reply

Posted

print

favorite this post Certified Reading & Writing Tutor (Somerville) hide this posting unhide

Is your child struggling to read and/or behind in reading for their age? Have you tried other methods and programs and just aren't seeing much progress?

Your child may have dyslexia and I can help. Because it's important that you have the very best for you and your child, I offer one free session to see if we are a good fit. Contact me to schedule.

I'm an MA Certified 8th grade ELA teacher and reading specialist with an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I'm certified in teaching reading and writing to dyslexic readers through the Barton System for Reading and Spelling, a research-based reading program designed specifically for dyslexics, sister of two highly dyslexic brothers, dedicated to bringing you and your child the best possible solutions for their reading & spelling struggles.

If you're like many frustrated parents, you've probably tried several other methods, tutors & programs, and just haven't seen the results you hoped for. Or perhaps someone, maybe a teacher, threw out the word "dyslexia" in a parent-teacher conference or phone conversation and you've just begun to look at your options. No matter where you are in your journey, you've come the right place.

No matter what your child's age, reading and spelling ability, whether just beginning or years of struggle, low self-esteem and lack confidence, to doing your child's writing/reading homework for them, I can take your child to mastery.

Common signs of dyslexia in elementary school:

Handwriting: slow, clumsy, difficult to read
Reversals: letter or number reversals (d for b; 9 for 6)
Reading: slow, choppy, inaccurate:
-Guesses based on shape or context
-Skips or misreads prepositions (at, the,, of)
-Ignores suffixes (ing, ed, er, ly)
-Can't sound out unknown words (reads mostly from memory)
Spelling: terrible spelling, even for small common words
Directions: difficulty with directions (left vs. right)
Math: trouble with math (memorizing sequencing for steps, multiplication)
Speaking: difficulty finding the right word (give me that "thingy")
Attitude toward school: dreads going to school (manifests in anxiety, stomach aches, headaches, bad dreams, insomnia)
Common signs of dyslexia in middle & high school: (all the above plus):
Writing: poor written expression compared to verbal ability
Foreign languages: unable to master a foreign language
Intelligent: bright and inquisitive
Grades: poor grades in many classes despite intelligence

If you are seeing your child in these descriptors, you are likely worried and frustrated. I guarantee that with my program you'll see the reading and writing results you need to see in your child.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, I'm thrilled we've connected and look forward to working together.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6789504275

posted:

updated:

best of [?]