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Dr. Walter D.

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

Evidence-Based Reading Instruction

$80/hour

  • Montgomry Village, MD 20886

About Dr. Walter


Bio

My primary objective is to provide parents and teachers with goals and structure that will meet the needs of students requiring either primary instruction or remediation in the reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) of the English language. Utilizing multisensory, science-based reading instruction that is the cornerstone of the Orton-Gillingham approach, I provide a systematic and forensic methodology to mastering the English language and a solid foundation for the acquisition of reading...

My primary objective is to provide parents and teachers with goals and structure that will meet the needs of students requiring either primary instruction or remediation in the reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding) of the English language. Utilizing multisensory, science-based reading instruction that is the cornerstone of the Orton-Gillingham approach, I provide a systematic and forensic methodology to mastering the English language and a solid foundation for the acquisition of reading, writing, and spelling skills. With this forensic approach, students can be shown the phonetic nature of the English language and the proper structure of the written language.

Since 1984, I have remediated language acquisition skills for students in elementary, middle, and upper school with dyslexia and other language-based learning difficulties. I have provided professional development to faculty and staff on curriculum development, learning styles, study skills, the brain and language, writing, and reading development. I have taught literature, phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. Further, during my tenure in education, I have written middle and upper school grammar and literature curricula.

I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE). Further, I have received additional training in: Lindamood-Bell's Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech; Visualizing and Verbalizing Program of Concept Imagery for Comprehension and Thinking; Seeing Stars Program of Symbol Imagery for Sight Words, Reading, Phonemic Awareness, and Spelling; and Dr. Jane Fell Greene's Language! Program, a curriculum for at-risk and ESL students in grades K-12 and includes components for writing, spelling, reading, grammar, and vocabulary.


Education

Earlham College
Sociology
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Masters
Grand Canyon University
PhD

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $80
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Montgomry Village, MD 20886
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

Dr. Walter hasn’t set a schedule.


Subjects

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I have taught phonics and phonemic awareness since 1996. I am the former reading lab coordinator at the Briarwood School in Houston, Texas. I have authored four books on phonics. My latest book is currently on sale. I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

Homeschool

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Other

ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

My name is Dr. Walter Dunson, and I am an academic language therapist who has more than twenty years of experience working with students who are struggling with reading, writing, and spelling. I have been in private practice since 2006. I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.
Phonics

Phonics

I have taught phonics and phonemic awareness since 1996. I am the former reading lab coordinator at the Briarwood School in Houston, Texas. I have authored four books on phonics. My latest book is currently on sale. I received extensive Orton-Gillingham training and was mentored through a 2760-hour practicum by a founding Fellow in the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.

Summer

ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Reading, SAT Writing

$80/hour

Dr. Walter D.

$80/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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