Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

(Concord SPED PAC)

Tutors

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?

Specialized Reading Method Organizations:

         The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
          P.O.  Box  234
          Amenia, New York 12501-0234
          845-373-8919
          orton academy@verizon.net
         (It's worth the cost of the call)

Wilson Language Training Corporation
 (Based on Orton Gillingham (OG) method)
 175 West Main Street
 Millbury, MA  01527
 508-865-5699

Need a list of local reading tutors (Orton Gillingham (OG) trained)?

Carroll School
(Orton Gillingham ( OG) trained tutors
and remember that summer school (fills up fast, call before February)
Baker Bridge Road
Linclon, MA  01773
781-259-8342

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Parent Recommended Tutoring Centers

Reading:

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes™

4 Water Street, First Floor
Arlington, MA  02476

781-643-4567
                                                                   
South Shore
515 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061

781-659-7722
www.lindamoodbell.com/learningcenters/boston.html


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
800-461-6671

60 Union Avenue
Sudbury, MA  01776
978-579-9914
130 Sylvan Street
Danvers, MA  01923
  978-774-0094
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6
Needham, MA  02494
781-444-5193
Lisa Brooks, Director, email: Lisambrooks@commlearn.com

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). 

Boston North
Joyce Gillis, Director
500 West Cummings Park, Suite 4400

Woburn, MA 01801
Telephone:  781-281-2751 
Fax: 781-281-0492
jdgillis@aol.com or jgillis@supremecouncil.org

 

Greater Boston
Lynda Pinaud, Director
460 Newtonville Avenue

Newtonville, MA 02460
Telephone:  617-965-3960 
og-tutor@verizon.net

 

Worcester
Heather Davenport, Director
One Ionic Avenue

Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone:  508-754-7700 
mlc33@verizon.net

Scottish Rite Bodies of Boston
www.scottishriteboston.org

Executive Functioning:

Sarah Rozehnal-Ward, M.S., CCC/SLP
aka: Sara Ward
Center for Speech and Language Pathology
464 Hillside Avenue, Suite 204
Needham, MA  02494
781-453-0841
info@executivefunctiontherapy.com
or
swardtherapy@aol.com

Speech and Language Pathology Treatment and Evaluation Center
Specializing in Executive Functioning tutoring / coaching through cognition and attention,
teaches her clients organizational behaviors and then helps them generalize those behaviors to real life.

         
        Writing:

Bonnie D. Singer, Ph.D., CCC
President, author of "Empower Writing Program"
Has a new business name: Architects For Learning®
(Used to be Innovative Learning Partners, LLC)
20 Walnut Street, Suite 101       
Wellesley, MA  02481
781-235-8412
We assist students who are under achieving, have weak executive functioning skills or who require special education services with becoming successful and self-regulated learners.  Our focus is on all facets of learning: listening, speaking, reading, writing, thinking, organizing, studying, mathematics, and problem solving.


Math:

Mahesh Sharma, director/founder
Lillian Travaglini, tutor
The Center for Teaching and Learning Mathematics
47 A River Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 
781-235-7200

Professor Mahesh Sharma, President of Cambridge College, in Cambridge, MA.  He is an internationally-recognized expert in the psychology of mathematics learning. He has worked in the field of mathematics education for over 30 years (Has an office in London, and teaches at Oxford University.) Lillian is his only tutor and has worked there for many years.

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Private Tutors recommended by PAC members

All year round private tutors

Tutoring in the area of Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning

Reading:

Dr. Susan Miller
617-629-4626, email: Readmiller@rcn.com, website:  www.millerlearning.com
Offers year-round tutoring  -  now offering tutoring during the school year.
Doctor of Education; specializing in Reading, Language and Learning Disabilities.
M.S. Education of the Deaf
B.S. Communicative Disorders and Sciences
Certified Wilson Reading Program, Level 1
Private consultation, evaluations and tutoring at her home office in Somerville/Cambridge line (20 minutes from Concord).
Tutors students in reading, writing, math and keyboarding.   Administers both standardized and informal reading, writing and math assessments.
Reading teacher for over 20 years.

