Kathy Fears

Kathy Fears

President and A Founding Member at Orton-Gillingham of MN

Company:
Orton-Gillingham of MN

General Information

Education

BSEE degree  - University of Minnesota

degree  - U of M. She

Affiliations

Board Member  - The International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch

Board Member of the Upper Midwest Branch  - The International Dyslexia Association

Board Member of the Upper Midwest Branch  - Presenter , Inc.

President and A Founding Member  - marshacademy.com

Recent News  

Kathy Fears is a trained Orton-Gillingham reading therapist who offers private tutoring in Mounds View, Minnesota.
She has successfully helped hundreds of children, teens and adults to overcome their reading and spelling struggles using the Orton-Gillingham method. Kathy conducts workshops throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin for parents and teachers in which she shares the key concepts and techniques of Orton-Gillingham. In addition, Kathy draws upon her homeschool experience to offer the Peabody Individualized Achievement Test for homeschool children to satisfy the Minnesota annual testing requirement. As the immediate past president and a founding member of Orton-Gillingham of MN (OGM), an organization that provides teacher training in this powerful method of instruction, Kathy has participated as an instructor during the OGM teacher training sessions offered throughout the year. She is also a past board member of the International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB) where she served as the tutor referral resource, the coordinator for the annual conference, and a supervisor during the OG teacher training courses. Kathy has a BSEE degree from the University of Minnesota, is married to her college sweetheart, and is the proud and loving parent of three young adults and two (very recent) beautiful baby granddaughters.

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Kathy Fears has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and has completed extensive graduate level coursework in Orton-Gillingham instruction.
Kathy currently has a private practice as a Reading Therapist, Workshop Presenter, and Independent Peabody Tester. She has successfully helped dozens of children, teens and adults overcome their reading and spelling struggles using the Orton-Gillingham method and she conducts workshops to show how to use Orton-Gillingham techniques to teach struggling readers and spellers. She also administers the Peabody test to homeschoolers to help them meet the state testing requirements. Kathy is the current president and a founding member of Orton-Gillingham of Minnesota (OGM), an organization that provides teacher training in this powerful method of instruction. She has also participated as an instructor during the OGM teacher training sessions in the summer and fall. And she is a past board member of the International Dyslexia Association Upper Midwest Branch (IDA-UMB).

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Kathy Fears offers private tutoring for students of all ages who are struggling with reading or spelling.
She uses an Orton-Gillingham approach because it has stood the test of time in helping students acquire solid reading and spelling skills through the use of explicit, sequential, multi-sensory, language-based instruction. If you would like Kathy to contact you about tutoring, please fill out this information sheet to give her a better idea of your child's needs. Kathy will contact you within 3 days.

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