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Every person deserves to read well and connect with text.
Reading is power!

As a reading specialist with a Master's degree in reading and certified Wilson Reading Practitioner, I adeptly apply research-based strategies in teaching students to read.

I know first-hand Wilson Reading works for children and adults who are struggling with phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.

I use Wilson 'Just Words' for students in grades 4-12 and adults who have mild to moderate gaps in their decoding and spelling proficiency but do not require intensive intervention.

Wilson Reading is a multi-sensory program for students beginning in grade 2 through adults.

Wilson Reading is very specific for those with reading and language difficulties who need intensive instruction.

Igniting a love for reading...

Using award-winning literature to enhance vocabulary, comprehension and fluency with middle school students invites them to love reading.

Award winning titles include: Beyond the Bright Sea, Fever 1793, The One and Only Ivan, The Birchbark House, Diary of Anne Frank and Dragon's Gate.

The literature provides a springboard to examine history, culture, vocabulary, science and social studies.

Students actively question, debate, analyze, synthesize and evaluate using literature.


Students must have foundational skills in English grammar and mechanics to write clearly and coherently.

Students need to write responses to questions and learn the following types of writing: expository, narrative, persuasive and descriptive.

Reading is the act of decoding a message. Writing is the act of encoding a message.

Guiding students in reading, writing, thinking, speaking and spelling is my vocation.

Proficiency with these skills is a life game-changer.

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Mary’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: John Carroll University - Bachelor of Education, Education

Graduate Degree: John Carroll University - Masters in Education, Reading Teacher Education


Reading historical fiction and nonfiction Viewing documentaries and independent films Swimming, traveling, hiking

Tutoring Subjects

Adult Literacy

Certified Reading Intervention

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


Middle School Reading

Middle School Reading Comprehension

Middle School Writing


Reading Intervention

Wilson Reading


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