If you’re a teen between 13 & 19
You’re Invited to Become a
“Teen Reading Tutor”

Would you like to help young children learn to read? It’ll be fun and easy.

Your role will be to help them practice reading by playing card games like Go Fish, Memory and War, using specially designed SuperDeck cards. And, best of all, it works! 


Strong Learning’s Teen-Tutor Beginning Phonics Program may be for you.

This program will prepare teens 13-19 to become reading tutors.  Teens will learn how to teach reading using Strong Learning’s proven Game-based method following the Orton-Gillingham approach.   Even if you’ve struggled in the past, this course will give you the skills, tools and confidence to teach others how to read.

Teens are not automatically guaranteed a spot in this program and must apply. Call us at 914-238-1850 or 845-628-7910 if you would like an application.

We are currently offering two session dates, which will be taught via Zoom, over the summer of 2023.

Placement is limited to 24 students and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Your application must be received at least 4 weeks before the start of the class to be considered.

Apply to take the Beginning Phonics Course, 4 sessions, during either the June or July session below:

June 26, 27, 28, 29 or
July 24, 25, 26, 27
Sessions are taught via zoom from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
They will be recorded so you can view them at a later date.

Students will receive the following materials (a $143 value) one week in advance of the class:
– Beginning Phonics textbook for teaching phonics (delivered by download)
– 8 Phonics SuperDeck card decks (delivered by mail)

The total cost of tuition and materials for the four-session 8-hour course is $250.

Download the Course Outline Below

Benefits of becoming a Teen-Tutor

  • If you’ve ever struggled with reading or phonics in younger grades, this is an opportunity to review and work on reading skills.  Research has shown that we learn and retain more when we teach others.
  • Teen-tutors learn strategies to help others overcome their reading issues.
  • Learn or review phonics to become a teacher’s helper or a private Teen-Tutor.
  • Learn to use decoding to help with the higher-level words encountered in advanced classes and on the SATs and ACTs.
  • Alerts colleges to how serious you are about a teaching career.

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