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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 in confidence and literacy, this is the place to be.

When you work with us, your child will meet with their Orton-Gillingham tutor virtually, in a dedicated time slot, twice a week. This is important for scheduling and success.

Every session is interactive and multi-sensory. We individualize each lesson so that your child will 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 M.Ed. in Literacy and 18 years experience in education. She is  certified as a Dyslexia Advocate, with advanced training in LETRS, & Orton-Gillingham. She has experience in trauma informed teaching and is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with expertise in Mind Body Spirit Release™ & Muscle Testing.

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Ashley Teipel

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. 

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Nicole Hackworth

Nicole has 5 years of experience in education and an MS in Teaching and Learning . She is certified in Orton-Gillingham and has been a special education teacher focused on supporting kids with Autism . 

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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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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 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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Becca Houser

Becca has taught 15+ years, Pre-k through High School. She has a B.S. in Childhood Education, Adolescent ELA, & SPED. She has a M.Ed. in childhood literacy and is trained in Orton-Gillingham by IMSE. In addition, she has various trainings in social/emotion & life skills academics. 

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Azi Ramezani

Azi has been an educator for over a decade. She specializes in working with students with learning differences. She has bachelors degree in sciences and is currently studying for a second bachelors in child psychology. She is ABA and Orton-Gillingham Certified and has experience in trauma informed teaching & social-emotional regulation.

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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 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.

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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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Kristi Wheeler

Kristi has 30 years of teaching experience at the same elementary school, the last 10 of which have been as a reading interventionist. She has been OG trained by IMSE and has seen the vast improvements students make in their literacy skills using this approach.

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Amy Oostdik

Amy has been a public school 1-6 Montessori teacher for over 11 years. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and an M.Ed in Montessori Philosophy of Education. She is certified in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education and almost finished with the certification practicum. Amy also homeschools her two dyslexic children. 

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Nora Pavlov

Nora is a certified Special Education teacher who has worked in the public school system for the past 16 years. She is also certified in Orton-Gillingham, and has used it for the past 10 years in private tutoring and the classroom getting great results. 

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Jill Alfred

Jill Alfred holds an associates-degree in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Elementary Studies. She is trained through IMSE in Orton-Gillingham Comprehensive Plus and Phonological Awareness. She homeschooled for many years and is a currently a preschool teacher in a community-based program. 


Our Packages

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Per Session

Basic Package 

8 Sessions
per month

45-minute sessions

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8 Sessions
per month

Per Session

60-minute sessions

Preferred Package 

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