Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

WordWorkers, Inc.


Name of organization:

WordWorkers, Inc.

Primary location:

24-32 Union Square East - Suite 205
New York, NY 1003

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Stacye Zausner, Educational Director
212.807.READ (7323) external link

LEAs where service will be provided:

All Boroughs of New York City
Any LEA whose student can travel to Midtown Manhattan
Dutchess County New York


Years provider has delivered service:

2006 - present


Evidence that services have been effective:

We employ The Spalding Method which has taught thousands of children to read fluently with comprehension, raising test scores and self esteem, as evidenced by pre and post testing as well as reports of parent satisfaction.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

The Spalding Method, NYS Coach / Jumpstart, Saxon Phonics and Spelling.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:



Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts including phonemic awareness, reading, spelling, handwriting, writing composition, reading comprehension and fluency, literary appreciation and homework help.


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

1 - 5 times per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1 - 3 hours per session


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1 - August 31 (year round)


Type of instruction:

Individual 1:1 or Small Groups 1:3, 1:6


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Differentiated, multimodal, multisensory instruction supports our strong commitment to the inclusion of special education students at every level of instruction.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Software assisted document translation into the client native language as requested.  Bilingual instructors or interpreters as population demands.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

All instructors are trained in The Spalding Method, college educated, with a minimum of 5 years experience in an educational setting.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Written quarterly narrative reports are mailed home.  Pre and post testing results are available.  Parent-tutor conferences will be scheduled as needed.  Daily homework and notebook entries can be reviewed.

Communication with the LEA will be conducted as required by contractual obligation.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:

The Spalding Method is taught in some New York City public schools.  In addition, WordWorkers tutoring is compatible with school based Orton Gillingham or Wilson Instruction.  We are happy to consult with classroom teachers, guidance counselors, therapists and SBST at parent's request when a signed release is on file.

Last Updated: March 21, 2014