Girl with balloonsMarla is an amazing teacher. She met our child where he is. She problem solved and worked with him so he could achieve his full potential. We would recommend her in a heartbeat.

–Smitha and Warren

What an amazing journey. We are so so proud of Ryan and we have you to thank for all of his progress. Truly – I can’t thank you enough.

I mentioned to Ryan that we should invite you to his graduation when it comes in the spring. You have been a crucial element of his success, in elementary, middle school, and beyond.

I wanted to let you know, too, that we actually had a 504 meeting today to start that process so Ryan has something established before getting to High School next year. Thank you for suggesting that and providing guidance

❤️ Heather, Happy Valley, Or

GirlAs the parent of a college student struggling with reading and writing, I recently sought the services of Marla Resnick for a dyslexia screening, and I am thrilled to share my positive experience. Ms. Resnick was not only personable, but also highly professional and incredibly caring.

From the moment she arrived at our home, my son felt at ease. Marla greeted us with a warm smile and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire screening process. She took the time to explain each step to my son in a way that was easy to understand, and patiently answered all of our questions.

Ms. Resnick’s professionalism was evident in every aspect of her service. She is knowledgeable and skilled in her field, utilizing the latest screening techniques and tools to accurately assess my son’s dyslexia. Her expertise was evident as she carefully analyzed his results and provided us with clear feedback, tailored specifically to his needs.

What truly stood out to me was her caring nature. She genuinely listened to our concerns and showed empathy towards my son’s struggle with dyslexia. She provided not only a thorough evaluation, but also emotional support and encouragement, which meant so much to us as we are learning to navigate the challenges of dyslexia in the college environment.

Overall, my experience with Ms. Resnick was exceptional. Her personable approach, professional expertise, and caring demeanor made my son feel heard, valued, and empowered. I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking dyslexia screening or support. Her dedication to helping individuals with dyslexia is truly commendable, and I am grateful for the positive impact she has had on my son’s journey to overcome dyslexia and succeed in my college education.

–Tim and Jennifer Austen

BoyMarla is very thoughtful and cares about her student’s progress and accomplishments. My daughter’s dyslexia is very complex and she has been facing a lot of roadblocks in school. Her learning disability is very puzzling. Working with Marla, Petra improved her reading and writing skills using Barton for the last four years, but not as much improvement as would be expected. We trust Marla completely, and she had a feeling that besides dyslexia my daughter is experiencing some other challenges. Marla has partnered with us to tackle those challenges. She got her tested for oculomotor dysfunction and my daughter failed the screening. Marla has provided us with detailed research and a remediation program for oculomotor dysfunction. Marla’s concerns regarding oculomotor dysfunction were confirmed with testing through our health care provider, and vision and occupational therapy are next for us.

Marla Resnick is an astonishing tutor and a very compassionate woman who truly wants to see my daughter succeed in all aspects of life! Thank you, Marla. You are AMAZING!


We had a very positive parent teacher conference, like the first one in a long time. M’s scores in reading started moving in the right direction, she’s closing the gap and, on one test in particular she got to recruit lots of different strategies and was very close to meeting the bench marks. We wanted to say thank you so much we are so excited and we feel so much more relaxed now as a family.

-CR, parent of MR, 3rd grader, Portland, Oregon, who completed Foundations 1 and is on Level 4, Lesson 4 of Barton Reading System.

Boy at computerFour months ago Sophia was guessing at the vowels. Yesterday she wrote a letter to a friend and all the words were correctly spelled except for “write/right”. We read Harry Potter books 1-4 to her, but now she is reading the fifth book by herself. 6 months ago she was barely reading. She doesn’t know all the words, but her fluency and comprehension are good.

-A.F., Mother of Sophia, age 8, Portland, Or

Well, the last two days have been brilliant – Joey has enthusiastically shared with me how much fun she has had with you… she unsolicitedly told me about games you two were doing and the three-letter words you were playing around with, etc. When we were discussing summer plans yesterday, she was actually disappointed that she didn’t get to see you every week! I’m thrilled beyond thrilled about her excitement – whatever you are doing is engaging her and so pleasing to her. So . . . THANK YOU!

​–Wendy, mother of Joey, age 9

Group of childrenMarla Resnick has been a blessing to our family! I have two young boys who are 9 and 11, both of which have dyslexia. Mrs. Resnick has turned their world around and has made them confident young boys. We have been working with Mrs. Resnick for almost 4 years and she has graduated my oldest, who is now at grade level and thriving. My youngest still tutors 3 days a week and is making incredible progress! I would highly recommend Marla Resnick to any family that faces learning challenges with their children. I was worried that my children would never catch up to grade level, and that school would remain a frustrating and unfulfilling place for them. Now my children look forward to school – learning, reading and dreaming about a bright future. Not only has Marla Resnick been an amazing tutor, but a very compassionate woman who truly wants to see my kids succeed! Thank you Marla. You are AMAZING!

–Jana, mother of Isaiah & Judah, ages 9 & 11

Boy student at deskMarla takes an interest in her students. Our son looks forward to his one-on-one time with Marla. I have no question that Marla is dedicated to helping our son move forward, and that feeling is priceless. Marla is kind and thoughtful. She has always made are tutoring experience a great one!

–Pauline, mother of Wesley, age 14

Girl with balloonsMarla Resnick has been working with three of our children for the past year. The children love working with her and are eager for her visits. She makes the therapy fun and engaging. As parents, we appreciate the way she listens to our concerns and brainstorms strategies with us. She is a helpful partner in addressing the needs of our children.

–Mark and Susan, Oregon City

Marla Resnick has been my son’s tutor for over a year. In that year his progression has been amazing. She teaches him with encouraging words and always finds ways to praise his attempts. She is very thoughtful about rewarding him when he reaches goals and looks for ways to inspire and engage him based on his interests. Marla also takes the time to answer our questions and keeps us updated of his accomplishments. We are lucky to have her as our tutor!

–Eve, Portland

Boy at computerMy twelve year old/7th grade son has ADD, dyslexia and dysgraphia. He has been doing Fast ForWord for a little over four months now. He has shown great improvements this year in school and with sports. Last year he had C’s and D’s at conference time, and this year he has all A’s and one B going into conferences. He is trying harder, remaining more calm and paying attention better in class. He is even trying harder in sports and wanted to start a skills training to get better at a sport. We are so proud of him and feel so blessed to have found this program for our son.

–Sherri F., Happy Valley, Oregon

Marla is an extremely attentive, caring, and knowledgeable speech language pathologist. After a lifetime of reading difficulties, I went to Marla for testing and was diagnosed with both dyslexia and dysgraphia at the age of 21. The testing process was a very smooth, affordable, and comfortable experience. After being diagnosed, I was able to gain accommodations in the form of extra time and additional breaks on the GRE with Marla’s help. I would recommend Marla to anyone who is having trouble reading and suspects they may have a disability.

–Kevin, age 21