2024-2025 School Year

Orton-Gillingham Reading Tutoring SPT

Enrollment Info:

At enrollment, parents should indicate their desire to enroll their student in OG Reading Tutoring.  The parent should provide the student’s class schedule and any preferences as to time of day, etc for tutoring.  The LD staff will add the student’s name and tutoring preferences to the waitlist and the family will be contacted if/when a tutoring spot becomes available.

Course Description

Tutoring for students enrolled in Orton-Gillingham Tutoring will occur in individual or leveled groups of no more than 3 students after assessments are completed.

Each tutoring session will last for 45 minutes and students will be tutored twice per week using the Orton-Gillingham approach. The tutoring will be done in individual or small group sessions determined by students’ reading levels, with no more than 3 students per small group.

  • 1st – 2nd grade students will be pulled out of their regular class and will be tutored during the regular co-op day.  Parents must understand that they will be required to pay the full tuition for their regular 1st or 2nd grade class plus the OG Tutoring tuition if they choose to enroll their student in tutoring.
  • 3rd and up students will be tutored before school from 8:15 – 9:00am.

New students will need to attend an assessment time before the tutoring begins to determine their reading level and determine which leveled small group tutoring time they will be assigned.  Once a tutoring spot becomes available for your student, you will be connected to a Reading Tutor who can set up a time to assess your child.

During the Orton-Gillingham lesson, a student is taught reading, spelling, handwriting, and expressive writing as a whole body. The Orton-Gillingham approach is a multi-sensory approach and each phonetic unit and sequence in spoken and/or graphic form is learned through hearing, speaking, seeing, and writing; these skills are learned and practiced simultaneously in coordination with one another. The teacher teaches the student small doses of the language in each tutoring session and connects their new learning to their prior knowledge of what they have already learned. The tutor will monitor skill development for each student. The lessons are built upon what is observed in the previous lesson and what is seen to be necessary to move the child forward in the next lesson. This tutoring will not serve as the student’s daily reading program. It will be a supplement to the instruction already occurring at home.

Learn more about the Orton-Gillingham approach

To be successful in this class:

Students must be actively working on a reading curriculum and practicing reading daily with their teaching parent. Tutors recommend using All about Reading and All about Spelling curriculum. Orton Gillingham Reading Tutoring should be viewed as an intervention to supplement what parents are doing at home. This tutoring time will be centered on Orton-Gillingham mini lessons focusing on certain reading skills/errors that are needed based on each small group reading needs and there will not be time in a tutoring session to teach all reading skills comprehensively.

Grades: 6th Grade, 1st Grade, 7th Grade, 2nd Grade, 8th Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

-45 minute tutoring sessions, twice per week: $840 per semester

-45 minute tutoring sessions, twice per week: $500 per semester

Plus $20 individual student assessment fee for new students only.

Plus $140 enrollment fee per student.

Plus $10 materials fee per student.


This tutoring program is for students in 1st-8th grade. An assessment will be done before tutoring begins to determine a student’s level. Payment is required prior to signing up for an assessment time slot. Families will enroll and pay for one semester of tutoring at a time. Parents may choose to continue or discontinue tutoring after each semester.

Sections Offered:

Required Materials


  • Paper
  • Pencil

Further Recommendations:

Parents must agree to:

  • Purchase the required materials needed for the class as listed on the Supply List.
  • Teach reading instruction on a daily basis with the student.
  • Review content that is covered from weekly updates from tutor.

The OG tutor will:

  • Teach new concepts and provide guided practice in class once a week.
  • Provide support and suggestions for parents to use for reading and spelling at home.

Meet Molly Davis

Education: B.S. in Early Childhood Education from East Tennessee State University; M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Milligan College

Teaching experience: Instructional Assistant & Interim 1st Grade Teacher – Theodore Roosevelt Elementary from 2012-2015; Pre-K teacher – Woodland Elementary School in 2015; Math Curriculum Writer for The Good and the Beautiful in 2020; Co-op Teacher – Middle School Literature at parent led co-op from 2021-2022

  • Currently homeschooling two daughters

Certifications: certified to teach in South Carolina

UHC courses taught: IEW 3rd and 4th

Began teaching at UHC in 2022