Back to School: Windy Row Helps to Make It Better

Many parents reach out to us at this time of year to find out about Windy Row Learning Center's afterschool program. They know how difficult the previous school year was for their child, and they want to ease the situation for the coming year. Here are some of the most frequent questions we receive:

Q. My child was never diagnosed with dyslexia or dyscalculia. Is that okay?

A. Yes. We test at Windy Row to find out where exactly your child is having trouble with reading or math but we do not ask for an official diagnosis. If our program can help and we know where your child is struggling, it doesn't matter if you have a medical diagnosis. But doctors do refer their parents to us, as do teachers, psychologists and other parents.

Q. How expensive is your program?

A. We have a sliding scale based on income and we also have financial aid. Currently, the full cost works out to $55 for each one-hour session. If you would have difficulty paying this fee, please speak to us; your income may qualify you for a lower rate and we do have scholarships.

Q. How often will my child have to go for tutoring?

A. We schedule each child for 2 one-hour sessions each week, either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday. There are 50 one-hour tutoring sessions in a school year.

Q. What if my child refuses to go?

A. Sometimes children believe no one can help them and they do not want to fail again. Our tutors have experienced this reluctance over and over again; and the children always end up eager to return to Windy Row. We have highly trained and compassionate tutors who are endlessly inventive and really truly like children--all children.

If you have any questions, please info [at] windyrow.org (email) us or call 603-924-7198. Our tutors are ready to help your child now.