About the Reading Toolkit
Tutoring lessons offered by The Reading Toolkit address weaknesses in phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, contextual fluency, and comprehension. Symptoms of dyslexia can also be remediated, with or without a formal dyslexia diagnosis. Techniques and strategies acquired in formal training, classroom experience, and ten years of one-on-one tutoring are employed to treat the struggling reader. These young readers often find spelling to be a challenge as well, as the rules that allow decoding also govern encoding. Learning in one area provides feedback for the other, thus reading and spelling can progress together.
About Jean Cohen, M.Ed.
Jean Cohen is a tutor practicing in Portland, Oregon under the business name of The Reading Toolkit, LLC. She attained her elementary and special education licenses in 1982-84 and her Masters in Special Education in 1985, at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She taught in the classroom for ten years, some of which was with the Western Australia Education Department. She has volunteered at Atkinson and Glencoe Elementary Schools with her reading and spelling remediation programs.