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"After his first session, he couldn't wait for the next one. I asked him what kind of things he was doing. He began to name different games that were played. They were all learning games, and made the learning fun. Here we are, a few months later, and he is reading at grade level."

"When my son began attending CLC, he was struggling with reading. One of the most heart-breaking things he has ever said to me was "Mom, did you know that I'm in the lowest reading group?" During the short time that you have been working with him, he has made great strides. He just told me last week his teacher tested him again, and he has move up another reading level."

"It is remarkable to see the change that has occurred in my daughter after only two months at CLC. She spent hours this Sunday morning at Lake Tahoe not watching cartoons as usual –but READING and READING and then READING some more!"

"My son started at CLC in 2nd grade, in the midst of a 'learning crisis'. His reading skills were below average, but more importantly his confidence in himself was waning. For a parent to watch their bright child struggle was heart-breaking. He started working with the wonderful instructors at the California Learning Center on a twice weekly basis. What a super experience for all!"

"Our son has advanced three and a half years in reading since we came to you eighteen months ago, and he's enjoyed every minute of it. The difference that really being able to read has made in him is incredible."

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California Learning Cetner Commitment

Reading

ELEMENTARY READING

young student learning with a boardgame Reading is the gateway to all future education. Students must learn to read before they can read to learn! Reading is composed of two elements: decoding (turning letters into sounds, and sequences of sounds into words) and comprehension (gaining full meaning from the written word). Phonemic awareness and effortless sight word recognition are essential. Through "fun" activities we cover all areas comprehensively and successfully. Addressing reading speed and fluency are essential components. State of the art software and technology are employed to stimulate exciting growth. Students can scan reading material (including school assignments) on to the computer, where they can simultaneously read and hear the text. Reading speed and font size are adjustable to suit the students' needs. This has been proved to enhance reading speed, fluency and comprehension. Students average a reading gain of at least one full year for each course of instruction (based on standardized test results).

ADVANCED READING

student reading a novel Reading speed and fluency may not be enough to ensure success. Students must appreciate complex ideas, must predict probable outcomes, must recognize foreshadowing, and must comprehend content within the total context. Advanced vocabulary must be understood. Notetaking must be mastered, and outlines for summaries prepared. Literary response is an essential skill for the mature reader. Students and talented tutors work individually to analyze and discuss passages and chapters in depth. Our tutoring plans, based on testing and analysis, are individualized to meet each student's specific needs, and to achieve desired objectives. Our advanced readers are equipped to succeed in accelerated programs at school.

For more information or to arrange to discuss your child's particular needs, please either call us at (916) 486-2646, or submit the form above by email, providing only such information as you feel comfortable revealing.

Please note that although we cannot interrupt teaching sessions to answer the phone, we aim to return phone calls or respond to e-mails within 24 hours.

3400 Cottage Way, Suite C Sacramento, CA 95825 | (916) 486-2646