Services

Important Details

Frequency

Students typically attend one-hour lessons once or twice a week.

Duration

We ask that your child register for lessons for the academic term as a minimum. The length of time that your child will require tutoring from Literacy Unlocked will depend on your child’s age, learning style, reading level and progress. A big part of your child’s progress will be completing the practice work that is sent home. The practice work is the reason that Literacy Unlocked can provide the option of tutoring once per week. If your family can’t commit to completing the practice work, we recommend attending 2 tutoring sessions per week in order to ensure success.

The Orton-Gillingham Method

Literacy Unlocked offers tutoring using the Orton-Gillingham (OG) method to children with dyslexia and other language learning difficulties. The OG method is a proven and well researched multisensory approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling to children with dyslexia. Each week builds upon the previous, which allows for skills to build in a manor that promotes mastery of the content.

What Sets Us Apart

Each child who begins their tutoring at Literacy Unlocked completes the handwriting correction lessons before moving on to the OG literacy lessons. The reason for this, is that many children with dyslexia or stealth dyslexia (children who read well but have difficulty with spelling, writing and comprehension) have not mastered the alphabetic principal. At Literacy Unlocked we believe that this is a key learning that needs to be addressed in order to progress successfully through the OG program.

We use a proven and unique multisensory method to teach handwriting that was developed by Jill Ham at the Dyslexia Center of Georgia. We don’t use worksheets, tracing, or copying letters off wall charts, your child will be able to recall how to write the letters of the alphabet, without having to think about what they look like, simply by hearing the letter sound!

One on One

Lessons are one on one with either Kaitlyn Donlevy, the owner and head tutor at Literacy Unlocked, or one of our other talented teachers. We take great care in hiring our teachers. We guarantee that your child will receive targeted instruction that follows a scope and sequence to develop their confidence and ability.

Investment

Option 1: Lessons are $80 per session once a week with Kaitlyn and $60 with one of our other highly qualified tutors. This option includes a highly structured and easy to follow practice work book to allow for mastery of the skills taught before returning for the next lesson.

Option 2: Twice a week with no homework. This is a great option if commiting to the homework does not work for your family.

* Regardless of which option you choose, lessons are to be paid in full at the beginning of the month. Refunds will only be issued if your tutor needs to cancel the session.

Missed Lessons

We understand that sometimes things come up and that is why we allow for one rescheduled lesson per academic term. Due to how full our evening schedules are we can no longer accommodate rescheduled lessons in the evenings. If you need to schedule a make-up lesson it must be before 2pm on weekdays. Academic Terms are defined as September to December, January to March and April to June. The lesson must be rescheduled within the term and is subject to tutor availability. Every effort will be made to reschedule your session.

This policy is in place to ensure that there is a set time slot for your child and that their lessons are of the highest quality.

Hours:

Monday: closed

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday: 10 am – 5pm

Friday: closed

Please note that lesson days and times may change with availability

  • A limited spots will be available for the fall.
  • We are excited to be training an amazing teacher who will be joining the team very soon! Stay tuned for more evening availability.

Professional Development:

Literacy Unlocked is excited to offer a two hour professional development presentation for teachers. The presentation will debunk myths about dyslexia, provide a clear understanding of how to support dyslexic students in the classroom and give tips on how to incorporate the Orton Gillingham method into your teaching.

If your school is looking for an informative, useful and relevant pd presentation please contact Kaitlyn Donlevy at literacyunlocked@gmail.com for more information and pricing.

Consulting:

Literacy Unlocked is now excited to offer consulting. Please contact Kaitlyn for more information.

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