I’m Kimberlynn Lavelle, a scuba diving, ocean lover who also loves to dive deep into research!
I spent 17 years educating kids with learning disabilities in Southern California public schools.
I loved my intensive work with helping struggling learners find success, but needed a change, a way to help kids intensively without the other constraints on my time.
I’m an Orton-Gillingham trained dyslexia tutor with a wide range of tools to pull from. I’ve taught with programs such as: Barton, Wilson, LiPS, Seeing Stars, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Read Naturally, and so much more!
I take pride in staying up-to-date on the latest research so that I am able to be as effective as possible with each child I am teaching. I am constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, and completing trainings. I strive to always be the best I can be, while striving to be ever better.
I care deeply about each child’s progress. My care and respect for each child leads me to develop positive relationships with each child. From there, intrinsic motivation is increased, rather than using external rewards or excessive praise.
I believe all children have unique strengths and interests that should be utilized to develop a love of learning, to help them meet their potential, and to overcome any learning challenges they are facing.