Tutors – What Is The PRIDE Reading Program?

The PRIDE Reading Program is based on scientific research and years of Orton-Gillingham training and teaching experience at PRIDE Learning Center in Southern California.   PRIDE Learning Center is world renowned for our work with students struggling with their reading and spelling due to common language difficulties such as Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorder, Speech and Developmental Delays and other Learning Disabilities.

At PRIDE, we did not invent Orton-Gillingham instruction, but we have put together what we believe is the most effective and user friendly curriculum that for many students, is the only program that will work. We are confident that you will find the program easy to implement and will see amazing results.

How Does The PRIDE Reading Program Work?

PRIDE Reading Program begins with recognition of the letters, the sounds of the letters, and the sounds of letter combinations (phonemes).   PRIDE is structured, systematic and cumulative. This means that, like a pyramid, the base must first be strong enough to support the entire structure.

After your student receives a strong foundation, they are able to start recognizing words using the skills learned. There are nine different lessons per concept in each of the Introduction, Practice and Reinforcement units.  That is twenty seven opportunities to master the skill before moving to the next.   Plus, learned concepts are continuously reviewed as you progress forward through the program.

With PRIDE Reading Program you will see improved reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and increased self-confidence. While the program works with all students, it is especially successful for students with dyslexia, auditory and visual processing disorder, speech deficits and other learning differences.

The PRIDE online Teaching Guide is the key to teaching the PRIDE program for Tutors.   PRIDE’s easy to follow scripted, step-by-step Teaching Guide walks you through which skills to teach, and when and how to teach them.   With PRIDE Reading Program, there is no need for special training or advanced understanding of the spelling and reading rules you are teaching.  All you need to do is read the highlighted script of the Teaching Guide aloud to your student and follow the simple directions.  Plus if you ever need help with how a lesson is taught, there are short and easy to understand videos showing the PRIDE method in practice.   We recommend 30 to 60 minute lessons to start, but  most children advance faster through the PRIDE Reading Program with more intensity.  

Why should I tutor with the PRIDE Reading Program?

  1. Easy to implement and teach with exceptional results.
  2. No expensive week long training courses to attend or programs to purchase.  
  3. Everything you need to teach the PRIDE Reading Program is included with your student’s subscription.  You do not need to supply the student materials or manipulatives  or reinvest in new materials as they become worn out from use or abuse.  
  4. Only you and your student will be in contact with their materials.  An extra bonus for sanitary and allergy reasons.
  5. More clients by adding a truly effective dyslexia and learning disability program to your tutoring business.
  6. PRIDE Referral Program  


How To Start And What To Expect.

Step 1:  Use the PRIDE Level Placement Assessment on this website.   The PRIDE Assessment will help you place your student in the proper PRIDE Program level.  

Step 2:  Have your student’s parent purchase a monthly subscription on this website, or you can purchase it yourself.  You can cancel your subscription at any time.   Remember to create the account with your student’s unique username and their home as the shipping address.  The monthly subscription includes all needed PRIDE level materials delivered to your student’s home and unlimited level access to your student’s account to the online scripted PRIDE Teaching Guide (self provided PC, tablet or smartphone with internet access required).  For delivery outside the U.S.A. additional shipping and handling charges may apply based on your location.

Step 3:  Log-on to your student’s account at PRIDEreadingprogram.com (LOG-ON link on menu bar) for online access to the PRIDE sample lesson videos and a sample lesson of the Teaching Guide.  Take your time, watch the videos and practice the teaching lessons until you feel comfortable with the process.

Step 4:  Your student’s materials will be sent to their home via United States Postal Service Priority Mail with tracking for your confidence and protection.  When the materials arrive, you are ready to start teaching the PRIDE Program.  

Step 5:  Teach and progress through the PRIDE program with your student.  When you have completed your current PRIDE level and are ready to start the next, new materials will be automatically sent to your student.  It’s included at no extra fee as part of the monthly subscription. For delivery outside the U.S.A. additional shipping and handling charges may apply based on your location.

At PRIDE, our goal is to make tutoring our program available to all. Our subscription and print-on-demand service make it possible for you to tutor the PRIDE program with an affordable risk free monthly subscription that can be cancelled at any time.  There are no expensive week long training courses or programs for you to purchase.  Everything you need to teach the PRIDE Reading Program is included with the subscription.

Ready to give PRIDE a try?

Take the PRIDE Assessment to get started!

Kristin L.

I never thought I would be one of those kindergarten parents who sends their child to tutoring at such a young age, but I felt I had no choice when our teacher mentioned our daughter was really struggling with letter recognition and sounds. "Rancho Palos Verdes, CA"


Jennifer V.

My 9 year old daughter has been attending weekly tutoring sessions at Pride for 8 months now and we are very happy with the center! "San Clemente, CA"


Rima T.

My 2 elementary kids needed just a little more attention in reading. A teacher recommended Pride and wow! The result have been amazing. "Ladera Ranch, CA"


Megan R.

My second grade daughter has been using Pride for extra reading assistance for 3 months. PRIDE is amazing.  I would highly recommend PRIDE for your child! "Aliso Viejo, CA"


Melanie S.

We are VERY pleased with Pride and highly recommend the program to any family that needs assistance. "Laguna Beach, CA"  


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