Despite best efforts and adequate intelligence, learning to read and write is an overwhelming challenge for some students. One reason is that some students need a specialized approach not found in the typical classroom. We can help! Based on successful experiences with thousands of students, the Wilson Reading System (WRS) provides a research based curriculum for teaching struggling students. WRS directly and sequentially teaches reading and writing using a multisensory approach. It is especially appropriate for students who have not internalized the sound and syllable system for reading and spelling.
Using the WRS approach, students gain mastery over their reading and writing challenges; as a result, frustration is replaced with achievement. Together we develop the habits of reading and writing which lead to success. If you or your son/daughter is struggling to read and/or write, we can help online or in person.
A minimum of 60 regularly scheduled instructional hours is required to document significant progress. The instructor and students will need to meet 2-3 hours per week. The students are also expected to work a minimum of one hour per week independently on assigned activities. Beginning this program is NOT recommended if completion of the minimum number of instructional hours is not possible.
"You know many words by sight, but it is impossible to memorize all the words in our language! Many words you don't know and right now you can only guess at them.
Words follow a reliable system, and once you know this system you will be able to figure out new words easily. You need to learn this system in detail, so you won't have to guess at new words."
Together we will develop the habits which lead to academic success.
Geneen D. Massey, M.A.T., W.D.P
Reading Specialist, Certified W.D.P., Wilson Reading System, Level 1, 2011-Present~ Reading Specialist and ESOL ETS Praxis exam passing results available; and~ Demonstrated learning gains with students from age 9 - adult. ~ Completed 3 credit graduate level course to credential teaching WRS, Level 2, 2022
Assessment (Rater), Educational Testing Services (ETS), TOEFLiBT-Speaking, 2009-2021
Facilitator and Instructor, 2007-2010, Baltimore City Community College, RAP, Silver Springs, MD~ Taught developmental language and survival skills to adult immigrants and refugees;~ Facilitated Prince Georges County Refugee Assistance Program; and~ Named Teacher of the Year, BCCC-RAP, 2010.
Adjunct Faculty, 2008-2017, SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.~ Taught an annual English immersion course for international undergraduate students; and ~ Prepared international graduate students to meet academic writing requirements.
ESOL Facilitator, 2003-2007, Miami Carol City Senior High, Miami Gardens, Florida~ Nominated Teacher of the Year, 2005-6;~ Served as chair for the Priorities for School Performance (SACS) Committee;~ Supervised state and district audits; and~ Demonstrated significant student learning gains through teaching and advising students.
Journalism Teacher and School Newspaper Adviser, 2000-2004, Miami Carol City Sr.~ Recognized, along with students, for top awards through Community Crusades Against Drugs, Florida Scholastic Press Association, American Scholastic Press Association, Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo and others;~ Served as chair, Miami Carol City Feeder Pattern Vertical Team for Language Arts; and~ Selected Rookie Teacher of the Year, 2000; nominated Teacher of the Year, 2003-4.
M.A.T. English for Speakers of Other LanguagesSchool for International Training (SIT Graduate Institute), Brattleboro, VTDec 2011
B.A. English/Secondary EducationFlorida Atlantic University, Davie, FLMay 2000
Awarded Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner Certificate after 90 seminar hours and 60 practicum hours March 2011. 50 hours of additional instruction acquired for renewal in 2022.