About Us

“If children can’t learn the way we teach, then we have to teach the way they learn”

– Ignacio Estrada

Who are we? Reading Help with Proven Results

Reading help can make all of the difference when it comes to your child’s success and confidence. Providing proper reading help can lead to lifelong learning and success.

At Reading with Results, we strive to give your child the tools and strategies necessary for reading success.

Additionally, we aim to work with your child to create an individual plan that best suits their learning abilities. This, in turn, will increase the student’s confidence.

How Reading Help Can Change Your Child’s Life

Reading help can make a major impact on a person’s wellbeing. Being able to read, write, and spell properly is not only essential but necessary.

Additionally, many who suffer from a reading disability go through life believing they are not “smart” or “capable.” With professional help, our team at Reading with Results aims to show students how smart and capable they truly are.

Furthermore, we aspire to give students the confidence they need to achieve lifelong goals. Our instructors at Reading with Results are dedicated to providing the tools and techniques essential for their reading development.

After completing this program our students have acquired the skills to read at a ninth grade level comprehending most textbooks.

Our Reading Program for Kids

At Reading for Results, we deliver reading help with our reading programs for kids. Our Reading programs for kids are research-based and accredited systems of learning.

We provide students with the resources necessary for testing and educating. Our reading programs are individualized to cater to the needs of each student independently.

Furthermore, we practice the Barton Reading and Spelling System at Reading with Results. This system, in conjunction with the Orton-Gillingham method, is research driven and scientifically backed.

These methods incorporate:

  • Multi-sensory techniques including touching, seeing, and hearing
  • Instruction methods to expose students to situations through multiple techniques, paving the way towards mastery
  • One-on-one instruction which allows the student to progress at their own pace
  • Logic to learning – if a student can connect login to learning, then they are more likely to remember the concept

Importantly, our methods are designed to provide reading help in a way that is applicable to all students of various levels.

These are widely used and tested systems of reading development and are used worldwide.

Ready to get started? We Are!

Our Founder, Our Story

Meet Debbie Service

“Observing my younger brother’s inability to spell his name as a fourth grader, my journey to discover a remedy for his struggle began!”

Witnessing a frustrated sibling with superior intelligence unable to read, write or spell inspired me to help him and others. One vivid memory is of my father laboring to teach my brother how to spell his name, as he repeated L-a-w-r-e-n-c-e, over and over again.

Misunderstanding, followed by exasperation, often ended with tears, sometimes for both Lawrence and for my father!  Forty-five years ago programs to assist students with learning challenges were nonexistent in the public school system.  For Lawrence, the solution was to attend a “special school”.

However, even with a “special curriculum”, the program failed to teach him to read.  Watching my brother battle one taxing situation after another strengthened my determination to not only help him, but also to help others. After I completed my undergraduate degree at Drexel University,

I earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Penn State University. For several years I worked as a teacher in the special education department within the public school system.

Our Credentials


M.Ed in Special Education – Penn State University

B.S. – Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


Master Certification in the Barton Reading and Spelling System

PA State Certified Special Education Teacher, K-12

Dyslexia Consultant and Screener


Private Tutoring Business – Owner

Garnet Valley School District – Special Education Teacher

Classical Conversation – Teacher for the Foundations Curriculum

Thirty Years of Tutoring – Reading, Math, and Writing

Applying the Orton-Gillingham Method Through a Reading Interventionalist

Every reading interventionist at Reading with Results studies and researches the absolute best methods of fostering reading and writing development. That is why we use the scientifically proven Orton-Gillingham Method.

The Orton-Gillingham Method was designed in the 1930’s by Anna Gillingham and Dr. Samuel Orton. The method uses a multi-faceted, full-sensory approach to rewire and strengthen the student’s brain.

Additionally, Dr. Orton and Dr. Gillingham closely observed different parts of the brain during education. They found that stimulating specific areas helps the student make the necessary connection needed for reading and writing. This method is widely adopted by reading tutors everywhere and yields great results.

Hence, our reading tutors at Reading with Results use the Orton-Gillingham method of reading development. This is paired with the Barton program to achieve maximum results. Insuring your child’s success is our mission at Reading with Results.

Using the Barton Reading and Spelling Program

Reading tutors utilize various methods to promote reading and writing development. While there are many programs out there, we prefer to use a program backed by science and considered to be the most effective.

The Barton program was developed by Susan Barton, an internationally recognized expert in dyslexia. Hence, the Barton Reading and Spelling Program is used all across the United States and internationally. This program has been researched and implemented in a variety of educational settings.

The 10 Levels of the Barton System are as follows:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Consonants and Short Vowels
  • Closed and Unit Syllables
  • Multi-Syllable Words and Vowel Teams
  • Prefixes and Suffixes
  • Six Reasons for Silent “E”
  • Vowel R’s
  • Advanced Vowel Teams
  • Influence of Foreign Language
  • Latin Roots and Greek Combining Form

Furthermore, our reading tutors consistently check for student mastery of the skills before moving on. This Allows our students to move on in the program with confidence and success. The ultimate goal for our reading tutors, while working with our students, is to increase competency in reading and spelling.

Your Local Reading Tutors and Dyslexia Assistance

One of the first questions one may ask when helping a student struggling with reading or spelling is: “Could it be dyslexia?” The answer to this question will determine the type of reading method used to teach your child to read, write, and spell. So recognizing the signs of dyslexia early will eliminate frustration and avoid falling behind. Click here to watch Dyslexia: Symptoms and Solutions video.

Furthermore, it is important to know what dyslexia is, and be able to recognize the signs early on. Catching these signs early in a child’s development can make all the difference when it comes to learning to read, write, and spell. Click here to see the signs of Dyslexia.

Additionally, our reading tutors are trained in teaching those diagnosed with dyslexia how to overcome their learning challenges. Our reading tutors use research-based, scientifically proven methods of learning to facilitate your child’s development.

Questions about Dyslexia or our program? Give us a call today!

Research shows that the single most important factor in a student’s educational success is the knowledge and skill of his or her teacher. That fact is even more significant when the student struggles to read, write and spell.

A Team You Can Trust

Our tutoring team can work alongside you and your child and create a stimulating environment in which learning is facilitated. A focus on incremental improvement is part of our growth mindset at Reading with Results.

As we are well aware, every individual learns differently. This is why we develop a specialized program for every student specifically designed for their success.

Fundamentally, your child’s educational success is important to us at Reading with Results. We recognize how life-changing the ability to read can be, and hold that at the highest value.