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dyslexia |disˈleksēə| 

a  a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.


dyslectic |-ˈlektik| adjective& noun
dyslexic |-ˈleksik| adjective& noun

ORIGIN late 19th cent. coined in German from dys-‘difficult’ + Greek lexis ‘speech’ (apparently by confusion of Greek legein ‘to speak’ and Latin legere ‘to read’).

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Specialized Tutoring Builds Confidence, Ultimately Raising Grades!

Across All Ages—Across All Subjects

In June of 2000, Patti Lear, M. Ed, Learning Specialist/Diagnostician, founded Lear Educational Center in Easton, Pennsylvania. After 12 years, the Lear Educational Center has become one of the leading tutoring and reading remediation centers in Lehigh Valley, PA. Through individually designed programs and one-to-one coaching, Lear instructs and guides students how to improve their grades — ultimately empowering them to meet their full potential and change their lives.

Included With Lear Programs Are:

  • Individualized Programs for Each Student
  • Comprehensive Pre and Post Assessments
  • Specialized, and Certified Teachers with Bachelor's Degrees and Higher
  • One on One Instruction for the Entire Session with the Same Teacher Each Visit
  • Homework Support

Academic Skill Instruction Focuses on Any of the Following:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Remediation of Problem Areas
  • Accelerated Supplements if Requested

Our Newest Team Member

Pauline Albrecht, Ed.S. is a New Jersey certified School Psychologist, who has served as a consultant to school districts throughout Warren and Hunterdon counties in NJ in addition to working as a school psychologist in several districts. With over 34 years in education as both a special educator and a school psychologist, Pauline holds a B.A. from Wittenberg University and a M.Ed. and an Ed.S. from Lehigh University. She holds certificates as school psychologist, reading specialist, elementary education and teacher of the handicapped. Her roles in schools included Section 504 coordinator, Intervention & Referral Services coordinator, Anti-Bullying Specialist, counselor, character education coordinator, homeless liaison, special education case manager, parenting educator, School Safety Team coordinator, School Crisis Team member to name a few. Formerly, Pauline served as an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Education at Centenary College, teaching three different courses. Read more

Additional Services and Trainings

We are constantly adapting to the needs of our clients, young and old. Therefore, we have expanded upon our service offerings as well as new training seminars including:

  • Parent & Family coaching and skill training
  • Behavioral consultation
  • Social skill coaching
  • Advocacy services
  • School, Preschool, Agency, Support Organizations and Professional Workshops and Trainings


Our Programs

The Lear Educational Center will guide you and your child on a journey towards fulfilling your dreams. We offer instruction to students of all ages to join in this journey. The Lear Educational Center is dedicated to and ensuring that all students reach their full potential. When traditional school programs are not advancing a student, we turn to highly respected programs specifically designed for students with learning difficulties.

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Auditory Processing Disorders

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The owner and founder of the Lear Educational Center, Patricia Lear, feels strongly about offering programs for students with Auditory and Visual Processing Disorders. She has written and spoken to parents, teachers and other professionals about the need to teach orthographics, the patterning of the sounds, for reading decoding and encoding (spelling). Lindamood-Bell Programs are great for enhancing any reading program and are good as stand alone programs for many students.

ADD/ADHD Coaching

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  • Programs are designed for an individual’s needs
  • Coping Skills
  • Organizational Skills for school, home and the employment environment
  • Focusing Skills
  • Goal Orientation
  • Individual encouragement


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Our Math Support is Better Than Ever!
Programs Offered:

  • Saxon™ Math Programs K-12
  • Coach™ by Triumph Learning
What is math all about — parents and professionals ask?

Early math is rote learning, all memory. Memorizing does not teach practical competence to accomplish a math task in today’s world. Math is a subject which builds on previous skills as it extends knowledge.

National Standards Training

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Kindergarten is a busy place today. Children are expected to know a great deal of information before entering. Many schools will tell you that there is no need for pre-preparation, but experience is telling parents that there is a great deal of preparation required.


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Other standardized test preparation is available.

Test taking can be difficult at any grade level or at any age. Regardless of a student's age test preparation for all of the above tests break down into the following areas:

  • Reading Ability(decoding)
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary Strength
  • Writing Ability
  • Testing taking skills
  • Math computation
  • Math conceptualization
  • Content Knowledge

Reading, Spelling, and Comprehension

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Other standardized test preparation is available.

Programs are selected on an individual basis for each student:

  • Wilson Fundations© Barbara Wilson, Author; K-1st
  • Wilson Reading and Language Program© Barbara Wilson, Author; 1st -Adult
  • (Lips®): Lindamood® Phoneme Sequencing, the better phonics program; Primary
  • (SI™): Seeing Stars® Symbol Imagery for decoding enhancement; Primary
  • (V/V®) Visualizing and Verbalizing® for Comprehension; K-Adult
  • PA Standard’s “Coach®” Reading Programs; K-11

Standard Academic Tutoring

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The goal of general academic tutoring is to help the student become independent by learning to monitor their own study habits. Often students have not be properly taught to know how to learn, what strategies to use and just where to begin after they have fallen behind their class.


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I would like to formally introduce a Writing Program developed over the past several years. The program was developed for students with Executive Functioning Deficits and Auditory Processing Disorders. Over the past several years, I have found this program has been well accepted by students with various learning difficulties, and more importantly, it is used by students in their academic settings. I have also had the opportunity to track several students through the PSSAs and have been very pleased with the results.

Our Expertise

Areas of expertise at Lear are as follows, but not limited to: Certified Wilson Reading and Language Systems, Orton Gillingham, Phonics Spelling, Grammar, Linda Mood-Bell Auditory Processing Programs, PSSA, PSAT, SAT, ACT Coaching Programs, PA Keystone Exams, Saxon Math, Standardized Academic Testing, Organizational Skills Coaching, Study skills, Pre-Reading Programs, Speech and Language, Pre-Kindergarten Skills, Writing and Vocabulary Programs, All Subjects Tutoring, Parenting Skills Training and Behavioral Programs, Functional Behavioral Analysis, Observational Visits.

Patricia J. Lear, M.Ed. has been documented as a Special Education Expert in the Pennsylvania Federal Court.  Set up a Consultation with her today.  610-252-0965

Our School Students

Participating school students from: Allentown, Bangor, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, East Penn, Emmaus, Hillside, Nazareth, Northampton, Northern and Southern Lehigh, Parkland, Pen Argyl, Saucon Valley, East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Wilson, Whitehall-Coplay of Lehigh County, PA, Northwestern Lehigh in Berks County, Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA, Northampton Community College, Lehigh-Carbon County Community College, Clinton schools of New Jersey, Warren Technical College, NJ, Warren County Community College of New Jersey, Muhlenberg College of Bethlehem, PA, and other near by colleges and universities. We also welcome St. Jane Frances de Chantal, Holy Family, and Saint Ann Schools.

Lear Educational Center | Experience the difference | Learning and Education through Advancement Reading

Dedicated to Learning and Education through Advancement in Reading

1901 Hay Terrace
Easton, PA 18042


Service Area

Proudly serving students, parents and teachers in these communities and beyond:

Lehigh Valley, PA • Allentown, PA • Bethlehem, PA • Easton, PA • Stroudsburg, PA • East Stroudsburg, PA Quakertown • Phillipsburg,NJ • Warren & Hunterdon County, NJ


Lear Educational Scholarship Fund supports students who otherwise would be unable to afford educational instructional services.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund are always welcome!