Online
Reading and Dyslexia Tutor

We teach kids how to read!

Why Choose Online Tutoring

Readily Available

Online instruction works around your busy schedule, whether you’re at home or on vacation: your time, your place!

Ease and Comfort

Students can learn free from distractions and in the comfort of their own home. Today’s students are often more comfortable learning in a digital environment.

One-On-One Instruction

Provides individualized, one-on-one instruction with an expert instructor in your home.

Real World Experience

Today’s students are digital natives; they live in a connected world. Online instruction will  help them develop basic typing, online networking, and communication skills.

How it Works

Orton Gillingham Approach

Orton Gillingham is a highly structured instructional approach. Through multi-sensory activities (eye, ears, hands, and mouth), an instructor teaches students the connections between letters and sounds. While primarily used with struggling readers, this approach is beneficial to all learning readers.

Individualized Instruction

We assess each student’s strengths and weaknesses through the use of student/parent surveys, informal assessments, and, if applicable, 504’s/IEP’s. With this information, we design an individualized, one-on-one, instructional plan specific to your child’s needs.

Online Sessions

Sessions are held online, over a high speed internet connection. Each session is conducted through a computer, web camera, headphones, Zoom (an online conferencing app), and online whiteboard. As long as your child has access to the internet, a computer, and Zoom, we can ‘meet’ anywhere!

Ongoing

Unlike speech, the brain in not ‘pre-wired’ for reading. In order to gain maximum benefits, and to ensure retention, a minimum of two sessions per week is required.

Services

Home School Support

Consultations

1:1 Academic Support

Individualized

Work Portfolio

Ongoing Support

Reading Instruction

Individualized

1:1 Instruction

Structured Literacy Instruction

(Orton-Gillingham Approach)

*2 Sessions Per Week Minimum

Academic Support

1:1 Academic Support

in Reading, Writing

English and/or Math

Feature Articles

08.09.2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Creating a Homeschool Curriculum for Your Dyslexic Child – Part 2

In Part 1 we covered choosing the subjects you want to teach, your current goals, your child’s current levels, and how your child learns best. You know what you want to teach, now it’s time to create a plan for moving forward; a map if you will.

11.08.2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Creating a Homeschool Curriculum for Your Dyslexic Child – Part 1

You made the big decision to homeschool your child and now you have to come up with a curriculum. Where do you even begin to start? We suggest using the following questions to help you untangle all the different thoughts and questions racing around in your head – find a thread and pull!

30.07.2020 / by LiteracyUntangled

Should I Send My Dyslexic Child to School or Homeschool This Year?

Over the last few weeks, everywhere we turn, we are are hearing this question. There are no easy answers. In this post, we’ll share with you the same answers and guidance we have been giving to our Literacy Untangled families.

First and foremost, there are no ‘correct’ answers; there are only decisions to be made concerning what will work best for your individual family. Below we’ll guide you through the same questions we ask our families when they come to us asking for help in making this decision.

My Story

Masters of Teaching (MAT): Special Education
Former Special Education Teacher (English/Reading):
Kennedy Krieger Institute & Baltimore County Public Schools
Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher: The Center for Effective Reading Instruction
Associate in Training: Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
International Dyslexia Association Member

Dyslexia and ADHD are prevalent in my family, with multiple diagnoses of both in my immediate and extended family. This, combined with my experience teaching English and reading for the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Baltimore County Public Schools, instilled in me a passion for working with beginning and struggling readers. In my view, the ability to read is an essential life skill which no one should be denied.

I received my Masters of Teaching in Special Education from Goucher College and am trained in the Orton Gillingham Approach to reading instruction. Currently, I am working towards the Associate Level Certification from the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). I am also a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA).

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