improve reading, writing, spelling

My name is  Riina Makk.  As a certified dyslexia tutor, I can help students of all ages who struggle with reading and spelling.  I can greatly improve the reading, writing and spelling of anyone fitting the dyslexia profile.  

I am certified at the Advanced level in the Barton Reading & Spelling System.  

Early identification of a reading problem, in kindergarten or grade one, is best but most children are not identified until third grade when there is a big enough gap between their reading abilities and their peers to notice.  These children who are well below their expected reading level need to catch up to their peers as quickly as possible.  Schools are not always equipped to address the issue with  scientifically supported, proven interventions in a timely manner.  

This is where I can help.  

Whether you have questions about your kindergarten student who just isn't catching on or you are an adult struggling with your spelling and reading slowly, wondering if you can improve, contact me to find out if we are a good match.  I will only take on students I am confident I can help.  If I am not a match I can help you find the help you need.

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About 20% of the population has some degree of dyslexia.  Dyslexia makes learning to read and spell difficult despite having normal to above normal intelligence.

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what works

The Barton Reading & Spelling System is an Orton Gillingham based program that is supported by independent research . It teaches reading, spelling and writing  in an explicit, systematic, multi-sensory manner. 

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Listen to Lindsay explain how the Barton program has helped her. 

how i started

I became a Barton tutor when I could not find a qualified tutor for my son who was diagnosed as dyslexic at the end of grade 4.  The tutors who used proven methods were all booked!

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