Simbi Reading Coach

Give your child the support they need to succeed!

Simbi Reading Coach provides your child with their own personal reading coach and an engaging reading journey, empowering them to learn and develop at their own pace.

19 dollars

per week

Child reading with laptop.

Read From The Comfort of Home!

Simbi Reading Coach

Receive literacy support from certified educators

All Simbi Coaches are certified teachers with up-to-date credentials, background checks, and years of experience under their belts.

Foster positive reading habits

Your child will discuss stories with their coach using Simbi’s safe in-app verbal chat features. Daily reading and encouraging feedback will progress your child from learning reader to reading leader.

Stay up to date on activity and progress

Parents, we’ll keep you updated on your learner’s areas of improvement and successes. 

Read. Grow. Repeat.

Simbi reading coach

An engaging way to improve reading 1-on-1

Simbi Reading Coaches help build fluency & meaning-making skills with regular reading support. Through the Simbi platform, learners read engaging stories, and receive feedback to reach their highest potential.  Our certified coaches help your child grow from a learning reader to a reading leader!



Weekly virtual 1-on-1 sessions


Make connections with drop-in classes


Weekly assignments & listen-ins


Feedback & encouragement


Regular reading reports for parents

Make connections with drop-in classes

Reading Fluency & Comprehension Skills Class

Ages 7-12 |  Ongoing  |  Meets 1x per week

In this ongoing course, students will be guided through a reading fluency bootcamp to improve their overall fluency and comprehension skills.  Students of all reading abilities will learn helpful strategies to boost their reading achievement and increase their motivation to read.

35 minutes per class 

Meet our Coaches

Janessa Ferrell

Janessa Ferrell

Literacy Teacher

My name is Janessa Ferrell and I’m a Simbi Reading Coach. Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me. 

I believe in using research-based instructional practices that lead to student success.  As a lifelong learner and avid reader myself, I stay updated on new resources and techniques. My teaching philosophy is, “If I’m not having fun teaching it, my student is likely not learning it.” I’m a high-energy person who is passionate about helping students achieve their goals.  As a Simbi Coach, I will motivate your child strengthen their reading skills. 

My experience includes classroom teaching grades 2-4, EAL tutor, private reading tutor, homeschool mom and reading intervention specialist. I have a BA in Elementary Education from Calvin College and I recently completed my Graduate Certificate in Reading Instruction from the University of Kansas.  I’m also a mother of three (ages 3, 8, and 11). 

Carolina González

Carolina González

Literacy Teacher

My name is Carolina González. I am eager to inspire children to learn with enthusiasm and joy, while connecting with others around the world through reading on Simbi.

I strive for a child-centered education, analyzing the child’s stage of development, needs, strengths and interests. When teaching I consider each child’s individuality, assisting them to develop their full capacity in their learning process.

I have worked in a Waldorf-inspired school as a classroom teacher and an elementary school learning specialist. I have a BS in Psychopedagogy from Chile and a M.ed from the USA. Later on, I completed the program for Educational Support in Waldorf Education. I am currently studying the practitioner course for Neuro-Motor Immaturity certification in England. I am well-versed in the natural developmental stages of children, and the strategies that help them progress with a holistic approach.

Why Choose Simbi?

Weekly Reading Assignments

Monthly Assessments

Teacher Care & Feedback

Motivate with Global Impact

My Reading Coach helps me be a better reader. It’s fun to record my voice and read along with the Simbi books. My coach sends me voice notes after I read, and she helps me practice. I go on Simbi to see all my reading assignments. I like showing my mom and dad my reading reports, and they like it too.


Grade 1, Chicago IL

Our experience with Simbi has been quite positive. It gave one of our children their confidence back, and helped them realize they were a good reader after all. Simbi is an excellent resource for reading and makes it fun for kids to navigate.

Parent, Hazelbrook PEI


Simbi helped me learn to read. It is a lot of fun, and I even get to earn stars to access cool Simbi avatars!  My favourite part is narrating books to help people around the world!  Yay!


Grade 1, British Columbia

Simbi has turned our reluctant reader into a word-hungry bookworm!  He’s reading everything in sight, and has advanced at an incredible pace. The coaches are wonderful and the platform is fun, fulfilling, and completely effective. Forever grateful for Simbi!

Parent, British Columbia


Ready to super-charge your child’s reading?

Let’s get started!

Fill out this form to let us know all about your reader’s goals.

Please select all drop-in classes you'd like to sign up for (if any).

Try one week free with a complimentary 30-minute coaching session — no credit card required.
Following your complimentary week, you’ll be invited to join Simbi Reading Coach for $19 per week (billed monthly) or $24 per session.

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