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Montreal Families

Literacy tutoring centre opens in N.D.G.

Lisa Chalifoux has long had a dream to open her own private school to help kids get a solid education. After taking time off work as a part-time professor in the education department at Concordia University due to an ankle injury, Chalifoux had the time to think about turning her dream into a reality.

She recently opened Let’s Read NDG, a literacy tutoring centre for people of all ages who have learning disabilities or who want to improve their literacy levels. The centre is designed to help foster reading comprehension and fluency as well as written and oral expression.

“The goal is to help kids who are still in the process of learning to read, but also to enhance the skills of teens and adults who might not have strong literacy skills,” said Chalifoux, who is also the centre’s lead tutor.

Chalifoux stresses that although it is important to be able to read the words on a page, it is equally as important to be able to process them and retain the information. Students will also learn to edit and review their own work. The centre will provide materials such as textbooks and phonics programs, but students can also bring in their schoolwork if they need help completing it.

Individual tutoring and small group sessions of approximately one hour are available by appointment.  In the summer, Chalifoux will offer weekly sessions of reading games for younger children and ones for older kids to help them take charge of their own learning.

The centre is located at 3285 Cavendish Blvd., unit 360 and is open Monday to Thursday and on Saturday, but operating hours vary.

For more information, call 514-824-7931 or visit lisonsndginc.com.

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