Owner, Dyslexia Tutor
Michelle is a mother of 1 & a true believer in nourishing young minds and establishing healthy communities. Her mission started in early 2013 when she tutored non-literate youth to read. She witnessed firsthand the struggles and frustration that come with learning this very essential skill. Her students often experience vicious feelings of low self-esteem, deep frustration & despair. This was truly heartbreaking. It was around this time that she came across a mom who suspected dyslexia in her daughter. She knew she had to come up with better tools to address the negativity & approach teaching reading differently. Seeing the telltale signs of dyslexia, she researched the Orton-Gillingham system & taught accordingly. The result was promising! She soon decided to enroll in the Wilson Language Academy & the rest is, as they say, history.
Her goal is to instill confidence & excellent academic skills into her students so they may prosper & build for themselves a future full of promise. She is truly passionate about her profession & considers her students as extended versions of herself. Untreated dyslexia can rob children (and adults) of their full potential. It’s even worse when peers & adults around them behave ignorantly. Her job is to pave the way for positive & progressive learning. Her dream is for every student/child to exhibit the best of skills, confidence & self -esteem!
One of her strongest beliefs is that almost every person, no matter their age, has the ability, if given the opportunity to learn to read! However, they must be taught to their specifications. Reading is the door to learning about the world. It is also an essential key to attaining success in most areas of life.
People with dyslexia can live normal, happy, and productive lives if their struggles are properly managed. After all, 40% of self-made millionaires are dyslexic! She feels most honored & humbled to take part in the journey of her students’ success!
To Successful Futures!
As a Certified Wilson Practitioner, I use Wilson’s version of an Orton-Gillingham system. The Wilson Reading System is accredited by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) & I am a provider for the IDA.
I also use the Lindamood LiPS program for those who need to learn more basic phonics before progressing to the Wilson Reading System. Finally, I teach math using the RightStart Mathematics curriculum. All 3 of these curricula use a hands-on approach to teach concepts by encouraging students to use a variety of their senses to learn. I have personally found working in this way with my students supports research. It has been determined that those with learning difficulties understand more easily when taught with a variety of hands-on techniques.
Find out more about these curricula at these websites: