"Where students gain confidence in their ability to learn, making them more independent, motivated learners."
ABOUT TANJA SUTTON
I am a credentialed SPED teacher and Orton Gillingham reading specialist with a Masters in Special Education. I have 11+ years of diverse experience tutoring and teaching K-12 special needs students whose learning profile does not fit the traditional teaching model.
I utilize various multi-sensory, research-based programs to fit my students’ learning profiles so they can gain confidence in their ability to learn. Together, we build skills that underpin success in school and in life including: reading, writ, math, organization, critical thinking, social thinking, effective use of tools, and self-advocacy.
As a mother, sister, friend and teacher of intelligent individuals who struggled in school, I understand what it is like to be in a school setting where your earnest efforts usually don’t lead to positive results, often leaving students overwhelmed, underestimated and misunderstood. It’s thrilling to show these students their exceptional grit, true potential and unique qualities that cannot be measured by a test. I have seen firsthand that, when given the right circumstances and tools, these students develop an earnest desire to learn, not just for a “good grade”. My students often discover they are like diamonds: rare and incredibly strong.
EXPERT TUTORING AND
My diverse professional and personal experiences provide me with unique expertise to tutor students and support their families.
BUILD FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS
Students gain confidence in their ability to learn, making them more independent, motivated learners. Some students gain over 2 years of growth in one school year.
Parents learn how to support their child’s academic development and social-emotional well-being in ways that suit their lifestyles.
Students get the most out of homework assignments with the least amount of stress.
Homeschooling can provide the ultimate flexibility to personalize your child's education when their currrent setting isn't working for them.
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My students are typically 5 year olds to adults who struggle in school due to unique learning profiles that may or may not include the following special needs diagnosis: specific learning disability (e.g. dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder, visual processing disorder, nonverbal disability), autism, attention deficit disorder (ADD and ADHD), and speech and language impairments (expressive and receptive language delays, apraxia, dyspraxia).
My students may appear to be "lazy", "misbehaving", "spacey", "stubborn", "anxious", "overly emotional" or "attention seeking". These traits usually are a result of being underestimated or misunderstood as a result of underlying learning challenges.
The following is a 2-minute video my then 18-year-old daughter created about the unique perspective she gained growing up with dyslexia.