95% of reading failure is preventable – 

by using appropriate reading systems 

                                      and well-trained teachers."                               

Sally Shaywitz
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

"Highly qualified teachers - not programs - teach students to read.”

                                                                            Dr. Louisa Cook Moats

What is Individualized Balanced Literacy Instruction?

It is not tutoring ... 

With the combination of best practice and as an experienced and knowledgeable educator, Mrs. Ricca has helped over 250 students gain 
2-5 grade levels in their reading over the past ten years.

 “ I would highly recommend meeting with Mrs. Ricca to any parent who has even a minor concern about their child’s reading ability.  It has single handedly been the best investment we have made in Alexandra’s future.”

Julie Wise, parent