How We Got Started
Our team started with Tammy Myers, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Kimberly Silverstein, MBA. For the last 25 years, Tammy Myers has been using a unique method that she created and has since patented. The Myers’ Method combines multiple traditional methods with some new methods to form an innovative, state of the art program that helps children in all walks of life with a variety of needs.
What is Different About Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room?
Our innovative programs are framed around children’s natural high energy and individual interests, technology, music, and games. Your child will engage in reading and learning activities that feel like play!
All children can be happier, more successful, and confident learners, no matter their current reading level. That’s the promise the certified teachers of Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room make to you and your child.
“We are passionate about what we do because we have seen first hand the lasting impact on the children that come through our doors. It is our desire that children will gain confidence in themselves as they grow as individuals.”
-Tammy Myers, President and Co-founder
Frequently Asked Questions
What if one of my children is advanced while another another has delayed reading skills?
One of the unique benefits of our programs is that we are able to engage and work with children at all reading levels. If you have children at varied reading levels, we are an ideal resource for your family.
Do we need to bring anything to class?
Don’t worry about it, all supplies are provided by Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room.
How long is each class?
Students come for 50 minutes, twice a week.
Do you work with my child’s school teachers?
Yes, we are happy to communicate and work directly with your child’s teacher. While you will be updated directly on your child’s progress, many parents find it helpful to have MMRR partner with their school or teacher with updated goals, assessments, and progress reports.
Are your classes offered only after school?
No, we offer classes during the day AND after school hours. Daytime classes are a valuable and fun opportunity for preschool-aged children and home-school students to grow their skills, socialize, and supplement their learning.
Additional summertime programming is also available to keep children active in their learning during the long break from school and combat that “summer learning slide”.
How does payment work? Are there payment plans available?
Some of our customers choose to pay in full when they enroll, while others choose weekly or monthly billing options. We have several flexible payment and billing options, so you choose what works best for your family and budget.
How long should I expect my child to be in your program?
One session runs for six months, but you can expect to see results from our program in as little as three weeks! Because every child is unique, the number of sessions they participate in with our program varies. As a student moves toward reading competency, we meet with parents to discuss their progress and project their next learning achievements.
How do you measure my child's success?
We want all children to be competent readers so they have a strong foundation for learning. Students progress through 25 levels of reading competency. When they reach level 25, they have mastered the skills to read anything!
We offer private tutoring in a variety of subject areas for students, ages 3-18, who need one-on-one specialized instruction. If your child has trouble learning and making progress in a group setting, this program is for them. Our teachers are certified in the Myers’ Method, and can offer formal assessments to identify individual needs. We can then create specific learning plans to build skills in those areas.
We offer tutoring in Reading, Spelling, Language Arts, Literature, History, Math, and Science. Private tutoring sessions are scheduled 1-3 times a week, 50 minutes each, and packages for on-going tutoring are available.
Kimberly Silverstein's Story
“I’m a mother of three, and when my youngest son, Tysen, was two years old, he was not speaking. We made all sorts of excuses, like hoping that his delay was because his older brother and sister were speaking for him. One day, at a dental appointment, the dentist asked about Tysen not talking yet. I told my her that I was a little concerned, but wasn’t sure what to do or who to ask. This dentist said, “There is this lady in town, she is fantastic. Her name is Tammy Myers and she’s an amazing speech pathologist.” So I decided to make an appointment with her. Tysen was diagnosed with a neurological speech disorder called Childhood Apraxia. This was a serious diagnosis, because some children with this disorder never learn to speak audibly, but instead use devices, sign language or tablets.
Apraxia is a frustrating disorder for a child. Tysen could completely understand us but didn’t have the muscle coordination to say the words, even though he thought he was. He started working with Mrs. Myers three days a week for 30 minute sessions, and she taught me how to work with him at home, which I did for 2-4 hours each day. He started with basics like making sounds to pronounce the beginning of letters. It was very intense, but Tammy made the sessions so much fun with her warm way of engaging him and lots of interaction and activity.
We were thrilled with his progress, and a surprising side effect of him learning to speak was that he also learned to read! He was reading simple sentences by the time he was three years old. He was reading very well by four and reading chapter books by five. Looking at him now, you would ever know that he wasn’t speaking at two. He enjoys learning because of the foundation given to him early on. He has since moved up a grade and enjoys advanced learning in math and science. I am incredibly thankful for my dentist, Tammy Myers, and the support of my family.”