My Story

From Teacher to Online Reading Tutor

Justine Forelli

Online Reading Tutor

My name is Justine Forelli Maycock and I have worked with 100’s of beginning and struggling readers.

I started off as a Waldorf teacher believing a holistic natural approach to reading was the answer to everything.

My first daughter easily learned to read with this method.

But my second daughter showed signs of a struggling reader from preschool. I did not want to admit it and thought she just needed more time. By third grade, I finally had to admit that she was not learning to read.

This is when I began learning about struggling readers. The gap can be closed with a direct, systematic, explicit approach.

Her success with overcoming her reading difficulties motivated me to study reading intervention and to obtain traditional teaching credentials.

As the English reading teacher in an Italian bilingual school, I applied my interventions to struggling readers. I learned to articulate language concepts to young children to help them learn to read and write.

And then the pandemic struck, and we were all on Zoom. I started holding one-on-one sessions with my struggling readers. It was so powerful. Their success in learning to read through direct intervention online convinced me to become an online reading tutor.

Many children thrived in a big class online during the pandemic, but many did not. Helping those children and all struggling readers to close the gap and become confident readers is my purpose.

Contact me for a Free Consultation/Assessment.