Page Index: Specialized Reading Method Organizations,
Parent Recommended Tutoring Centers tutoring in the area of: Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning
All year round private tutors, tutoring in the area of: Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning
South Shore Tutors, & Summer Private Tutors
While each of these professionals comes recommended by at least three SPED PAC members, we cannot in any way guarantee the result. It is important to check their references, review their credentials, and interview them to understand whether their skills and approach are a good fit for your child.
Need a tutor? These places have tutors that are certified and trained in specialized programs:
Need to check if your child's tutor is trained or certified?
Wilson Language Training Corporation
(Based on Orton Gillingham (OG) method)
175 West Main Street
Millbury, MA 01527
Need a list of local reading tutors (Orton Gillingham (OG) trained)?
(Orton Gillingham ( OG) trained tutors
and remember that summer school (fills up fast, call before February)
Baker Bridge Road
Linclon, MA 01773
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes™
4 Water Street, First Floor
Arlington, MA 02476
515 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061
The Commonwealth Learning Center
Uses the following specialized methods: Lindamood-Bell™ (Reading and Math), Orton-Gillingham (OG), Project Read©/Language Circle©, Wilson Reading Foundations™, etc.
Commonwealth Learning Center
Lisa Brooks, Director, email: Lisambrooks@commlearn.com
60 Union Avenue
Sudbury, MA 01776
130 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA 01923
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6
Needham, MA 02494
Scottish Rite Masons
(Uses the specialized reading method Orton-Gillingham (OG).)
The Scottish Rite Masons for offering tutoring to dyslexic children free of charge.
"Since 1994, many children have received free specialized instruction at The Masonic Learning Centers for Children. Our pledge is to continue to offer this service for as many children as we can - free of charge . We also provide guidance and funding for other means to defeat dyslexia, such as teacher tutor programs, research, and scholarships for teachers." from Scottish Rite Masons Supreme Council website.
Scottish Rite Masonic
Children's Learning Centers of Massachusetts
(Lowell Center is closed 2011 and Lexington moved to Woburn).
Joyce Gillis, Director
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 4400
Woburn, MA 01801
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda Pinaud, Director
460 Newtonville Avenue
Newtonville, MA 02460
Heather Davenport, Director
One Ionic Avenue
Worcester, MA 01608
Scottish Rite Bodies of Boston
Parent comment: "Marijane is my daughter's tutor and I have found her to be very loving but firm. She senses what my daughter needs and gives her the encouragement necessary for her to succeed. My daughter loves her and it is working out very well. I appreciate Marijane vast experience with LD kids which includes raising an ADD son." S.A.
Toni Ferrara Reinstein
978-287-0614 home, 978-505-9527 cell phone, email: email@example.com
Offers year-round tutoring at her home on Lang Street, Concord, MA
Orton Gillingham (OG) Tutor, Masters in Education with a concentration in Literacy
Massachusetts Teacher Certificate: Teacher of Students with Special Needs 5-12, Elementary Teacher K-8, Middle School Teacher 5-8.
Certified Wilson Reading Program, Level 1, Project Read strands.
Was a Reading Specialist in Concord Middle School, Language Based Classroom. Has been in special education for 30 years +.
Administers both standardized and informal reading assessments.
Reading and Writing:
Ann Ryan, B.S.
978-562-3172, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Offers year-round tutoring at her home in Stow, MA
Orton-Gillingham Language Specialist, B.S. in Paralegal Studies
LindaMood Bell has
Center on the South Shore (see the listing at top of this page)
515 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061
781-544-7399, email: email@example.com
year-round speech-language therapy and Orton Gillingham instruction
over 30 years experience working with children and young adults with learning differences including dyslexia, dysgraphia, executive-functioning challenges, ADHD, Aspergers.
Specializes in remediation of oral and written language difficulties, strategy instruction and organization. Utilizes an interactive, instructional discourse approach along with technology to encourage comprehension, production and relevancy to the student-learner.
in her home-office Scituate, MA
Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology
of Clinical Competence in Speech Pathology issued by the American Speech
& Hearing Association
Certified Orton-Gillingham (OG) practitioner
Trained in several multisensory, systematic, explicitly-taught methods including:
phonemic awareness programs: Telian Program, Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS)
comprehension programs: Lindamood Visualizing & Verbalizing for Language Comrehension and Thinking (V & V)
written language programs: Project Read Programs, Story Grammar Marker, EmPOWER: A Method for Teaching Expository Writing
”Jan takes a very professional approach to tutoring. She makes a real commitment to the student and in turn gets a commitment from the families she works with. She got to know my daughter very well and gave her the nudge she needed to succeed while at the same time made her feel quite secure and confident. For example, Jan knew that or daughter loves to draw so she incorporated our daughter’s strong and apparent talent into their sessions. Jan also provided a structured and predictable learning environment which was quite beneficial.”K.AK.
"Jan has tutored two of my children using the Telian method, a phonemic awareness system. It has made a big difference in pronouncing and spelling words. My son says "She's strict but you learn a lot. I like her prize system a lot." M.O.
781-935-8131, email: Stitchwitch3@yahoo.com
Summer tutoring only
Master's Degree in Moderate Special Needs
Attended Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program (LiPS®) training.
Moderate Special Needs Certified (PreK-12)
Certified in Elementary Education (PreK-6)
Teaches at Landmark School, Elementary & Middle School.
Teaching for over 11 years.
Tutors students in reading, comprehension, handwriting, writing, spelling and study skills.
Will come to your home to tutor student.
Parent comment: "Jill has taken my son to the next level for his spelling and writing. I see a big difference in his spelling. My son says: "She's very interactive, she's nice and I learned a lot. liked how she made up games to earn new things." M.O.