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Lisa S.

Medway, MA


Orton Gillingham trained Elementary and HS/MS English Teacher

In-person lessons
Replies after +3 days
Background check passed as of 11/22/13
5.0 Avg. Rating
19 Ratings
3+ days Response Time
Great tutor with wonderful instincts
— Kelli, Franklin, MA on 6/12/14

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Regis College
Simmons College


Regis College (English)

Simmons College (MEd)

About Lisa

I am formally trained in the Orton Gillingham method and can work with both children and adults struggling with dyslexia, reading, & writing. I am a certified teacher with a passion for literacy and for helping individual students learn and grow. I hold a Master's degree in Elementary Teaching from Simmons College and an undergraduate degree in English from Regis College. I love working one-on-one with students because it offers the opportunity to tailor instruction and assistance to the individual student's needs.

For the summer of 2015 I will have select availability for Orton Gillingham method tutoring. I am available to assist all grade levels in both reading and writing, and I can also work with elementary level students in all areas of the curriculum. I also assist students with both study skills and test taking strategies. I believe strongly in assisting each student with the development of strong executive functioning skills such as organization, prioritization, task management, self checking of work, establishing routines, etc. Strengthening these skills creates a strong foundation for individual growth and helps to establish repeated success for every student.

I have worked with a wide range of students from those needing just a little assistance with their writing, to students with greater learning challenges. It is important to me that no matter what type of student I work with, we develop an individually tailored plan that aims to meet the specific needs of that student. I'm an advocate for open communication with parents and encourage parents to be as involved in the learning process as they are comfortable.

As a mom of three I am also active in our community, coordinating our children's liturgy at church, teaching two religious ed classes each week (second & ninth grades), teaching adult ed photography classes and running a successful photography business out of my home. I have high standards and can be a bit of a perfectionist. As a result it is important to me that you are completely satisfied with the work I do with your student.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you think I might be able to help your student. I look forward to working with you!
I am formally trained in the Orton Gillingham method and can work with both children and adults struggling with dyslexia, reading, & Read more

24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Medway, MA 02053
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Great tutor with wonderful instincts"

- Kelli, Franklin, MA on 6/12/14
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Adobe Photoshop, Photography
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th),
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Elementary (K-6th),
Reading, Study Skills,
Corporate Training:

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I'm trained in the Orton Gillingham method for reading remediation. Additionally I have over 2 decades of experience working with emerging and struggling readers.

Elementary (K-6th)

I am an MA certified elementary teacher holding a master's in elementary education from Simmons College. I have experience working with both regular and special education elementary students.


I own my own photography business specializing in portraiture for high school seniors, families & children as well as newborn & maternity. I also teach photography classes for our local community education program.

Study Skills

I'm a certified teacher in both elementary education as well as high school & middle school. I've taught in the public schools and for a private local tutoring center. At the center of all my work with students is a strong foundation of creating strong and independent organizational & study skills.

Regis College
Simmons College


Regis College (English)

Simmons College (MEd)

Great tutor with wonderful instincts — Lisa has been great with my daughter. She recognized my daughter's struggles and has been great helping her to strategize how to work through her difficulties! She has been great to work with. ...

— Kelli, Franklin, MA on 6/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lisa will travel within 15 miles of Medway, MA 02053.

Background Check Status for Lisa S.

Lisa S. passed a background check on 11/22/13. The check was ordered by Lisa through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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