Gentle Persuasion Tutoring

Your Reading Specialist


The Focus

Gentle Persuasion Tutoring focuses on teaching both children and adults to read. I use the latest scientific understanding of how people learn to read and tailor our approach to the individual's particular needs. I use the Barton Method of teaching, when appropriate for the student. I use positive teaching methods that are effective at both teaching reading and building confident learners.

About Me

I have been tutoring adults and children for three years and have been volunteering as a reading tutor for five years. I am dedicated to helping individuals overcome reading challenges to help them live fuller and more productive lives. I am patient, positive, skilled and kind. I tailor my sessions to the individual to optimize results. I have tutored through Girls' Inc., Second Start Literacy program, and privately.

My Approach

I focus on alphabet, phonological awareness, phonics rules, high frequency word memorization, writing and comprehension. Every session includes each of these areas of learning. If appropriate for the student, I use the Barton Program which is an Orton-Gillingham-based program and is appropriate for improving the reading skills of children with dyslexia, as well as children with other language-based learning differences. I work with children and adults who have a variety of learning challenges and tailor the approach to their particular needs. I look forward to working with you or your child in the future.


We offer in-home sessions or we can meet in a central location such as a library. We offer discounts for packages of six sessions. Contact us for details or with questions.