Learning Center & Reading Clinic

Permanently Solving Learning Difficulties

Solve Your Smart Student Struggles | One-On-One Assistance | Year-Round Services

Cognitive & Processing Interventions | Cognitive & Academic Assessments | One on One Interventions

Nothing is working...

At Keeping Pace Learning Center & Reading Clinic, we do more than just tutoring.  We offer alternatives that help students that are frustrated that they "can't learn" and "can't read" and we offer solutions!  Our individualized, one-on-one curriculum helps students overcome learning difficulties and develop new learning, reading and academic skills.


We are aware COVID-19 has impacted struggling readers and we are here to help!  We offer both virtual and in-person services with your safety in mind.  You can even do virtual assessments with us to finally understand why "nothing else is working!"  

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Cognitive & Academic Assessments

With the proper academic assessments, we determine what targeted interventions will best suit your child's needs. Our goal is to turn your child into a comfortable and independent learner, not just offer them modified work to get them through the school year.

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The JUMPSTART ZOOPHONICS class  is designed for students that have not yet mastered sounding out basic words (such as CAT and PIG).  Using multisensory learning techniques, students will practice all of their sounds to gain confidence and use them to read basic word patterns.

Classes meet 4 days per week for 4 weeks and contain 2 to 4 students for safety and personalized instruction.

Students with extra health concerns may be eligible for a one-on-one alternative class.

MASTERING ZOOPHONICS classes meet twice a week and allows students to build on their basic phonics skills to become good readers.


Academic and Studying Skills

  • Language including expressive and receptive language, articulation, and vocabulary development
  • Reading: decoding phonics, sight words, comprehension, and morphology
  • Writing: printing and cursive spelling, sentence structure, paragraph, and essay writing
  • Grammar, organization, and composition
  • Editing and proofing
  • Study skills 

Processing and Cognitive Skills

  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Processing speed
  • Auditory processing
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Visual processing
  • Sensory-motor integration
  • Sequential processing
  • Simultaneous processing

Featured Testimonials

  • NewSongs Music

    “I have had the pleasure of working with Carol Hess of Keeping Pace Learning Center and Reading Clinic to help my 12 year old daughter with the Auditory Processing deficiencies she was experiencing. Not only did my daughter grow through the process and improve her Auditory Processing Skills, Carol helped her improve her study habits and gave her strategies and methods to approach all of her classes that she will be able to use throughout her academic career. My daughter explained that Carol was fun to work with, that she incorporated games and fun activities to move her through the process and keep her engaged. I would recommend any parent, who knows that something is off with their child and their academics, to utilize the expertise, experience and knowledge of Carol Hess and her staff at keeping Pace Learning Center.”

  • NewSongs Music

    “The therapists at Keeping Pace have helped my ADHD/autistic son think. He has problems getting around all of the distractions around him & understanding what to do with information given him. They gave us a program of exercises to do that was highly effective for my son. When there was something wrong and he just wasn't able to learn and no one including teachers & etc knew what to do about it, Carol and her people Keeping Pace were able to offer me solutions that worked.”

  • NewSongs Music

    “This has been the best resource for our family. The folks at Keeping Pace are kind, informative, structured and very professional. This is quality at its best. Carol has an interactive approach to the process and is the very best at advocating for her students. She and her team are supportive and my child loves coming to tutoring. This is a team that is accommodating and has children at the center of the business!”

Contact Us

Keeping Pace 
Learning Center & Reading Clinic

8819 Elk Grove Blvd 
Elk Grove, CA 95624
Phone: 916-686-1619