DRagan Tutors


warning signs
common questions


videoDRagan Tutors was founded as a result of my desire to teach struggling readers the skills they need to improve academic performance, enhance reading enjoyment, and increase self-confidence.  As a former special education teacher, I am passionate about helping each student achieve his or her potential  by working  in close partnership with parents, guardians, teachers, and other professionals.  I believe strongly in recognizing and appreciating each child’s unique strengths in order to support them on their path to success.

You're Not Alone

Nearly one in five children has a language-based learning disability that may manifest in school as difficulty with reading and spelling. Fortunately, as a result of scientific progress, we now know how to help people of all ages to become good readers.

Though intelligent and creative, children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia often struggle to read and spell. Without proper instruction, these children typically experience a dramatic decline in academic performance and an increase in frustration around third or fourth grade when instruction shifts from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.”

The best window of opportunity to help these children is during the early years when a young student can catch up before experiencing failure.  However, it’s never too late to learn to read!

Help is Available

Because children with moderate to severe reading disabilities learn differently, they need to be taught using special methods. Programs that have a positive impact for these students use a common approach based on the research of Dr. Samuel Orton and teaching methods of Anna Gillingham.

DRagan Tutors uses the Orton-Gillingham-based Barton Reading and Spelling System®. The latest research and teacher and parent testimonials confirm that this structured, sequential, multisensory technique is highly effective for students with reading disabilities.

Let's Talk

If you think your child would benefit from this specialized reading tutoring and nurturing learning environment, please call me for a complimentary consultation. I’d welcome the opportunity to talk to you and learn more about your child!



Daryl Ragan, Certified Barton tutor, South Bay area including: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, San Jose, Santa Clara, Saratoga & Sunnyvale
Watch the video Read the article