2nd Grade Student
"I like tutoring because...it is fun and smart and funny. The poems we read are fun. The riddles are so funny. I just can't tell
you...I mean...ok...let's go on to another thing. It is time for prizes! yeah!"
"I was referred to Christine by many other moms at Happy Valley Elementary School in Lafayette. My son started going to her shortly
after finishing Kindergarten when I realized that even though he knew the alphabet and all the sounds, he was far from putting them all together into words. My son (and I) loved her immediately. She is fun, kind, and engaging. I saw immediate improvements in my son's reading ability. And more importantly, he had fun learning how to read and therefore enjoys reading. He always looks
forward to his next appointment. After only a short couple of months with Christine, my son, now in first grade, is reading at a first grade level. And because she used to be a school reading specialist - she understands all the assessments and results that my son gets at his school. I highly recommend ABC Reading Center. It has been amazing for my child."
"My family has been using the amazing services of Christine LaFaille for 3 years now and could not be happier. At first it was my
older son. When I saw his reading and comprehension soar I quickly enrolled my twins when they were in preschool. Ms. LaFaille customizes a learning path for each individual student which is truly amazing. She is super kind, very sweet to the kids and has a patience level greater than anyone I know. I highly recommend ABC Reading Center - your children will become amazing readers and truly love reading all at the same time. Thank you Christine! My kids and I love you and love that you have brought the love of reading into their lives!"
"Two of my children have been tutored extensively by Christine. My daughter was especially resistant to working on reading before
starting tutoring with Christine. Christine was incredible in how she established a relationship with my daughter and made their sessions fun. Christine tailored the tutoring sessions to my daughter's learning style and personality. My daughter's confidence and ability with her reading skyrocked, and my daughter always looked forward to her time with Christine. When I tell my son that it's a Ms. LaFaille Day, he says 'YAAAY!!!!' He views his time being tutored as a treat, which thrills me because his reading ability has been greatly improved in the process. Christine knows the standards and benchmarks for the State of California. Christine is familiar with the assessments that the schools use, and she can administer them. I have found it very helpful that Christine can speak a common language with my children's teachers. If there has been a need to focus on a specific concept she understands this and can address it. I appreciate Christine's professionalism and caring. It has been a joy to get to know her, and I am forever indebted to her for the confidence and love of reading that she has instilled in my children."
Walnut Creek Parent
My 6 year old looks forward to going to Christine's and will do things for her that he won't do at home. At Christine's he finds learning fun, as she uses creative ways to keep him interested."
"Christine began working with my daughter at the end of 3rd grade. Her years of experience enabled her to modify her style and approach when working with my daughter as she developed as a reader and matured as a pre-teen in 6th grade. Christine's patience and creativity were much appreciated. Although my daughter often didn't want to go to tutoring because she was tired from a long day at school and dance classes, she was always in a great mood when she left her sessions with Christine. I recommend Christine's
outstanding services to anyone who has a child who needs to work on his/her reading skills."
Christine has a true knack for understanding where your child needs help and has numerous different engaging activities to help target
their needs. When we first went to Christine, our son was struggling with even basic reading concepts in kindergarten. By the end of the summer after kindergarten he was reading at grade level, and he is now reading above grade level with 6th grade level comprehension skills in 3rd grade. We directly attribute this to Christine's help with him as he was an emerging reader. More
important that the scores and metrics, though, is that our sons now enjoy reading and have so much more confidence because they are not struggling. Christine is warm, kind and fun - the boys couldn't wait to go. We highly recommend her."
"I wanted to pass along the name of a wonderful woman here in Lafayette who offers one-on-one instruction in reading, writing, test taking skills, kindergarten readiness and homework support for children. She takes children starting pre-K up through 5th grade. Her name is Christine LaFaille and her business is ABC Reading Center. She in conveniently located across from Trader Joe's in Lafayette. She is caring, loving, lovely and one of the most pleasant people I've met. My children adore her and cannot wait to go and see her every week. She was referred to us when my oldest child needed some extra reading support in first grade. She is now a second grader who is reading above average. I cannot say enough about her."
"Christine was referred to us when my son was struggling a bit with reading in kindergarten and she has made a world of difference. He loves going and is learning new skills every week. His teacher even looked at me (after 3 sessions) and asked what we'd been up to as she definitely noticed a difference in class. Her pricing is fair and well worth it for us. We love Christine and can't say enough great things!"