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4th Grade Reading Tutoring and Help in Westchester, N.Y.


See how in just one month Olympic gold medalist Cathy Rigby’s daughter improved six reading grade levels.

We Produce Results

We will teach your child to read better, faster, with greater fluency and comprehension.

Your child will achieve 3-6 grade levels in one year advancing 1 year every 4-8 weeks.

Your child’s grades, confidence, and self-esteem will soar as they develop a love for reading and school.

We Will Solve Your Child’s Reading Problem

For students, the 4th grade is a significant transition period. 4th-grade teachers spend less time teaching students how to read and devote more classroom time to developing greater comprehension and language skills.

4th-grade is also when teachers begin to get serious about vocabulary and it is usually the time where children have to start memorizing definitions. This adds yet another layer of complexity to an already complicated subject. With the introduction of more sophisticated vocabulary coupled with definitions, it’s an easy place for these 9- and 10-year-old students to fall behind. So it’s important to note that just because your child got past 3rd grade the rest of it won’t come automatically.

In 3rd grade, you had to be able to read the word scarce. In the 4th grade now, you have to be able to read the word scarce and also know its meaning: not enough of. In 4th grade, students are no longer learning to read, they are reading to learn. They are given assignments and expected to gain knowledge from those assignments. If your child is reading a paragraph and there are as few as 7 or 8 words that they don’t understand, how can they possibly comprehend what they’ve read? They will surely fall behind.

Is your child making a lot of mistakes on words that look alike?

There are 300 small words that beginning readers make mistakes on because they look alike. (i.e. the th words like there and them, words like where and were, or was and saw.) Every time your child makes a mistake on any of these words it’s like a dagger in their heart and they can’t see the next word. They become unfocused and unconcentrated. If they’re making lots of mistakes on these words, they can’t focus on what the story is about. They end up focusing on how stupid they are and then they don’t want to be there. At the Dicker Reading Method and our 1st grade reading tutoring program, we help your child to gain mastery over their vocabulary and fluency in their reading, overcoming their past struggles and growing into a confident, joyful reader.

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Does your child:
  • have diffuculty with Reading Comprehension?
  • not know the meanings of words?
  • make mistakes while reading?
  • read hesitantly?
  • become unfocused while reading?

These mistakes can seriously impact your child’s ability to comfortably read and understand assigned texts. At the Dicker Reading Method, we will teach your child the vocabulary they need and work with them to increase their reading comprehension skills. For the past 35 years, The Dicker Reading Method has developed custom-tailored, one-on-one tutoring programs for children. We have created a proprietary method where your child can learn 5 words and their meanings in 1 minute. Watch as your child’s grades, test scores, and confidence soar as they develop a love for reading and school.

Over 10,000 Success Stories

  • “There is hope--a miracle in the making!...The Dicker Reading Method transforms the feeling of ‘I can’t read’ into a joyful feeling of ‘I can read’. The program improves reading levels three to six years in just twelve months. Program participants, young and old, say they notice a difference almost immediately.”

    CBS News
  • "When my daughter Katie fell behind in reading in the first grade, I tried everything to help Katie-countless tutors, phonics programs; but nothing worked until she enrolled in the Dicker Reading Method. In just one month, Katie, a 7th grader, went from a 3rd-grade reading level to an 8th-grade reading level."

    Cathy Rigby Mother Of The Year/Olympic Gold Medalist/Tony Award Nominee and DRM Parent
  • “My 22-year-old daughter Jayme, started in the Dicker Reading Method Program on a 4th grade reading level. Jayme mastered 10 years of reading improvement in just 10 weeks, going from reading on a 4th grade level to a college level. Every week she accomplished one year of reading enrichment. This is “A Miracle in the Making!”

    Barbara A Dicker Reading Method Parent
  • "Darius, a 7th-grader, was in special education labeled with ADHD. In 6 months, he went from reading on a 4th-grade level to a 12th-grade level and was able to master words, the meaning of words, and comprehension! After scoring in the highest percentile on the Secondary School Admissions Test (SSAT), he was pleased with being admitted to 9 out of 11 of the nation’s most competitive engineering programs, or what his mother, Donna, calls “an 81% acceptance rate, thanks to the Dicker Reading Method.” Darius chose Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) because it was the best for him and because their motto attracted him, which is: Why not change the world?"

    Co-Op City Times
  • "We saw students who experienced failure and frustration begin to enjoy their studies and to enjoy reading. We discovered remarkable increase in reading grades. We discovered that as measured by standardized tests students made remarkable progress when compared to their counterparts. We came to the conclusion that this program is very, very different from others. This is a program is unlike others in that it enforces the success. It generates success.”

    Dr. Phillip Stander Contracted By The Board Of Education Of The City Of New York To Evaluate The Dicker Reading Method
  • "The program is exceptional. It’s powerful. It’s efficient in what it does and it works. It makes the inability to read just another memory"

    Essiebea Program Participant

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Improve 3-6 grade levels in 1 year. Results No Other Program Can Match! Start now with a free consultation! 

This Educational Breakthrough Will Dramatically Improve:

Reading achievement • Vocabulary development
Literal reading comprehension
Inferential reading comprehension
• Fluency
Writing and spelling • Grades and test scores • Self-esteem
Reading enjoyment • Focus and Concentration

Through Our Exclusive Techniques Your Child Will:

Be assessed and placed on their appropriate reading level. 

Learn 5 words and their meaning in just one minute.

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Develop a fluent reading style, which will support their comprehension.

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Develop up to a 5,000 word reading vocabulary.

RESULTS NO OTHER PROGRAM CAN MATCH!

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