 Parent comment: "She is very experienced and blends reading methods.  I have seen a big difference in my son's reading ability.  My son says: "She really understands the mistakes I make and has a good way of correcting them." D.H.


Marijane Raymond
978-369-8623
Concord, MA

Offers year-round tutoring
Master in Education
Certified in Orton-Gillingham (OG)
Special Education Certified
Tutoring for over 20 years
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.

Ann Ryan, B.S.
508-259-8369 cell phone, email:  arogtutor@aol.com
Offers year-round tutoring at her home in Stow, MA
Orton-Gillingham Language Specialist, B.S. in Paralegal Studies
Private consultations, individual tutoring in reading, spelling, oral and written expression; progress reports; evaluations; school/parent assistance.
Specializes in Orton-Gillingham philosophy and methodology.
Credentials:  Certified/experienced Orton-Gillingham (O-G) practitioner as well as O-G Beyond the Basics, Parts I & II,
Lindamood Phonoeme Sequencing ™ (LiPS™) Program training, 
Project Read: Framing Your Thoughts (for written expression); Story Form & Report Form (for comprehension).
Has training in Language! (a structured language curriculum for at-risk and ESL students) and Study Skills, and Handwriting.


Toni Ferrara Reinstein
978-287-0614 home, 978-505-9527 cell phone, email: moonriver1658@comcast.net

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:  arogtutor@aol.com
Offers year-round tutoring at her home in Stow, MA
Orton-Gillingham Language Specialist, B.S. in Paralegal Studies

Private consultations, individual tutoring in reading, spelling, oral and written expression; progress reports; evaluations; school/parent assistance.
Specializes in Orton-Gillingham philosophy and methodology.
Credentials:  Certified/experienced Orton-Gillingham (O-G) practitioner as well as O-G Beyond the Basics, Parts I & II,
Lindamood Phonoeme Sequencing ™ (LiPS™) Program training, 
Project Read: Framing Your Thoughts (for written expression); Story Form & Report Form (for comprehension).
Has training in Language! (a structured language curriculum for at-risk and ESL students) and Study Skills, and Handwriting.



Executive Functioning:

Cynthia Carpenter

978-952-8871
Littleton, MA
Offers year-round tutoring
Tutors elementary, middle, and high school students in the following areas:
    language processing, time management, study and organization skills, organizational writing skills, executive function and academic subjects.

Massachusetts Teacher Certificate:
     Elementary Teacher 1-6, Middle School Teacher 5-9, Teacher of English 5-9, 9-12, and Teacher of Reading All Levels

B.A. in Art History and Comparative Literature and M.A. in Education
Has training in Language! (a structured language curriculum for at-risk and ESL students) and
Wilson Reading System, non-certified, and can do reading assessments.
Was a Reading Specialist in Concord Middle School, Brookline and currently in Westford has over 20 years of teaching experience.

Parent comment: "Cynthia has approached tutoring my children with professionalism, understanding and sensitivity.  She was able to assess their strengths and weaknesses quickly and develop strategies that they can work with realistically." K.T.


Math:

Lillian Travaglini

781-235-7200
Math tutoring at the Center for Teaching and Learning Math, 47A River St., Wellesley
Lilian is Mahesh Sharma assistant and his only very senior math tutor.
(Mahesh Sharma has an office in London, teaches at Oxford University.
He is the EVP and Provost at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA)
He is also listed on our Recommend Evaluator webpage, under Math Evaluations.

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South Shore tutors:

LindaMood Bell has Center on the South Shore (see the listing at top of this page)
515 Washington Street
Norwell, MA 02061

781-659-7722

 

Jan Yeh, M.S., CCC-SLP
781-544-7399,  email:
jan.yeh@comcast.net

www.literacyboosts.com

Offers 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. 

Tutoring in her home-office Scituate, MA

Credentials:

Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Certificate 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

 

Parent Comments:

”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.

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Summer Private Tutors

Jill Flemming, M.S.

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.

- The above tutors are summer tutors -

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Webpage last modified on December 12, 2014 - V23, by Melody Orfei
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