Reading Success
Reading Success

Reading Success

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Responds in about 3 hours

Introduction: Even after 30 years of teaching I still get a thrill from helping a student learn to read. I am a Harvard trained Reading Specialist who keeps up to date with research and uses proven methods in an individualized way based on student assessments to meet the child's needs and achieve success.

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Serves North Haven, CT

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2 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.


3 reviews


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Mark J.
Dec 7, 2021
We had a great experience with Miriam. She worked with two of my daughters, and did an amazing job. They loved working with her, and they made so much progress with their reading. I highly recommend Miriam.
Reading Success's reply
Thanks so much. I was delighted to get to know the girls and especially to be able to help them learn to enjoy reading.
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Veronica R.
Nov 15, 2021
Miriam is an outstanding reading tutor. Both of my daughters thoroughly enjoyed working with her and made very significant progress with reading in a short period of time. I recommend Miriam most highly.
Reading Success's reply
Thank you. It was a pleasure working with your family and I am so glad I was able to help.
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Mailoan H.
Nov 15, 2021
Miriam surpassed our expectations. She quickly developed a trusting relationship with our child allowing them to jump right into productive OG tutoring sessions. Miriam taught our child the tools needed to overcome the obstacles & become a confident reader. As parents, she provided us education & exercises as well so we can further offer support at home. We highly recommend Miriam!
Reading Success's reply
Thanks Mailoan, I really enjoyed it and was delighted to see the progress that was made in a short time.
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Miriam Giskin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $80 an hour but am willing to provide half hour sessions which I find are often more productive with younger students. I typically recommend a minimum of two sessions per week.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I begin by getting to know the student and building a rapport by chatting about school and their interests. I then complete a series of assessments typically including the Phonological Awareness Screening Test, a Nonsense Word Decoding Measure, a Reading Age test and a reading level test to determine the student's strengths and needs. I may administer other measures if necessary. I use these results to inform my instruction and plan lessons designed to meet the specific individual needs of the student using games, texts, manipulatives and interactive technology. I assess on an ongoing basis and adjust my instruction accordingly to ensure success.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a B.S. Ed from Lesley University and an Ed. M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education as well as a C.A.S. in Education Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University. I am also a Teacher Trainer for the Lively Letters program from Reading with TLC. I have worked in public education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and literacy coach.

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