We travel throughout Queens, NY to the following neighborhoods: Long Island City (LIC), Astoria, Ditmars Steinway, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Flushing, Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Little Neck, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose and more!

The Orton-Gillingham approach was first developed by neuropsychiatrist and pathologists Samuel Torrey Orton and Anna Gillingham, an educator and psychologist. Orton-Gillingham is a highly successful teaching approach designed to help individuals who struggle with reading, writing, spelling, or any combination of the three. Commonly used as an instructional method for children with dyslexia, Orton-Gillingham tutors provide highly individualized techniques and strategies that make it ideal for individuals of all skills and ages.

Orton-Gillingham pioneered the multisensory approach to teaching reading. A typical Orton-Gillingham tutoring session often involves action-oriented techniques that use auditory, visual, sensory, and kinesthetic elements to help students establish the connection between language and letters or words. By modeling how to best utilize their sight, hearing, touch, and movement to assist in the reading process, an Orton-Gillingham tutor can help children and students with dyslexia learn to become more successful in reading and spelling.

As a step-by-step teaching approach, Orton-Gillingham puts focus on the individual needs of students and struggling readers. Hence, an Orton-Gillingham teacher or reading specialist can design and customize lessons according to a learner’s present skill level. The approach is often used in one-on-one teaching sessions, but it can also be employed during small group instruction called the Slingerland Approach. And while it focuses primarily on teaching literacy skills (reading, spelling, and writing), Orton-Gillingham has also been adapted, due to its multisensory nature and sequential teaching, to teach students who struggle with mathematics. (Know more about multisensory math and our math tutoring services here!)

Our Orton-Gillingham-trained tutors use a highly successful instructional approach geared towards individuals who have difficulty with reading, spelling, writing, or any combination of the three. The solution is to focus on students individual needs and incorporate an Orton-Gillingham approach in order to improve literacy skills. Learn what is structured literacy.

Our Orton-Gillingham reading specialists, work in Queens (Long Island City (LIC), Astoria, Ditmars Steinway, Sunnyside, Woodside, Elmhurst, Jackson Heights, Corona, Ridgewood, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Flushing, Bayside, Fresh Meadows, Little Neck, Douglaston, Glen Oaks, Floral Park, Bellerose and more) and these professionals travel to your home. They provide assessment and testing, and we work with other professionals, e.g. psychologists, speech-language therapists, and learning specialists.

Our Orton-Gillingham tutoring lessons are both diagnostic and prescriptive. Our instructors monitor the verbal, non-verbal, and written responses within a given session to assess both areas of concern and progress, as well as outline what can be done in future lessons.

By stressing the alphabetic principle (or the relationship between sounds and letters), we are able to help your child and students with dyslexia improve their literacy skills step-by-step. Both you and your child will understand what is being learned, why it is important, and how to apply what has been learned to everyday literacy tasks. The goal of our Orton-Gillingham tutoring is to help your child develop into a confident, independent reader.

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Queens Rates
Speech, Language, Feeding Rates

  • $140-$185 for 60 minutes

  • $120-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $100-$125 for 30 minutes

Literacy & Math Tutoring Rates

  • $135-$175 Per Hour

  • $110-$150 for 45 minutes

  • $90-$115 for 30 minutes (online only)

manhattan rates

*Please note that a few of our specialists might charge slightly higher rates than our average posted rates above.

**We do offer slight discounts for back-to-back sessions at your home for siblings. We also offer group rates if you create a small group (2-3 students) at your home, and these students have similar goals. We are not responsible for putting these groups together.

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