Your child can become an amazing reader...

Hi! I'm Angela, a Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor.

I use a research-based and structured method to transform frustration into confidence and reading success.

Most students reach grade level in 3 months!

The Challenge

  • Does your child guess words instead of reading them accurately?

  • Do they mix up letters or numbers when reading?

  • Do they avoid or dislike reading?

  • Is their teacher concerned about their reading level?

The Situation

  • Are at-home reading programs not helping your child catch up?

  • Is your child lacking one-on-one support at school?

  • Are you worried about your child falling behind their classmates?

  • Are you afraid your child's reading struggles could affect their future?

The Solution

  • Your child receiving personalized one-on-one tutoring

  • Your child reading at grade-level in 3 months time

  • Your child learning to read for pleasure

  • Learning the best ways to support reading in the home

Schedule a complimentary online consultation and reading assessment to determine if my program is right for your child.

How it Works

Schedule your FREE online reading consultation and assessment

Receive an email with reading assessment details and registration information

Start tutoring at a time that works best for your family


Tara, mother of 2nd and 3rd grade students

I have two very active boys who were significantly behind on their school's reading standard. I had tried things like Hooked on Phonics, increased reading times at home, and ABC mouse. With these programs my boys quickly lost interest.

I heard about Angela through a friend. And my boys have been going to her for about three months. Their reading, spelling, and word decoding has improved so much since they have seen her that their teachers where amazed. And I can see the difference at home as well. My boys are becoming excited about reading. And can now comfortably read on their own.

My boys love Angela. I was nervous that they would grow tired of tutoring but they genuinely enjoy going. She pushes the boys but also incorporates several learning games to keep it fun. I would 100% recommend Angela as a tutor. She is exceptional.

MJ, mother of 7th grade student

My son is so excited about his tutoring sessions. He's happy and relaxed when he comes home from them. It's obvious that he's having fun and his improvement in school is showing that he's gaining confidence in his skills as well.

We're so happy to have this opportunity for him to work in such a stress-free, fun, and engaging learning environment.

His teacher in school is seeing marked improvement in his engagement in class and in the work he is turning in as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I get online tutoring instead of in-person?

Tutoring is conducted online to provide maximum flexibility and efficiency for students and families. Online sessions offer several key advantages:

1. Location Independence: We can effectively teach students regardless of our physical locations, making quality instruction accessible to anyone.

2. Convenience: Even if you or your child is mildly ill, we can still meet safely online without disrupting the learning schedule.

3. Increased Productivity: The online format and interactive programs I utilize often allow us to get 5-10 extra minutes of quality work done per session compared to in-person. This accelerates progress.

4. Cost Savings: With greater productivity and no travel time/costs, online tutoring ultimately provides more value and savings over the long run.

5. Comfortable Environment: Students can learn from the comfort and familiarity of their own home, free from distractions of a new environment.

6. Technical Resources: Digital tools like screen sharing, whiteboards, interactive learning environments, personalized games, and educational apps enhance the online learning experience.

The online approach ensures your child receives top-notch, uninterrupted instruction tailored to their needs from an experienced educator without logistical barriers.

What is the Barton Reading and Spelling program and why will it work for my child?

The Barton Reading and Spelling Program is an Orton-Gillingham based system designed to help students who struggle with reading and spelling due to difficulties with phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.

Here's why the Barton program can work effectively for your child:

1. Structured, Explicit Approach: It uses a systematic, multisensory approach to teach reading and spelling skills in a direct and straightforward manner, leaving no gaps in understanding.

2. Focused on Phonics: The program places heavy emphasis on mastering phonics rules and patterns, building a strong foundation for decoding words accurately.

3. Individualized Pacing: Lessons progress at a rate matched to your child's needs, ensuring no skills are skipped over and allowing time for mastery.

4. Multisensory Learning: It incorporates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic techniques to reinforce concepts through multiple pathways.

5. Proven Results: Numerous studies have demonstrated the Barton system's effectiveness in improving reading abilities for students with dyslexia or other reading difficulties.

6. Addresses Root Issues: Rather than compensating, it directly targets and strengthens the underlying skills needed for fluent reading like phonological awareness.

With its research-based methods, focus on the fundamentals, and adaptive learning process, the Barton Reading program can help your child overcome reading obstacles and build lasting literacy skills.

How do I know if my child has dyslexia?

While only a qualified professional can provide an official dyslexia diagnosis, there are some common signs that may indicate your child is struggling with this learning difference:

- Trouble connecting letters and sounds

- Struggles with breaking words into sounds

- Slow, labored reading and guessing words

- Poor spelling skills compared to other abilities

- Mixing up letters or words that sound alike when reading/writing

If you notice several of these signs persisting over time despite access to quality reading instruction, it's a good idea to have your child evaluated for dyslexia.

As an experienced reading specialist, I'm able to provide an online dyslexia screening with a high level of reliability. This can either be done during one of our tutoring sessions or scheduled as a separate screening for an additional fee. The screening helps identify if characteristics of dyslexia are present and informs how we can best support your child's needs through specialized instruction.

Early identification and proper support are key for dyslexic learners. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any other questions!

How much does your tutoring cost?

My tutoring follows a monthly tuition model to provide the most value. For $600 per month, your child receives:

- 8 individual 50-minute online tutoring sessions

- 2 hours of personalized lesson planning time dedicated to your child

- Access to an interactive online reading program for practice outside of sessions

With this comprehensive approach of twice weekly one-on-one instruction, customized curriculum, and supplemental digital resources, my average student reaches grade-level reading proficiency within just 3 months of tutoring.

Considering the typical cost of private in-person tutoring, this $600 monthly investment provides exceptional value. It supplies your child with focused, multi-hour support tailored specifically to their needs. More importantly, it gets results quickly, allowing them to catch up and regain confidence.

The long-term impacts of remedying reading difficulties at an early stage are priceless. I'm committed to helping your child build a strong literacy foundation cost-effectively.

Schedule a complimentary online consultation and reading assessment to determine if my program is right for your child.