Leaps in Learning, LLC

Reading Tutor CT

Private Tutor, Homeschool Help, Tutoring Grades K-12

Tutoring in Columbia CT. Accommodating students in Hebron  Andover, Bolton, Marlborough, Glastonbury, Mansfield and additional towns throughout eastern and central Connecticut


  • Certified teacher with over thirty years of experience.
  • Specializing in K-12 reading and writing instruction.
  • Non-readers of any age, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle & High School reading/writing levels, learning disabilities, Special Education, and dyslexia.
Reading Tutoring Columbia CT
Lois was able to teach my child to read when the school system couldn’t.
Parent of former tutoring client

Lois Wendus, founder of Leaps in Learning, has helped my 10-year-old attain grade level in less than six months. My daughter was a year and a half behind grade level at her private school. With Lois’s expertise in being able to identify quickly how my daughter learned best, Lois designed a plan to return my daughter to grade level that was both fun and effective. My daughter went from getting only 4 out of 20 spelling words correct to 100% correct utilizing Lois’s techniques. I would highly recommend Leaps in Learning for any child who is having difficulty, and for any parent who wants his or her child to read with fluency at grade level and exceed personal educational goals.
Marlo Bish

Ask The Reading Tutor

Why Do Children Fall Behind In School?

In my experience, children typically fall behind in school due to some form of lack of instruction. Perhaps they missed the instruction due to an absence, weren’t paying close enough attention when the lesson was presented, the material wasn’t repeated, or it wasn’t presented in their preferential learning style. Of course there are many reasons children don’t perform well in a subject area or fall behind. Be that as it may, offering customized lessons through tutoring and homeschooling tailored to specific educational needs is the key to success now and in the future.

Do you know the importance of decoding skills?

Strong word analysis skills as well as strong decoding skills are foundational for success in reading. Specifically, students need to be able to identify words with a short vowel pattern, words with a long vowel pattern, common vowel teams, words with more than one syllable, as well as prefixes and suffixes and spelling patterns. Many of these skills may need explicit individualized instruction, taught in a flexible tutoring or home education setting, taught by a certified teacher with specific lesson plans specific to your child’s educational needs.