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She has a strong background in reading and writing and is able to turn student failure into success.

"The quintessence of our association is that we are lucky to have found her, and my son is delighted to learn from her."
-D. G.

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The hour-long lessons were broken up into a variety of activities so it was very manageable for my active 8-year-old. She reads beautiful books, uses the SWR lessons, and also includes fun games for practicing the spelling lists.
Diana Fuller

"Susan helped my struggling reader grasp the foundational skills she needed to now enjoy reading."
-Diana Fuller
 

"This makes us proud as parents knowing that our son can now read and that we have chosen the right person to teach our son Thank you, Mrs. Susan!"
-The Castorena Family

"After the second week, I noticed a tremendous change in her academics."
-S.H.

Wonderful experience!

-Shaokao Cheng

Reviews

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"We initially sought out Mrs. Franklin's help for one of our struggling readers.  She was one of the only tutors we found who used the Spell to Write and Read (SWR) curriculum.  We didn't just want any help, we wanted the best.  Over a short time, Mrs. Franklin successfully advanced our daughter's reading and comprehension skills.  Since then, we have put three more of our children through SWR tutoring with Mrs. Franklin.  She engages the children well, they advance in their skill level quickly, and they always say they never want to stop tutoring with her!  We appreciate Mrs. Franklin's attention to detail, and we are very thankful to have found her as a tutor.  We highly recommend Susan Franklin as a tutor; she will successfully guide your child to become a confident reader."

:)The Ullrich Family

 

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Susan is very skilled in using the Spell to Write and Read curriculum and helped my struggling reader grasps the foundational skills she needed to now enjoy reading! The hour-long lessons were broken up into a variety of activities so it was very manageable for my active 8-year-old. She reads beautiful books, uses the SWR lessons, and also includes fun games for practicing the spelling lists. So thankful for the time Susan spent with my daughter and I would highly recommend her tutoring services!

-Diana Fuller

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My daughter has enjoyed working with Susan. She is very patient, organized, and thorough. I love the confidence she has given her to succeed. I would recommend Classical Start Tutoring.  You won't be disappointed!

-Savanah Rea

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"Susan is an amazing teacher/tutor. She has a strong background in reading and writing and is able to turn student failure into success. I've seen students make multi-grade advances with her tutoring support."

-Joyce Faulks Jackson, Diagnostician, Newman International Academy of Cedar Hill

Executive Director of Special Education, Grand Prairie ISD - retired

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Great tutor . My kids have made great progress in reading and comprehension because of her.

-Shekhawat

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Overall great experience. My daughter really enjoyed the time with her tutor and liked the additional work given on Vocab a-z and Quizlet. We look forward to going back to our sessions soon.

R. Schiavi

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My son is currently taking writing lessons from Mrs. Franklin. He has good language arts skills, but the reason I enrolled him in writing lessons is that I subscribe to one of Charlotte Mason's philosophies - Every child deserves training in the best, most rigorous education at an early age. The first time that we had a phone conversation, she asked me, "What are your goals for your child? What would you like to see accomplished?"

Every few weeks Susan would touch base with me to see if we are proceeding in the direction that's commensurate with the goals we have set for our child, or if anything needed tweaking. From a parent's viewpoint, Susan is very objective, focused, and initiative-driven. She focuses on the objectives we have discussed for our child. Based on the end goals, she takes her own initiative to purchase necessary materials online, in order to implement her lessons accordingly.

I would like to mention here, that, for those of you who are apprehensive about taking online lessons, it was indeed a revelation for me to see how writing lessons could be so seamlessly conducted online.

From a child's perspective, Susan is caring, patient, and result-oriented. She knows how to go about eliciting responses from the child, based on the child's caliber and exposure. At the end of each lesson, she will ask my son, "What did you learn today?" or something to that effect.

The quintessence of our association is that we are lucky to have found her, and my son is delighted to learn from her.

-DG

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"I just want to comment that Susan is amazing! My daughter was really struggling, reading at below grade level, and just didn't want to study because of how difficult it was for her. She was at the point where she was crying even thinking about going to school. After working with Susan, she immediately improved in her spelling and after meeting twice a week for about a year, my daughter is on the A/B honor roll and can read anything you give her. What is most important is she has regained her love of school and ENJOYS reading! If you even think your kid has room for improvement in reading or spelling, hire Susan now! She really knows what she is talking about and you won't regret it."

-Carolyn Christiansen

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"I highly recommend Classical Start Tutoring. My son Matthew, who has struggled in class with reading/ writing has been working with Mrs Susan and has really benefited. Since he has been attending tutoring (July 2016) his reading skills and confidence have improved tremendously; his school teachers have noticed the change from last year.

In the past, we have tried other various teaching tools from online videos, flashcards, and phonics which became overwhelming. This led to frustration with our son and no direction in place to help him. Matthew and I visited with Mrs. Susan expressing our concerns regarding the reading issues that he has been experiencing at school, she presented a plan on how to approach with comprehensive lessons that Matt has followed. Mrs. Susan has shown flexibility in working with us on scheduling tutoring around soccer practices and other things that may arise. My wife and I are most grateful for the hard work and patience that Mrs. S has shown him. This makes us proud as parents knowing that our son can now read and that we have chosen the right person to teach our son Thank you, Mrs. Susan!"

-Mr.& Mrs. Eli Castorena

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Mrs. Franklin is an amazing professional educator, reading Interventionist, and tutor. She not only assists in identifying a child's educational deficiencies but creates individualized instruction for maximum efficiency. Her results are data-driven and she uses the most current research-based materials and instruction.                             

- Mary Roland
Reading and Math Interventionist, Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill

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"Ms. Susan has been a tremendous help to my daughter academically. She came highly recommended by one of the teachers at the Cedar Hill location. I entered my daughter into a tutoring session with Ms. Susan, twice a week. After the second week, I noticed a tremendous change in her academics. Prior to my daughter going to her, she was two grades behind due to medical illness. Her teacher was amazed at her academic progress. Her report card grades have also improved significantly. She was in Tier II; now, she is in Tier I. The program that Ms. Susan is using is an awesome program for non-readers and struggling readers."

-Mrs. S.H.

We didn't just want any help, we wanted the best.
- The Ullrich Family

She is very patient, organized, and thorough. I love the confidence she has given her to succeed. - Savanah Rea

From a parent's viewpoint, Susan is very objective, focused, and initiative-driven.
-D.G.

If you even think your kid has room for improvement in reading or spelling, hire Susan now! She really knows what she is talking about and you won't regret it.
-C. Christianson
She not only assists in identifying a child's educational deficiencies. but creates an individualized instruction for maximum efficiency.
-Mary Roland
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