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Viva Phonics has completely exceeded our expectations. We were hoping to find some help with reading for our 7 year old. I did a Google search and found Viva Phonics. After meeting with Angelica for the first assessment, I knew it was going to be a great program for our son. What I didn’t know at the time is how much we were going to grow to absolutely LOVE his teacher and the program. We have been blown away by our son’s progress even just in 4 short months. What they are teaching him is so much more than what I could have ever done on my own. We are SO thankful for Angelica’s program and for Ms. Sarah whom we absolutely adore. Ms. Sarah is so fun, enthusiastic, encouraging, and our son looks forward to his time with her each day of class. She makes learning fun for him and we truly are so thankful. Wish I could give more than 5 stars because truly it’s above and beyond anything I could have ever imagined. Thank you for this wonderful program and even more amazing teachers!

Brianna Duncan
Google Review

We have used these tutoring services for my child’s kindergarten year. My child is doing well mid year and is an emerging reader. My child can read 3 letter words pretty confidently and is always attempting blending which is a testament to the great phonics instruction being received. I’m very happy with all the tutors we have worked with. They have all been great at working with a kindergartener’s limited attention span. They have great hours and have been very flexible with scheduling. We are satisfied with the progress thus far.

Dorothy Knight
Google Review

My daughter started tutoring with Ms. Becky 1 year ago. All she knew to read was it and is. In just 3 months she was reading so much more and now a year later she is a few points away from being at grade level. I can’t thank Viva Phonics and Ms. Becky enough.

Madeyln Guzman
Google Review

My daughter has improved her reading and confidence since working with Ms. Allison. The sessions are a perfect length of time, which allows my daughter to stay focus and engaged the whole time. Having the one on one classes allows my daughter to work on her specific needs and at her pace. According to my daughter “Ms. Allison is fun, they play games and she teaches her”. I’m so glad we not only found Outschool but also connected with Ms. Allison!

Alicia J.
Outschool Review

My daughter has been enrolled in Viva Phonics for the past ten months. The program is catered to her specific needs and works at a pace that is individualized to her. I receive detailed weekly updates and progress monitoring every six weeks. My daughter has become a more confident and fluent reader since starting Viva Phonics. She has has wonderful rapport with both of the teachers that she has worked with. Before we started the program she was guessing words and inconsistent in her ability to decode words. She has improved her ability to decode and ready fluently. Additionally, she is more confident and takes pride in the growth that she has made. The twenty minute sessions are just the added boost she needs to support her growth in reading without it being too time consuming. She has never once complained about a session because of how enthusiastic and positive her teachers has been. I would recommend this program to any parent who is has a struggling decoder who needs a boost of confidence!

Outschool Review

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This class has been excellent for my son. We have been learning with Ms Rebecca (Ms Becky) for a year and a half. Ms Rebecca is awesome with him. We are blessed that she is our teacher. She is perfect for him and his personality. He has learned so much during our class time. I have seen huge improvements with him and his reading. This program has been great. It is very organized and well structured. My son loves the games incorporated into the lessons. It’s like hes not even doing “work”. This class is more than just about reading/phonics, Ms Rebecca has become like one of our family members. I would highly recommend this program for any struggling readers.

