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Dulcie C.

Orton Gillingham Trained Speech Therapist Loving Language and Literacy

Orton Gillingham Trained Speech Therapist Loving Language and Literacy

$75/hour

  • 571 hours tutoring

About Dulcie


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I am a speech-language pathologist with 25 years of experience in helping students reach their full potential. My passion and talent is assisting students in developing the necessary strategies to allow them to shine as scholars. For the past seven years I have specialized in language and literacy. In addition to the in-depth knowledge in language development gained while studying and practicing as an SLP, I have received training in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute for Multisensory...

I am a speech-language pathologist with 25 years of experience in helping students reach their full potential. My passion and talent is assisting students in developing the necessary strategies to allow them to shine as scholars. For the past seven years I have specialized in language and literacy. In addition to the in-depth knowledge in language development gained while studying and practicing as an SLP, I have received training in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute for Multisensory Education. In addition to the Orton Gillingham approach, I have numerous hours of training in Structured Word Inquiry through WordWorks Kingston, Lex, and Real Spelling. Using an SWI approach with my students allows for a richer understanding of words and their spellings than when using Orton-Gillingham in isolation.

I believe that no student wants to be the trouble-maker/class-clown/lazy kid/etc. I believe these students adopt these roles as an alternative to feeling shame amongst their peers when their learning style does not fit the instruction style. My passion and talent is assisting students in developing strategies to aid in comprehending what is being taught and finding their best mode for expressing what they understand. I believe in teaching strategies over content so the student has tools that will last a lifetime rather than one class period. What I hear frequently from my students when I work with them is, “How come no one told me that?”


Education

SUNY Geneseo
Speech Pathology
Western Michigan University
Masters

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Elementary Education

Reading,

Reading

Reading is more than just decoding which I am qualified to teach as an SLP and as both an O-G and Structured Word Inquiry trained reading interventionist. Reading is also about comprehension which causes so many students to struggle. I use an approach called Notice and Note developed by Beers & Probst. It guides the student to look for 6 types of clues, ask questions pertaining to the clues, and answer the questions they develop for themselves about themes, character development, plot development, etc. It makes short work of the scary questions teachers and tests ask about literature. The student learns to guide their own reading rather than a teacher.
Spelling

Spelling

I teach students how to look at spelling beyond "just sound it out" and why one way of spelling a word is preferred over an alternate way of spelling a word by looking at meaning and structure. I give students the knowledge to perform their own spelling investigations independently. I teach students how to make sense of spelling lists and teach a one week, 1 hour/day spelling crash course.

English

Reading,

Reading

Reading is more than just decoding which I am qualified to teach as an SLP and as both an O-G and Structured Word Inquiry trained reading interventionist. Reading is also about comprehension which causes so many students to struggle. I use an approach called Notice and Note developed by Beers & Probst. It guides the student to look for 6 types of clues, ask questions pertaining to the clues, and answer the questions they develop for themselves about themes, character development, plot development, etc. It makes short work of the scary questions teachers and tests ask about literature. The student learns to guide their own reading rather than a teacher.
Spelling

Spelling

I teach students how to look at spelling beyond "just sound it out" and why one way of spelling a word is preferred over an alternate way of spelling a word by looking at meaning and structure. I give students the knowledge to perform their own spelling investigations independently. I teach students how to make sense of spelling lists and teach a one week, 1 hour/day spelling crash course.

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

Reading is more than just decoding which I am qualified to teach as an SLP and as both an O-G and Structured Word Inquiry trained reading interventionist. Reading is also about comprehension which causes so many students to struggle. I use an approach called Notice and Note developed by Beers & Probst. It guides the student to look for 6 types of clues, ask questions pertaining to the clues, and answer the questions they develop for themselves about themes, character development, plot development, etc. It makes short work of the scary questions teachers and tests ask about literature. The student learns to guide their own reading rather than a teacher.
Spelling

Spelling

I teach students how to look at spelling beyond "just sound it out" and why one way of spelling a word is preferred over an alternate way of spelling a word by looking at meaning and structure. I give students the knowledge to perform their own spelling investigations independently. I teach students how to make sense of spelling lists and teach a one week, 1 hour/day spelling crash course.

