Need a tutor for 2nd grader- Dyslexia & ADHD

I am looking for a tutor for my 8 year old daughter who is in a special day class in the Castro Valley school district. She is at least 2 grades behind in her reading, and her math is not at level either. I'm focused primarily on the reading part for now. Can anyone recommend a private tutor/reading specialist? She has ADHD the inattentive type and I'm positive that she has dyslexia although the school is unable to officially diagnose her. She has all the signs, though. I'd love to find someone trained in the Orton-Gillingham method. 

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Try to find an Educational Therapist.


I'm not a tutor, but I do know something about dyslexia and ADHD!  I just wanted to let you know about Irlen syndrome.  It sounds scary, but it's not.  It is a visual-perceptual problem experienced by some folks that causes the letters to appear to float, fade, shake, shimmer, etc.  This obviously makes reading hard!  It is easily treatable with overlays or tinted glasses.  Check out or to find out more.  Contact me for more information if you want.  Good luck!

First of all, it's great you are being so proactive. Our daughter was diagnosed around the same age. Although it is expensive, if you can afford it I would recommend having a neuropsychic evaluation. This proved so helpful to us! It sounds like she may also have dyscalculia (math disorder) which our daughter had as well. The other piece of advice I want to offer you is to find a qualified Educational Therapist, and not just a 'tutor.' This makes a HUGE difference! You are right on track with OG method, but ET's receive much more training. It made all the difference to our daughter - who is graduating a college prep HS with a 4.0+. and is waiting to hear from Cal, UCLA and Stanford. Good luck to you!!!!

We have worked with Reading Coach Susan Sandoe, M.Ed, RSP who is based in Rockridge for the past year for my son who has similar struggles in reading. It's been a game changer for his reading abilities and his confidence. Susan is patient, focused, and child-centered in her approach. PM me for her contact info if you can't connect via LI.