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Joanna Brown, The Reading Guru

Joanna Brown

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

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Joanna and her team have helped Alexa with all the reading areas where she was falling behind. Joanna makes a careful assessment of the gaps and relentlessly addressed those with the lessons. We’ve seen extraordinary progress in our daughter’s reading and just as importantly, her confidence, because of her lessons with Joanna.
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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 (or OG tutoring) approach emphasizes the explicit, systematic instruction of phonemic awareness, phonics, and spelling rules. As a company providing Orton-Gillingham reading tutoring, 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, our Orton-Gillingham tutors carefully tailor each reading tutoring session to fit the student’s needs, current skills, personality and interests, and they don’t move on until skills are mastered. Finally, although The Reading Guru is a pioneer in online dyslexia tutoring, our tutors also offer in-person reading tutoring in Denver to select clients.