Reading and Writing

Literacy Work

Reading and Writing Tutoring

Barton Reading Method


Grades 1-12

12-18 months


One-on-one multi-sensory reading tutoring for those with visual processing issues or dyslexia.

-Phonemic Awareness in Book 1
-Letters and sounds in Book 2
-Syllable division/vowel teams in Book 3
-Can work through Book 10

Speed Reading


Grades 7-12

12-15 months


One-on-one reading tutoring for those interested in improving speed and comprehension.

-Long Smooth Underline (LSU) Technique
-Focus and Retention through Tellbacks
-Speed using Phrasing and LSU

Writing Tutoring


Grades 6-12


One-on-one writing tutoring for those students needing to eloquently express themselves. 

-Grammar work
-Essay structure and format
-Typing and Keyboarding for struggling writers


“After attending The Learning Center’s Reading Clinics over the summer, my daughter’s life was entirely changed. Her grades went from D’s last year to A’s and B’s so far this year. She’s more confident, and she loves to read now.” 

   - Carrie, Boulder, CO


“When working with Blair, not only do you get the Barton program, but you also get a talented tutor that relates extremely well with children and teens…I highly recommend both Barton and Blair since the combination has changed my son’s life.” 

   - Ron, Boulder, CO


“One year of Barton tutoring with Blair Tyse helped my daughter more than doing years of other methods and spending thousands of dollars on ineffective programs.”  

 - Michelle, Boulder, CO