learning disability
I am writing to recommend Kris Willits as tutor. I found Kris's listing on your website about six months ago, and what a find that was! I just can't say enough good things about her. I was looking for a tutor to help my daughter \\226 a senior in high school, with a belatedly-diagnosed mild learning disability \\226 get some sense of control over her school work and recover from too many years of slipping through the cracks at school. Kris doesn\\222t just tutor the academics: she has an amazing bag of tricks of all different ways to approach any kind of assignment. Kris helped my daughter find study strategies that would work for her. Since my daughter has difficulties with organizing her thinking around how to do the assignments, Kris quickly identified my daughter\\222s strengths and focused on organizational and study methods that utilized those strengths. And she never, ever let my daughter feel like a failure. Kris is so much more than a tutor: she is part mentor, part therapist, part big sister. Feel free to contact me if you want more info, but you can contact Kris (The Socratic Method: Learning for All Kinds of Minds) directly at kwillits [at] earthlink.net. Alison