Small Group Instruction

Small group instruction is offered as an alternative to costly and multiple weekly meetings. 

This option is offered at half the rate of private tutoring.

There will never be more than four students to a group. 

All students will be pre-screened before being placed in a group.

In contrast to private tutoring, in which a minimum of twice weekly sessions are required, small group pods meet once weekly.

The intention is to support students in reading and writing while also giving them opportunity to learn in a social and collaborative setting.

I teach overworked and overwhelmed students reading and life skills that increase confidence, performance, and productivity so that the daily grind is more bearable- even enjoyable.

Private reading tutoring might be perfect for your child if...

  • Your child is reluctant to go to school.

  • Your child says "reading is too hard" or "I hate school".

  • You want your child to feel confident and successful in their reading abilities.

  • You want your child to have the experience of working with a private tutor who is driven, organized, goal-oriented and knows how to handle the complex needs of a student who has reading difficulties.


I am Lindsey Norton, founder of Aligned Academics and private reading tutor.

I became familiar with the Orton-Gillingham approach (referred to as the gold standard in reading instruction for dyslexia) in 2018 and decided if I was going to offer the highest quality reading tutoring services, then I must have the highest quality professional development. My experience, knowledge, and expertise as a tutor changed drastically as a result of the training I received from Dawn Nieman (a Fellow at the Orton-Gillingham Academy). Becoming trained in traditional Orton-Gillingham radically changed the way I understood and taught reading. Subsequent trainings in the Phonographix method (speech to print, or linguistic phonics) also helped contribute to my understanding of how people become readers.

I am incredibly passionate about helping students become confident, lifelong learners in a way that is accessible, relatable, and transferable. 


Aligned Academics Provides

  • Highly customized one on one reading instruction

    in an online format so that your child can receive tutoring from the comfort of their own home.

  • Specialized instruction

    for students who have mild, moderate, or severe dyslexia / specific learning disabilities (SLD).

  • The option of receiving online or in-person sessions

    at your child's school during school hours if their campus is within a ten mile radius of 33710.

  • Scholarships

    through Step Up for Students.

Explore more about how we teach reading, what happy clients have to say, or contact Lindsey for more information.

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