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If your child is below grade-level in reading, I have the tools to help. I am a specialized reading tutor, qualified to work with dyslexic or suspected dyslexic students. Teaching reading is my passion and my calling!
I use Orton-Gillingham, multi-sensory teaching methods, and have been trained in the Barton Reading and Spelling system, the Wilson Reading System, and the Lindamood-Bell LiPS program.
I am also an Augustine Project tutor and volunteer with selected students in high-need schools. I have been married since 1985 and lived in Charlotte since 2000. My husband and I have two grown sons and live with our two dogs. We are members of Temple Beth El congregation.
I have tutored reading for two years. I am trained in three Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods: Barton Reading and Spelling, Wilson Reading System and Lindamoode Bell LiPS phoneme sequencing program.
These multi-sensory teaching methods are specifically designed for students with dyslexia or suspected dyslexia.
I specialize in the Barton system. Tutoring follows a highly structured sequence. Students begin by building phonemic awareness and work through a logical sequence of mastery of the more than 40 phonemes and 70 graphemes in standard American English. Spelling rules, referred to as expectancies, are taught with mnemonics, songs or pictures to keep them accessible.
I have tutored reading for two years. I am trained in three Orton-Gillingham based teaching methods: Barton Reading and Spelling, Wilson Reading System and Lindamoode Bell LiPS phoneme sequencing.
While designed for dyslexic students, multi-sensory teaching methods might be described ans "phonics on steroids." They each use phonics but guide a student through a systematic, logical sequence. The bells and whistles of an O-G based system enhance simple phonics and result in rapid learning for a student without dyslexia or other reading challenges. The LiPS system puts detailed attention on how the mouth, tongue and breath form each phoneme.
I specialize in the Barton System. Tutoring follows a highly structured sequence. Students begin by building phonemic awareness and work through a logical sequence of mastery of the more than 40 phonemes (sounds) and 70 graphemes (letter or letter sequence) in standard American English.
I am trained in three different Orton-Gillingham based multi-sensory reading programs: Barton, Wilson & LiPS. I have been tutoring reading for 3 years.
Excellent tutor, very affirming — My daughter felt comfortable with Ellen almost immediately. Ellen is cheerful, patient, and calm. She rewards my daughter's efforts with praise and is always encouraging. The lessons move quickly, though there is plenty of repetition when needed, and Ellen is able to 'switch gears' to another approach when necessary to help make my daughter's learning successful. My daughter is sometimes relucta ...
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