Pomeroy Tutoring offers customized, private tutoring for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. All lessons are individually tailored to meet the academic needs and learning styles of each student. We are conveniently located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Testimonial from Dee W:
No one outside of our
family has done more for our daughter Rebecca than Marie Pomeroy. Marie uses
the Orton-Gillingham method to systematically break down the English language
into its components, and then teaches the children how to synthesize the
components. Her caring and consistent demeanor made learning something that our
daughter looked forward to. Watching Marie teach our daughter to read was one of
the most interesting and exciting parental experiences I have ever had. Taking
my dyslexic daughter to Marie was one of the best parenting decisions I have
Our daughter Rebecca
loved to be read to for hours a day. However, we were surprised that we
could not seem to teach her to read. Her Kindergarten teacher thought that
reading would come in its own time. When first grade started, the school gave
us readers to work with her at home. She would cry and say she hated
reading and never wanted to learn. After a few months in the first grade her
teacher requested a conference, and thought Rebecca had some kind of learning
disability. The teacher had tried everything but could not figure out how to
teach Rebecca to read, and asked if we would be willing to have her evaluated
by a psychologist. Rebecca’s reading level was too low to measure and she was
diagnosed with dyslexia. The psychologist suggested an Orton-Gillingham tutor,
and referred me to Marie Pomeroy.
I immediately signed
Rebecca up to be evaluated by Marie, and at the first meeting I knew she would
help our daughter. That was February 2010. I took Rebecca in twice a week, and
then would read with her daily and reinforce what Marie was teaching her. The
improvement was amazing! When she started second grade just 5 months later, she
was reading at grade level. By the end of second grade she would no longer read
with me, because that was slow and boring for her. By the end of fifth
grade Rebecca was reading on a college reading level. Even though Rebecca was
doing so well, I kept taking her to Marie once a week because she had developed
such a bond. Marie continued to work on writing issues that typically
impact dyslexics. Rebecca felt that Marie taught her more writing skills in an
hour than she learned in school all week. She adores Marie, and is very sad
that she had to move to Greensboro, but our loss is
their gain. Rebecca just finished the eighth grade, and her school voted her
most likely to read War and Peace in a day. I don’t think that will happen, but
Rebecca now has a lifelong love of reading and reads about 300 books a year.
Rebecca had an amazing
experience with Marie, but I think the method would work for any child. I
also took my second non-dyslexic child to Marie, and she felt she learned much
more from Marie than the school. Marie had moved to Greensboro when it was time to
teach our third child to read. Last summer I used Rebecca’s old lessons as
guides for my third child and the results, again, were so much better than any other
system we or the school tried. I really think this is hands down the best way
to teach a child reading skills. Marie has a caring nature and deeper
understanding of the English language than anyone I have ever met.
Marie Pomeroy taught
my daughter using the Orton Gillingham method. It is with great pleasure that I
write this letter to recommend her to other families seeking professional and
expert reading remediation.
The following are a few of the things you can expect from Mrs.
* Patience - Mrs. Pomeroy gives children the time they need with
working memory and gently prompts their memory with clues guiding them to the
* Individualized instruction - Mrs. Pomeroy introduces skills
based on student readiness and mastery.
* Information - Mrs. Pomeroy share meaningful information with
parents regarding subject content.
* Focused Time Management - Mrs. Pomeroy is able to cover a wealth
of information in a session. Her pacing is exceptional and she has a gift
for redirecting as needed.
* Experienced and highly knowledgeable - Mrs. Pomeroy is highly
skilled in Orton Gillingham.
* Prepared - Mrs. Pomeroy has materials ready upon the student's
arrival. She maintains remarkable records of what she has taught and
develops her lessons prior to sessions.
* Promptness - Mrs. Pomeroy is ready and warmly welcomes her
students at the agreed upon time. She never cancelled and gave sufficient
notice if she was taking time off.
* Kindness - Mrs. Pomeroy speaks to her students with a warm tone
that is respectful.
My daughter's reading greatly improved
during the time she worked with Mrs. Pomeroy. She received consistent
instruction that provided her with the skills she needed to build her
self-esteem. To my delight, my daughter learned to actually enjoy reading.
Testimonial from Meredith H.
In my practice as a pediatric psychologist for the past 10
years, I have referred many students to Marie Pomeroy to help with their
reading and spelling skills. Ms. Pomeroy
is a skilled and knowledgeable remedial reading specialist. She has over twenty-five years of experience
teaching students using the Orton-Gillingham approach, a structured, sequential
phonics-based method that is designed to be used for students with a diagnosis
of dyslexia. Marie has always been
reliable, collaborative, and will go the extra mile for families. I would highly recommend her services.
Testimonial from Kathleen S.
My son was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 6. He struggled for months to read until we were referred to Marie Pomeroy.
Mrs. Pomeroy is one of the most patient and kind people we have met. She worked hard to earn our son's trust and to explain to him the value of tutoring. At first our son did not enjoy tutoring, but as he worked with Mrs. Pomeroy, he gradually realized that she truly cared about his academic success.
Our son was able to increase his literacy dramatically and was brought up to his reading grade level within about a year. She worked closely with him to improve his handwriting as well. He would still be working with her but she re-located out of the area.
Today, our son is entering 9th grade with a good grasp of language and reading, thanks to Mrs. Pomeroy. He has routinely earned Bs in his Language Arts studies and still uses the techniques Mrs. Pomeroy taught him years ago so he can read better.
We attribute much of on son's academic success to Mrs. Pomeroy's support and true concern for his achievements.