The Reading Doctor

The Reading Doctor Reviews

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Reviews (107)
oliver Tidmarsh
oliver Tidmarsh
2024.03.20
Ali was a breath of fresh air for our daughter. Reading ability improved drastically and our daughter’s confidence also grew enormously. Before we started to see Ali, there was no interest from our daughter to read, but now she cannot put a book down. Also our daughter loved seeing Ali and was distraught when we stopped taking her and this is from a child that hates attending clubs or extra classes. 5 stars and a big things up from us!
Nathalie Van Niekerk
Nathalie Van Niekerk
2024.03.12
Catherine is a wonderful, friendly tutor who has been helping my son to read and find ways to accommodate for his dyslexia. He is improving in fluency and confidence. I highly recommend her. My son really enjoys his sessions.
Ben and Amelia
Ben and Amelia
2024.03.06
Catherine has really made a difference to our daughter's reading in a relatively short timeframe. She really enjoys the sessions and Catherine is a very kind and experienced teacher. Highly recommend.
Eliza Wylie
Eliza Wylie
2024.03.04
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My daughter has been having sessions with Catherine for years. I believe that Catherine is a huge reason why my daughter loves reading as much as she does, especially considering she finds it so difficult. Catherine ensures that every lesson my daughter feels like she has achieved something in a very positive and encouraging way. She gently encourages reading and, just as importantly, instills a love of it. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone looking to help their child in this area.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2021.11.06
Thank for for taking the time to write this Eliza. It’s always such a pleasure to work with her each week and to see her beam when she stamps her book and sees for herself the progress she is making.
Laura Halford
Laura Halford
2024.02.27
Catherine was recommended by a friend, and I don’t exaggerate when I say that contacting her was one of the best things I’ve ever done! Before starting with Catherine it was a battle to get my son (aged 6) to sit down and open a book, and reading at home was often followed by tears and tantrums. After 9 months with Catherine we are at the point where he will ask to read! Her lessons are fun and engaging; she also does themed lessons for things like Halloween and Christmas which my son loved. Catherine is warm, gentle, welcoming and above all, patient. She is quick to celebrate every success and achievement with my son, however small. As a result, his confidence and self-belief have grown immeasurably. The programme is a great investment for any parent who thinks their child would benefit from a bit of one-to-one support and is worth every penny.
Matilda May
Matilda May
2024.02.27
My daughter has been going to Catherine for over a year now and since day one she has loved it. As parents we’ve been so grateful for the extra support our daughters’s been given and for the progress we’ve noted. For someone who really do not want to do reading at home it’s been worth every penny to have Catherine in our lives. Catherines also always been great at communicating with us, on progress, challenges, payment etc. I can’t recommend the Reading Doctor Worthing enough, she’s great! Thank you Catherine!
MatildaM-28
MatildaM-28
2024.02.27
My daughter has been going to Catherine for over a year now and since day one she has loved it. As parents we’ve been so grateful for the extra support our daughters’s been given and for the progress we’ve noted. For someone who really do not want to do reading at home it’s been worth every penny to have Catherine in our lives. Catherines also always been great at communicating with us, on progress, challenges, payment etc. I can’t recommend the Reading Doctor Worthing enough, she’s great! Thank you Catherine!
Dave Salloum
Dave Salloum
2024.02.26
My son has been seeing the Reading Doctor weekly for while now. He has a diagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia. The transformation in his reading confidence and ability is remarkable. He looks forward to the lessons as Catherine makes them fun, and he now enjoys reading the dog man books for fun under his own steam, something I didn't think was possible and a reflection of how far he has come.
Alina Hughes
Alina Hughes
2024.02.26
My daughter absolutely loves reading with Catherine! The lessons are very engaging, full of fun and creativity and really effective. I can see a real improvement in my daughter’s confidence and ability to read. She has been progressing through the reading levels ever since. Thank you, Catherine! We really appreciate your professionalism, care and instilling love for reading in children!
Monique Simmons
Monique Simmons
2024.02.26
Catherine is a real find, her approach to teaching is second to none. She really is the perfect combination of learning and fun which means the children remain engaged and happy to attend the lessons. My little one’s reading has gone from strength to strength since joining the Reading Dr and her confidence has grown 10 fold. Thank you Catherine for doing what you do!
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.02.26
Thank you so much for leaving this review. It’s my job to ensure all pupils leave every lesson having achieved well and having had fun too👍
Thibaud Eveno
Thibaud Eveno
2024.02.15
Liz has been tutoring our daughter for 8 months. Liz was able to quickly bond with her and our daughter's reading and her confidence dramatically improved as a result.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.02.15
Your daughter is growing in confidence and progressing in her reading skills all the time. It is a joy to teach her.
