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special education advocates, tutors, trainers & more



Reading    Writing   •  Spelling

Word Roots tutors use a Structured Literacy approach, which emphasize highly explicit and systematic teaching of all important components of literacy. Our methods include:

  1. READING & SPELLING: Orton-Gillingham Method
    A highly structured approach that breaks reading and spelling down into smaller skills involving letters and sounds, and then building on these skills over time.

  2. WRITING: Hochman Method/Writing Revolution
    This method enables students to master the skills that are essential if they are to become competent writers. In turn, those skills equip students to become better readers, to communicate more effectively in writing and speaking, and most importantly, to elevate their thinking.

  3. LANGUAGE: Structured Word Inquiry
    Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) is a scientific investigation of words: how word parts, structure, origin, and history over time come together to tell the story of what words mean, how words are connected, and how they are spelled.

  4. VOCABULARY: Latin & Greek Roots
    The many compelling reasons we teaching Latin and Greek word roots to language students include:

  • Building vocabulary

  • Improving spelling

  • Empowering students

  • Building confidence



Not sure what's causing your child's school difficulties? We have qualified educators who can evaluate your child's needs in various areas, including:

  • Dyslexia Screening

  • KTEA-3


  • TILLS 

  • TOC

  • Writing Evaluation

  • Reading Evaluation

  • Math Evaluation

  • Executive Functioning Evaluations/Screenings

  • Handwriting Evaluations

  • Second Opinion on Prior Educational Evaluations.


Educational Allies LLC


Don't fight alone! A special education advocate can be the difference in getting your child the services they need at school and beyond. Our in-house  advocate team, Educational Allies LLC, can be at your side every step of the way, point out where the law is on your side, and represent your child's needs at IEP meetings, 504 meetings, and other conferences/communications about your child.

Our specialty areas include:

SPED, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADD, Executive Functioning, Reading/Writing Disabilities, Autism, Auditory Processing Disabilities 

Our qualifications:

  • COPAA Member and Trained Advocate

  • Over 7 years experience working in Educational ADA Compliance,  IEP/504 policy

  • Training with VDOE office of school quality

  • Quantitative and qualitative data training



  • Get unstuck for homeschool!

  • Parent training for homeschooling alongside your child




  • K-5

  • Algebra



  • High school writing

  • Elementary and Middle School

  • Content Area High School

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