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Our Network of Orton-Gillingham Teachers


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  1. Reading Specialists of Long Island, LLC (RSLI) is a company that provides parents and educators with affordable, easy to use resources to treat dyslexia. We no longer directly tutor, test, or meet with students. We do, however, provide a free referral service to provide parents with educators.

  2. RSLI does not guarantee the qualifications of the tutors listed on this page nor do we perform background checks and we assume no liability.  We recommend that you vet the tutor yourself. If the teacher you select is in New York State you can look up the qualifications on the NYSDOE website, click here. If your tutor is not in New York State, you will have to confirm his or her credentials at his or her state's DOE website.

  3. The tutoring fee will be determined by your tutor. RSLI does not collect any money and we do not receive any money from the tutor. We are providing a free referral service and assume no liability.

  4. RSLI does not guarantee that your tutor will use our reading programs and materials. If you would like to use our programs, please suggest this to your tutor.

Janice Samuals

New York State Certified and licensed in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Reading/Literacy, Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner, Math k-5

Janice Samuals  
Janice is currently working as a reading/literacy specialist in a school district in Suffolk County New York.  She has over twenty years of experience teaching students with diverse needs including Autism, students with learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, anxiety disorders and emotional/behavioral disorders.  She is experienced in working with students struggling with literacy, writing and reading skills (decoding, fluency, reading comprehension).  Janice is very familiar with IEP’s and working towards meeting student’s specific individual goals.  

Janice has been trained in the Fundations/Wilson Reading System, she has attended Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, trained in using Fountas & Pinnell benchmark surveys.   Along with being trained in these programs, she provides numerous scaffolds to aide children in learning.  She makes her reading/writing lessons multisensory – in math she uses manipulatives as well as meeting a child’s specific needs.  

Janice is experienced in test preparation for the ELA and Math state tests.  When working with English Language Learners as well as students with learning disabilities, she feels it is extremely important to provide visuals and multisensory techniques to support their learning. In her daily practice as a teacher, she uses many approaches to motivate and maintain appropriate behaviors. By getting to know her students it allows her to engage them and best learn their interests. She truly enjoys building strong relationships with her students and working with them to meet their individualized learning goals. When needed, she uses a positive reinforcement and a positive reward system to help with students’ confidence and self-esteem.  She is excited to help your child with his or her literacy and math skills.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Administering reading and writing assessments, developing individualized and effective literacy instruction, individualized reading instruction, building phonemic awareness and phonics skills, helping with homework

EXPERTISE: working with  students with disabilities/ and students needing to strengthen reading comprehension and writing skills/strategies, students who need to improve decoding/encoding  skills and reading fluency. Strengthen reading comprehension and writing Assessment and intervention for children struggling with decoding, reading comprehension, and fluency.

AGES: Reading and Writing: Kindergarten through age 21 / Math: Kindergarten through 6th Grade

AREAS: Remote or on Long Island in the following towns: Commack, Melville, Huntington, Hauppauge, Smithtown, Lloyd Neck, and Dix Hills.

Marnie Stein

SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, CERTIFIED WILSON READING SPECIALIST & TRAINED IN THE ORTON GILLINGHAM METHOD

Marnie Stein  
Marnie is a New York dual-licensed Elementary Education (Pre K, Kindergarten, Grades 1-6) and Special Education teacher (K-8), earning a Masters of Science in Elementary and Special Education from New York University – Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Marnie is a certified Wilson Language Instructor. In addition, she is trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach for remedial reading instruction. Marnie has taught in various school settings around the New York metropolitan area. She specializes in teaching students with Dyslexia and Language-based disabilities. Marnie's most recent teaching position was at the Stephen Gaynor School, a specialized school for children with Dyslexia and Language-based disabilities. Working in this unique environment, provided her with endless learning opportunities, specifically within the literacy world. As a certified Wilson Language trainer and an Orton - Gillingham trained specialist, she excels at teaching students who have difficulty reading. Her incredible intuition allows her to first recognize and tap into a student's strengths, in order to build their confidence and allow them to see that they are capable of becoming better readers.

Marnie does not take the traditional approach to reading remediation. Rather she draws upon her knowledge and extensive experience using the Wilson Reading System and Orton Gillingham programs to help students achieve success in reading. Using a multi-sensory approach to reading instruction, her lessons are interactive and tailored to a student's individual needs. She uses a team approach to collaborate with all of a student's providers in order to maximize a student's achievements.

Marnie's passion for education and love of learning fuels each and every one of her lessons. She is truly a diamond in the rough. Your family will be lucky to work with her.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Initial reading evaluation, reading intervention and remediation, writing and literacy remediation

EXPERTISE: Working with children who have Dyslexia and Language-based disabilities – specifically children who struggle with decoding, encoding (spelling), reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing instruction


AGES: Pre-K through high school

AREAS: Remote or in Nassau County, Suffolk County, All boroughs of Manhattan.


Kerry Anderson

SPECIAL EDUCATOR AND ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, CERTIFIED WILSON READING SPECIALIST & TRAINED IN THE ORTON GILLINGHAM METHOD

Kerry Anderson  
I have an undergraduate degree in Childhood Education 1-6, and a Masters degree in Literacy with dual certifications: B-Grade 6 and Grades 5-12. I have teaching experience with students in both areas of my certification and have worked with students in small group instruction as an AIS teacher. In addition I have privately taught students during the summer months. I have experience with teaching Wilson and Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Instruction. (Guided Reading Program). My experience teaching students to prepare for the ELA exam has helped all of my students in receiving passing grades with high marks.

I am interested in tutoring in the following areas on Long Island: Northport, Huntington, Smithtown, and Commack.



TYPES OF SERVICES: Initial reading evaluation, reading intervention and remediation, writing and literacy remediation

EXPERTISE: Working with children who have Dyslexia and Language-based disabilities – specifically children who struggle with decoding, encoding (spelling), reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing instruction

AGES: First grade through high school

AREAS: Remote or on Long Island in the following towns: Northport, Huntington, Smithtown, and Commack.


Judy Fouad

READING SPECIALIST K-12, CERTIFIED WILSON READING SPECIALIST & TRAINED IN THE ORTON GILLINGHAM METHOD

Marnie Stein  
I am a certified reading specialist K-12 . I have over twenty five years of experience. I am certified as a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. I am currently finishing my Associate Level Practicum with the Orton-Gillingham Academy. I work with students of all ages and reading needs.

TYPES OF SERVICES: Initial reading evaluation, reading intervention and remediation, writing and literacy remediation

EXPERTISE: Working with children who have Dyslexia and Language-based disabilities – specifically children who struggle with decoding, encoding (spelling), reading fluency, reading comprehension and writing instruction


AGES: Pre-K - 12th grade

AREAS: Long Island, NY: Eastern Nassau and Western Suffolk Counties.


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