The mission of Reading Allowed is to provide specialized, structured literacy tutoring to children and adults in the Philadelphia area who struggle to read, write and spell and who do not have the means to access high quality tutoring.Learn More
Angela graduated from University College, London with a degree in Latin and Greek. She received her Master’s in Education and Pennsylvania Reading Specialist certification from Cabrini University. She is a Wilson Reading System® Dyslexia Practitioner and is a Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Interventionist accredited by the International Dyslexia Association. Prior to working in the education field, Angela…Learn More
The research is clear. A child who is not reading on grade level by the end of third grade is unlikely to ever catch up with their peers unless someone intervenes. Yet that intervention requires regular meetings with an expert reading teacher who can focus in on the reader’s specific needs and support their acquisition of skills necessary if they are to ever to crack the code of text and gain access to books and the literate community that enjoys them.
As a school, we have witnessed firsthand the great progress that young readers make when they receive the methodical, research-based reading instruction that is at the core of the Wilson Reading System®.
It is heartening to know that, through Reading Allowed, Angela is providing this same instruction to young readers in a one-on-one tutoring relationship
Angela Marks has helped our daughter tremendously. She is highly effective and experienced in helping young people develop their reading skills. Her style combines providing tools and tactics for reading with instilling a sense of confidence and it is done in Angela’s manner, which is easy going, relaxed and warm. She also will instill confidence and ease in parents because it’s obvious you’re in the right hands — first you’ll know it in your gut, and then you’ll see it in your child’s development.
Angela started working with our daughter and tracked her progress until she had a suspicion that there could be something holding her back. My wife and I met with her and quickly established a rapport and trust. She suggested we install a reading tutor and a couple of other tactics. We followed her prescription and our daughter began to work hard to develop and automate her reading skills. After a few months it was obvious that our daughter was working really hard and growing her skills tremendously while keeping her tremendous attitude and approach. Angela certainly played a big role in this development. This past year has been an emotional and physical whirlwind for us but I can truly say that neither my wife and I ever really felt overwhelmed and there is no doubt that Angela’s guidance and teaching abilities were a big part of that.
Angela might not have been born in Philadelphia but it is to the benefit of our city that we have someone here teaching and caring about our children in such a real and impactful way.
Our daughter has worked with Angela for several years. She was key in the early recognition of our daughter’s learning disability, helping us to get early diagnosis and intervention.
Angela’s work with our daughter and her recommendations for additional home support were pivotal in fostering our daughter’s love of reading, and she is now reading at grade level.
Angela’s gentle nature, kind words and dedication are unparalleled and we cannot be more pleased with our daughter’s success and continued growth under her caring eye.
Angela was instrumental in helping us address our children’s reading challenges. Her insight and advice over the years have had a significant impact on their ongoing development. We also appreciated the time she took to educate us as parents on resources and supportive strategies that are available, and when they would be most appropriate. Angela’s calm demeanor and professional manner kept anxiety at bay throughout, which was helpful for us all.
Needless to say, we strongly recommend Angela’s services to any family struggling with reading disabilities, as you will be in the best of hands.