NRRF - Reading Tutors
Contact these resources for reading tutors.
We welcome submissions of your tutor information for inclusion on this page if you are a tutor who follows the findings of scientific reading research as promoted on this website. We would need to find out what program or approach you use and be able to verify that it is compatible with our guidelines before we could add it.
- Cave Creek: Gail A. Thiele is a certified Spalding tutor and certified academic language therapist. Gail works with children K-6 with mild to severe reading disorders, but specializes in gifted dyslexics. She may be reached at 480-437-1331 or 35004 North Sunset Trail, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. She uses the Spalding method, a total language-arts approach to spelling, reading, writing, and comprehension.
- Cypress: Julie Anders, NRRF California Director, uses the systematic phonics in Spalding's The Writing Road to Reading to tutor children and adults in reading. This includes spelling, vocabulary, Greek and Latin roots, and affixes when requested. Contact her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 714-893-2286.
- Marietta: Brenda Fitzgerald, NRRF Georgia Director, trains teachers and parents to use intensive, systematic, explicit phonics. Her popular Leaping into Literacy workshop focuses on the five elements that make up an excellent reading program: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Contact her at 770-794-8525, e-mail email@example.com, or at the Georgia Educational Training Agency, 172 Helmswood Circle, Marietta, GA 30064.
- Batavia: David Ziffer offers the I Can Read reading program
which teaches explicit, systematic phonics to children in grades 1-8, using
SRA's Reading Mastery and Corrective Reading curricula. Small
group instruction is offered during three semesters per year, with children
grouped according to reading skill, which is measured at the start of each
semester. Classes are held four days per week for 13 weeks per
semester. Cost is under $13 per hour. For more information, call
- Clinton (near Terre Haute): Kathleen Alfke, Reading Specialist, provides intensive systematic phonics and comprehension classes for all students. Teacher training available. For additional information, e-mail her at Kathy.Alfke@gmail.com or call 765-832-2781.
- Lawrence: Linda Weinmaster, NRRF Kansas Director, trains
teachers, parents, principals, and students with intensive, systematic,
explicit phonics using Dr. Orton's 70 Phonograms for Spelling the 45 sounds
of English Speech, and Romalda Spalding's Writing Road to Reading.
Workshops or tutoring are available to teach proper spelling and spelling
rules, handwriting, phonetics, and writing skills using this multi-sensory
approach. She may be reached at 785-843-4060, e-mail LMWeinmaster@cs.com, or 4517 Broadmoor,
Lawrence, KS 66047.
- Bloomfield Hills, Farmington Hills, and Shelby
Township: Reading and Language Arts Centers provide one-to-one
private tutoring sessions for beginning and struggling readers, pre-school
through adult. They offer specialized programs to meet the unique needs of
learners labeled dyslexic, LD, ADD, as well as others struggling with reading.
Contact RLAC for rates and scheduling at 800-732-3211, firstname.lastname@example.org, and www.rlac.com.
- Livingston: Miscese Gagen can only tutor a limited number of students. Therefore, she primarily helps parents learn how to use direct systematic phonics to teach their own children to read proficiently. She uses Right Track Reading Lessons, a highly effective direct systematic phonics program. She also offers workshops and presentations on teaching children to read with effective methods and will train other individuals interested in tutoring. Contact her at email@example.com.
- Mission: Peg Leach, NRRF Texas Director, will help locate tutors who teach systematic phonics in the area. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 956-583-0532. Her address is P.O. Box 2942, Mission, Texas 78573.
- Underhill: Mike Audet, NRRF Vermont Director and a certified Master Tutor, provides one-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing, arithmetic, spelling, and grammar instruction at the Back-to-Basics Reading Clinic. He says, " Reading is the goal, and phonics is the tool. English is a phonetic language, and it must be taught directly, systematically, and explicitly. " In a child-friendly setting, Mike uses rigorous academic standards and requires homework between tutoring sessions as well as parent participation for the younger students. Most are elementary school age, but he also tutors middle and high school students as well as adults. Contact the Back-to-Basics Reading Clinic at 802-899-3235, e-mail email@example.com, or 725 VT Route 15, Underhill, VT 05489.
- Berryville: Jennifer Welliver NRRF Virginia Director, tutors individuals and small classes using Phonics Pathways to teach reading. Her Web address is www.libertyreading.com. Contact her at 540-955-1373, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 16 Liberty St, Berryville, VA 22611.
Christiansburg: Janelle Anderson offers a one-on-one,
private tutorial service - Reading Solutions - which provides intensive,
systematic phonics instruction for children and adults. The program includes
instruction in spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and creative writing. For more
information, call 540-381-0118. E-mail: ReadingSolution@aol.com.
- Manassas: Sandra Elam, NRRF Washington, D.C. Area Director, uses the
intensive, systematic phonics in Phonics Pathways to tutor children and
adults in reading. She also tutors students in spelling, vocabulary, and
grammar, and gives phonics workshops. Contact her by e-mail at
email@example.com or by phone at 703-365-2428.
- Roanoke: Betty Price, owner of Professional Reading
Services and author of See Me Read, tutors
students and gives phonics workshops. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Warrenton: Carol Grayson tutors using Touch
Phonics, a multi-sensory phonics system. For more information, she may be
reached at 154C Fairfield Dr., Warrenton, VA 20186. Her phone number is
540-341-7802 and email is Carol
- Kennewick: Excel Learning Center provides explicit,
sequential phonics through direct instruction on an individualized basis for
ages kindergarten through adult. Teachers since 1964. For more information,
- Camas (near Vancouver): R.E.A.D. Learning Services - Redefining Education and Dyslexia provides private and small group reading, writing, and spelling instruction for students, K-adult, who struggle to read and/or write due to learning disabilities, dyslexia, or dysgraphia. Kelly Steinke, founder of R.E.A.D. Learning, is a licensed and National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Needs. Using multi-sensory, explicit, systematic, and research based learning programs, students are taught essential academic skills, enabling them to achieve their full learning potential in reading reading, writing, and spelling. Programs offered include: Barton Reading and Spelling System, Lindamood-Bell, and Handwriting Without Tears.
- Milwaukee: Richard Szatkowski provides tutoring for
children and adults using Why Johnny Can't Read and Pyramid
Reading. He has had extensive experience tutoring for Milwaukee Public
Schools, Milwaukee Public Libraries, SER Jobs for Progress, and We Can
Parents' Network. Call 414-383-8346 for more information or to schedule an
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