Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of tutoring do you offer?

I provide literacy tutoring for students who struggle with reading and writing. Many of my students have dyslexia, but not all. I use an approach called Orton Gillingham to help students learn in a multi-sensory, structured way. To learn more about dyslexia and why a multi-sensory and structured approach is necessary, watch the following video: What is Dyslexia? 

What is the Orton Gillingham Approach?

According to the Orton Gillingham Academy for Practitioners and Educators, "The Orton Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way of teaching literacy when reading, writing and spelling is difficult for individuals." This is what makes this approach so effective. 

The Approach is one-on-one and addresses the learning needs of the individual student.  As an Orton Gillingham teacher, I design lessons that are designed with the student's strengths and weaknesses in mind. Students are assessed in each lesson, which determines the pace of how material is introduced. A variety of sensory methods are used to help the student interact with the concepts. And, students review concepts frequently in order to build confidence and ensure mastery of concepts.

If you want to learn more about the Orton Gillingham Approach, feel free to check out this website for IMSE or Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. This is where I received my training. They also offer Parent Classes if you want to know more about how to help your child at home.

What happens once my child is assessed?

I always like to start with an assessment to determine what you child needs. After the assessment, we can discuss the tutoring plan and go over any questions you might have.  You may choose to do sessions in-person or online. Typically I ask that students have two sessions per week to make the most progress toward your child's learning goal. 

How do I pay for my child's tutoring sessions?

Payment for tutoring sessions are paid monthly at the beginning of the month. If for any reason you are unable to make a session, there are no refunds because your tutoring time has been reserved and a lesson has been specifically designed for your child. If your child is sick, we will schedule a make-up session. If your child is unable to attend a session due to another other reason (travel, doctor's appointment, etc.), I ask that you notify me at least 48 hours in advance. A makeup session will be credited to you with proper notification.  If proper notice is not given, you will be charged for the session and not credited a makeup session. Obviously, there are always circumstances beyond our control and those situations will be considered on a case by case basis. Feel free to reach out to me and I can help you in those circumstances. 

Payments for tutoring session can be paid by check, Paypal or Venmo. If you earn a makeup credit for an absence with proper notification, those times can be scheduled with me in order to find a time that is convenient for both of us.

How do I contact my tutor for questions or rescheduling?

Please email me at

How will I know about my child's progress?

At the end of each week, I will reach out to you via email summarizing what your child has worked on for the week and give you any suggestions for practice at home. In addition, a progress report will be emailed to you at the end of the semester. You will also be given an opportunity to attend a Parent/Teacher Conference twice a year (in December and in May). Feel free to ask any questions or reach out with any information along the way that might help me when working with your child.

Do you take off from tutoring for holidays?

Two by Two Education follows the Adams 12 calendar. The following days are excluded from your package charges.