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Caitlyn Baker
(210) 577-8883
FearlessReadersInfo@gmail.com

I am the owner of Fearless Readers, LLC, a San Antonio based company dedicated to helping your dyslexic child rebuild their confidence and reach their potential. We offer the flexibility and convenience of in-home or in-school services. Our passion is spreading awareness about learning differences such as dyslexia and helping your child understand their unique brain.

I am an experienced learning center director and have worked with many children with dyslexia/dyspraxia/dysgraphia, ADD/ADHD, neurodevelopmental disorders, etc. I am certified in the Barton Reading and Spelling System and have seen great success using this program. Visit our website www.Fearless-Readers.com to learn more about who we are and what we do.

 


Kimberley Cobb
finallyfairmsle@gmail.com
finallyfairtutoring.com

I’m a former elementary K-1 school teacher with a minor in childhood education and am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach as well as the Slingerland method. I’ve tutored my dyslexic daughter throughout her academic career and she is graduating this year with honors and I would like to help other kids who struggle with reading as well.


Terri Dillon
833-0683
www.yourdyslexiasolution.com

I am a Texas certified teacher with 25 years of experience who has spent a majority of my career in Christian education. Using the Barton Reading and Spelling System, I now work with students who are dyslexic or who are suspected of having dyslexia. For more information you can visit my website at www.yourdyslexiasolution.com or call me at 210-833-0683. I offer one-on-one sessions both in person and online if distance is a concern.


Chelsea DiMarzio, MA CCC-SLP
330-936-0746
chelsea@ldexpert.org

Hello! My name is Chelsea DiMarzio and I am a speech pathologist that has worked with students in the virtual setting since 2014 serving students that have expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language disorders, as well as fluency and articulation disorders. I am also the co-owner of LD Expert, a company that specializes in providing the highest quality virtual Reading Intervention and Speech Therapy services, as well as subject-specific tutoring. It’s incredibly important to us that all our tutors and speech pathologists have experience serving students with learning differences and working in the telepractice setting. We provide the much sought-after Wilson Reading Program, an Orton-Gillingham based, scientifically proven intervention for dyslexia and other learning differences related to reading using certified teachers. Please take a look at our website to see if we can help your student grow in both confidence and ability: www.ldexpert.org


Melanie Dodson
210-566-8962
melanie_dodson@icloud.com
As a former homeschool teacher and former elementary teacher, I used to teach full time. I have been tutoring public and private school students out of my home for the last 10 years. I specialize in helping students who struggle with learning how to read. I use visual aids, hands-on learning games, and award winning children’s literature. I only charge $10/30min., $15/45min, or $20/hr. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.

B.S. Elementary Education, Emphasis in Reading, TX Teaching Certificate EC-4th
Garden Ridge, TX 78266


Shirley Harmala
Reading and Writing tutor
 

Debbie McCleary
(210) 684-4357
English, Reading, Algebra, Geometry & administers the Stanford Achievement Test.


Trudy Palmer
(210) 364-5179
Author of “The Gift of Reading”. Tutors in Phonics, Reading, Writing, Spelling & Grammar


Jennifer Pizzini
830-928-5153

jenniferpizzini@beecreek.net

I am a Barton tutor with nine years of experience teaching the Barton Reading and Spelling System. I am an educator dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and adolescents with dyslexia or learning differences. 

As a mother of a child with profound dyslexia, I uniquely understand your concerns. I am passionate about helping children and adolescents with dyslexia and those suspected of having dyslexia. I utilize proven techniques and research-based instruction designed to improve academic success. The Barton System contains all of the essential components of reading instruction required by the No Child Left Behind Act and meets the National Institutes of Health’s description of best practices for students with dyslexia. It will significantly increase the reading, writing, and spelling skills of children with or without a diagnosis of dyslexia.


Children that I specialize in struggle with spelling. They can’t retain their spelling words from one week to the next, and they can’t spell when writing sentences or stories, not even high frequency words like because, friend, and does. And although they can all read (up to a point), they have great difficulty sounding out an unknown word, despite being taught phonics.
If this sounds like your child, I can help. I am a tutor certified in the Barton system, a program designed to help those who struggle with reading and spelling learn to read and spell in a way that makes sense. 
I believe that children do their best learning when they feel relaxed and positive. I structure my sessions to be sure my students feel successful every step of the way.
I provide both in person tutoring in the Bay Area, and remote tutoring throughout the United States. I look forward to hearing from you!

May Shen, M.Ed., LDT, CALT
I am a Texas licensed dyslexia therapist providing Orton-Gillingham/ Structured Literacy therapy and tutoring, all online. Private online therapy includes instructional sessions, daily online practice for the student, and home assignments for parents to complete with the student. In addition, I tutor middle and high school students in Honors and Pre-AP English. My aim is to continuously spur each student on to his/her next level of potential and to grow the student’s self-confidence.
Online reading summer camps for small groups are available. Call/email for more details.

Grace Gonzales Smelser
210 316-5894
graces.tutor@gmail.com

My teaching experience is eight years in Kindergarten and First grades. I have been a private tutor for the past four years. It’s very satisfying helping small children gain academic confidence in their reading and math skills. After doing an informal academic assessment, getting your input, reviewing progress reports and or teacher recommendations, a tutoring plan will be created and discussed with you. In my sessions, I utilize many hands-on materials, games, reading books, workbooks, etc. to meet the needs of your child from grades PreK-2nd. The tutoring session can be at their school, the library or at a coffee shop.


Stephanie Tsapakis
(330) 458-9111
info@ldexpert.org

Greetings! My name is Stephanie Tsapakis, and I am a veteran teacher with 13 years of experience teaching students with learning differences. I am the Co-Owner and Founder of LD Expert, LLC. We specialize in providing the highest quality virtual Reading Intervention and Subject-Specific Tutoring. All of our reading tutors have teaching and teletherapy experience, and are certified to teach the highly sought-after Wilson Reading program, a Orton-GIllingham based, scientifically proven intervention for dyslexia and other learning differences related to reading. We have an amazing system for delivering virtual reading intervention, and have had great success with our students. We also offer subject-specific tutoring with an expertise in working with students that have learning differences such as ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, auditory processing difficulties, and other Specific Learning Disabilities. Please take a look at our website, www.ldexpert.org for more information about how we can help your student reach their full academic potential!