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Joanna Brown, The Reading Guru

Joanna Brown

Joanna Brown, M.S. Ed, C-SLDS, is a master Orton-Gillingham reading tutor with 15 years of experience, and has helped hundreds of children crack the reading code. She offers one-on-one, live, online, individualized Orton-Gillingham-based reading tutoring to students of all ages and skill levels, worldwide, including those with dyslexia. She also offers in-person reading tutoring in Denver, Colorado.

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“Joanna Brown has been working with our daughter Lexi for the last 4 years. Throughout this time she has been a consistent source of support and provided an excellent education.”
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What is Orton-Gillingham Tutoring?

Orton-Gillingham is the gold standard for teaching phonics and spelling to struggling readers and those with dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham reading tutoring approach emphasizes the explicit, systematic instruction of phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling rules. As an Orton-Gillingham reading tutor, The Reading Guru uses an individualized approach that helps students catch up to their peers and build confidence with reading and writing. Instead of a one-size-fits-all approach, she carefully tailors each reading tutoring session to fit the student’s needs, current skills, personality and interests, and she doesn’t move on until skills are mastered. Finally, although Joanna is a pioneer in online dyslexia tutoring, she also does in-person reading tutoring in Denver from her convenient office in the City Park West neighborhood.