I enjoy working with students because of the relationships I get to form with them during our time together – they bring joy to my life. Working with them also provides me with the opportunity to mold them into confident, independent learners, which is something that brings me an immense amount of joy – for me, relationships and building their confidence is what teaching is all about.
Karen Brown – Assessment Provider
Education Specialist, Assistant Professor, Institute on Development & Disability, OHSU, Discipline Director of Special Education, Education Consultant, The Hemophilia Center, Community Consultant, Past president of ORBIDA, service on various education and health councils, published contributor to pediatric publications.
I find joy in helping others to gain comprehension of both the reading and writing of English as well as speaking, whether it is with ESL (English Second Language) students or with those who find the language a struggle to deal with in their daily lives.
I have a background in homeschooling, teaching ESL in classrooms, private tutoring, and online teaching.
Verna Gibson – Tutor
I have experience designing and implementing my own lesson plans and materials into lessons to reach her students who have different learning styles. Im passionate about teaching because I want my students to feel cared for, supported, encouraged, and successful.
Kaitlyn Burge– Tutor
Kaitlyn Burge has a passion for teaching and helping students become successful learners. Kaitlyn graduated from Washington State University of Vancouver with her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education in 2018. She graduated from Concordia University with her Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction with an Endorsement in Reading Intervention in 2020. Over the past three years, Kaitlyn has been working as a substitute teacher for four different school districts and really enjoys working with the elementary grades.
Kate McLean – Tutor and LWT Assessment Provider
Advanced Reading & Spelling, Beginner Tutor Certification, Dyslexia Screener and Consultant, Foundation in Sounds, Handwriting Without Tears; Math Instruction, Fractions, Decimals and Higher Place Value and Operations.
12 years experience as Teaching Assistant for Kindergarten through Elementary grades and 3 years as Pre-school – Kindergarten Teacher.
Having a daughter who was not identified with dyslexia until her sophomore year of high school, I clearly understand how hard my students work in their studies. Most importantly, I recognize that they are very bright individuals who are gifted in many areas.
Andrea Allen– Tutor
Andrea has firsthand experience of the struggles and hardship learning with dyslexia can bring. She is a graduate of the Barton Program. Coming full circle, she now loves helping students who are facing the same obstacles she had to overcome. Andrea continually breaks through educational barriers and is passionate about helping future generations as well.