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Reading

Reading

Reading is more than just decoding which I am qualified to teach as an SLP and as both an O-G and Structured Word Inquiry trained reading interventionist. Reading is also about comprehension which causes so many students to struggle. I use an approach called Notice and Note developed by Beers & Probst. It guides the student to look for 6 types of clues, ask questions pertaining to the clues, and answer the questions they develop for themselves about themes, character development, plot development, etc. It makes short work of the scary questions teachers and tests ask about literature. The student learns to guide their own reading rather than a teacher.

Special Needs

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

I am trained in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute for Multisensory Learning. O-G is geared toward teaching a student with dyslexia to read using a structured, sequential, multi-sensory approach. In addition, I use a Structured Word Inquiry approach which teaches a student to dive beyond phonics and deeper into a word's true structure. This often makes more sense to the dyslexic student helping with words that can't be "sounded out."

Summer

Reading

Reading

Reading is more than just decoding which I am qualified to teach as an SLP and as both an O-G and Structured Word Inquiry trained reading interventionist. Reading is also about comprehension which causes so many students to struggle. I use an approach called Notice and Note developed by Beers & Probst. It guides the student to look for 6 types of clues, ask questions pertaining to the clues, and answer the questions they develop for themselves about themes, character development, plot development, etc. It makes short work of the scary questions teachers and tests ask about literature. The student learns to guide their own reading rather than a teacher.

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Wonderful tutor and real results!

Dulcie was an amazing tutor for my son! He looked forward to every session and she kept him engaged for the entire hour. She always had a lesson plan prepared and also incorporated my suggestions when I thought he needed to work on something. My son made enormous progress with her. I can't recommend her enough!

Margeaux, 6 lessons with Dulcie
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Margeaux! It was such a pleasure to work with your son.

Makes the difficult subject fun.

My 7-year-old daughter, Tallulah, has been struggling with reading and was recently diagnosed with a reading disability. Seeing Tallulah struggle with reading assignments and the remediation platform through her school is tough. She is miserable and there is often tears, no parent wants to see their child struggle so much. Tallulah was very apprehensive about having to do additional reading work on top of her remote schooling, but Dulcie made it so fun for her! Dulcie is wonderful! Tallulah is excited to work with her again and is already using some of the tools she learned from her first session. Seeing how Dulcie worked with Tallulah today gave me great hope that Tallulah will

Maura, 70 lessons with Dulcie

Makes the difficult subject fun.

My 7-year-old daughter, Tallulah, has been struggling with reading and was recently diagnosed with a reading disability. Seeing Tallulah struggle with reading assignments and the remediation platform through her school is tough. She is miserable and there is often tears, no parent wants to see their child struggle so much. Tallulah was very apprehensive about having to do additional reading work on top of her remote schooling, but Dulcie made it so fun for her! Dulcie is wonderful! Tallulah is excited to work with her again and is already using some of the tools she learned from her first session. Seeing how Dulcie worked with Tallulah today gave me great hope that Tallulah will

Maura, 70 lessons with Dulcie
Tutor responded:

She is such a joy to work with. I know she's going to make great gains!

Extremely knowledgeable

Dulcie is amazing. My son loves working with her and gets upset when it's time for the lesson to end. She makes the lessons fun and exciting integrating the schools work with her own spin.

Amanda, 50 lessons with Dulcie
Tutor responded:

I has been a delight to work with your son. He is so quick to pick up on what I show him. I look forward to our continued work together.

Makes the difficult subject fun.

My 7-year-old daughter, Tallulah, has been struggling with reading and was recently diagnosed with a reading disability. Seeing Tallulah struggle with reading assignments and the remediation platform through her school is tough. She is miserable and there is often tears, no parent wants to see their child struggle so much. Tallulah was very apprehensive about having to do additional reading work on top of her remote schooling, but Dulcie made it so fun for her! Dulcie is wonderful! Tallulah is excited to work with her again and is already using some of the tools she learned from her first session. Seeing how Dulcie worked with Tallulah today gave me great hope that Tallulah will gain the necessary tools to become a proficient reader. I unreservedly recommend Dulcie as a tutor.

Maura, 70 lessons with Dulcie
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Response time: 58 minutes