Amanda Cleckler
Outschool Review

We enrolled our six-year-old in this tutoring; it was the best decision we made. We can’t recommend it enough. This review is long, but just putting it out there in case it resonates with any other parents!
I was getting clues that our child was falling behind by December in his kinder class with reading skills, even following several years at a great preschool. He is bright, but focusing and tuning out distractions is hard.
Besides that, what brought us to the idea of seeking out additional resources was that he was starting to lose confidence. And when going over targeted reading skills that his teacher gave us, he would find it too hard, get frustrated, give up super quickly, and then resist even trying, which wasn’t like him. So that concerned us.
We paired with Ms. Cat, and she is fantastic! She had a ton of patience with our child. She was kind and empathetic but also set boundaries with him (which he needs.) She built a routine with him, including word games (that part he loved) and focused practice and activities. Sometimes we would stay in the room if he needed support and encouragement. As I said, he can be a little challenging at times; he prefers to be in control and do what he wants. But having the sessions be relatively short (20 min.) worked great. When he came into the sessions with his “happy” mindset, he would breeze through them, stay engaged, and be surprised that it was over so quickly. She is a very experienced and professional teacher and it shows. She also provided weekly progress updates. They were usually pretty straightforward but when we got the emails each week, he would get so excited, go and get his other parent so we could all sit together to read them and it was really sweet to see the look on his face and see his pride hearing what Ms. Cat would write about his progress.
This tutoring has been a significant source of positivity for him. His learning and reading skills have significantly increased! He quickly transitioned from needing any extra help at school and ended up becoming one of the stronger readers in his class, which surprised us. Again, we sought out tutoring just hoping it would prevent him from falling farther behind! But equally important, as he learned new reading skills – his confidence and interest changed dramatically, like night and day! He will now pick up books right around his level or above, try to work through them, and read them independently. Of course, we still read to him, but he’s thrilled to be able to read things on his own now and not be intimidated. For that, we are very grateful for the curriculum and Ms. Cat!

Veronica G.
Outschool Review

Our daughter has been working with Angelica for about a year and a half now and we have been so happy with how much Viva Phonics has helped her. Reading was a huge struggle for her, and more often than not, homework and any attempt at reading would end in tears and frustration. Now she is reading fluently at grade level, for fun and asking for us to buy her more books. Angelica is patient, helps her work through her frustrations, and keeps her on task during tutoring sessions. I would highly recommend Viva Phonics to anyone with a child who is struggling with reading.

Allison Ege
Google Review

After trying a few different group classes, this one on one was really the game changer! My daughter absolutely loves her teacher Ms. Becky and is so excited for each class. I love that they meet multiple times and continue to keep the material they are going over fresh on my daughter’s mind instead of in one ear and out the other with once a week classes. This is only her first week completed and I already see improvements and more excitement towards letters and reading.

Mikayla O.
Outschool Review

Our child has been working with Nicole for several months and has shown great improvement in her confidence. She is in high school, but learning English as a second language. Although this program is geared towards elementary school children, the instructor has shown great flexibility in working with our child who is older. Highly recommend Viva Phonics!

Dennis Cho
Google Review

My daughter loves Ms. Allison! We have been working through this program for months now and the commitment has paid off. Its given my daughter the extra practice she needs and she loves seeing her progress each week and Ms. Allison makes her feel special! Highly recommend this class and Ms. Allison!

Sarah G.
Outschool Review

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Viva phonics has been amazing and my daughter LOVES her tutor Ms. Shannon! My daughter is a struggling reader and in just a few short months, I have seen so much progress with her reading. She is also more confident and actually likes reading now. Her teachers have also seen the huge improvement from her test scores to her entire attitude about reading. Thank you so much Viva Phonics!

Chanelle Dubose
Google Review

I totally recommend the Viva Phonics program. It is very well thought and organized and I’m really proud about the progress my son has made. I like the way that each session is structured, and my son loves it too. It has the right combination of games, repetition and practice. I like the way he gets immediate feedback and learning is corrected and or reinforced on the spot. His teacher is amazing and knows very well how to keep him engaged. They’re good. You can see that they are professional and they know what they’re doing.

Angel Abrego Ramirez
Google Review

We’ve worked with Viva Phonics for almost three years. We value the instruction, continuity, tailored approach, and feedback we receive from everyone there.

Amanda Ciesinski
Google Review

My daughter is in first grade and hated to read and was behind in her reading. She is now reading daily, enjoying it, and right on track with her progress. Her instructor, Nicole, does great with her and plays a variety of games to keep her engaged.

