Creating custom road maps for reading success!
"To improve lives by preventing reading failure"
"This we know: reading failure can be prevented...it is possible to teach most students how to read if we start early and follow the scientific body of research showing which practices are most effective...(this) will unlock the power and joy of reading in our children."
- Louisa C. Moats, Teaching Reading Is Rocket Science, 2020
I am an Orton Gillingham Reading Tutor committed to this approach. Orton-Gillingham is the gold standard in literacy because it is a "direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy." I am a literacy specialist that offers dyslexia screening for students of all ages. I, also, help improve student progress through parent advocacy.
I am an Orton-Gillingham Reading Tutoring, I assess students and conduct Dyslexia screening to gain greater knowledge about each students strengths and weaknesses. I am a l literacy specialist who started Peak Reading in Jackson, WY because I love helping children learn to read, write and spell. I see the importance of providing structured literacy instruction and helping parents navigate the path to reading success.
I am an Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Academy trained tutor, a certified teacher in Wyoming with a Teaching Certificate (K-6), a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Seattle Pacific University, an ESL endorsement (K-12) through the University of Wyoming, and a Degree in Human Development from Boston College. I am also, trained in LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling). My teaching experience includes working at Red Top Meadows, Jackson Elementary, Journeys School, Colter Elementary, Axis Kids Academy, and privately tutored reading. I currently have eighteen (plus) years of teaching experience.
My work experiences have allowed me to work with students from preschool to high school. These experiences have helped me grow as a teacher in every way. I understand the continuum of learning, I have created custom reading programs for students at every level, and I truly enjoy working with students of all ages. I have been able to build a good rapport with teachers, administrators, parents, and specialists.
I have a great understanding of how to teach phonological awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency, orthographic mapping, and vocabulary. I have derived much of my expertise through the research I have done and courses I have taken to stay current on the Science of Reading. I love continually gaining knowlege to improve my private tutoring business solely focused on literacy intervention.
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