Anchored Reading focuses on developing pre-literacy skills, supporting students with learning disabilities, and improving literacy skills for all young readers through individualized instruction and intervention with a licensed reading specialist.
Anchored Reading exists to provide quality tutoring based on research-based literacy interventions and the science of reading to maximize academic potential and cultivate empowered learners.
“Abigail was AMAZING with our shy kindergartener. She came from a school that did not let her learn to read in a productive way (no sounding out, no communication home on possible issues) and was ready to shut down completely. She tested at a pre-k level at the end of kindergarten. She’s now ended her first year of first grade two grades ABOVE her reading level. Abigail gave her the tools and confidence to learn in a productive way and encouraged her to sound out anything she needed. She worked hard to undo an entire year of damage and my daughter and I are so grateful to her!”
"When I found out my son was reading below level, I searched around and found a tutor who sang the praises of Fountas and Pinnell. We did a sample session with her and something didn’t vibe right. That’s when I got in touch with Anchored Reading. From our first consultation, I immediately felt confident with Abigail’s knowledge, background, and skills. There was a world of difference between our first session with her and our trial with the other tutor. I could tell she was going back and laying a strong foundation, instead of applying patches that would wear over time. She is patient, clear, concise, and keeps a pace that works well for my son’s attention span. When questions come up during home practice or school, Abigail has been happy to clarify and provide support outside of our regular sessions. It’s been amazing to see the progress that our son has made over the last few months with Abigail. He’s moved up multiple levels at school, but more importantly, all those foundational gaps are being filled in. With that progress comes more confidence and more fun. He’s dramatically less frustrated when reading, and is now excited to spend time curled up with a book. As a parent, it can be so hard to see your child struggle. I can honestly say that finding Abigail has lifted so much weight off my chest. I’m truly grateful to have her on this journey with us."
"We reached out to Anchored Reading after our first parent teacher conference at school. Our kindergartener was struggling with some of the basics and needed a lot of repetition. Our son has loved Abigail's one on one tutoring sessions. He asks me everyday if he is meeting with her online. Abigail does a great job keeping the child engaged and their confidence up. We are so happy we found Anchored Reading and his teachers have already seen a big improvement in the classroom."
"We highly recommend Anchored Reading. After just one package of sessions with Abigail, our son is reading at grade level in several metrics. We love the confidence he has gained—he read out loud to us tonight for the first time in a long time. Despite our son being surrounded by distractions, Abigail keeps him focused during the sessions. Afterwards, he is happy and boasts about the games he won. We appreciate Abigail clear and prompt communication about his progress, work we can do at home, and scheduling. We’re so glad we found Anchored Reading!"
"We are so thankful for Anchored Reading! Our 8 year old was recently diagnosed with dyslexia and reading has always been very challenging for him. He was falling behind and his skills were well below grade level. Abigail came highly recommended and has helped our son improve dramatically. She is very engaging and genuinely cares about our son’s success. She is even in communication with his teacher to make sure everyone is on the same page. We would recommend Anchored Reading to anyone!"
"We are thrilled to have Abigail working with our daughter. We see so much growth in her reading as well as building her confidence. Our daughter never complains when she has to have a session with Abigail. She makes her work hard, but all while having fun! So grateful we found Anchored Reading and look forward to watching our daughter continue to grow in her reading."
"Since starting her reading journey with Anchored Reading, we have witnessed a significant transformation in our daughter’s abilities. Her fluency has improved, and her ability to glide through sentences with newfound confidence. Her stamina has grown remarkably, which has motivated her to read with a renewed enthusiasm. Moreover, her reading levels have advanced, which is a testament to her dedication and the support she has received. We are very proud of the progress she has made so far, and the joy she finds in diving into new stories!"
"Thank goodness for Anchored Reading! We started working with Abigail several months ago because our 7 year old was struggling with reading and as a result school was really challenging. After a summer of working together on zoom, he has made tremendous progress. Most importantly, he feels more confident and doesn't give up when he has difficult work. Abigail is so kind and made sessions playful, fun and engaging. We couldn't recommend her more!"
“Abigail has been working with our daughter to ease her transition into a new, more challenging school curriculum. During this time her reading skills, including phonics and spelling, have improved significantly with Abigail's help. It is so nice to see our daughter’s confidence improve and to see her so excited and ready to go when she has a session with Abigail. Additionally, Abigail has been amazing at communicating and informing us / following up with our daughter’s progress.”
"Our son is a reluctant writer, but he left each of his sessions with Abigail energized and with a smile! We so appreciate her adjusting her style to the student, sharing progress updates, and partnering with us on ideas that we can use to reinforce his learning at home. We also appreciate her meeting our son where he was in terms of his needs and interests, and her positive approach to engaging with him (and us)!"
Set packages are based on age, content and preparation required on behalf of the tutor. Custom packages available. Price will be provided after the complimentary consultation.
Anchored Reading offers both private and group lesson packages. Group lessons are offered at a discount with a maximum of four students per session.
Anchored Reading tutor, Abigail Holt, received her Bachelors Degree from Gordon College in 2017 and graduated with her Masters Degree from Liberty University with a Reading Specialist focus in 2022. Abigail has four years of classroom teaching experience as well as two years in specialized reading intervention.