Reading Tutor & Reading Specialist for Students of All Ages & Grade Levels
Serving Monmouth County and Ocean County, New Jersey
Joan Mazzuca Chinchilla, owner of Read To Lead, is an experienced certified teacher and multi sensory reading specialist. Her mission is to provides tutoring services, reading & literacy programs and learning disabilities assistance for NJ students.
Read to L.E.A.D. Learn, Educate, Achieve and Dream.
Reading is all around us and a part of everyday life. If you or someone you know struggles with reading, or you would like to have your child get a jump start on reading, a program can be formulated to meet specific individual needs.
We Are Hiring! Reading Tutor Wanted Immediately!
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We are looking for certified Wilson or Orton Gillingham applicants who are passionate and enthusiastic about working with children ages 5 to 16. We look for candidates that are qualified in multi sensory teaching styles-capable of working with children who need help in with reading and writing skills. Applicant must be energetic, have a great attitude, and enjoy working with children in a fun atmosphere.
What Kinds of Difficulties to Reading Specialists or Reading Tutors Treat?
- Difficulties with decoding or “sounding out” words
- Difficulties with reading comprehension (understanding what’s read)
- Writing problems
- Difficulties related to learning to read when English is a second language
What is Multi-Sensory Reading?
Multi-sensory reading is a teaching technique which embodies all of our five senses. Instead of just telling someone about a nice, juicy apple, we let them touch it, taste it, smell it, etc. When it comes to reading, we let students visualize the story as words. We paint pictures in the minds of readers and we allow students to “paint” words in the sky to help them remember how to spell words. We encourage fun, hands-on, tactile learning by spreading shaving cream or sand on a desk so students can say words, spell them, say them again and erase them.
Using all your senses in conjunction with repetition allows students to improve their reading skills greatly. The multi-sensory concept came from Dr. Samuel Orton and Dr. Anna Gillingham’s work with special needs students in the 1930’s. This teaching technique is known as the Orton-Gillingham method. I am trained in the Wilson reading program, which branched off of the Orton-Gillingham method.