I highly recommend reading rescue. My daughter had been in the best preschools and schools since a young age, and I never had any complaints about her instruction. However, she has struggled tremendously to learn to read. By the end of first grade, she was discouraged, had low self esteem and thought she was stupid. We’ve only been with Reading Rescue for 2 months, and the change and progress is nothing short of miraculous. She is able to decode many challenging words, is enjoying reading, and her confidence and self esteem have truly catapulted. Not only is Reading Rescue teaching her in the way her brain needs to be taught, but they pour into her wholly, from her brain to her heart. I cannot recommend Reading Rescue highly enough!
- Emily Kafle, July 2019
We have been taking our son David to Reading Rescue for almost a year now. He has shown an amazing progress and continues to improve. The way Mrs. Marsha works with David has got him to enjoy going in and spending the needed time with her. We are pleased and very fortunate to have found Reading Rescue and we sure recommend you to at least take the time to talk with Diana.
- Rogerio, July 2019
I highly recommend reading rescue. I have been a client for 3 years. I started my child after a medical issue delayed her speech, which in turn affected her reading skills. Diana gave her the tools to catch up and read her first word in Pre-k! Her progress reports and confidence level have improved dramatically! I want my child to enjoy the joy of reading (a real book) and not look at it as a struggle. Diana offers re-evaluations and I will continue to use reading rescue to help improve her reading skills.
- Jemia, June 2019
Diana and Marsha are fantastic! Both are very caring individuals and have my daughter’s best interest at heart. In just a month I can see huge results and my daughter’s confidence has soared. I’m so happy that we found Reading Rescue!
- Holly, March, 2019
My son came into Reading Rescue so insecure about reading. He failed the state testing for 3rd grade and was really down about it. Within 3 months of weekly tutoring sessions, he is now reading above grade level and wanting to reading instead of having to! Diana has saved my son's educational career, in my opinion!! We are forever grateful!
- Ali, March 2019
We can’t recommend Reading Rescue enough!! Our son started this past January and has created a precious relationship with Susan, one of Diana’s highly reputable staff. Reading has been a struggle for our little guy and he was very apprehensive coming to tutoring. Within just a few weeks he has relaxed and actually laughed a bit during their sessions. He is building confidence and stamina in his reading abilities. We are encouraged by the dedication and passion that Diana and her staff show their students. They truly want these children to reach their full potential:)
- Katie, March 2019
I moved from NYC several months ago. I was concerned about my daughters' education declining. I was so impressed by Diana and her talented teachers' vast knowledge and total understanding of reading and writing skills. Reading Rescue of Naples teaches reading for complete understanding in a safe and supportive environment. They don’t just teach to memorize, but to fully understand the rules and application of the English language. Both of my girls, ages 6 and 8, have benefited tremendously with Diana since August 2018. My girls will continue to attend reading lessons for as many years as they need, to master the foundation of English Language Arts and beyond. I am very happy with her services. I would strongly recommend Reading Rescue for all children, whether they are struggling or would like enrichment.
- Elizabeth, Owner of Mathnasium in Estero, Florida, March 2019
My wife and I have fraternal twin boys. They are now in 2nd grade. One of them, after repeated conversations with his teacher, came out of kindergarten not even knowing the alphabet. We knew there was something wrong, but the school told us he was young and immature. His twin, however, was progressing. It didn't make sense until we found Diana Finch and Reading Rescue. We had him evaluated and it turned out he was dyslexic. I still can't believe no one at the A-plus, highly regarded school saw this. Within 9 months, he had progressed from reading at pre-k level, passed 1st grade level reading, and was reading on his own at 2nd grade level before he finished 1st grade...and, he enjoyed it. Our other son, who had been doing very well in kindergarten entered 1st grade and started going backwards! I have many reasons to put this solely on his poor teacher, but at the end of the day, he, too, has caught back up with Reading Rescue and is reading to us!
