Meet Our Tutors
Our tutors each have a college degree and specific training and experience working with students who have learning differences or who have been diagnosed with a specific learning disability. This additional expertise sets us apart from others. Most tutors have been with TLC for many years. In addition to general education experience, they have taken specific training courses through TLC or other agencies, including Read Naturally, Touchmath, and strategies for executive functioning. Our reading tutors have training in multi-sensory, structured phonetic reading programs supported by current reading research including Orton-Gillingham reading methods, Wilson Reading System, and Phonographix.
Dorothy Lange has a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Southern California with a specialty in learning disabilities. She completed her student teaching at the Southern California Diagnostic School which served students with severe language learning disabilities. She has had over twenty-five years experience working as a learning disabilities specialist and educational diagnostician for school systems in California and Virginia. In her role as the educational diagnostician for the Treatment and Learning Centers she is responsible for administering educational evaluations, writing diagnostic reports and making educational recommendations for students from kindergarten through adult ages. In addition, as the Tutoring Supervisor she matches tutoring clients with an appropriate tutor with follow-up to insure that the match has been successful. She also reviews the written goals and progress reports completed by the tutors and consults with them to provide recommendations for instructional programs, accommodations and strategies. Throughout her career she has continued to update her skills by taking university courses, attending conferences, and receiving in-service training. She has teacher certification in general education, the special education areas of learning disabilities and severely handicapped, as well as reading.