We are a literacy learning center developed by Dr. Kim Southwell. The Reading Ranch® has been in business for over 12 years in Dallas area. We currently have six locations in the Dallas area and are rapidly expanding through franchising as well as company-owned locations. The Reading Ranch focuses exclusively on literacy (reading, phonetics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension and writing) for young students from Pre-K through 4th grade. If you love children and would like to make a difference in their lives by operating your own Reading Ranch Center, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
Reading Ranch Mission Statement
The Reading Ranch Tutorial Center, established in 2006, offers a phonetically based program in reading, writing and spelling enrichment for children (PreK thru 4th grade). Our multi-sensory teaching approach meets individual needs giving them a strong foundation in reading, writing and spelling while ‘filling the gap’ for children that need literacy support.
Early Literacy Programs
Enrich your child with the gift of a strong foundation of early literacy. Learn oral language, print awareness, build on letter recognition, letter stroke, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, rhyme time & word play. Advanced concepts will include blending sounds to form words, vowels and consonants, high-frequency word recognition. Daily guided reading and oral language with comprehension through shared reading.
After School Tutoring Programs
Our afterschool tutorial program is available to the public servicing elementary school-aged children (Kinder to 4th). Open 7 days a week. Our multiple programs consist of Early Reading, Multisensory Reading Enrichment (K, 1 & 2), Intervention Reading (3rd-4th), Intervention Spelling & Vocabulary Enhancement (3rd-4th), Reading Comprehension (3rd-4th), Early Writing (PK-1st) & Writing Workshop (2nd-4th).
Faculty & Staff
Our Reading Ranch staff are trained by the founder, Dr. Southwell, and her training team. The intense training program involves theory and hands-on practice with students in a lab setting. The training provides a systematic approach, and the tools needed to become effective Reading Ranch instructors and implement the RR’s proprietary program for reading, comprehension, writing, and literacy skills.
Why Reading Ranch
Reading and Writing Skills are Critical
The ability to read, write, and comprehend creates the basis of all education and even career success. Recent statistics from the National Assessment of Educational progress noted that 68% of fourth graders in the U.S. scored “below proficient” in reading, in other words, below their grade level for reading and comprehension. Furthermore, if a child does not become proficient before the fourth or fifth grade they may never catch up!
Parents understand that for their children to compete in the global economy they must possess the tools to learn. Literacy (reading, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing), is the cornerstone to all learning and is crucial for a child’s success in school and life.
Our Unique Focus
The Reading Ranch focuses on only literacy skills (reading, phonics, fluency, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing) for young students (PreK-4th). Our laser focus creates results. This approach is rare in the industry, most educational/tutoring centers try to provide services for all subjects at all grade levels. Can anyone be a specialist in all areas? We are specialists in literacy for young students and that is our ONLY focus.
The Reading Ranch was founded by Dr. Kim Southwell Ph.D. in Reading Education. Dr. Southwell developed the Reading Ranch’s proprietary curriculum and methods based on research performed for her doctoral dissertation.
The programs we use are exclusive to The Reading Ranch and use an engaging Multisensory Teaching Approach:
- Teacher/Student – Interactive learning environment, small classes of only 2-3 students
- Phonetic based
- Fluency developed through literature based instruction
- NOT a drill and kill or busy worksheet based program
Our focus only on literacy (reading, writing, and comprehension) for young students allows us to be the best at what we do. The demand for our services is huge. Every child must learn to read and write to succeed in school and in life. The constant pressure on our educational system means that our schools are constantly asked to “do more with less”, which usually means the real losers are the children themselves.
The supplemental education market is estimated to be nearly a $20B industry in the US alone, and that number is accelerating as parents realize that they must make sure their children have the tools to succeed. The Reading Ranch franchise opportunity is exceptionally well positioned to take advantage of this need.
The Reading Ranch franchise offers you a rare opportunity to change the lives of countless children and create a fantastic business for your own family.