At Gideon Math & Reading, our passion is helping children who struggle to learn. We know that our programs provide life-changing results and we want you to know how we can help. We have included the signs to look for, testing options, intervention strategies, and links to helpful sites here. Please let us know if you can’t find what you’re looking for.
In the Beginning: Dallas, Texas
Gideon originated in Dallas, Texas in 2003 by an entire family devoted to education. After 12 years in the field, they realized students needed more than they were getting in school. They founded Gideon Math & Reading to provide children supplemental help in math and reading. There are now about 20 centers around the country and each center is independent, offering personalized service and programs based on the specific needs of its community.
Little Rock: 2004
Gideon opened in Little Rock in March of 2004. Our initial programming was also supplemental tutoring in math and reading. Parents brought their children to Gideon for educational enrichment. However, after the first year, it became apparent that some students needed more than just supplemental help.
According to the International Dyslexia Asssociation and the Learning Disabilites Association of America, about 15% of the population (close to one in seven) has a learning disability. Of the students with learning disabilities receiving special education services, 70-80% have deficits in reading. Toss in the fact that ADD/ADHD often occurs simultaneously with a learning disability. That means that in the average classroom there are probably 4 or 5 children who are struggling to learn. It was then we realized we needed to offer more programming to meet the diverse needs of the students.
In early 2012, Gideon opened a second branch in Bryant, AR to service the surrounding areas. As Little Rock grew, it became apparent that the community desire for educational support reached much further thus the center was opened to accommodate an extended area. Just like the Little Rock center, Bryant is full-service and provides all of the same education programs.
Gideon Math & Reading has evolved into two full service centers for anyone wanting help with learning. We provide instruction in most subjects, including math, science, English, and foreign languages. We offer an Accelerated Learning curriculum for students desiring educational enrichment, a Home School Support program, and our Summer Math Prep/Review courses, along with custom tailored programs. Gideon provides Educational Evaluations in house and referrals for those who prefer more comprehensive testing.
Gideon offers one of the most intensive multisensory programs in the area for remediating learning difficulties. Our highly successful Intensive Reading and Math Therapy is available year round.
Helping children learn, improving self-esteem, and creating successful students is our passion!