We went from tears and frustration with this-

to voluntarily reading this!

What is Dyslexia?


“Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.”

Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, Nov. 12, 2002.  


A different way of teaching reading.

I am teaching reading in a very different way than you have probably ever seen.  This way of teaching reading is backed by science and is specifically created for people who struggle. I am using a curriculum called Take Flight, which is a comprehensive, well researched intervention for students with dyslexia. 


Did you notice the word "unexpected" in the official definition of dyslexia?  In other words people who have dyslexia are smart.  People expect that they will do well in school because people can tell that they are smart.  However, even though they have had effective classroom instruction reading is just really hard for them.  Sometimes others assume that they are being lazy and not trying hard enough or don't care enough. But the opposite is usually true.  Dyslexic people are trying harder than anyone else and they really do want to succeed.  They need to be taught in a different way.  

Everyone can benefit.

Your child does not need to have a formal diagnosis of dyslexia in order to take advantage of tutoring with me.  You might desire an official diagnosis but it can be time consuming and expensive to obtain a formal diagnosis and if you do not want to spend that time and money you may start tutoring with me right away. If your child is struggling with reading this program will help them regardless of the reason for the struggle.  Take Flight is multi-sensory and systematically teaches all 5 components of reading: 1.)phonemic awareness, 2.)phonics, 3.)vocabulary, 4.)fluency, 5.)comprehension.

In The News
The Nation's Report Card.

The Nations Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), otherwise known as The Nations Report Card, is a test of a representative group of 4th and 8th graders.  We have done this test every other year since 1969.

In 2019 only 35% of fourth graders scored proficient on the Nations Report Card.

Emily Hanford

Emily Hanford is a reporter who reports on Education.  Specifically she reports on reading education in America.  She has made several documentaries on education and what is happening with reading in our public schools.  If you are interested in learning more click on the link below.




"I Don't know why but

all of a sudden

I like reading!"

When Luke complained about his reading class at school his dad said his reading was improving but Luke replied, "that is because of my tutor not my school."

-Luke from Brighton

Deidra from Brighton

"You taught my son to read and I will always be grateful."

-Scotts mom Tanya