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Our Teaching Philosophy


 

Our students and their success are our TOP priority.

  1. We believe in quality tutoring given with high doses of emotional support. 
  2. We support students emotionally and academically as they conquer their reading and spelling challenges. 
  3. At Aspire, a child’s confidence grows with their improvements in reading, writing and spelling.
  4. Our students thrive because they discover that they can succeed.

Empathy and Empowerment - it’s in our DNA

 

Aspire believes in quality, trained professionals delivering Orton-Gillingham reading programs as designed. 

 

Personalized Services / Customized Locations

We don’t just tutor at our Douglas location.  Several private schools in the area allow us to come in and tutor children during the school day.  We also tutor at student homes if the location is convenient for the tutor and family. 

 

Aspire Academy will travel!

 

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Announcements

Summer Camp Registration Open
April 03 2018
Read about our summer programs! Download the registration form!

Note-taking and Dyslexia...why it fails.
March 01 2018
Read our latest blog on why the 504 accommodation for pre-printed notes and study guides is so vital for a student with dyslexia.

ADHD, Dyslexia or Both?
December 14 2017
ADHD and Dyslexia have overlapping symptoms. This article and its links provide information on what each disorder looks like.



Recent Blog Posts



Aspire Summer Camps
April 02 2018
Registration is open for Aspire Summer Camps. Call 515-978-4312 to sign up!


Providing Notes to Students with Dyslexia
March 01 2018
Students with dyslexia find it almost impossible to take notes during a lecture. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disorder. Dyslexia makes it hard to write and spell, and taking notes during a lecture causes the dyslexic student to make a choice - do I listen and absorb the information, or do


Dyslexia and Reversals? Why Do They Occur?
March 01 2018
Backwards b and d's? Upside down m's and w's? P's and g's giving fits? Learn why people with dyslexia may reverse letters and even all the letters in a word (like was and saw). It has nothing to do with vision.



Customer Comments

"I could write a book about the problems we had regarding our son and his learning disability. He was finally diagnosed at UW Madison. We sent him to a special reading camp in Northern Wisconsin for two summers which used the Orton Gillingham method only to have his regular teachers ignore everything he learned so he would back slide. I had a boss who trained pilots during the war who told me that when schools stopped teaching phonics you could see these kids coming out of the woodwork. But no one wants to listen. Yes, we can cut back on our education budgets and use that money to build more prisons because that is where a lot of our young people with disabilities will end up. God bless you for having a program to help these young people. Thank you."

★★★★★
Sandy W.
Des Moines, IA