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Orton-Gillingham tutoring is available for students of any age or skill-level.  At the first meeting, each student is given an informal assessment which allows the tutor to design a plan based on the student's individual profile.  Each tutoring lesson is then tailored to the specific needs of the learner.


OG lessons address all of the essential aspects of literacy, with the goal of fostering a fluent, enthusiastic, and independent reader and writer.  Skills that are integral to all OG lessons include:

  • decoding (reading)

  • encoding (spelling)

  • phonological awareness (awareness and manipulation of speech sounds)

  • phonics

  • basic morphology (prefixes, base words, roots)

  • spelling rules

  • reading fluency

  • reading comprehension

  • written expression

  • penmanship

  • basic grammar


Older or more advanced students may also learn:

  • advanced morphology

  • advanced grammar

  • how to plan various types of essays

  • outlining

  • revising

  • organizational and executive skills


Orton-Gillingham tutoring can also be done via Skype if geography prohibits in-person tutoring.  Our tutors ensure that lessons are still multisensory, engaging, and effective, even if they take place at a distance.