We have been very pleased with our experience with Alexander Young and his Step Forward Tutoring. Alex is tutoring our daughter online and when she heard that I was going to write a review, she said, “Make sure it is a very good one, mom!”

Having experienced dyslexia himself, and overcoming the challenges, Alex understands the insecurities of his students. He does a great job of putting them at ease with their own struggles. 

After years of struggle with every single learning to read method I have tried, my daughter is happy. She says that this is fun and that Alex explains things in ways that are easy to understand. As soon as one lesson is done, she is looking forward to the next. And more importantly, she now has hope that she really can learn to read well.”

I think that the Barton Reading and Spelling System is an excellent program. And I highly recommend Alexander Young as a tutor. If you are looking for a solution, I encourage you to consider Step Forward Tutoring as the answer.      

– A Homeschooling mother of 9     

Alex is very fun, nice and patient with me. I like Alex as my tutor because he explains things so well and we have a good time while we do it.  

– Sam, a student (age 11)

Alex is not only a brilliant young man, but he relates incredibly well with my son… who previously HATED reading lessons!!!

 Alex does a great job of putting him at ease because of his own experience with dyslexia, and our son has been more motivated and excited about his improvement in an area that previously felt overwhelming.

 It is obvious to see that we have been extremely pleased with Alexander’s interactive tutoring of our son.  

 His purposeful way of engaging makes the lessons more interesting, so we enthusiastically recommend Alex’s services as a knowledgeable and relational tutor… helping students overcome their struggles with reading and spelling!

-Homeschool Father of 5 

I look forward to doing my lessons with Alex because he is easy to work with and it’s not at all embarrassing like I thought it would of been. We work hard and also enjoy talking about different things, like the animals on our family farm. 

– Matthew, a student (age 13)

Alex is a very gifted teacher. I have had the privilege of seeing him teach in various contexts. He is engaging and articulate in his ability to communicate content of various types. He takes a genuine interest in his students and builds confidence in them to give them every opportunity for success.

– A Mom

“That was fun!”

“Alex explains things in ways that are easy to understand.”

“It felt very short. We just started and then it was over.”

“It didn’t even hurt my head!”

“Parts were easy and parts were hard. Not too hard, though. Just hard enough.”        

– Lizzie, a student after her first lesson (age 12)