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Is homework a fight?

 

Doesn’t complete homework?

 

Low grades?

 

Skips days from school?

 

Not achieving grades at college?

 

Can’t spell?

 

Need help with homeschooling?

 

Trouble focusing?

 

Slow reader or hates reading?

 

Brings home messy papers?

Refuses to study?

 

Child may be bullied at school?

 

History of ear infections/hearing loss?

 

Poor self esteem?

 

Lacking confidence?

 

Poor study skills?

 

Special Education not helping?

 

Refuses to attend school?

 

Your gifted learner is bored?

 

Has math anxiety

Dyslexia?

 

Does poorly on school testing?

 

Reverses and omits letter and numbers?

 

Your child doesn’t understand everyday Math?

 

Refuses to read out loud and stumbles on words?

 

Child does not communicate in writing?

 

Writes papers with poor sentence structure/grammar?

 

Your pre-school child talked late or doesn’t talk at all?

 

Young children throwing temper tantrums at home

and school?

We can help!

Judy Hintz  holds a Master’s of Science Degree from Drake University. Her areas of specialization are autism, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders and dyslexia. She is a qualified educational diagnostician and is licensed by the State of Iowa as an educational consultant.

 

Judy founded our learning clinic, which has been open for over 35 years. We serve students age 3 through adult, who come from all over the U.S.

 

Judy is a frequent speaker and guest on talk radio and has served as a child advocate in many schools. Her educational strategies reflect her philosophy that all students and adults can be successful learners.

 

All programs are individualized and tailored to each student’s needs. Skills based testing determine their needs.

Our Teachers and staff

 

All of our staff members at Educational Resource Associates are chosen for their warmth and understanding. Each teacher is dedicated to helping each child and adult achieve their full learning potential.

A Note From Our Director I began my teaching career as a kindergarten and fourth grade teacher in Ankeny Community Schools. My students were eager to learn, the curriculum was excellent and few students failed the system of instruction. Basic skills such as phonics, math facts, spelling and rote, recall and drills were the foundation for achieving academic success. In the late 1970’s, I left Ankeny schools and began teaching special education. I spent four years honing my skills. However, I found the recommended reading and math programs did not work. When I asked for effective programs, no one seemed to know what to do. Over those four years, my students showed very little growth and amazingly, our school professionals were OK with that. There was no expectation for these special students. My frustration with this system and the complacency I encountered, led me to open Educational Resource Associates. I have always been tremendously interested in the brain function of children who achieve, and children who have difficulty. But of more importance is how to compensate for these difficulties. I have found each child has their own brain path to success. Difficulties with attention, late talking preschoolers, poor auditory/visual functioning and poor curriculum all play a part. These students are often placed in remedial programs, special education, and even behavior disordered classrooms. Older students are often labeled as lazy and unmotivated, with poor reading and math skills. Unfortunately, little is done to help them, and even more concerning, the academics are “dumbed” down so these students give up, get into trouble, show signs of depression and drop out. My experience and education level allow me to diagnose all educational difficulties. I am capable of testing for autism and dyslexia, motivational problems and learning disabilities. I have developed a wide array of educational programs that build skills, and increase auditory and visual perception, which in turn instills self confidence. This allows students to move forward successfully in their lives. I break down skills and avoid stigmatizing and self fulfilling labels. Those labels can crush an individual and are meaningless. At Educational Resource Associates learning builds confidence. Confidence builds self esteem and enables students to meet the challenges that they will face in their lives. We firmly believe that there is no child that we can’t reach, and in due time, solve their educational challenges.
  • All programs are individually written for each student.
  • We consistently provide high degrees of accountability.
  • Our reading program graphs and plots reading accuracy every 7 ½ minutes.
  • Our Mastery Teaching approach has students recite their knowledge 100% of the time with 100% accuracy.
  • Programs are built around carefully sequenced skills for mastery of larger goals.
  • We deliver instruction based only on the skills the student lacks.
  • We deliver educational programs intensively and for short periods of time. Intensive work is the fastest way to ensure educational growth and skill retention.
  • Our Director Judy Hintz is qualified to diagnose the many current labels such as dylslexia, dysgraphia and autism. These labels carry the danger of faulty stigmatization of the student. This reinforces more negative outcomes at school. We dig deeper to find each student’s strengths to build on them, while working on deficiencies.

ELEMENTARY

Systematic intensive phonics.

 

Oral language and comprehension skill programs.

 

Writing skills and grammar mastery programs.

 

Speed Reading.

 

Gifted Education- Your student may be bored by unchallenging curriculum. We offer individualized programming in reasoning, foreign language and advanced math.

 

Study Skills is a program that includes a free Saturday study hall to keep assignments up to date.

 

Programs for all areas of math. Students who are struggling with Everyday Math may have additional work in vocabulary, auditory processing and comprehension – to aid a permanent solution.

 

Home-school assistance.

 

Whiz Kids Academy – Make sure your child is given the advantage of superior academic skills in reading, math, spelling, and writing, by building these important foundations at an early age.

 

This five day classroom instruction is designed to replace, or to be used in conjunction with homeschooling or local school instruction. Enrollment limited.

 

Cursive writing.

 

Common Core intervention.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Oral language and comprehension skill programs.

 

Writing skills and grammar mastery programs.

 

Speed Reading.

 

Programs for all areas of math. Students who are struggling with Common Core Math may have additional work in vocabulary, auditory processing and comprehension to aid a permanent solution.

 

Programs for the unmotivated learner.

 

Gifted Education- Your student may be bored by unchallenging curriculum. Individualized programming in reasoning, foreign language and advanced math.

 

Study Skills is a program that includes a free Saturday study hall to keep assignments up to date.

 

Home-school assistance.

 

Systematic intense phonics.

 

Spelling programs.

 

Subject area tutoring.

HIGH SCHOOL

Systematic intensive phonics.

 

Oral language and comprehension skill programs.

 

Writing skills and grammar mastery programs.

 

Programs for the unmotivated learner.

 

Programs for all areas of math including calculus and trigonometry.

 

Test preparation for various fields such as health, and military tests – GRE, GMAT, SAT, LSAT, ACT, PRAXIS, GED, ASVAB (military tests), MCAT, and TOEFL.

 

Gifted Education- Your student may be bored by unchallenging curriculum

 

Individualized programming is offered in reasoning, foreign language and advanced math.

 

Study skills for high school and college students.

Common Core intervention.

 

Subject area tutoring.

 

College preparation. Give your child a head start in his first year of college. Goal setting, organization skills, vocabulary and speed reading/writing can contribute to his first time college success.

COLLEGE / ADULT

Systematic intensive phonics.

 

Oral language and comprehension skill programs.

 

Writing skills and grammar mastery programs.

 

Programs for the unmotivated learner.

 

Programs for all areas of math including calculus and trigonometry. Students who are struggling with Common Core Math may have additional work in vocabulary, auditory processing and comprehension to aid a permanent solution.

 

ACT/SAT/PSAT test preparation.

 

Speed Reading/speed writing.

 

Study skills for high school and Common Core math.

 

Gifted Education- Your student may be bored by unchallenging curriculum. Individualized programming is offered in reasoning, foreign language and advanced math.

 

Home-school assistance.

 

Common Core intervention.

 

Subject area tutoring.

TUTORING FOR ALL AGES

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Educational Resource Associates, Inc.

1721 25th Street

West Des Moines, IA

 

Phone: 515-225-8513

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