Tutoring business opens in Williston 9/25/08

Sept. 25, 2008

A Williston resident has launched her own one-on-one tutoring business to help local students in reading.

Michal Ricca, who holds a master’s of education and is certified as a reading instruction specialist, recently moved to Williston from Chicago. Before moving to Vermont and becoming a reading specialist, Ricca taught first and second grade for nearly 10 years. While in Chicago, Ricca also taught students of all ages to gain fluency in reading.

The reading sessions are one-on-one between the student and Ricca, and focus on understanding the sounds of the English language to comprehend the meaning of words.

Ricca is licensed through the Academic Associates Reading Program, which was designed by nationally known Cliff Ponder, reading instructor and former teacher.

Ricca’s reading program is geared to students of all grade levels, from elementary school to high school.

Interested parents can sign up their child for a no obligation reading evaluation. For more information, contact Ricca at 862-1820 or nowicanread@hotmail.com.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff