Sylvia Keepers is available to give talks and interactive presentations on several topics related to tutoring kids and coaching tutors and teachers. In connection with some of these events she offers, by arrangement, free introductory tutoring in speed reading for teens. She also will be available to discuss these and take questions online through the […]
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About Active Learning Services In 1973, Sylvia Keepers established Active Learning Services in Boulder, Colorado. A skilled teacher, Sylvia brings a wealth of experience, enthusiasm and skill to reading tutoring, whether it is teaching a young child to read, helping a teenager get organized, or mentoring another tutor. For over thirty years she has helped […]
Sylvia Keepers has conducted a successful home tutoring service for more than 35 years. SMART! A Reading Tutor’s Guide grows out of her experience helping hundreds of students learn to read with skill and enthusiasm. After earning a degree in education in 1961 from the University of Denver, she began teaching in a small-town school […]
SMART! A Reading Tutor’s Guide SMART! A Reading Tutor’s Guide, by Sylvia Keepers, is a complete handbook for adults who want to help teens excel at reading and learning. SMART! is also an indispensable aid in setting up a tutoring practice. It covers all aspects of one-on-one reading instruction from word recognition through in-depth understanding […]
You have not only helped our son, you have helped our entire family.
—Parents of a 14-year-old who suffered a head trauma, and had to completely re-learn to read
I gave [the 17-year-old student] a trial ACT test before and after his 6-week speed reading course with you. His score jumped from 20 to 25 on the reading section. I'm sure the improvement was because he finished all the questions the second time around.
—Private school placement consultant
She gets to school with all her assignments done now, and they're not only readable—they're neat!
—Mother of an 8-year-old who received help in handwriting and organizational skills.
Before tutoring, assignments were unreadable and often found under the couch!