Schedule a call with Kimberly

I provide individualized, multisensory tutoring that is supported by the latest research for children, teens, and adults with known or suspected dyslexia with the Barton Reading & Spelling System. I teach spelling, as strongly as reading, grammar, basic punctuation, fluency, prosody, handwriting, and morphology.

For prospective parents, please schedule an Ask-Me-Anything phone consultation first.

Here is how I can help:

  1. Tutoring / student screening: to determine if your student is ready to begin the Barton Reading & Spelling System and to discuss the details of the tutoring relationship; minimum twice-weekly, either in-person or remote.
  2. IEP consultation: for parents needing advice about navigating the process and obtaining appropriate accommodations from a public or private school.
  3. Dyslexia screening: determine your student’s risk or likelihood of dyslexia; the nine subtests designed to imitate an expert assessment process by measuring four basic processing features known to contribute to dyslexia risk, and two reading achievement skills whose development typically lags in dyslexia.
  4. Alternative schooling options: making the switch from public to private or homeschooling.

If you have any questions, please email me directly at  I am located in Annandale, VA, 22003.

Schedule a call with Kimberly

From despair to the Honor Society!

Hi Kimberly,

I wanted to share the good news that G. is invited to join the National Junior Honor Society. I remember her despair a few years ago saying she was stupid and didn’t care about school. I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all of your guidance and patience with G. as she’s worked through the Barton system with you. She couldn’t have overcome dyslexia and accomplished this without you.

Thank you.



Teachers notice results from early-stage tutoring

(From mom to teachers): I’m really glad you both believe that E. is making strong progress, and you’ve seen the results of the tutoring in her classroom performance.

She was just in Level 3 at that time and the effects from remediation were already noticed.


What a difference!

Thank you for everything!!!! What a difference you and the Barton Program have made in K’s life! We appreciate you!


Teachers very impressed!

Hi Kimberly,

I know C. mentioned to you the meeting we had with our daughter’s classroom and special education teachers. I wanted to share the specific comments from my notes that he made when he did an assessment on phonics and phonological awareness for background (not required by her IEP). He said that he sees she has had “very good instruction” in both of those areas and that he has “never seen a child who knows how to segment phonemes and read nonsense words as well as A.”




Thank you for making a difference in C’s life. Your tutoring has improved her reading and self-esteem greatly. The positive change in her has affected our family also.