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Let’s succeed together

At Literacy Expanded, we focus on the whole child's strengths. All of our tutoring is anchored in the Science of Reading, Structured Literacy, and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
 

How it works

If you are looking for your child to grow as a literacy learner, this is the place to be.

Literacy Expanded hires experienced teachers with expertise in literacy and dyslexia. 

 

When you work with us, your child will grow and have the supports they need to feel confident in and out of the classroom.


 

Our Tutors

We know that most progress is made when your child has a connection with their tutor.
Reach out and we will find the best match for your child. 

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Bree Murphy

Bree is a Literacy Specialist with a Master of Education in Literacy and 17 years experience in education. She is a Certified Dyslexia Advocate, trained in Orton-Gillingham, LETRS, the Science of Reading, and Special Education.
 

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Diane Guerrero-Even

Diane has more than 20 years of experience teaching in public education. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham by Ron Yosimoto's team and has an M.Ed in Curriculum & Instruction.

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Jennifer McDonnell

Jennifer McDonnell is certified in Orton Gillingham and is a Reading Specialist.  She has 5 years of teaching experience in a public school & is a United States Air Force Veteran.   

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Samantha has more than 17 years of experience teaching in Special Education and Spanish/bilingual education. She is trained in Precision Teaching and Orton-Gillingham.

Samantha Sims

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Nik has worked as a classroom teacher, Dean of Instruction, and Teacher Effectiveness Coach. She is Orton-Gillingham trained and she currently serves as Regional Literacy Specialist for Denver Public Schools. 

Nik Casey

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Cole is a licensed Special Education Teacher and has worked 10+ years in education. She holds a Master's in Elementary Education with a reading endorsement and is Orton-Gillingham trained and has been using in her classroom for the last 6 years. 

Cole Thayer

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Samantha Sims

1 Hour per session

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Tacorra Gray

Tacorra has been working as a behavioral therapist who specializes in literacy for 11 years. She is Orton-Gillingham trained and has an M.Ed in Educational/Behavioral Therapy.

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Jennifer Jones

Jen is a literacy specialist with over 23 years of experience with an M.Ed in Educational Leadership.  She is trained in Orton-Gillingham by Ron Yoshimoto's team and certified in Foundations of Early Childhood Literacy. 

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Jennifer Simard

Jen has over 25 years of experience in Special Education and Multi-sensory structured literacy. She is certified in Orton-GillinghamWilson,

LindaMood Bell programs (LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing & Verbalizing. 

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Jill Kovacs

Jill has more than 7 years of experience in the Montessori classroom. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham and TESOL certified to support English Language Learners. 

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Jenny Bain

Jenny has more than 30 years experience in general and special education. She has a M.Ed in Education with an emphasis in Reading. She is Orton-Gillingham trained in Phonics First.  

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Erika O'Dell

Erika has 14 years of experience in  Education. She has been exclusively tutoring students with the Orton-Gillingham approach for the last 4 years. 

She is certified in Orton-Gillingham, trained in 95% Phonics and LETRS.

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Colleen Ibscher

Colleen has a Master's degree in Reading. She has been teaching  for 16 years and the last 6 have been in Special Education and Reading Intervention where she been using Orton-Gillingham

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Ashely has a Masters degree in Education  with a specialization in Literacy. She has 10+ years of experience in education and is trained in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education. 

Ashley Teipel

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Erika Grimes

Erika has a Master degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching for 15 years in Denver's Park Hill community. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education.

Our Packages

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  • Digital Blending board

  • Digital Visual letter/sound deck

  • Red word list and games

Per Session

Basic Package 

8 Sessions
per month

45-minute sessions

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  • Digital Blending board

  • Digital Visual letter/sound deck

  • Red word list and games

12 Sessions
per month

Per Session

45-minute sessions

Preferred Package