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At The Reading Ranch®, we offer reading tutoring, and writing tutoring (handwriting and written expression) programs to help children from PreK-6th grade. We also offer Comprehension, Spelling, and Critical Analysis classes.

Our ONLY focus is Literacy. We make reading and writing FUN. Contact us today and discover why we’re the best-kept secret in tutoring and learning centers! We’re excited about the impact we can have on your child’s education.

Reading Ranch and Haylee’s beloved Ms. Kim changed her life. She’s now a sophomore in a highly competitive private school in Austin. She’s been on the honor roll the past 2 years and even made all A’s last semester! We believe in Reading Ranch, and have the results to prove that Ms. Kim’s methods are key to a successful academic future.
– HM

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The Reading Ranch Method

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