Tammy and Peter Townsend
Tammy and Peter Townsend
2024.02.14
My Daughter has been working now with Liz the reading doctor for about 9 months online. During this time I have seen my daughter grow in confidence, come on leaps and bounds in terms of her learning and has redeveloped her love for learning. I cannot recommend Liz enough for her professionalism, patience and the rapport she builds with her pupils along side her knowledge she teaches with. You will not regret signing up your child.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.02.15
It is a joy to teach your daughter, watching her grow in confidence and reading skills.
Katherine Walker
Katherine Walker
2024.02.13
My son struggled with reading from Reception and when he got into Year 4 (and was still reading at a Year 1 level) we had tried every school intervention as well as our own but to no avail. This is when I contacted Reading Doctor and was put in touch with Liz. She has now tutored him for 10 months and the progress he has made has been fantastic. We could see the impact of her careful teaching almost immediately; when previously he just couldn’t understand or retain his phonics, he literally came on leaps and bounds (2 years in about 4 months actually!). He is now an age appropriate reader and enjoys reading. Liz has worked hard to develop a great working relationship with him and I am so glad we made the choice to get in touch.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.02.14
It has been a joy to see your son progress to become a successful reader, happily reading and discussing books. 🎉🙂
Cath Morg
Cath Morg
2024.02.12
Absolutely life changing. Our child was coming home from school saying he was thick and stupid. Within weeks he was confidently reading books and loving them.
Dan Maxey
Dan Maxey
2024.01.30
Reading with Becky has been such a positive experience for us as a family- our son has progressed in his reading and we as parents have felt understood in our concerns and included in his progress, Our son actively looks forward to his sessions with Becky and we are so pleased with our decision to seek this additional help - I would recommend this approach and Becky’s personal expertise to all.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.01.30
Your son has been an absolute super star on his reading journey so far! He has embraced all of the Reading Doctor strategies and I am so proud of him!
Hayley Erskine
Hayley Erskine
2024.01.30
Our son hated reading, he would do everything he could to avoid it. In one term with The reading Doctor his reading age improved by one and a half years! Becky has helped him gain the confidence to try. Taking him back to basics and helping him encouragingly through the levels. The books are interesting, the sessions varied and more importantly attainable for him and this is because Becky has a real understanding of what he needs. We would highly recommend to anyone with a struggling reader.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.01.30
My goodness - yes we have come along way - from reluctantly holding a book to now bouncing in excitedly asking me what his new book is for the week! He is an absolute joy to support! ;)
hannah ford
hannah ford
2024.01.24
Becky is absolutely amazing!! Becky has been working with my daughter since the summer and been brilliant. Becky has really helped boost my daughter’s confidence in reading and made us all feel very welcome.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.01.24
It is my absolute pleasure! I get so much enjoyment from delivering these sessions! It is so wonderful to see your daughter’s progress! Thank you!
Nicole Veasey
Nicole Veasey
2024.01.24
I can not tell you how greatful I am for becky, she has been brilliant with my son, and has built his confidence up in reading, and move him forward a whole year age group in 8 weeks sessions, And the most important thing is my son loves his sessions with becky and he has so much fun while learning.
Reply from The Reading Doctor 2024.01.24
Thank you for your positive review - he has been an absolute delight to support. We Reading Doctors always try to make reading fun so that's great that it is making such a difference! Thanks again! Becky :)
Ali Dodd
Ali Dodd
2024.01.04
Posting as a franchisee, I am so impressed by this business in a box. From decision to first lesson my journey was easy, very supportive and everything I could have wished for. 9 months from my first lesson taking place, I am now teaching 39 children 1:1 in 3 schools and at home in my wonderfully resourced classroom. Monthly CPD meetings and online support from other Reading Doctors mean that I’m up to date with education policies and new ideas. Highly recommend.
Isabel Harvey
Isabel Harvey
2023.12.04
I would like to thank Deborah at the Reading Doctor who has been instrumental in supporting my child with a learning disability. From the outset, my child's unique needs were understood, creating a learning environment that was both nurturing and effective. The lessons are tailored to my child's learning style using a variety of techniques and resources, making each session engaging and interactive. This personalised approach not only catered to my child's specific challenges but also sparked a genuine interest in reading, which was a remarkable transformation to witness. Through patient encouragement and positive reinforcement, my child's self-esteem has flourished, and they now approach reading with newfound enthusiasm. The ability to balance challenge and support has been a key factor in this positive change, creating an environment where my child feels both comfortable and motivated to learn. I whole heartedly recommend the Reading Doctor to any parent seeking support for their child. I am grateful for the positive impact that Deborah has had on my child's educational journey.