Ms. Dorian’s Scholars is an innovative learning studio focused on creating a strong foundation in reading, language, math, and positive habits for early learners. Ms. Dorian’s Scholars uses an individualized teaching approach for Pre-K – 1st based on each student’s unique learning style.
Ms. Dorian’s Scholars offers 2 types of learning environments:
Small Group Learning – MDS conducts morning and afternoon sessions for small group instruction in our customized learning studio located in North Central San Antonio. We use multi-sensory, research based, explicit curriculum for reading, writing, and math for early intervention with struggling learners. Our mornings begin with a 20 minute “D.F.T.B.A. Social Lesson” centered on developing a true understanding of gratitude, manners, world-mindedness, and communication with others. Always loved by the children!
One-on-One Learning – For students who need more focused instruction, Ms. Dorian is available for individual learning sessions held either in-person or via video conference. Ms. Dorian will get to know your student’s learning style and needs and will create a custom curriculum to make sure your student has the most enjoyable and successful learning experience possible.
At MDS, we strive to help children become confident about their self-image and leave our program happy and self-motivated with a love for learning, because every child learns differently and has the ability to succeed!
Meet Dorian Reeves
All children learn differently and have strengths to share. That is my foundation in developing a love of learning with my students!
I have been teaching early intervention reading and children with learning differences for more than 20 years in both private and public schools. My training began at the renowned school for children with learning differences, The June Shelton School and Evaluation Center, in Dallas, Texas. I then taught 3rd grade mainstream classroom in Plano ISD for 3 years, where I was recognized each year for the success of my students on their state STAAR testing. I moved to San Francisco and taught 1st-2nd grade at the highly regarded school for those with LD, The Charles Armstrong School, in Silicon Valley. My teaching home for the past 13 years has been at the award-winning The Winston School San Antonio. I was honored to receive the award of “Teacher of the Year” by King Antonio in 2012.
My training is in mainstream classroom curriculum as well as:
Multi-sensory research-based, sequential, explicit Orton Gillingham methodologies
The Slingerland Method
Sequential English Education (SEE)
Recipe for Reading
Making Math Real
I am constantly looking for new avenues in developing the whole child, not only through enhanced understanding of core concepts, but by building self-confident learners who have a love of learning and can advocate for themselves. I attend professional development to keep me up to date on teaching trends and to broaden my skill set.
It is not “How smart are you?” but rather “How are you smart?” – Howard Gardner
Ms. Dorian's Scholars in the News
An interview with Ms. Dorian on the benfits of multisensory learning
Our five senses are so powerful. It only makes sense that we use them as much as possible when we learn! The best part? Multisensory instruction allows our young scholars to be actively involved with the learning process. Plus, it's 🅕🅤🅝 !
Delaine Mathieu with News 4 San Antonio Interviews Ms. Dorian
Ms. Dorian shares with reporter Delaine Mathieu how her teaching style has evolved and why she's so dedicated to helping kids who learn differently. Click here to see the interview!
Is the "COVID Slide" a Real Issue for Students?
Kids are struggling with the learning delays and issues that the COVID-19 crisis has caused. Ms. Dorian discusses this with KABB Fox 29 News San Antonio anchor Mayde Gomez.
Dorian Reeves is a miracle worker. When our son started working with her in second grade, his public school hadn’t gotten him past a preschool reading level. Through her special techniques and expertise, he caught up quickly and now in 3rd, reads at grade level. When we truly worried there was no hope, she blew our minds with her ability to teach him in a way that made things click and stick.
– Christie Cuthbert
Author and Journalist