After further conversations with Diana, we realized the school they were in was not ideal for them, so we switched schools also. I honestly don't know where we'd be without Diana and Reading Rescue. I can not thank her enough. One of my greatest joys right now is to sit back and listen to my boys read to me! We highly recommend Diana Finch and Reading Rescue. Thank you, Diana
- John, March 2019
"In life, you get what you pay for! Reading Rescue is professionalism at its highest level! No waste of time! Diana's first step was to thoroughly evaluate our son's current level of reading skills and knowledge of English (Our first language is Polish, and our second language is English).She found his exact problems and shortcomings immediately. Then, she developed a program designed just for his needs. She focused on making his weak points stronger. Since then, our son shows progress every week. Very happy parents!"
- Darius and Magda, February 2017.
"Reading Rescue has, for sure, been the best decision I have ever made for my kids. Being the mother of three and seeing my oldest two struggling with reading, even in the most prestigious private school in Naples, was very stressful for me. My daughter was 4 years old when her school had her diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia. Then, at a cost of more than $20,000 we had her tested by a private neuropsychologist, put her through two rounds of sessions at Brain Balance, and paid teachers at her school to tutor her after hours. After two years of these interventions, she was still struggling and failing. Her school strongly recommended her for retention at the end of 1st grade. At the same time, the school was recommending my son be retained in Pre-K. Thankfully, that's when I found Reading Rescue. On the recommendation of a friend, I contacted Diana Myers-Finch and she met with the school and with the prominent neuropsychologist who had recommended their retention. She advocated for their promotion based on the fact that I had agreed to retain her for the year to work with my kids. She had long-term proven success with kids like mine. So they agreed not to retain them. Ms. Myers-Finch did an incredible job with my kids. My daughter struggled greatly with reading sounds in words and with corresponding those sounds with written letters. My son struggled to focus on any reading / writing skills in an environment of distractions (the normal classroom). My daughter is more Dyslexia-ish and my son is more ADD-ish. Though they were very different learners, with very different needs, they both needed expert help to overcome their challenges. It was clear to me, from our first meeting, that Diana knew exactly what to do for them, according to their individual needs. Diana's instruction has touched them both with the ability to become much stronger readers; which has build their self-confidence and improved their social skills and emotional well-being tremendously. My daughter would always shut down in class. She wasn't confident in herself. Diana helped her confront all of her fears and comforted her as she shed many painful tears, healing from years of academic failure in the classroom. As my daughter met with consistent success with Diana, she realized that she WAS ABLE. Diana is like an angel that God sent to us to help with both of our children. We used Reading Rescue for a year full / part time, and have continued to have occasional support sessions for another year. We can see all of Diana's hard work pay off for our kids academically, emotionally, and socially. Nothing can describe the joy I feel when I look at my children and see how far they've come. I am so proud of them both. None of it would have happened without Diana's expert intervention. They are both functioning normally at grade level in the classroom now, and due to Diana's brave advocacy with the school and other professionals, both of my kids avoided having to be retained in the meantime!
Diana is very professional, and dedicated to her work. My children love her and praise her every day. We couldn't do it without her. I couldn't be more pleased with her outstanding work. I highly recommend her to anyone who has a child who is struggling in reading. She is great! Words cannot describe her passion, skill, and talent when it comes to helping children who struggle with reading."
- Yenni, February 2017.
"My son, Mason, was behind in reading to the point that the school was considering retaining him in the first grade. Mason was being tutored by a teacher in the school but was not making any gains. Another mom referred me to Ms. Finch at Reading Rescue after having success with her son. We began working with Ms. Finch at the end of July 2016. Now, six months later, we have made great progress. Mason works with Ms. Finch twice per week and always looks forward to seeing her. Ms. Finch works very well with Mason and his difficulty with focus. She is very patient and honestly loves what she does.
Mason has moved up a grade level in his reading skills and continues to improve each week. Now, Mason really loves to read and always has a book with him.
I would highly recommend Reading Rescue to any struggling reader."
- Michelle Wills, January 2017.
