Mrs. Lisa Skisland

Email: lisa.skisland@gmail.com
phone: +1 (570) 647-7240


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No parent wants to see their child struggle to do something that almost everyone seems to do so easily. Reading is one of the most important skills our children learn and when that is difficult or seemingly impossible for them, it is heartbreaking and scary.

My first student was in person – he came to me reading below the 2nd grade level in 4th grade we saw amazing growth in our work together. Then, after 2 short months, Devonté relocated, 500 miles away and our work had to stop. I helped Great Leaps design their program to be used at a distance and as soon as it was up and running, we continued moving forward. A year later, Devonté had to ask his mom what A/B Honor Roll was because he was on it. He could READ and has continued to soar. Countless students have traveled the same path since then, learning to read fluently and easily with just 15 daily minutes of work together.

Helping children read is my passion – each year about half of my students CHOOSE to work with me on their birthdays! With Leaping with Lisa, I am able to not only work with my own students, but I partner with my tutors to help have an even bigger impact.  I was trained well from Mr. Kenneth Campbell, Precision Teacher and author of the Great Leaps Reading Program directly and I use those skills to work with students of all levels, taking them quickly to reading easily and with comprehension. If there’s not programming out there to meet a child’s needs, I write it myself.

I am always happy to talk with parents to see if what we do at Leaping with Lisa is a good fit for their child. We specialize in children with dyslexia (either diagnosed or suspected) and with other learning differences. 15 minutes a day can change everything...


Our Training Model

All our tutors are training in and utilize Great Leaps.  Why? Because until now it was necessary for a tutor to be in the same place as their student to use this intervention but now with the use of technology. Not anymore! Today I can work with your child, as I do with so many around the country, wherever they are, rain or shine! As a dedicated Great Leaps Tutor, we are part of a “tutor army” that has changed lives in all 50 states and in over 40 countries. 

Every child we work with receives loving personalized instruction five days a week. In less than 15 minutes a day, we work through four necessary skill areas to quickly bring your child to independent reading.

The history of Great Leaps has shown that 50% of students will improve almost two years in a single school year, and 1/3 of them will move 3-5 years in that same amount of time! Their progress is monitored daily, enabling you, the parent, to see how they are doing in real-time, and with the average session being 10-15 minutes long, most children really enjoy their Great Leaps time, fostering a love for reading that extends far beyond childhood.

If you are ready to take the leap to, call me. If you have spent a lot of time and money on solutions that have not produced the results you are looking for, call me. If you want to do a free assessment, and even a two-week trial to see the magic firsthand, call me. You can stop looking and start leaping!