Did you know that NASA seeks to hire dyslexic individuals?
It takes a very special system to truly recognize and understand the dyslexic child, and it takes Orton-Gillingham to recognize his genius. NASA already does.
My goal is for my tutee to experience success
I tutor individuals using the multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham Approach. The English language is broken down into phonetic concepts that are introduced using mnemonics. I develop a rapport with the individual and attempt to find the key that ‘unlocks’ their interests. The environment is a safe one; my student is able to take academic risks. My goal is for my tutee to experience success; the more success they feel, the more confident they become. When a child makes a mistake, I tell them it’s not their fault. I need to figure out how their brain works in order to create a new way for them to grasp the concept being taught.
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"Thank you for everything you have taught George over the last few years. You will forever be one of the most important teachers he has had, and we thank you for the difference you have made in his life... Because you taught him (using the Orton-Gillingham Approach) including the Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes, he was accepted to the International School of Bejing which is not an easy feat." -Rachael and David Beare, parents
"There are so many people I need to thank for where I am today. Without Ms. Chatfield I really don't know where I would be and so many other teachers as well. You guys are the reason I never give up, and I never am down about being dyslexic. I kept it a secret but with help from my Kildonan friends and teachers like you, I am so proud to be dyslexic. I could not think of not being dyslexic because if makes me who I am - a smart girl. It took me 4 years to say it and ever since then I always admit it. You guys have showed me so much, and I will always thank you for that. Without my friends and my teachers like Maryann Chatfield I don't know how I would be doing in school today, but today I can finally say that I can read and write and I am working hard for it. Thank you so much."
-Julia Santaroni, student