Diane Weaver
Google Review

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My 7 year old is showing so much progress since we started in November. His 2nd grade teacher began to notice improvements after just 3 weeks of beginning the sessions. I am very grateful that we found this program! Ms. Allison and Mrs. Angelica are awesome!!

Joanna H.
Google Review

I noticed that my daughter was having issues with decoding multi-syllable words. As a certified teacher, I tried to help her, but we were “bumping heads”. While being a virtual learner in 3rd grade half of last year, I signed her up for Viva Phonics. Her former tutor Ms. Ellen and her current tutor Mrs. Angelica has helped her to fill in the missing gaps with her reading. I am highly impressed with the growth that my daughter has gained since starting the program. I would recommend Viva Phonics to anyone who has a struggling reader.

LaToya Jenkins
Google Review

My daughter has been enrolled in “Private Reading Phonics-Based Tutoring for Emerging and Struggling Readers” with Mrs. Stultz for the past 10 months and she is still enrolled. My daughter has benefitted from the program tremendously. The class starts very basic so remember to have patience because you will eventually see results. Don’t compare this class to the method taught in public school. This program is very effective and Mrs. Stultz always keeps my daughter engaged. Mrs. Stultz is an experienced teacher and she enjoys her job. I feel very satisfied that I chose this class and my daughter will continue this class.

Outschool Review

What an amazing experience with Viva Phonics. My son was struggling with reading, and we did 3.5 months with the amazing instructor Ellen. She was kind, thoughtful and very patient with my son. He has improved drastically and now is reading at a grade level.

Alecia Selinger
Outschool Review

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My son worked with Viva Phonics for his entire 2nd grade school year. We saw tremendous improvement over the course of 9 months–his confidence and his grades are proof of that! Angelica and Jamie are great. I would highly recommend their team for students struggling with reading.

Wanda J.
Outschool Review

We could not be happier with the results for our 7yo son. He was struggling in class, being bored and confused most of the time (especially with virtual learning setting). One-on-One approach helped build his confidence and skills set. Ms. Ellen is wonderful, attentive, supportive and kind. The approach works and we are hoping to meet all the goals!

Karina Zametin
Google Review

My son has struggled with reading since kindergarten. He’s been working with Angelica and we’ve seen huge improvements in his reading. My son enjoys the class and has responds well to Angelica. She has also been very accommodating when we need to make schedule changes. I would recommend this class to anyone with a struggling reader.

Nicole Clinger
Outschool Review

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First, I have to say how thankful I am to have found this course. Viva Phonics has an amazing curriculum. My 2nd grader experienced (now surgically corrected) hearing loss in kindergarten & 1st grade, which really affected her learning in phonics. We now understand why she heavily avoided reading or doing her school work back then – it was way above her abilities because hearing loss blocked her learning. She has been attending classes for 3 months now & has loved it since day 1. The difference in her school work was visible to us within 3 weeks of beginning classes. She started to read her homework questions to us, instead of asking us to read them for her or just avoiding the homework all together. She has a true passion for reading now! Before we began classes in January, she was reading “begin to read” level or level 1 books & struggling & truly fighting it. Her summer reading last year was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie & it took her over an hour (with all the avoidance & fighting) to get through the book, let alone write the book report. Back then, she would guess at words or tell a story based on the picture. She read this book again last night in less than 10 minutes (while pausing to enjoy the pictures) & only needed help with one word. At about 1.5 months in to classes she picked up a chapter book & read it fluently, taking time to sound words out & only needing help on a few words. She has been soaring ever since! We are honestly stunned at the transformation! Miss Jamie is amazing. My daughter said she is “as sweet as a princess”. We truly are thankful for how far our 7 year old has come with Viva Phonics & look forward to seeing how far she will continue to go.

