Unfortunately, my tutoring schedule is full, and I am not able to accept new students at this time. Please check back to this website if you are looking for a reading, spelling or writing tutor for your dyslexic student in the future.
I use the Barton Reading & Spelling System to tutor children, teens and adults who struggle with reading, writing and spelling.
Before the tutoring sessions begin, I will conduct a student screening to make sure that the student will benefit from tutoring with the Barton System.
When a student begins tutoring with me, they will have at least two sessions per week that will be 55 minutes long. There will be no homework assigned between sessions. These sessions will either be in my home if they live in or near Oakton, Virginia, or they will be held online.
To learn more about the system that I use for tutoring, please explore the Barton System website. I especially invite you to watch the video on the homepage, which fully explains the system.
To see the steps used in a Barton tutoring session, and the scope and sequence used in Barton System, please go here.
If you hire me to tutor your child or teen, I will send you weekly progress reports. At the end of each Level, I will conduct a thorough posttest to ensure that each concept has been mastered before moving on to the next Level.
Does this sound familiar?
Your son or daughter comes home from school tired. They have an assignment in social studies. They must read two pages in their textbook and answer a few questions about the topic in their notebook. What seems to be a simple task turns into a nightmare of complaining, delaying and even tears. When your child tries to write their answers, they sometimes break down in frustration because it is just so hard.
Or, when your child writes, they have trouble spelling words they have spelled many times before and continually ask you how to spell common words.
Perhaps your child has handwriting that is awkward and difficult to read. They can never seem to remember when to use a capital letter or a period. They don't leave appropriate spaces between words and their letters may be all different sizes. They take a long time to write their thoughts, even though when they speak they are fluent and have rich, sophisticated ideas compared to what they can manage to put on paper.
They may "decorate" their writing with silent e's at the end of words because they can't make sense of when words have silent e's.
I offer online and in-person tutoring sessions in reading, writing and spelling to children who are struggling in these areas.