If your child is having trouble with reading, writing, rhyming, letter/sound identification, or organizational skills—whether or not he or she has been diagnosed with dyslexia—Orton-Gillingham may be a great fit. Reading Tricks is all about training others in the Orton-Gillingham method; however, if you are looking instead for a one-on-one tutor for yourself, your child, or a friend, we completely understand that position and want to help as much as we can!
Our trainer and tutor, Kat Nida, has had 120 hours of Orton-Gillingham training under Dr, Fran Bowman, a certified Orton-Gillingham fellow, as well as training in Visualizing & Verbalizing (a reading comprehension approach), Executive Functioning (organizational management), and MODELosophy (a structured writing program using literature models–written by Dr. Fran Bowman, Ms. Robyn Gothelf, and Ms. Pam Friedman). Kat has over 1500 hours experience tutoring kids, teenagers, and adults, and has co-authored our Reading Tricks Orton-Gillingham-based curriculum. She is passionate about meeting her students where they are to build the confidence and skills they need in order to move forward.
If you are interested in discussing tutoring options, you can e-mail Kat directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. She is located in Washington D.C. and prefers in-person tutoring; but in some cases, Skype tutoring may be a viable option.