Minnesota Learning solutions has been a Godsend for our family. My 13 year old son had been struggling with school for several years. The week we spent with Tracy was so encouraging and helpful. Her positive attitude and genuine care for people made the intensity of the week-long training enjoyable for both of us. We left armed with lot's of notes, practical tools and most of all hope. Her follow-up care is wonderful. I love knowing I have someone who truly cares about my son just a phone call away. I would highly recommend Minnesota Learning Solutions for anyone looking for real solutions to what can be a very frustrating and complex issue. - Pam
“Joseph has always had a hard time with reading, writing and spelling. He was getting extra help at school for 4 years with little to no results. He was becoming very frustrated. Every day was getting to be a struggle to get him to go to school. His confidence kept falling and not just in school, but in life in general, it was breaking our hearts to see him struggle like this, we knew something had to change. When we talked to Joseph about trying out the Davis program, he was very excited, as he told us that the way they are trying to teach me at school doesn't work. They keep trying the same things at school and it's not working. We knew this was a step in the right direction.
Then when he went through the program we could see a change in him immediately, we could see his confidence level increasing, and he was gaining skills and tools to help him with his dyslexia and in life in general. We strongly believe that having Tracy as our facilitator had a lot to do with his success, the program is great, but she is just wonderful. In the week of the program, his confidence level went up tremendously. He wasn't anxious about school and he didn't fight us when it was time to work on his daily reading and spelling homework. He has used the techniques and skills at home and at school to master reading, vocabulary, and spelling lists, and has helped him work through his frustration. But the most important thing for us is that Joseph’s confidence has improved, and his frustration has decreased. Thank you to the Davis Program and Tracy for helping our son succeed!” -A.G.
I just wanted to say thank you for working with my son, Ethan! He LOVED his time with you. I see more confidence in both reading and writing, after working with you. This was a healing experience for me, too, after years of trying a million things and being frustrated that he learns differently. We loved your sweet spirit and patient, understanding ways. I've seen a huge increase in Ethan's willingness to read and actually pick up a pencil! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Text update: "Tracy! Ethan just had his yearly testing and his reading comprehension scores jumped from 7th grade to 12th grade! His spelling jumped 2 grade levels!! I'm in tears. Thank you so much for your program and for working with him!! It worked!!" -J.H.
Text Update: " My 17-year-old son has always struggled to physically write. When he was little, I would say that he was "allergic" to the pencil. He has gotten through school typing and using speech-to-text. After working with Tracy at MN Learning Solutions, his confidence soared and I saw him using a pencil (or pen) and paper more and more throughout the school year. This summer, he attended an intense camp with up to 6 hours of lectures per day. When he got home, he proudly showed me his notes. I couldn't believe it! He had filled the notebook with notes. Before the Davis Method, this would not have been possible. I'm in tears and I'm so grateful. Thank you, Tracy, for giving my son the tools and confidence he needs!"
A friend recommended Minnesota Learning Solutions, specifically Tracy Doyle, for my son Hudson. Hudson is a twin born at 31 weeks and has suffered with a lazy L eye, ADHD, and we believe dyslexia.
I am not a mom who sits by and doesn’t seek interventions and help. From an early age I was taking him to doctors with concerns for his lazy eye and “clumsiness “ as well as therapists for his anxiety. It took a while but I finally found help with vision therapy as well as occupational therapy. We kept him in Preschool an extra year and I have worked closely with his teachers ever since. Attempting multiple times to get him additional help from school without much success. He’s the child who sits just in the middle, doesn’t qualify for help but is not at the same level as his peers.
As you can imagine I was so frustrated.. he needed help and I didn’t know what to do to help him. When we would sit and read the only books he liked to read were the ones he memorized and I would become increasingly frustrated when he couldn’t even read the most common words... the, I, like, look, said... words that are repeated over and over again in reading. He couldn’t remember them. I was beyond frustrated... was he just not trying?? Why was this so hard for him?
Finally a turning point... a phone call to Tracy and I was sold. I would have done anything at this point and thankfully we found Tracy.
Not only did she break it down for Hudson she helped me to understand. He wasn’t doing this on purpose, he is a picture thinker and those “simple” site words have no meaning, no picture for him.
She started off slowly getting Hudson to trust her, making it fun, finding his interest and working with that. Helped him calm his mind and find his center of balance, then worked from the bottom up. Forming letters both upper and lower case. Slowly easing into words. Using clay and many other tools to help him form understanding and pictures for these common words. A light went on!! He finally got it!!
And for me she taught me so much. She taught me how to understand how my son thinks, to know that reading is not always with our eyes. That he has an incredible potential and we can work as a team to help make learning enjoyable.
She continues to support us and is always there for any questions or concerns we may have. Tracy changed our lives and we will forever be grateful.
Sincerely, Jaime St. Denis
When I asked Hudson what he thought about Tracy he said “she is so much fun when can we go back?”
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