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Special Needs

Perfect for kids who are struggling with scores and confidence and have slipped behind.

We believe that successful Tutors build strong, personal relationships with their students and their families.

Our Teachers are HAND-PICKED by our Education Team, providing support each step of the way.

This year, spend less time searching for answers and more time with your kids.

Customized Learning Programs for Exceptional Students

There are different kinds of tutoring.

Contact us and see how our team can provide the right program for you

Learn more in a free 20-30 mins session with our educational team from pricing, learning support needs, perfect match, program, Shadow Teacher Skills
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Key Takeaways

  • Some states have Children’s Dyslexia Centers that provide free tutoring.
  • Some states may offer free tutoring to kids in struggling public schools.

FAQs About Tutoring for Kids Who Learn and Think Differently

Tutors provide extra instruction outside of the classroom to help your child work on different skills, prepare for tests and get better grades. Tutors are often former or current teachers. Sometimes they’re older students skilled in certain subjects, such as geometry or biology. There are also online tutoring services and learning centers that hire certified teachers to provide tutoring.

Not all tutors specialize in working with kids who learn and think differently. Depending on your child’s needs, you might want to consider using an educational therapist or a special education teacher instead of a tutor.

An educational therapist is specially trained to work with kids who learn and think differently. Not all educational therapists are teachers. Psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech-language therapists may also provide educational therapy services. The therapist will work with you and your child’s teachers to come up with a plan to address your child’s needs.

An educational therapist may work on school subjects with your child as part of an overall learning plan to address skill-building. But the main goal is to teach your child strategies to become a more effective learner. That means the therapist closely monitors your child’s progress. If necessary, she may change teaching strategies so that your child develops the skills to become a successful and independent learner.

If your child needs help with issues that arise from dyslexia, it might be better to seek out an educational therapist or a reading specialist. The tutors at many tutoring centers might not have specific training to work with kids who have dyslexia.

Here at Kids on the Yard, our reading specialists cover different age groups.


In most cases, a public school will not pay for private educational therapy. However, the federal Every Student Succeeds Act allows states to spend money on free tutoring in struggling schools. But it’s up to the state.