As a long time resident of San Diego County and an educator who has worked in public and private schools as well as the university, I have witnessed first-hand the literacy needs of the children who attend our neighborhood schools. It is quite apparent that while our schools employ the very best teachers who are supported with on-going staff development programs, a burgeoning class size continues to challenge all good teachers! To add to their awesome responsibilities is the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative - California's education goals that drive the public schools' teaching and learning expectations. However, "while the standards set grade specific goals, they do not define how the standards should be taught or which materials should be used to support students." (CCSSI, 2015) There can be no doubt that a teacher's task in this literacy-complex world requires prodigious skills in reading and writing efficacy.
So, for me, what began as an after-school tutoring program that focused on teaching children how to read so they could learn, blossomed into The Reading Room, a full-time education clinic committed to helping people ages 4-Adult develop their literacy skills and improve their overall learning. For parents, The Reading Room is the place where their children can become confident readers, writers, and communicators in our ever-changing, challenging global classrooms!
With hope for a happy future,