Introduction: Hi, my name is Daniel. I have a master's degree in education and have been a certified special education teacher working in the Chicagoland area for 15 years. I am also a certified Orton Gillingham tutor. As a distinguished special education teacher, I have worked with a wide range of students in various settings. I have tutored students from 2nd grade through college. I have a passion for teaching struggling students how to read. Based on overwhelming research, this requires the use of an explicit or synthetic approach to phonics. I have many years of experience using the Wilson Phonics Program and the Orton-Gillingham approach and have seen tremendous student growth using this approach. These programs utilize a multi-sensory approach to reading, phonics, and spelling. I provide all materials and genuinely value the relationships I build with students. I truly believe that positive relationships with students are instrumental to their academic growth! There is no better feeling than experiencing the transformation of struggling students as they learn to read! If your child is struggling with a comprehension or fluency issue, I will definitely address that as well.
We have several other amazing tutors on our team. Along with several other exceptional Orton Gillingham tutors, we are fortunate to have a genuinely excellent ACT/SAT prep guide on our team! He gives students all the necessary details and preparation to feel calm and well-prepared.
Lastly, we also tutor K-12 math and science and can assist college students with reading comprehension and writing.
I look forward to hearing from you, and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have about the curriculum, scheduling lessons, etc.