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Academy and Tutoring Services Specializing in Dyslexia

Meet our founder, Donna!

Donna struggled with academics her whole life. It wasn’t until years later, in her senior year of college, that she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She finally understood why learning had been so difficult all those years. Now, on the other side of it, she’s helping other children who struggle just like she did. Her heart and understanding for these students fuels her passion to teach and help each student achieve academic success at their own pace, in their own ways. From individualized instruction to completely personalized services, Donna and the SOAR team are committed to helping each and every child flourish.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

Tutoring

This program evaluates the individual learning strengths and weaknesses of each student, develops strategic lessons, and works with each child’s special needs to meet academic goals. Beginning with ELA and/or math assessments, each child gets an individualized plan.

Academy

This program supports homeschool students who do not thrive in the “traditional educational model" and gives them the opportunity to receive prescriptive, research based, Orton Gillingham and multi-sensory approach teaching while also having their social and emotional needs met.

Resources

We provide a variety of services and resources to share awareness, information, education, training, and guidance to families, educators, and the community. We compile them, and then connect families to helpful resources directly corresponding to the needs of their children.

what are they saying?

When I first sat down with Ms. Donna and discussed my daughter’s admission to SOAR I was very skeptical. She was undeterred by some of the challenges that I was sharing with her even though I gave her a list of highly rated programs that we had already tried. Ms. Donna presented with confidence that she could meet my daughter’s needs. I wasn’t so sure. My daughter entered SOAR as a rising 3rd grader, and I had made peace with the possibility that she might not read until middle school or later. At that point, all I wanted was for her to have a positive school experience and maintain her love for learning. Not only did SOAR fuel her love for learning, but now as a 4th grader she considers herself a reader and is reading on grade level. It took some time but the staff at SOAR earned our daughter’s trust and worked at her pace, knowing when to push and when to pause. Her friendships, reading, and confidence have truly soared. We couldn’t be happier with the love, support, and education that our daughter is receiving from SOAR.

- Lindsey, SOAR Academy Parent

Our experience with Donna and SOAR have been nothing short of fantastic! When my son, Lawson, first began OG tutoring for a reading disability, he was struggling, and so was I. His confidence was dim as frustration with reading and deciphering words grew heavier on the both of us. As a homeschool mom, I felt the burden of not being able to teach him how to read— reading came naturally to me and my other child. I had tried a different approaches, none of which had worked. Lawson started seeing Donna in 2021 and slowly began improving. After a few months, he began making big leaps with reading skills and by the end of last year, was reading on grade level! Words will never accurately describe the amount of gratitude I have for Donna and her team. By giving him the necessary skills and tools needed for reading, she has helped change the trajectory of Lawson’s future and for that we are forever thankful. I would, have and will always recommend SOAR to other families in need of tutoring.

Stephanie, SOAR Tutoring Parent

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