Tutoring Students with Dyslexia

Anna Blake '12

Hometown:  Cumberland, Maryland
Majors:  English and Theatre
Concentration:  Professional Writing

Magellan Project Description:
I traveled to California for a two-week internship with a Master Dyslexia teacher to learn the Dr. Roberts Method of the Orten-Gillingham dyslexia tutoring. In Cumberland, I tutored an 8 year-old dyslexic boy who was reading at a kindergarten level for two months giving the child the ability to reach his peers in reading.
How will your Magellan Project help with your plans after graduation?
After graduation, I hope to enter the University of Pittsburgh Teacher Certification Program. With my knowledge of dyslexia tutoring, I feel I have a new perspective on education and will use those tools learned during my Magellan Project in my elementary classroom in the future.