We were looking for a dyslexia coach for our 14 year old son. Having tried multiple methods and resources to help him, we eventually found Sophia and the Davis Method. What I love about this approach is that it celebrates the giftings of the dyslexic mind, i.e. a picture thinker, while teaching when and how to suppress these differences. Sophia, in particular, has been very encouraging and patient with the results and is continuing to stand by us to see the process through to the finish. -Sarah P
Chloe enjoys reading more than before....she feels a lot more confident about her handwriting. She knows which way the letters and numbers go, which was a struggle before. She is very proud of having done the program and she does not feel negatively about being diagnosed as dyslexic, she is actually proud of it because she feels like she is creative and smart and that it is truly a "gift". -Joanne
-Joanne mom of 11yr old girl, Handwriting Program
"Learning Tools made a huge difference for our family and with our daughter. We weren't aware the extent of her challenges until well into middle school. Inviting Sophia to support us eased the sense of overwhelm we had. She had a calm presence and a warm style that resonated with our daughter. We not only saw a significant difference in our daughter's reading comprehension and writing ability, but we were heartened by her engagement in the learning process. We'd recommend Learning Tools!" -Charlie
- Charlie K. (dad of a 13 year old, Dyslexia Correction Program)
Sophia's ability to connect with children and draw them in to the program is remarkable. The Davis Dyslexia program itself is unique in the way it reaches children. I have been incredibly pleased with both the program and Sophia's work with my children. I have two very different children with different learning issues and she worked with each to bring out their best and help them to reach their goals that they set. After years of working with various programs and specialists, our older child is now well on his way to reading and catching up on his reading level. Though it has required diligence and hard work, it has been very worth it! Our daughter did the math program and it completely boosted her confidence and her skills in math. She is not filled with the same dread she was before. And as a bonus, it quickly improved her reading level to the point that she has become a non-stop reader. Sophia's knowledge and guidance through all of this has been immeasurable and I am thrilled to recommend her! -Anna Katherine
- Anna KatherineMom of 11 yr old boy, Reading Program & 10 yr old girl, Math Program
Sophia is a gentle guide for the Davis Program. She is patient and works diligently to make the understandable to both parents and students. -Cathy S.
“Both my nine-year-old and my twelve-year-old made immense progress in their week with Sophia. They are now reading much more fluently and challenging themselves with their reading materials.
Sophia met them with warmth and professionalism and in a very short amount of time was able to create a connection that made the learning possible and meaningful. As parents, we are deeply grateful for the Davis method and particularly for Sophia as a gifted facilitator” -R.L.