Parent Testimonials


Expert Instruction

 "With the expert instruction and  gentle guidance of Ms. Robertson, my daughter Skyeler "discovered" that  she could read.  Her skill and confidence in her ability has sky  rocketed.  It's like listening to a different child read!  I credit my  daughter's improvement to her being taught by Sharen."  

 - Nicole M.
  Carver, MA 


Academic Advantage

  “I was anxious my son Shane wasn’t  ready for kindergarten. I enrolled him at the Story Train and within  one month he was reading letters as if he’d known them for years. He now  knows that letters make up words and words make up sentences. This  gives him the academic advantage he needs.”

 - Annette S.
 Lakeville, MA 


Extremely Effective

"I brought Adam to The Story Train because he was struggling to keep up in school.  After only three months his skills improved a whole grade level!  The private, one-on-one  instruction with Ms. Robertson has been extremely effective for Adam."

- Jodi J.
Middleboro, MA

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Dramatic Improvement

"Nathan's teacher had voiced some concerns regarding his phonics and writing skills and suggested I take him to see Sharen at The Story Train.  Within several months time I  noticed a dramatic improvement in my son's literacy skills (parent review).  In fact, Nathan's teacher called me specifically to comment on this as well.  This is the best choice I could have made for my son (parent testimonial).  I know my son's  success can be directly attributed to this educational service and Sharen's instruction and effort."

-Joyce B.
Middleboro, MA


Targeted Instruction

 "I brought my son, Andy, to The  Story Train when he was in the 5th grade.  Sharen evaluated him and determined he had a 2nd grade reading comprehension level!  Needless to  say, I was upset and worried.  Furthermore, I was unsure of exactly what to do.  Sharen created a plan of instruction that targeted Andy's comprehension and reassured me that she could help him.  She monitored  his progress periodically and was at grade level with the first year of sessions with Sharen!  We value the services that Sharen provided and  consider her to be a highly qualified, educational professional and an expert in her field."

-Donna M.
Middleboro, MA 


Academic Success

"I brought my daughter, Rachel,  to The Story Train when she was in the 8th grade.  At that time, I was a  very frustrated parent.  My daughter has severe dyslexia and was unable  to complete any of her homework.  Both she and I were at our wits end.   Then I learned of The Story Train Literacy Center.  I'll admit that meeting Sharen has been one of the most important aspects of my  daughter's academic success.  Ms. Robertson evaluated Rachel and  determined her academic strengths and weaknesses.  My daughter was instructed by Sharen until she graduated from Coyle Cassidy High  School.  Rachel attends Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire and she  continues to meet with Sharen on an as-needed basis (for papers,  etc.).   I also sent my son, Robert, to be evaluated and instructed by  Sharen.  Sharen Robertson's instructional services continue to be my  family's most trusted educational resource.  Her professionalism and expertise regarding the educational needs of my children has made academic success a reality for both Rachel and Robert, and a source of pride for my husband and me.  We are truly thankful that she has been  there for us."

 -Irene B.
Lakeville, MA