I specialize in teaching reading/spelling/writing skills.
I retired as an Educational Assistant in Prince George in April 2021 to devote myself full-time to tutoring. I am passionate about providing a high level of service to my students and parents. My students thrive on the enthusiasm and energy I bring to each lesson. You can expect me to work hard on your child’s behalf, have a positive attitude, and do all that I can to make sure that they achieve.
To review the programs and methodology I incorporate in my tutoring, please read my article, Orton-Gillingham Core Program and Secondary Programs
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I begin with a Reading Diagnostic Assessment, which takes approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours. I provide a written report of the results.
Fee: $150 initial assessment and onboarding
Parents are welcome to sit in on the diagnostic – whatever is most comfortable for the student and makes sense to you.
Tutoring sessions are 50 minutes each, minimum 2X per week. I can conduct On-Site (in a classroom in my home) or On-Line (via Zoom on the computer) instruction. My preference, especially for younger students or students with specific challenges, is On-Site, but I understand that isn’t always feasible.
Fee: $55.00 per session, payable in advance at the beginning of each month.
Prior to introducing students to the Barton O-G program, and if deemed necessary by the diagnostic, I teach a pre-reading program, Foundation in Sounds (FIS). FIS was specifically developed to improve students’ awareness of individual sounds; it improves discrimination, memory, and sequence of sounds. 22 sounds are taught using a multi-sensory approach:” auditory, kinesthetic, visual, kinetic (sense of touch).After completion of FIS, the student moves on to the Orton-Gillingham influenced Barton Reading and SpellingSystem.
Fee: $30 for the FIS deck of cardsfor practice at home
If a student demonstrates strong auditory awareness skills during the Diagnostic, then I either teach a modified version of FIS to ensure solid grounding in the 22 sounds before moving into Barton Level 1. The card deck would not be necessary for practice at home.Additional Fees for Reading Material: Please note there is an additional fee for the printing of interactive pages for OnSite Students for each level of the O-G Barton Reading & Spelling System (excluding Level 1). Each level is approximately 300 or more pages. Files will be emailed to online students to print off at their leisure.
No fee for Level 1.
Levels 2 & 3 are combined for $80.00, Level 4 $50, etc. An additional cost for Level 4 is “Franklin.” Beginning with Level 4 Lesson 6, The Barton Reading and Spelling System introduces an electronic spellchecker, the Franklin Spelling Ace SA-309. The Franklin Spelling Ace SA-309 is the only model and brand recommended. It can be purchased directly from Spelling Success, a reputable site from which I have purchased many games and online activities. Franklin Spelling Ace-309
A level is generally achieved over a period of months. The entire program generally takes 4 plus years to complete and takes a student to at least the mid-ninth grade level. You can review the content here:
Payment for tutoring services can be made by e-transfer or credit card.
Contract, Registration, Calendar
The next link will take you to my contract for tutoring services. The contract can be signed during
the Reading Diagnostic Assessmentor or before (printed, scanned, then emailed):
Completing the registration form will enable me to register you in QuickBooks as a client and to process and track your payments. Student Registration
Reminder invoices will be sent out automatically through QuickBooks at the end of each month. Reminder invoices make bookkeeping more efficient and help clients track the amount owing.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, _____. I look forward to being of service.