Piña Reading Academy specializes in prescriptive, individualized tutoring in reading and math for both children and adults.  The tutoring is done by a Reading Specialist and/or other credentialed teachers who are trained in the Common Core State Standards and who also have at least ten years of     teaching experience in a self-contained classroom. All tutors hold a valid teaching credential in the state of California.


New clients are given an initial educational assessment and, based on the data, a curriculum is designed for the student, by the tutor.  Clients typically see the tutor once a week for a 60 minute session.  30 minute sessions are also available.  There are no contracts at Piña Reading Academy.  Therefore, you can attend sessions as often as you like, depending on tutor availability.


Melinda Pina is an educator with over 22 years of experience as a teacher, reading coach, district resource teacher, and Reading and Language Arts Specialist.  She has created and delivered district wide professional developments in many areas including reading fluency, spelling, comprehension, vocabulary, phonics, and phonemic awareness.


Her audiences include administrators, teachers, instructional coaches, paraprofessionals, and parents.  Melinda has been responsible for training educators in how to meet the academic needs of each individual student.  She obtained her Master's Degree in Advanced Teaching Skills from the University of La Verne and earned a Reading and Language Arts Specialist credential from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Melinda also serves as the Director of Implementation and Professional Development for Colvard Learning, an edtech company dedicated to designing high quality reading programs for the iPad and other devices. She develops the content, assessments, and supplemental materials for the programs.

6740 Bright Ave.

Whittier, CA 90602


p: (562)698-7323

e: pinareadingacademy@gmail.com


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