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Learn to Read English with Ned and Tam

Course Price

Starting at $20

Course length

live sessions plus independent work

Learn to Read English with Ned and Tam


Dr. Deena Amiry

Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages.
In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century. In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

About the course

"Learn to Read English with Ned and Tam" is designed for emerging readers of English (ages 4-7). The course engages students in the adventures of two lovable characters, Ned and his dog, Tam. In each book of this 12 book series, students are introduced to new sounds.

A student who has successfully completed this course will be ready to read independently and, even more importantly, will have developed an appreciation for reading through these simple yet fun stories.

"Learn to Read English With Ned and Tam" is available for purchase on its own or with the help of a tutor.

The course includes:

*12 step by step videos directed to the learner

*12 engaging and leveled phonics books with discussion guide at the end of each book

*32 sight word flashcards

*over 35 sound cards

*over 150 flashcards, organized by level

*matching game

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