Kara is an active Certified member of the Orton-Gillingham Academy and a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist through the Center for Effective Reading Instruction. She has gathered more than 7,000 hours of experience with students of all reading abilities ages 5-18 using the Orton-Gillingham (O-G) approach to reading and writing since 2014.
In addition to private tutoring, Kara is the Pathways to Structured Literacy Practicum Supervisor for the Aim Institute for Learning and Research.
Kara's most cherished role is mom to three children who inspire her everyday as they continue to overcome their learning differences and thrive at academics, sports, arts and so much more!
Kara's career highlights include:
In-person O-G tutoring
Location: Home office in Trumbull, CT.
Online O-G tutoring with Zoom
Tutoring sessions occur at a minimum of twice weekly for 45 minutes.
O-G is a structured, multi-sensory approach to teaching spelling, reading and written expression that benefits all students, however it is necessary for those who struggle to read due to language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia. For more information about the O-G approach visit the Orton-Gillingham Academy.
"You have been the rock we have leaned on for 6 years for all our boys. I am so thankful for everything you have done for us as a family. I love your positive spirit and fierce attitude, you truly are amazing and I’m so thankful. I don't think you realize the incredible impact you have had in so many children's lives!"
"You have enriched his life with your good cheer and encouragement and have helped him gain so much confidence. We will be forever grateful for the impact on his reading and your thoughtful and loving tutoring!"
"Thank YOU for so many wonderful years! You have played a prominent role in getting our kids the help they need, and we are forever grateful for you. We definitely wouldn't have sought diagnoses, services and school accommodations as early as we did if it hadn't been for your guidance and support. And, I know that we are only one of the many, many lives that you have touched. "
"Kara you are the BEST! When no private school would take him -- you did. To see him finally able to read his favorite comic books after years of disappointment, we are just so grateful."
"Remember when he used to hide under the table at school during reading? Guess who just read aloud at Boy Scouts this weekend in front of a huge crowd??? Tears and THANK YOU!"
"Our daughter went from being in danger of retention in first grade to scoring in the 98th percentile for reading on the GA milestones test in 4th grade. The only intervention we invested in was Kara's O-G tutoring twice a week for 30 months. We cannot recommend Kara enough."
1. Initial phone consult to determine availability and scheduling.
2. Kara will review all testing your child has received.
3. Kara administers her own testing and provides a written report.
4. Kara conducts three sessions of tutoring to ensure there is a good match or to refer to other more appropriate remediation services.