"My son, diagnosed with dyslexia since the 3rd grade, is now reading a few grade levels above his current!."
"I couldn't be happier that I now see my son pick up books and read on his own. A place like the Coulee Reading Center is needed for children to thrive in this community."



In April, the Coulee Reading Center hosted a book fair at Barnes and Noble.

Our Services

K-12

One-on-one sessions that focus on emergent literacy, comprehension, writing skills, homework help, and ACT preparation. Individualized reading instruction designed to address the needs of a student who is struggling to reach his or her reading potential. Our approach is not based on a single philosophy, rather it is tailored for each student's individual needs and learning style.

Fees: $30 per session (sessions are 45 minutes). Sliding fee scale is available upon request. No one is turned away because of the inability to pay. For more information, click here to contact us.

Adult - Learn to read

One-on-one sessions to strengthen reading skills, using an individualized approach.

Fees: $30 per session (sessions are 45 minutes). Sliding fee scale is available upon request. No one is turned away because of the inability to pay. For more information, click here to contact us.

The Need for Reading Services

The reports are shocking! Students are not getting what they need to become proficient readers. A study conducted by the National Center for Education Statistics reported that in 2011 66% of 8th graders in Wisconsin fell below a proficient level in reading. The same organization states that "reading is one of the most important skills that young people can acquire and develop throughout their lives".

The most important lesson students can learn from the Coulee Reading Center is that reading is an enjoyable skill that will enrich their lives. Although we focus heavily on improving reading skills, it is equally important for students to embrace reading of their own volition, and discover that they have the ability to become proficient readers. Our approach to teaching is centered around the belief that every student is a unique individual who has a unique style of learning. Students are encouraged to pursue activities of their choice, at a pace that is comfortable to them. Instructors facilitate these decisions with encouragement,reinforcement, and expertise in reading instruction. This relationship alleviates the pressure of rigorous education, and helps students to discover the joy and value of reading on their own.

The NCES report can be found here.

More Information

"In a class of 20 students, few if any teachers can find even 5 minutes of time in a day to devote to reading with each student." Click here to view full article.

"Two-Thirds of Wisconsin Public-School 8th Graders Can’t Read Proficiently." Click here to view full article.

"The reading gap between wealthy and poor students widens. . ." Click here to view full article.