Five-Star Reviews and Testimonials

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Michelle L.

May 2024

"I highly recommend Reading Reach and Julie Herd to anyone with a child struggling to read or showing signs of dyslexia. Both of my boys have worked with her and my older son, who has Dyslexia has worked with her 1:1 weekly for over 2 years. Julie uses Orton-Gillingham principles and assesses him periodically. We have had tutors and other reading support in our dyslexia journey but none compare to Julie. She is an expert in literary instruction and customizes her lessons to meet his needs, keeping it fun and at his level. She teaches decoding/ encoding and works on reading fluency and spelling patterns. My son continues to grow and is above grade level for reading and no longer needs support at school. Working with Julie has helped him to excel in ELA and all his classes in middle school despite his literacy and writing challenges. Thank you Julie, you have been a game changer for our family!"

Natalie M.

May 2024

"Ms. Julie is the best! we are so incredibly lucky to have found her. I was searching for what seems forever to help my son with severe dyslexia. He has made incredible gains and I am so grateful for Ms. Julie. She truly cares about her students and that is very hard to find! I would recommend Ms. Julie over and over again! Thank you Reading Reach!"

Christine L.

April 2024

"We are so happy that we found Julie and her team at Reading Reach. My daughter was struggling with reading at the beginning of 1st grade. Julie identified some gaps in my daughter's foundational reading skills and put a plan together to get her reading at grade level. We have been working with one of her tutors, Ms. Lea for the last 7 months and have been very pleased with the progress that my daughter has made. We would highly recommend working with Julie or her team at Reading Reach."

Katy V.

May 16, 2024

"Thank you both, Julie and Matt, for such an amazing job you have done with my son this past year. I can’t express enough how your school has changed his education and our household."

Phuong L.

March 2024

"I can’t say enough how great Julie is with my son. When my son finished kindergarten last year, he was always crying every time we asked him to read. It was heartbreaking. He was struggling all year and we didn't notice. We were referred to Julie last summer by his school teacher. Ever since he has been working with Julie, he is thriving. He is no longer crying and is now reading on his own at home! We noticed the improvement. His teacher noticed the improvement when he started first grade (same teacher). I could go on and on about how great Julie is. I am so glad we found her and wish I would have known to start sooner. Thank you, Reading Reach!"

Ksenia Z.

July 2023

"Our daughter had an amazing school year with Mrs. Julie and we would highly recommend this microschool. Our daughter is an ESL student and she needed that special support to develop her reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills and Mrs. Julie was able to provide that. Our daughter’s English skills have tremendously improved since the beginning of the school year and we saw nothing but progress in her learning. She enjoyed every day at school and can’t wait to come back for the next year!"

Christie M.

January 2022

"I am so grateful to have found Julie! She has been working with my daughter (first grade) for months and I'm very pleased with her progression. Julie creates clear goals to accomplish and works with my daughter using many techniques to get her there!"

Madeline M., MS Ed.

April 27, 2023

"Every single aspect of Julie's lesson showcased her expertise in literacy instruction. She has a beautiful demeanor with her student. She knows when to step in, redirect, guide his thinking, and provide the space for him to process what he is learning. He was also engaged the entire time, which is evidence of Julie's lesson design and plan."

Mary S.

May 2022

"Julie worked with my second grader with dyslexia for several months and I saw amazing improvement in my daughter's reading and executive functioning skills. Julie is kind, patient and professional yet stern when necessary. I have seen a significant growth in my daughter's reading and writing skills as a result. The curriculum that Julie uses is perfect for my daughter. I highly recommend Reading Reach."

Veronica A.

June 2023

"So glad to have found Reading Reach! Mrs. Julie is an amazing teacher and my daughter really enjoyed being in her microschool. Thank you to Mrs. Julie for supporting my daughter on her journey in learning how to read. We appreciate Reading Reach and everything that they do for our children."

Ryan R.

October 2022

"My second grader struggled with reading since kindergarten. The help she received from Julie at Reading Reach made a huge difference in her confidence and brought her back up to grade level. Julie could connect with my daughter and motivated her to do her best. I couldn't be happier with the results we received! My daughter now loves to read! Thank you so much!"

Yarred M.

February 2023

"Reading Reach is a wonderful place for children.
Ms. Julie is just the most wonderful and amazing teacher. I couldn't be happier that I enrolled my 3rd grader in her class." -Facebook

Kim M.

January 11, 2023

"We enjoyed Story time with Julie! Thank you, Reading Reach, for a fun story time event yesterday! My 3 and 6 year old children really enjoyed it! It was a perfect afternoon!!" - on a Homeschool Collective forum

Kim B.

April 30, 2024

"Thank you for all you’ve done to help our son make such big leaps in his reading progress! We appreciate how hard you work and how much you care… and we are forever grateful!"

Lori M.

June 2023

"My daughter attended Reading Reach as a kindergartener for the 2022-2023 school year. I originally signed up for 2 days a week, but soon after school started, I enrolled her for an additional 2 days because she was enjoying it so much. Miss Julie's patient teaching style was very conducive to my daughter's learning style, and my daughter thrived in the environment. Her reading and writing greatly improved, she loved the friends she made, and always had great things to say about her school day. I highly recommend Reading Reach."

Mary Resenbeck

November 2022

"Julie is a great teacher and reading resource specialist." - Mary Resenbeck, author of Take Charge of Your Child's Education

Liz V.

November 2022

"Julie is an amazing teacher and has a way with her students that really gets them engaged. My son is 4 and I was not sure he would get excited to learn but Julie tailored his learning to his developmental needs and the things he has learned astounds me. I can’t recommend Julie enough!"

Ashley S.

May 2024

"We have been going to Reading Reach for almost two years for Dyslexia targeted tutoring. Julie is Phenomenal. My son has grown two grade levels in his reading. He has more confidence and he finally loves reading. If your child is struggling with reading, Reading Reach is the place to go to get child specific evaluations, targeted tutoring sessions, and results."

Ashley B.

June 2022

"I would recommend Mrs. Julie at Reading Reach to ANYONE who has a child that needs to improve with reading, grammar and writing. I first met Julie at a homeschool event where she had a booth set up.  She reached out to me within a couple days of the event and shared with me some ideas she had to improve my sons struggles. What I love the most about Mrs Julie is that she understands that all children learn differently. Depending on the day my son had at school she would adjust her tutoring agenda to his mood to maximize his learning. She made it fun and always kept him on his toes! He has learned so many things from her and we look forward to continuing to work with her again."

Nallely A.

April 2024

"We were fortunate to be able to attend Reading Reach in Spring of 2023. My daughter learned so much from Julie and she was able to test out of ESL within weeks. I’m excited for the new center as we hope both our kids will attend in the coming school year. I highly recommend Reading Reach."

Yesenia S.

May 2024

"Finding Julie and her team at Reading Reach has been the best thing for my son. He struggles with dyslexia and reading is not easy for him. Since working with Julie he has made great progress in reading and writing. I highly recommend that you check out Reading Reach if your child is struggling."