I am really happy with the progress my sons, 10 and 8, have made with Joanne. We live in Japan where they attend Japanese public school so although we speak English at home, both boys were behind in their reading skills, especially my youngest boy, who was also very resistant to reading. I knew I needed help to get them reading more so I googled online reading tutor and Joanne’s site popped up. We quickly set up a time for her to meet my sons. She was so personable and encouraging. They really enjoyed the first lesson and all subsequent lessons, even though they are at 6am due to the time difference. Both boys have improved so much in 8 months: the oldest has gone from a 1st/2nd grade level to a 4th grade+ reading level; the reluctant youngest went from a pre-k to end of 2nd grade level where he actually wants to read chapter books. They are much more confident with their reading too. Both boys still struggle with English vocabulary and comprehension because their schooling is in Japanese, but Joanne continues to help them build these skills. I would highly recommend Joanne to anyone whose children are struggling with reading.