ABOUT US

 

Mission: Love to Read is committed and dedicated to helping individuals read by eradicating illiterate barriers to literate success.

Vision: Love to Read is focused on propelling scholars to their highest potential from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”

History: Love to Read Inc. was founded August 7, 2007 but the vision came to fruition in 2018. After doing research I discovered that I could provide personalized one-to-one tutoring outside the traditional classroom. This idea would afford me the opportunity to reach many individuals as possible and build great everlasting relationships.

I value education and students no matter their ethnicity, ability, or receptivity. My goal is to help smart, motivated, and ambitious students succeed in a vast and competitive world.

 


My Story

For many years I have witnessed children like yours struggle with reading. I remember a former 5th grade student who struggled with reading and how it caused him years of frustration and anxiety. The student’s name was Jeremy. Jeremy was labeled as having a learning disability because of his reading. Throughout his early elementary school years, no one paid attention to or got to the root cause of his reading challenges. Jeremy failed every test and was left behind a grade. He felt that his friends and classmates were smarter than him. He was a well-behaved child and worked hard to excel but continued to struggle with reading. He loved football and would often attempt to read the sports magazine, Sport illustrated. I would notice him peruse through the magazine, looking at the pictures to help him read and understand the text.

Jeremy did receive reading intervention to help develop his reading skills but that was difficult for him. Whenever the Resource Teacher pulled him out of class the other students would shout out his name informing him that the Resource Teacher was there to pick him up. In his shame the child would walk to the door with his head down and leave the classroom. Although Jeremy felt shame, he never got angry with the other students or retaliated. What I admired most about Jeremy was his strength and tenacity to want to learn to read.

One day Jeremy came to me during lunch and wanted to talk. At that moment he opened his heart and said with tears and fear in his eyes, “Ms. Gulley, I don’t like to read because I can’t read”. Listening to his words made me sad but also motivated me to help him. It was in that moment; I knew it was my responsibility to help.

I spoke with his mother about what her son had expressed to me. The mother was aware but did not know what to do. She admitted she had challenges with reading, and she left it to the school to help her child.

After speaking with the mother, I decided to offer my own reading intervention services. I decided to have lunch with Jeremy and meet with him for an hour after school. During our meeting Jeremy expressed what happens when he reads. “I get stuck when I try to read a word. I know my letters and sounds but I can’t read the word.”

I began with books at his level and books he enjoyed reading. As I worked with Jeremy, I was able to target the problem. It was his decoding and phonics skills. When I discovered the problem, we were on our way to reading. After receiving the reading services needed, years later Jeremy attended college and was drafted into the NFL. He is now a business owner and doing very well.

Jeremy’s words resonated in my mind and heart years later. His words were the reason why I became so passionate about reading and developing a child’s love for reading. My desire to help as many children as possible, led me to leave the traditional classroom and start an online reading tutoring business.

Online tutoring is important to me because I can meet with students like yours and provide personalized one-to-one tutoring outside the overcrowded traditional classroom. Online tutoring affords me the opportunity to reach as many children as possible and build great everlasting relationships.

“Your child’s success is tied to my dream”.

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Our Values

Love
Having passion, compassion, acceptance and commit to helping, respecting and caring for the well-being of others.
Creativity
Having the ability to shape, mold, form and bring great color to life in the way we perceive it.​
Individuality
Be able to recognize your unique ability.
Commitment
Never giving up.
Excellence
Strive for the best in everything you do.
 
“He that loves reading has everything within his reach.”William Godwin
 
 

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