Frequently Asked Questions

You’ll find answers to common queries about our program, curriculum, tutoring approach, and more here.

We have several options. After assessing your student, we choose the curriculum based on your student’s profile. Our curricula include Lindamood Bell LIPS, Barton Reading and Spelling, Wilson, the Really Great Reading suite of programs, and the Valley Speech Language & Learning Center’s reading intervention programs designed for English Language Learners and Spanish speakers.

Yes, online tutoring is just as effective as in-person tutoring. Some students even work better online because there are fewer distractions.

Route to Reading works with states nationwide to help students access our services. We offer services through the Kanasas Keep Marketplace, Indiana Learns, and the Missouri Close the Gap program. Please let us know if you know of a state program that helps families pay for tutoring services. We are constantly working on expanding our services to help as many students as possible.

Yes. We are also here to help you and your family learn to use online tools. We have a bilingual help desk and we provide complementary tech tutorials.

All tutoring is online with a live teacher. Your student must use a computer, Chromebook, or tablet to participate.

We create a program centered around your student’s needs. We are not a one-size-fits-all company. Each child is assessed to decide how we can best meet their needs. Our tutors are highly trained and experienced in teaching struggling readers. Their expertise ensures that your student improves their reading and English language skills.
Yes. Our reading intervention curricula are Orton-Gillingham-based. The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading instruction was developed in the 1930s by Neurologist Dr. Samuel T. Orton and educator and psychologist Anna Gillingham. Since their time, countless companies have developed curricula based on their methods. Just like the original curriculum that Anna Gillingham and Samuel Orton created, the curricula we use systematically and explicitly teach sound-symbol relationships.

Yes. We love teaching Spanish-speaking students to read in Spanish.

We have Spanish speakers on staff ready to help your family access tutoring services and bilingual tutors.

Yes. The curricula we use teach English language skills along with reading. Students will learn new words and grammar and practice speaking and listening skills. Bilingual students will also learn to make connections between English and Spanish.

Yes. The curriculum we use is designed for English Language Learners. It teaches English speaking skills along with reading.

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