About the Course


"Learn to Read English with Ned and Tam" is designed for emerging readers of English (ages 4-7). The course engages students in the adventures of two lovable characters, Ned and his dog, Tam. In each book of this 12 book series, students are introduced to new sounds.

A student who has successfully completed this course will be ready to read independently and, even more importantly, will have developed an appreciation for reading through these simple yet fun stories.

"Learn to Read English With Ned and Tam" is available for purchase on its own or with the help of an expert teacher.

The course includes:

*12 step by step videos directed to the learner

*12 engaging and leveled phonics books with discussion guide at the end of each book

*32 sight word flashcards

*over 35 sound cards

*over 150 flashcards, organized by level

*matching game

Dr. Deena Amiry


Dr. Deena Amiry earned her B.S. from Georgetown University with a certificate in education and a medal for outstanding achievement in student teaching. She earned her Masters’ degree from Middlebury College and her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Romance Languages, where she served as a lecturer of French language and literature. Dr. Amiry worked in several private schools in the United States, including the prestigious Dalton School in New York City. At Dalton, alongside teaching responsibilities, Dr. Amiry served as Dean of the 9th grade and department chair of middle and high school foreign languages.

In Egypt, Dr. Deena Amiry co-founded and headed the International School of Egypt in New Cairo in 2009. In 2012, Dr. Deena moved on and founded the Young Scholars of Egypt (YSE) microschool, an educational program for children ages 3-18 that aims to provide students with an education that prepares them for the 21st century. In 2019, alongside ACT’s founding team, Dr. Deena brought YSE under ACT’s umbrella to create a network of connected microschools.

Course Curriculum


  Introduction
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  Book One
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  Book Two
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  Book Three
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  Book Four
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  Book Five
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  Book Six
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  Book Seven
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  Book Eight
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  Book Nine
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  Book Ten
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  Book Eleven
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  Book Twelve
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  Additional Activities
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$20

Course Materials Only (One-time Payment)

Enjoy 12 engaging books that you can print for your child and help her/him read, as well as engaging videos that were created by Dr. Deena Amiry to act as a step-by-step guide for you to deliver a professional-level instruction for your child.

$20

Trial Session (One-to-one)

Book a session with a teacher to experience what the whole course is like.

Note: each student is allowed one trial session. After that, it is required to purchase a package if the student is interested in continuing to work with her/his teacher.

$125/month

One-to-one with an Experienced Teacher

Learn one on one with an experienced ACT Microschools teacher who is trained on our curriculum and teaching methods. You will meet your tutor twice a week for 4 weeks, with a total of 8 live sessions (each session is 40 minutes long).


Price includes access to course material.

$195/month

Friends Plan (2 students)

Bring your friend and enjoy a more affordable plan!

With this plan, you can bring a friend and pay a discounted price together. You will either have one-to-one sessions that are 30 minutes each, or work together in a group for 40 minutes per session.


Note: we reserve the right to decide whether you learn one to one or in a group of two, depending on an assessment that we conduct in the first session.