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Email, call or text us.  Our director will be your initial contact and will find a tutor that is available to work with your child.   

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How do I get a tutor?

Multimodal literacy focuses on the design of discourse by investigating the contributions of specific semiotic resources (e.g. language, gesture, images) co-deployed across various modalities (e.g. visual, aural, somatic), as well as their interaction and integration in constructing a coherent text.

The multimodal approach takes into account how linguistic and visual (and other) choices fulfill the purposes of the text, the audience and context, and how those choices work together in the organization and development of information and ideas.

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How does Multimodal Literacy work?

Early Intervention

Children ages 4 - 5 that may be at risk due to a family history of dyslexia. These students will get a lot of phonological awareness practice, which is the foundation of literacy. Phonology will expose children to the speech sounds of our language. Help can also be given with letter recognition, as well as fine motor control.


For students in grades 1 to 12 that need help with reading, spelling/writing. The OG approach works with students at the word level; teaching the underlying rules, phonemes, morphemes, & patterns of the English language. Learning cursive writing (handwriting) can also be implemented.

The Orton Gillingham Approach will work with all students, but it is primarily used with students that are having difficulty with reading. These students may or may not have been diagnosed with dyslexia.  

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What can I get help with?
What is covered in the lesson?

Visual identification of phonograms, Auditory identification of phonemes, Blending sounds, Reading words, Reading Sentences, Spelling Work, Sentence Work, Introduction of new material, Oral reading using decodable/controlled text.

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A program is a plan, schedule or procedure to be followed to a specific end.  An OG program follows a set scope and sequence.

An approach is the means adapted to tackling issue.  Orton-Gillingham is an instrumental approach.  It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, system, or technique.  In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

What is the difference between approach vs. program?

All students start with our head tutor, director and founder, Kira Friesen-Sage.  After 1 to 2 sessions with Kira the students will move to the tutor that they will work with on a weekly basis.

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Can I work with the same tutor again?

Typically students receive 2 sessions per week, each with a duration of 45 - 55 minutes on non-consecutive days

What is the recommended number of tutoring hours per week?
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