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Strategic Reading

(Grades K – 8)

A Few Important Words … Really Important

In the past 17 years, Lafayette Academy has helped over 30,000 students of all ability levels. Here is one of the most valuable lessons that I have learned: help each of your children get on his or her fastest track!  I did not write “the” fastest track because not every student is innately ready for the fastest track in a particular subject. Who can argue with wanting to help a child fulfill his or her potential? PLEASE do not respond with a “yeah yeah, whatever;” instead give me 30 more seconds to explain the significance of this point.

As students reach middle and high schools, it is a HUGE advantage to be on a faster track. Students who can comfortably take honors and AP classes get a better education and graduate with higher GPAs. This leads to better options for college and higher self-esteem.  Our Strategic Reading and Master Math programs will help every student get on his or her fastest track.

At Lafayette Academy, we focus on solutions instead of problems when it comes to your child realizing his or her full potential in reading and mathematics. Our programs combine actionable assessments (to identify the problems) with engaging, personalized instruction and positive reinforcement that yield remarkable results for your child.  Again, we dwell on the solutions, not the problems, so we can lift your children up.

Today’s educational outlook is challenging. School closures and distance learning can cause deficits in your child’s learning. Access to innovative teaching resources and instructional continuity are keys to keeping your children on the right track to their educational excellence. Thankfully, we are on the case.  

Lafayette Academy is fully equipped to fill the void in your child’s education. You do not have to watch your children fall behind in their learning progress.  We can give your children the essential tools and resources to achieve accomplishments crucial to their self-esteem, growth, and development. Let us show you how we can make a difference in your child’s life. To get more information on how we can empower your child’s learning experience, please contact us today.


Our Programs Provide Structure, Stability, and Strategies for Success

 Lafayette Academy is focused on the science of tutoring. When your child enrolls at Lafayette Academy, we measure his or her learning style with a comprehensive assessment that exceeds California and national testing standards. This provides valuable insight as to the approach to take to facilitate your child’s advancement.

Our qualified, caring private tutors meet your child twice a week in private or in small group sessions. Weekly progress is closely monitored, and our tutors are available to help your children overcome any challenges they experience. Every six weeks, we provide revealing analytics regarding your child’s progress.

The Path to Empowering Your Child in Reading

Strategic Reading: Our reading program is driven by SuccessMaker, an innovative, adaptive assessment-based program that meets your child at his or her own reading level. SuccessMaker was originally developed at Stanford University and adjusts to each student’s individual needs.

Lafayette Academy’s goal is to nurture your child into becoming a “strategic reader” so he or she can comprehend and retain increasingly complex texts … forever!  Our students develop a well-rounded appreciation for the power of reading and will experience less stress and more success throughout their academic careers.

Our friendly, attentive tutors are highly trained to personally guide your child towards improving her or his reading comprehension and skills. You will see verifiable results and, more importantly, real growth in confidence and self-esteem.

Strategic Reading Program Structure

  • Students begin with comprehensive assessments that are correlated with Statewide Standards and Benchmarks.
  • We then create a personalized learning program for each student.
  • We meet with students twice a week in one-on-one or small group sessions.
  • Our tutors also help students with any challenges they are having with their current schoolwork.
  • We provide progress assessments every 6 weeks to ensure that we are making real progress (on top of what you will see in school)

Contact us today for more information on how we can motivate your child and encourage creativity in his or her learning development.

The (not so) Fine Print

  • Each session is 60 minutes, long enough to be meaningful and short enough to keep your son or daughter’s attention.
  • You can purchase 18 or 36 session packages: 18 sessions are $79/hour ($1,422 + assessments); 36 sessions are $69/hour ($2,484), includes ongoing assessments). As always, we will help you make the right decision for your child.
  • Comprehensive assessments are $150.

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