The Reading Clinic – Reading, Writing, Comprehension, Expression & Math Tutoring in Saratoga:
Saratoga, CA 95070
- Monday- Friday: 9am – 7pm
- Saturday 9am – 5pm
- Closed Sunday
Through the design and application of customized programs, The Reading Clinic addresses foundational challenges in Reading, Writing, and Math. Our dialog based format delivered results since 1997
Serving Cambell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Los Altos, San Jose, Saratoga, Sunnyvale
Since 1997, The Reading Clinic has offered one-to-one tutoring in reading, spelling, writing, language comprehension and math. Using research-based, multi-sensory programs, The Reading Clinic focuses on enhanced academic performance and self-esteem. We provide students with a safe and accepting environment, engaging them in an ongoing process of discovery. In the dialogue-based format, students are better able to follow directions, stay on task, take more risks, complete assignments, and feel good about themselves.
The Reading Clinic identifies a students basic needs and creates a tailored solution. The results are measurable, significant and most importantly, last a lifetime.
Gina Liljestrand is the director of the Saratoga clinic. She has worked with The Reading Clinic for over three years. She is currently the director of the Saratoga branch. She received her B.S. in Psychology and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents.
How do I know which program is effective for my child?
Here at The Reading Clinic we do a comprehensive assessment to find out what is going to work best for your child. Based on this assessment and interviews with you regarding your child’s academic needs we can determine the best possible support program to get your child on track for learning success.
The hard part can come at that early stage when you are trying to determine whether your child needs the extra support offered by The Reading Clinic. What are the areas that are warning signs of learning challenges? If you are unsure whether your child needs extra support in their academic growth consider the following. These common milestones can be the indicators you need to decide how best to support your child’s learning.
Did your child struggle with any of the following:
- Is your child able to pronounce words clearly and vocalize his or her thoughts?
- Can he or she rhyme words?
- Does your child have difficulty sounding out words?
- Can your child vocalize vowel sounds correctly?
- Does he or she run their consonant sounds together?
- Can your child read words correctly and at a reasonable pace?
- Can your child spell words based on how they sound (i.e., cough/cof)?
How difficult was it for your child to:
- Does your child remember new words once they have sounded them out?
- Does he or she struggle with words with more than one syllable such as skipping over the middle of the word or mashing the sounds together?
- Does your child quickly read words?
- Does your child have a strong sense of sight words?
- Do they remember and spell them correctly?
Does your child have trouble with any of the following comprehension skills:
- Do you feel your child learned to read at the same pace as his or her peers?
- How difficult was it?
- Does your child reading flow and show expression?
- Can he or she retell story details from a story read to him or her?
- Can he or she retell details from a story they read independently?
- Are the retold details in order that things occurred in the story?
- Is your child able to read slowly enough to understand the material they are reading?
- Do you feel your child’s vocabulary and use of words to describe details is constantly growing?
- Is your child able to convey thoughts and feelings to other people in an effective manner?
- Do you think your child understands history and science material well?
Has your child shown any struggles in the following areas involving writing or written communication:
- Does your child hesitate to being assignments that involved a lot of writing?
- Can he or she construct a properly formatted paragraph? What about an essay?
- Does your child know what a a topic (or main idea) sentence is?
- Can your child put his or her ideas in an order that follows how the events transpired (sequential order)?
- Can your child remain on topic and use facts pertinent to the subject matter?
- Does your child use adjectives and adverbs to paint a picture for the reader?
- Is your child able to complete writing projects once they are started?
- Can he or she do these assignments on their own?
Has your child shown any challenges in regards to these skills involving mathematics:
- Did your child have any trouble learning how to count?
- Did he or she pick up on telling time on a non-digital clock?
- Does your child understand the concepts of money?
- Can your child see how numbers relate to the world around them?
- Does your child understand and recall simple math equations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division?
- Can he or she comprehend place value?
- Does your child struggle with carrying and borrowing in problems involving large numbers?
- Does your child have difficulty with multiplication and division tasks involving multiple solving steps?
- Can your child understand word problems and how to solve them? How about Algebraic equations?
Does your child struggle with ant of the following organization areas:
- Does your child have a hard time following multi-step instructions?
- Does your child monitor homework assignments on their own with little support?
- Does your child frequently run out of time when it comes to completing school projects such as essays and book reports?
- Does your child treat his or her work with respect by keeping it organized and neat?