Learning in the Living Room

Learning in the Living Room is a place where HOPE is found for struggling readers and writers from preschool through high school. 

It is a place where home meets school in a way that is not ordinary, but extraordinary.  

It is a place where learning occurs in a dynamic way that is ‘old fashioned’ in its feel, yet extremely innovative in its results. 

It is a place where we truly know the student and we honor what Elizabeth Foss refers to as the knowing, and therefore we educate from the knowing.  

It is a place where instruction and materials are tailored to fit the needs, strengths, passions, and learning styles of the child. 


Its founder, Terri Lynch, has over 30 years of experience home educating and teaching in the public sector.  She is a certified Reading/Language Arts Consultant and Elementary Educator, as well as an Orton-Gillingham trained literacy specialist.  She has taught hundreds of children to read and write successfully, and trained hundreds of teachers to do the same! 

Her greatest passion lies in helping struggling learners become all that GOD has created them to be via specialized assessment and highly individualized instruction. 

She provides authentic, relevant, and student-centered opportunities tailored specifically to meet the learner’s needs, strengths, passions, and learning styles, thus creating the BEST learning life for the student. 

Services include: 

  • Comprehensive literacy evaluations – multiple packages offered
  • Highly individualized instruction
    • Tailored learning strategy and skill development 
    • Authentic and student-centered lessons
  • Parent training matched to parent/student need(s)
  • Student enrichment courses incorporating reading, writing, and/or all content area subjects






Dominic Martinez



Christian Hale


Tutoring Review

General Information


  • Service Provider – Learning in the Living Room
  • Program Website Link
  • General purpose for this service: Online tutoring
  • Subjects covered by service: Language arts: Reading, Writing, and Spelling
  • Free consultation: Yes
  • Free consultation link
  • Cost Range: $50 – $100 per session
  • Supplemental Material Cost: None. 
  • Format: Online tutoring and testing for student. Test results and supplemental materials will be emailed to the parent
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features


  • Purchase method: Online
  • Technology used: Email, Phone, and Online Meeting Tool
  • Service components: Coaching, instruction, and individualized curriculum curration 
  • Materials used: Computer, phone, and email
  • Accredited service provider: Yes
  • Service provided as compared to promotional material: Exactly as described
  • Description of service: Reading & Language Arts Instruction Planning for struggling readers

Service Description 


  • Ease of purchase: Super easy
  • Service provider accessibility: Extremely accessible
  • Training level of provider: Expert
  • Meeting/services provided: Recommended: 1 time/month or on an as needed basis
  • Length of class: 30 minutes to an hour
  • Student age specifications: Levels Pre-K to 12



  • Is the provider willing to modify based on a student’s cognitive level? Yes
  • What level of ability is this product/service best for? Students with moderate cognitive disabilities, struggling learners, and twice exceptionalexceptional students
  • Service flexibility: Personalized
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: None
  • Assistive Technology Integration: Yes, very easily
  • Ease of scheduling: Extremely easy
  • Language Complexity: Simple and straightforward

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

This is a fully customized teaching strategy for students who struggle in language arts starting with a comprehensive evaluation which is then used to build a customized learning strategy for the student and the parent who is working with them.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

This tutoring service goes way beyond tutoring. Not only does your student get instruction, but you as a parent receive customized curriculum to use with your student based on their specific learning needs and help with understanding exactly what your student is struggling to understand. WOW!