Our family is very grateful to Harriet for all her help with our daughter. Our daughter was not very enthusiastic about reading when the lessons started but Harriet used lots of different approaches, such as games, word searches and iPad apps, to get her engaged and build her stamina. Harriet plans the lessons carefully and our daughter was proud to show us her work at the end of the sessions. She has made a huge amount of progress over the course of the year she has worked with Harriet, and is now reading above grade level. Harriet is calm, organized, reliable, creative and very responsive to my emails and questions. We would highly recommend her to families looking for reading support.
Alice W. June 2018
We have used Harriet’s services for over a year as our 5 year old was moving from a school on the West Coast to a school here in Boston where the children would be more advanced in their reading skills. We have been very impressed by Harriet’s professionalism and knowledge.
After weekly tutoring with Harriet, our child’s reading ability and enthusiasm for reading has exceeded all our expectations. Her confidence grows with each class.
In short, I would advise anyone looking for a teacher to improve their child’s literacy skills need look no further than Harriet Yoffee
Dr Peter A (MD) July 2017
Harriet is a wonderful tutor and has worked with my son all year. My child is in kindergarten and in the early phase of learning to read. Initially, he was very resistant to reading, but after working with Harriet throughout his kindergarten year, he is excited to read to me at night. He particularly loves to read the books that Harriet makes for him!
Harriet provides an amazing service for working parents and is willing to drive to our home. My son is engaged and looks forward to the days when she visits us. She thoughtfully selects books to challenge him, while boosting his reading self-esteem. We have noticed a real difference! I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.
Nora R 4/2106
My son is in the 2nd grade and has been attending tutoring sessions with Harriet since last summer. During the start of his tutoring sessions he was reading below grade level and now he has made huge improvements in his reading and comprehension skills. Harriet makes reading fun and my son is eager to attend his sessions every week! I highly recommend Harriet's tutoring services to any parent who is looking to improve their child's reading and comprehension skills!
Mya M. 4/2016
Harriet coaches our child in reading each week for a half-hour session. We have been doing this since last summer with our daughter (now aged 6) and we did this with our son for more than a year, when he was aged 5 and 6.
Both our kids have loved Harriet's coaching sessions. In a typical half-hour session, Harriet will introduce our daughter to some new words, give her a book or two to read, plus do other exercises or games that reinforce particular words, sounds or themes. Our daughter sees this as her own special independent activity that she gets to do alone, without her siblings. She loves the reading and her time with Harriet. Harriet makes every session fun. Harriet seems to do a great job building on previous weeks, reinforcing new words and sounds, and coming up with varied activities to keep our daughter interested and enthusiastic.
Jane E. April 2016
Harriet was extremely professional and came on time and well prepared for each session with my child. She had materials that were suited to his reading level and also used apps to improve his vocabulary. My child found the sessions engaging and gained confidence in his reading ability due to her encouragement and program plan. I highly recommend her services for any child who could use a little help with reading.
Sunanda R. March 2016
We would not hesitate to recommend Harriet very highly. She worked extremely well with our two sons during the summer before second grade. She took the time to get to know both boys, spoke to us and their teachers, and developed specialized reading enrichment programs for each of them. Even our son who is usually apprehensive about reading described his time with Harriet as "awesome!" We especially appreciated Harriet's detailed progress reports that she would email us at the end of each week. She is very responsive to email, which is great for working parents. We would definitely work with Harriet again in the future.
Alisha N. September 2015
Harriet provides reading material each week, which also includes writing exercises. At the end of the session she provides feedback on the lessons and my son’s reading skills.
Harriet has been tutoring our son since he started first grade. He was a little behind ...but in only few months we noticed the improvement. Now my second grader is at the level he should be and loves to read.
Harriet is a fantastic reading specialist and she has a way to engage with kids that makes the lesson fun. My son looks forward to going to his class on Saturdays!!!
Irma D. March 2015
Harriet provides tutoring services to our son, who currently is in 5th grade.
Harriet has been tutoring our son for for the past three years, and during that time we have noticed a consistent improvement in our son's ability to read and in his enthusiasm for reading. Harriet provides new and interesting reading material each week, and the material is specifically tailored to our son's individual instructional level. Harriet keeps us updated at each tutoring session on the details of what she is teaching and how our son has responded to the lesson.
We are thankful that Harriet has been able to support our son in helping him to achieve his full potential.
Jonathan B. February 2015
Harriet has been tutoring our girls in reading-- she is fantastic!! We have seen so much growth in their reading abilities.
Harriet comes prepared with reading activities specific to the child's reading level-- so for example, she'll bring level appropriate books, sometimes accompanied by a sheet of questions to gauge comprehension, and sometimes will do phonics sheets with the kids. She is creative and makes the activity fun-- she will even bring a board with magnetic letters to help with sounds. She also has had our girls do writing work, helping them write little story books. She then emails me a summary of what they did that day and how the lesson went, which I really appreciate. She is really fabulous! And our girls look forward to their lesson!
Sara P. February 2015
Harriet taught my 5-year-old son Wyatt to read the summer of 2013. She made it fun and he looked forward to their sessions and after a few months he was able to read simple words, and he entered Kindergarten well prepared.
Emily N. March 2015
Harriet Yoffee has been working with our son (now nearly 7 years old) for more than a year. Our son loves the reading sessions with Harriet and he has become a very confident reader. Harriet has always been very flexible in her approach, providing books and reading exercises that fit with his interests. We strongly recommend Harriet and her reading enrichment sessions.
Jane E. November 2012