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Does this sound like you?

  • My child is falling behind in their reading.

  • I think my child has a learning difference or challenge.

  • My child has been diagnosed with a language-based learning disability.

  • I have a child who has been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

  • My child struggles with organization, emotional control, initiating tasks, staying on task or managing time.

If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be wondering which way to turn.  You might be tired, frustrated, confused and scared.  I hear you.  You have come to the right place.  Try to take a second and BREATHE.  I can help and if I can't, I can most definitely help you find the right people who can.

It's important to remember that your child IS CAPABLE and with the right intervention combined with the right support, they CAN make great strides in their learning.  

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Hi there!


I'm Michelle.  I began my private practice after many years of working with students of all ages and abilities and after seeing a great need for a learning space that both fosters academic success as well as emotional literacy.  I have a deep passion for creating a learning environment for students that is safe, encouraging, supportive and FUN!  From my experience, when a child feels seen, supported and accepted, their academic learning soars to places they never dreamed possible.  

My qualifications include:

  • Certified Orton-Gillingham Supervisor/Practitioner/Evaluator

  • Certified ADHD Life Coach, International ADHD Coach Training International

  • Certified Executive Function Coach, Connections in Mind (UK)

  • Commit to Kids Training Completion, Canadian Centre for Child Protection

  • Over fourteen years of experience working in the educational field.

  • Associate Teaching Certificate in Speech and Drama (ATCL), Trinity College of London

  • Professional Communications Diploma, Capilano University

  • Mindfulness Level 1 Teacher Certification, CHI School


 Practical Activities and Ideas for Dyslexic Kids and Teens (2022) Reid, G, McIntosh.M, Clark, J.

Just Read! A Structured, Systematic and Sequential Reading System (2022) Clark, J., McIntosh, M.

Write this Way! Structured lessons and activities for reluctant young writers. (2024) Reid, G., Clark, J., McIntosh. M

In my spare time, you will find me enjoying the beauty of island life with my husband,  teenage son, adult son and my dog, Sophie.

My Mission

By creating and maintaining a safe, fun and supportive learning environment, I believe that both academic and behavioural success can be reached.

I consider it a privilege to be a part of my students' learning journeys.  I take pride in being an anchor point for my students and providing a supportive and encouraging partnership WITH them.  I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my students and look at the challenges ahead and guide them towards success.  I ask questions, I help them discover their own unique abilities and I champion them with every incremental success.  

I believe that academic success, while important, is only half the picture.  I believe that true learning is only possible when one feels safe, supported and encouraged.  That's why I weave social, emotional and mindful support into each lesson.  If the need arises, I am equipped to address difficult or tricky emotions.  I encourage my students to be with every emotion they're having and to navigate them with honesty and acceptance. 

It is my goal to help my students feel SEEN and FULLY SUPPORTED as I guide them towards academic success.

Why work with me?

My promise to you...

  • Complete and comprehensive informal intake assessments.

  • Detailed intervention plans that target your child's unique needs.

  • Evidence-based learning support from a highly trained and experienced interventionist.

  • Consistent progress monitoring to ensure that lessons are targeted to your child's changing needs and to ensure that your child is getting exactly what they need every single time.

  • Safe, encouraging and supportive lesson environments that give your child permission to be themselves.

  • Engaging lesson tools that are MULITSENSORY and that allow for CREATIVITY and FUN!

Are you ready to start the journey?

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