- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
My first student was my severely dyslexic sister who at age 14 couldn't read, much less spell simple words like -crab-, -shot-, and -plump-. She hated anything to do with reading and spelling. A year later she was able to read and spell words like -incomprehensible-, -submicroscopic-, and -disillusionment- all thanks to the Barton System. Not only is she able to read now but she is addicted to a series of novels!
I am trained and certified in the Barton System which one of the most comprehensive Orton-Gillingham based programs. The Orton-Gillingham method is the golden standard in teaching reading to children and adults with dyslexia. I have taken Lindamood-Bell's Lips training workshop on phonemic awareness for my most severely dyslexic students. I have also taken Susan Barton's 6-day graduate level Screening for Dyslexia seminar.
In addition to my O.G.-based training, I have taken countless Linguistics and Structured Word Inquiry courses to expose my students to a scientific approach to orthography. Every word has a story and meaningful reasons for the way it is spelled, even so-called "sight words!" Using SWI students use critical thinking and increase their vocabulary and reading comprehension.
Signs of Dyslexia:
- Terrible spelling
- Unable to sound out unknown words or nonsense words
- Unable to retain spelling words from spelling tests
- Slow choppy reading
- Relies on context clues when reading
- Makes guesses when reading
I tutor all students (ages 6 to adult) online using a screen sharing software. My hourly rate applies to 55-minute sessions.
I look forward to hearing from you!