"My son has struggled with reading since kindergarten. I wanted to hold him back, but was advised not to. He started first grade and continued to struggle. He was attending a school that went through many changes which caused him to fall farther behind. He started second grade and would cry when it was time to do homework. He couldn't do math because it was word problems. He couldn't do spelling words because they were too difficult. He couldn't even read simple directions. I met with the teacher and counselor and decided that we needed to go back to first grade. He was doing okay, but was still struggling. I decided to hire a tutor through the school. We did that for the second half of the year and still didn't notice improvement. Homework was still a struggle with lots of tears. I was very frustrated and thought it was best to seek help from a private professional. That is when we discovered Diana. And, what a difference it has made! He does lessons with her 2 times per week and is learning very fast. I was very apprehensive because of the location (downtown Naples is 45 minutes from us) and the time commitment. But, I really didn't have any other options if I wanted my son to succeed. It was a great decision. Reading is so important to every aspect of life."
- Jessica, January 2017.
"Reading Rescue really helped my seven-year-old son learn to read. Though he passed the first grade, he really didn't grasp the pronunciation and letter sounds, especially the vowels. So, he had difficulty with reading and didn't want to read. We saw Diana four days per week for five months, and she really helped my son. His understanding of how words work (phonics) improved greatly within weeks and he really wanted to read. Reading Rescue helped my son catch up with his second-grade peers and be able to work on grade level. I would recommend Reading Rescue to anyone whose child needs help with reading."
- Valerie Porto-Bothe, January 2017.
"My name is Martha, and I learned about Reading Rescue through the Naples Daily News article published March 23, 2016. I knew immediately that this was the program I had been looking for! My 9 year old son had been struggling with reading and reading comprehension since kindergarten. I met with Ms. Diana Finch, proprietor of Reading Rescue. She did a thorough assessment of my sons reading, writing, and phonics skills and she immediately knew what to do and how to deliver instruction based upon his needs and challenges. Ms. Finch uses diverse methods of teaching that have helped him understand and practice core concepts and skills to mastery and automaticity. After three months of working with her, my son is showing substantial progress. And, best of all . . . the progress is consistent! I cannot thank Ms. Finch enough for her help with my son. I am excited to recommend her to other parents with kids who experience reading difficulties. She is very passionate and kind. Thanks a million Ms. Finch!"
- Martha, January 2017.
"We used Reading Rescue services for our son who struggled to grasp the basic concepts of reading, including letter recognition, and sounds in Kindergarten and 1st grade. We had used tutors through his school for his entire 2 years (including summer) without making any headway. It got to the point that his school began implementing ESE interventions and returned him down to kindergarten again. After meeting with Diana, I knew that she had the knowledge and compassion to help him learn. Sitting with her and discussing the program, I was immediately impressed with her teaching program. Diana is detailed and organized with tracking progress. She tailored a personal lesson plan, binder, and charting guides. And, she had an individualized approach for him after her initial assessment. Never had any tutor or educator put this much effort into our son before. Making the commitment to this program was by far the best investment in time and money I could have made for my son and his academic success. Diana became a partner in his education, and she communicated with us after each lesson about little things he had learned, or techniques we could use at home. Experiences his progress with reading at home was miraculous. It was like she reached in and found the little switch that turned it on for him and he just "got it." He enjoyed when she challenged him because of the rewards system, which kept him engaged throughout the entire program. Reading is so important and, before Reading Rescue, he was beginning to lose his confidence. As a result of this program, he has completely changed. At the start of the school year the ESE coordinator reached out to me, SHOCKED by my son's turn-around when he returned. They could not believe the progress he made in just a few months. As a result, the school removed him from the ESE intervention program. I was happy to read on him most recent report card that he is now one of the strongest readers in his group! He is very confident in his reading ability and actively participates. His word mastery and fluency is amazing for his age. I praise Diana and her program to every parent I speak with and I highly recommend her services. For us, it has been a total game-changer. It was worth every penny and I would do it again without hesitation."
- Hillary Miles, January 2017
"My 7 year old daughter was quite nervous to start a new reading program. Once she met Ms. Finch, she was quite relieved and happy. Ms. Finch is an amazing reading specialist. She is a friendly, professional, and patient teacher who is very knowledgeable. My daughter began her lessons in November 2016 and has already learned a lot from Ms. Finch. It is amazing to see how much she has absorbed from her in such a short period of time. She really looks forward to all her lessons!"
- Lillian, December 2016.