Reading Reach

Dyslexia Intervention
Reading Tutoring
Microschool Classes

Meet our founder/reading specialist:

Julie Herd

Founder, Reading Specialist

Julie Herd is a Reading Specialist, credentialed teacher, and homeschooling mom. She’s a former Kindergarten classroom teacher and has been an Education Coordinator, Mentor Teacher and Trainer, school administrator, and Home Based Services Coordinator. She is currently completing her Master's degree in Literacy and Reading Education at CSUF. Julie is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading. She has a Child Development Permit at the Program Director level and has been working in the field of education for over 19 years. Julie created Reading Reach to make reading services available to homeschooling families and striving readers, including those with dyslexia. She helps students reach their goals in reading by empowering them with literacy! Reading Reach offers reading tutoring (TK-8), dyslexia screening, and micro-school classes (TK-3). ​ Reading Reach serves Oceanside CA and surrounding areas. Reading Reach has been a licensed business since 2021. Julie's husband, Matt Herd, is a little league baseball coach and our occasional instructional assistant. References for Julie and/or Matt are available upon request.


Reading tutoring, 
Dyslexia screening and reading intervention

We offer one-on-one tutoring/intervention sessions and reading lessons, 1-3 times per week. Our reading specialist's rate for individualized reading tutoring is $55/lesson (45 minutes-1 hour). Packages of multiple lessons are offered at discounted rates. Travel fees may apply. For inquiries click below.

 Tutoring Inquiries

TK-3 Microschool Homeschool Class

Enroll your child in a microschool classroom directed by a reading specialist / credentialed teacher. 

While participating in our microschool classes, students will engage in structured literacy, phonics, reading and writing, and multisensory math daily, as well as science/art on a rotating basis. 

Reading Reach has two locations in Oceanside to choose from. Our first site is operated out of our founder's home classroom in the Jeffries Ranch area (92057). We will spend most of our time in our home classroom or backyard outdoor area. We'll occasionally venture to the park down the street. Our director has pet dogs onsite (which are family-friendly), however students will not be interacting with the pets.

Our second location is in coastal Oceanside, located at Breakwater Community Church. There is a spacious outdoor area for learning and playing, and multiple indoor classrooms for us to utilize, including a kitchen facility and a small stage for performances!  

 Visit our microschool page

Apply to Reading Reach Microschool - Homeschool Classes

We will contact you to schedule a tour after receiving your application. 

Click to go to our microschool page or select the  location of your choice  from the drop down menu at the top of the page! 

Educational Consulting and Homeschool Facilitating Services

Reading Reach offers educational consulting and homeschool facilitating to families that are looking for guidance on curriculum and implementation.  Your child does not need to be enrolled in one of our programs for our consulting and facilitating services.  We specialize in reading difficulties and dyslexia, and we can help create an individualized plan for students with dyslexia.  Contact us for more information and to schedule a free 15-minute phone appointment.

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Private Satellite Program  and the legal ways to homeschool in CA.  

Reading Reach has a partner Private Satellite Program!   Empowered Academics, our partner PSP, is an administrative Private Satellite Program that maintains your homeschool records.  You do not need to be enrolled in Reading Reach Schoolhouse microschool to enroll in our partner PSP.  

Empowered Academics has a private school affidavit filed, assists in pulling your child out of their current school, and keeps all the required records for you.  Educational consulting is included for all students enrolled in the PSP, at no charge.  The PSP will help you pick the right curriculum for your needs. Visit Empowered Academics for more information! 

We are a member of the Home School Legal Defense Association as well as California Homeschool Network.  We recommend our families join HSLDA and take advantage of our group discount code (301428). 

Download HSLDA's legal guide to homeschooling in California

Meet our Founder: 

Julie Herd is a Reading Specialist, credentialed teacher, and homeschooling mom. She’s a former Kindergarten classroom teacher and has been an Education Coordinator, Mentor Teacher and Trainer, school administrator, and Home Based Services Coordinator. She is currently completing her Master's degree in Literacy and Reading Education at CSUF. Julie is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading. She has a Child Development Permit at the Program Director level and has been working in the field of education for over 19 years. Julie created Reading Reach to make reading services available to homeschooling families and striving readers, including those with dyslexia. She helps students reach their goals in reading by empowering them with literacy! Reading Reach offers reading tutoring (TK-8), dyslexia screening, and micro-school classes (TK-3). ​ Reading Reach serves Oceanside CA and surrounding areas. Reading Reach has been a licensed business since 2021. Julie's husband, Matt Herd, is a little league baseball coach and our occasional instructional assistant. References for Julie and/or Matt are available upon request. 

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