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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 M.Ed. in Literacy and 17 years experience in education. She is a 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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Jill Kovacs

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 trained in Orton-Gillingham through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education and almost finished with the certification practicum. Amy also homeschools her two dyslexic children. 

Our Packages

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Per Session

Basic Package 

8 Sessions
per month

45-minute sessions

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12 Sessions
per month

Per Session

45-minute sessions

Preferred Package 

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