How long does the program take?
Every child who attends Literacy Unlocked comes with a wide range of abilities and needs. The length of time that your child will require tutoring, will depend greatly on their age, diagnosis, and commitment to practice.
What are your rates?
Lessons with Kaitlyn Donlevy (Owner/ Orton-Gillingham Practitioner) are $80/ lesson. Lessons with our highly skilled tutors (trained and mentored by Kaitlyn) are $60 – $70/ lesson.
What are your hours?
Availability is constantly changing. Please contact us for our most up to date availability.
What is your lesson cancellation policy?
We know that sometimes life happens, kids get sick, and families take vacations, that is why we offer one make-up lesson per academic term. More detail is available in our contract that will be provided to you prior to signing up.
Will my child always have the same tutor?
We will make every effort to keep your child with the same tutor. Our tutors are incredibly passionate about building strong and lasting relationships with their students.
How many lessons a week will my child need?
Most Orton-Gillingham tutors will require your child to attend lessons 2 or more times per week. At Literacy Unlocked, we feel strongly that children need to have time to participate in the extracurricular activities that bring them joy and fulfillment. Our unique and highly effective practice books allow us to provide lessons once a week without compromising your child’s progress!
Does my child have to have a diagnosis of dyslexia to attend lessons?
Tutoring, using the Orton-Gillingham method, is effective for most children who are struggling to acquire reading and writing skills. Your child does not need a diagnosis to benefit from tutoring with us. We also work with children with ADHD, autism, and other diagnoses. Still not sure if our program is right for your child? Click here to book a complimentary consultation.
What is the Orton-Gillingham approach to tutoring?
The Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach, is a phonics-based teaching method that is multisensory, sequential, and systematic. When researching the best methods to teach dyslexic learners, you may come across the terms structured literacy or the science of reading. OG is fully aligned with these research-backed methods, and it is often referenced as the gold standard for teaching children with dyslexia. You can read more about the Orton-Gillingham and the structured literacy approaches here.
“We’ve had the privilege of finding Literacy Unlocked through a friend. We’ve seen our 10 year old grow leaps and bounds in her reading over the past 8 months. It’s quite incredible actually! Looking forward to seeing the same progress in her writing skills. Thanks Kaitlyn & Subrina! Truly thankful to have found you.”