My daughter is dyslexic and has been working with Kate for over 7 months now and we’ve seen unprecedented progress in her reading and writing.  

Previous to working with Kate, my child was receiving help from teachers in school as well as outside specialists. Even with all that intervention, we saw little improvement and progress was extremely slow.  As time went by, she wasn’t just struggling with reading and writing anymore, she had low self esteem and little confidence in herself.   She disliked going to school and was extremely frustrated.

Working with Kate has changed all of that.  Kate understands how a struggling reader feels and gives them the emotional support needed.  As for the educational support, Kate is highly trained and uses a variety of programs that have been created to help specific learning differences.  The educational support is multi-faceted and has helped my daughter to advance when she was grade levels behind in school.  Working with Kate has been life changing for my daughter.  She is happy and confident about attending school and works hard with Kate to continue to progress in reading and writing at grade level.  I highly recommend Kate Novak as an educational therapist and the services at NOLA Learning Support.

                                                                                   -Parent in New Orleans, LA 2020

 

 

I was referred to Kate and Todd Novak by the admissions director of an independent school based in New Orleans, La.    My son learns differently and is need of a more individualized learning program catered to his specific needs. Unfortunately, the local schools in my community are limited regarding these specific individualized services.  I was encouraged to approach his needs with an open mind and explore opportunities outside of New Orleans.  This is when I was introduced to Kate and Todd Novak.

Kate and Todd both attended boarding schools and can speak from personal experiences to the specific benefits.  The boarding school universe is totally outside my area of understanding as neither myself nor anyone I grew up with attended boarding schools.  Kate was very welcoming and informative as she took time to meet my son, understand his strengths and opportunities and review his evaluation.  Kate took valuable time to speak and educate both my wife and myself in great detail regarding boarding schools.  Additionally, she met with my son and discussed how boarding schools can have a very positive impact on his overall learning experience and extra curricular activities.  The ability of Kate and Todd to relate to my son based on their personal experiences was critical to this process.  He trusted and could relate to them as they previously walked in his shoes.  Kate recommended a total of five schools for us to visit/evaluate and provided assistance as needed throughout the process.  We could not have proceeded through this process without the guidance of Kate and Todd. Their empathy and hands on approach was truly a guiding light.  Not only did they provide solid guidance and direction but they truly care and stay invested until the final outcome.  I would highly recommend Kate and Todd Novak if you have a child with learning differences and have limited or no experience regarding boarding schools!  Their guidance, assistance and direction was excellent!                

                                                                     -Parent, New Orleans, LA 2021

 

Todd is amazing!  I was so surprised that he was able to connect with my son over zoom - and within the first week.  My son looks forward to his sessions with Todd.  Todd has also connected with my son’s teachers and helps him with his homework and keeping track of assignments.  If your child needs a tutor Todd is the best!
 

                                                                      -Parent, New Orleans, LA 2021

 

 

We found Todd at a desperate time in my son's academic life. My son was having a hard time staying organized, and I was struggling to help him do so.  Todd helped my son with his work, but more importantly helped him prioritize his homework and prepare ahead for tests and other assignments.  The best part of all this was that I was taken out of the picture so I could return to being a Mom.

                                                                     

                                                                        -Parent, New Orleans, LA 2021

It has been a tremendous comfort working with Todd and Kate for the past 10 months.  My daughter (5th grade) changed schools and academic curriculums this year and we knew that she needed a consistent guide to support her as we identified gaps in her language, writing, reading and comprehension skills.  Meeting with Todd regularly has become something she looks forward to each week.  Todd provides a unique balance of encouragement and direction to her.  He helps her feel confident as they identify areas in which to improve and build off skills that are already well established.  They use school assignments and his independent tools to work through those areas. Todd communicates with her school teachers as needed to make sure that the entire team is working together on helping her grow academically and emotionally.  Todd connects with me and my husband regularly to ensure that we are all supporting her in the best way possible.  Kate and Todd are a pleasure to work with and we feel fortunate to have them as part of our team. 

                                                                          -Parent, New Orleans, LA 2021