Hello, my name is Riley. I am a 30-year-old male tutor
who specializes in teaching people of all ages and
backgrounds how to read and to spell through using a
specialized reading and spelling curriculum, created by
Susan Barton. The program is called "The Barton Reading
and Spelling Program." I've been using this program for a
few years now and have been able to witness the
satisfaction of many of my students, especially in the
areas of building self-confidence and perseverance.
Currently, I am trying to build up more professional
reading/spelling tutoring opportunities. I have a passion
for working with foreigners and people with dyslexia.
Though it is a time commitment, it is well worth the
journey for both my learners and I. What sparks my
passion is being able to witness that spark of "Yes! I
get it now! I can do this! This is a cinch!" Knowing that
I am truly making a difference in people's lives, really
makes me feel that someone out there is happy that I am
tutoring them. The motto I live by is, "Let's stop clock
watching and forget we are running out of time" because
when someone is able to pick up a book and say they are
finally able to read, that is a skill they will hold onto
for the rest of their life. It will not be forgotten.
What exactly is The Barton Reading and Spelling Program?
The Barton Reading and Spelling Program is a reading
curriculum designed for people with dyslexia to learn how
to read in an effective way, which will train their
brains into using all three learning styles (visual,
auditory, and through touch). Each lesson is designed to
have a review from the previous lesson before moving onto
the next lesson. Thus, triggering the brain to remember
what the person had learned the lesson before. The
greatest thing is... this program can work for ANYONE, so
long as the person can speak English and can recognize
the letters of the alphabet. It's great for foreigners
who want to gain proper pronunciation of words through
reading, rather than through memorization.
The Barton Reading and Spelling Program uses a series of
10 books, each focusing on a different main topic. For
example, in the first level, the student learns the
proper sounds of single letters without the actual
letters. Before the student moves onto level 2 (vowels
and consonants), the student must be able to pronounce
each of those sounds correctly. Learning phonemic
awareness is a crucial part of reading and spelling.
Moving the student on too quickly may frustrate them in
the long run because they may not remember those crucial
sounds later on in tutoring. However, eventually, the
student will learn some of the most difficult challenges
with reading and spelling, such as silent letters and
Greek and Latin roots.
One of the hardships people face while receiving tutoring
with The Barton Reading and Spelling Program is the time
commitment. I don't like to advise people to have
tutoring lessons with me unless they are willing to make
the commitment of having sessions with me for at least 3-
4 days per week because one or two days per week just
isn't enough for the student if they want to remember
everything and still succeed. The student and I always go
at the student's pace. Some students finish in less than
one year, while others take a bit longer. It all depends
on how many days per week you are able to sacrifice.
However, you must think positively about this time
commitment because you or your child will be walking away
with a skill they will be using for a lifetime. This
isn't like a Karate class where a person may get a black
belt and then no longer attend tournaments by the time
they're 50. Reading and spelling will be something you
will be doing until the day you no longer exist. It's
If you are interested in receiving one-on-one tutoring,
please do not hesitate to email or call me about pricing.
Your time spent with me will be well worth all of your
time and money. *Please note that this is a reading and
spelling curriculum and NOT a grammar/essay writing
curriculum. I only teach reading and spelling.*
*First lesson is free, just to see if you're willing to
make the 3-4 day per week commitment.*
I look forward to hearing from you! Let's do it!
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