Serving families in the Dallas, Texas Metroplex including: Richardson, Plano, Garland, Sachse, Mesquite, Rockwall, Rowlett and Forney.
At Academic Associates Learning Centers students are taught individually by patient, caring, qualified instructors, and are never embarrassed or blamed for their difficulties. They blossom as old barriers and limitations crumble. Self-confidence and self-esteem escalate rapidly as their abilities increase.
Academic Associates Reading Program is more than tutoring. It is a step-by-step reading instruction program that provides necessary tools to help students of any age or reading ability become excellent readers, developing:
« Phonemic awareness
« Decoding skills
Founder and President - Cliff Ponder, an elementary school principal and teacher for 20 years, was frustrated that large numbers of students couldn't learn to read. After leaving school administration, he studied exciting new research on the neural architecture of the brain and began developing a logical, step-by-step method of teaching reading that would work in harmony with the brain. The Academic Associates™ Reading Course was launched in 1985. Since then it has helped thousands of students of all ages in schools and reading clinics across the United States and in several different countries.
Debbie Dodd, owner/operater of Academic Associaters Learning Center since 2005, has a BA from California State University Long Beach and teaching credentials in elementary education and special education K-12 and is a Reading Instruction Specialist. In addition to teaching in.California and Texas she and her husband Rick have home schooled their 4 daughters.
Tina Pierce is a certified teacher and Reading Instruction Specialist for Academic Associates Reading Program. Tina is a creative, innovative teacher and we are grateful to have her as an instructor at our center since 2009.
Donny Morrison is a teacher with Dallas Independent School District. He has a BA in education from Arkansas State University and a Reading Instruction Specialist for Academic Associates since 2009. He works well with students of all ages encouraging and motivating them to achieve their very best.
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"I feel very fortunate to have learned about the Academic Associates Program. My 11-year old son was a struggling reader and a frustrated student. He had lost all confidence in his ability to master reading. After countless hours of group tutoring he had all but given up. The positive, encouraging and energetic approach of this program allowed him to learn to read in an environment he thrived in. He now has the tools he needs to read any work and the self-confidence he needs to be a successful student. There are no words to express my gratitude to his instructor for allowing me to be present during the lessons to observe the amazing transformations that took place in my son. We both feel very blessed and thankful for what he has been able to accomplish through this program. I view this as one of the best investments I could have made in my child’s future." Lisa S.