Kristen Highhouse
Outschool Review


My son has struggled in reading from the start. We had tried many different programs and tutors with no success and just more tears and frustration. Within a week of starting with Angelica my son said he liked his meeting with her and was excited to learn. In the time we have been working with Angelica he has come leaps and bounds from where he was. He is reading with confidence and excited about it. He wants to read and is so excited to sit down with a book and read to us, it’s not a fight anymore. Angelica has put a love of reading and learning back into my child. I would highly recommend her for any child who is behind or struggling. She has a gentle approach, yet keeps him very focused and engaged during each session.

Sherri Bregand
Google Review

My daughter has been struggling with reading and we enrolled her in this class to help support her gettin her up to speed. We have seen real progress through this class and it’s great that they provide an assessment at the beginning of the program and throughout the program where we can actually see improvements and where we can focus efforts. Angelica, her teacher, has been super helpful and communicative about things we can do to help and also about her progress. She is very patient with my daughter and my daughter enjoys the class. I highly recommend to any students who are struggling with reading.

Melissa White
Outschool Review

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My daughter is autistic, dyslexic but also gifted. She has struggled in the public school system and started this class unable to read. By the end of three weeks, my daughter was reading short sentences and short paragraphs. I highly recommend this class.

Stephanie M.
Outschool Review

Our family can’t say ENOUGH about how WONDERFUL we think Ms. Lima is. Our 8YO son greatly struggles with reading, he has some learning disabilities and can get frustrated very easily. These Individual Tutoring sessions have REALLY been amazing. He is progressing quicker than we have ever seen and is doing so with little frustration. Watching his confidence grow and how he has started “self correcting”, makes us so happy to see. We truly feel that we have her to thank for this. He looks forward to his time with Ms. Lima. We HIGHLY recommend her for any children who may be struggling keeping up with reading, she makes this online tutoring a very easy process, always positive and has wonderful communication with parents.

Lauren Lentivech
Outschool Review

Viva Phonics is an amazing tutoring program! My son enjoys working with Angelica and has made significant progress. When we started a few months ago, my son’s teacher stated that he was reading below grade level. Now he is reading at the same level as most of his peers. I highly recommend Viva Phonics for anyone looking for a tutor for their child.

Pavielle Britt Review

Miss. Angelica is amazing. She was super patient and helpful with my daughter. I truly appreciated her openness and honesty in regards to the learning disabilities my child may face when it comes to reading. I highly recommend her and cannot thank her enough for her professionalism while working with my daughter.

Shellie Gibson
Facebook Review

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Viva Phonics services is a great tutoring program. My 7 year old daughter has the pleasure of working with Angelica who is so amazing at her gift. My daughter went from lacking confidence to now building her confidence when reading. She is no longer shy and enjoys reading. The program is teaching your child the breakdown of words and it delivers what is promised the process is worth it.

Amber Cobb
Google Review

My daughter has had difficulties reading since she began school. We have tried other tutoring programs with varying degrees of success. Since starting Viva Phonics, I have seen my daughter gain confidence and a love for reading. My daughter feels successful after every tutoring session. As a parent, I am always kept well informed of my daughter’s progress. I cannot recommend this service enough, and grateful to Angelica and the Viva Phonics program.

Nicole Ciesinski
Google Review 

Angelica shows nothing but excellence in her teaching, both in person and online. She is a teacher who devotes a great amount of personal effort and interest to her daily teaching activities, as well as to her students. These past 4 months she has developed our 6year old from someone who was afraid of reading and did not like it to someone who truly loves it. He was a good bit behind for his grade level and with her contributes and the implementation of a course of action to help our son has contributed significantly to his success. Above all, she is caring and genuinely wants your child to grow and improve. We commend her for the ways in which she has taught our son and helped him be successful. She is a remarkable contribution to the teaching profession. We are so very grateful to have her in our sons corner.

Jessica Carson Review



Angelica has been wonderful with my two girls. She is amazing! My girls were not confident in reading before starting with Angelica. Now they are feeling confident and excited to tutor with her during the week.

Amy Morris
Google Review 

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