Does your child have dyslexia or is your child struggling with reading, writing, spelling, or math?

Learning shouldn’t be a struggle. We can help using the Orton Gillingham (OG) approach!

We offer multisensory tutoring based on the Orton-Gillingham approach in Vancouver.

We offer individualized tutoring for high school English essay writing skills, high school algebra and precalculus, high school physics and study skills

Has your child been diagnosed with a learning difference (dyslexia, executive functioning or processing disability, nonverbal learning disabilities, memory difficulties, and motor disabilities), or undiagnosed and having difficulties with learning at school?

The Orton-Gillingham (OG) approach has been successfully used for children with learning differences since the 1930’s.


See it! see to learn…


Hear it! hear to learn…


Do it! move to learn…


Feel it! connect to learn…

The purpose for the Orton Gillingham (OG) Diagnostic Assessment

The Orton Gillingham assessment allows the OG tutor to develop a baseline of what the student knows. Whether the student has dyslexia, executive functioning or processing disability, or nonverbal, memory and motor disabilities an assessment is a very useful first step to beginning to work with the student. This information is used for preparing subsequent Orton Gillingham (OG) lessons for material that will be taught during the Orton Gillingham (OG) lesson(s) but also to  know what is known and unknown for the student whether the learning disability is dyslexia or another learning difference or disability. The Orton Gillingham lessons are personalized lesson plans to meet the needs of the each student’s learning difference. While there is one official Orton Gillingham (OG) diagnostic assessment, a student’s knowledge is continually assessed in their lessons by the Orton Gillingham tutor.

The English language is broken into manageable pieces that are presented in an Orton Gillingham (OG) multisensory manner to the student to ensure an engaging, successful OG lesson.

The Orton Gillinghm OG tutoring experience encompasses

  • The whole Orton Gillingham package. The Orton Gillingham (OG) Diagnostic assessment & preparation of an individualized Orton Gillingham learning program that is based on the results of the Orton Gillingham diagnostic assessment.
  • Individualized Orton Gillingham lessons. The OG lessons are specifically prepared for the student with dyslexia or their particular learning disabilities to accommodate their specific learning challenges and their OG diagnostic assessment.
  • Orton Gillingham lessons are multisensory, and follow a proven sequential Orton Gillingham teaching approach that continually builds on concepts known by the OG student and taught in the OG lessons.
  • Orton Gillingham lessons are one on one. A minimum of 2 lessons (1 hour per lesson) a week are recommended (but find 3 lessons per week works well with students with dyslexia or other significant learning challenges).

What is the Orton Gillingham (OG) approach in a nutshell?

  • Individualized

    The teaching program is based on careful and continuous assessment of the student’s needs and the content presented must be mastered to automaticity.

  • Multidisciplinary

    The approach draws from education theory, psychological education therapy, and brain research in order to create a program that works.

  • Multisensory

    We use all the senses to work to mastery of the content presented. VAKT stands for: Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Tactile

  • Alphabetic/phonic

    We teach the student how to read and write the sounds. Never let them read what they have not mastered to automatically.

  • Systematic

    The timing of pieces taught suits the structure of the English language.

  • Synthetic and Analytic

    When we synthesize we take the sounds and blend them. When we analyze we take the letter and find the sound for it.

  • Cognitive

    The term “cognitive strategies” in its simplest form is the use of the mind (cognition) to solve a problem or complete a task.

  • Sequential and Cumulative

    Sequential begin from the easiest and most basic elements and progress to more difficult.
    Cumulative lesson is based on what has been done previously (already learned).

  • Focused on fluency

    The ultimate goal is for the student to leave the program with linguistic fluency power.

  • Emotionally sound

    The individualized teaching program is based on careful and continuous assessment of the student needs and the content presented as to allow the student to achieve true mastery and success.

  • Ultimate goal is communication

    We teach the student to read so he/she can read the ideas to others and we teach them to spell so others can read his/her ideas.