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Become a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

Become a Certified Dyslexia Practitioner

The Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin is a non-profit organization that provides highly specialized 1:1 tutoring to students with dyslexia, at no cost to families. Our center also provides nationally accredited tutor training to adults interested in becoming certified dyslexia tutors. We train tutors in the art and science of teaching reading using the Orton-Gillingham approach, which is considered to be the gold standard of instruction for students with dyslexia. Our tutors are able to use their training to make a profound impact on the lives of the students with whom they work.


The Children's Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin is continually looking to recruit new tutors who can work with our long waitlist of students. Tutor training at our center is rigorous and thorough and is accredited by the International Multisensory Language Education Council (IMSLEC). Our training program is akin to taking a Master's Degree level college course, with the benefit of offering extensive hands-on experience working with students with dyslexia.

Applicants to our tutor training program must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher for admission to the program and are required to complete 60 hours of course lecture and discussion, in-depth reading assignments, quizzes and exams, and 100 hours of supervised practicum at the center. All training is held in person on weekends, typically with one to two training days a month throughout the year. The 100 hour practicum requirement is met by tutoring 2 students 1:1 for 55 minutes twice a week after school at the center. Tutoring days are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday between the hours of 3:00 to 7:00pm. Tutoring takes place year round, with 28 weeks of tutoring during the academic school year and 6 weeks of tutoring in the summer. Our typical academic school year tutoring schedule consists of 4 to 5 weeks of tutoring in a row, followed by one week off. We follow a shorter tutoring schedule during the summer, with 3 weeks of tutoring in both June and August, and no tutoring in July. After tutor trainees have completed all initial certification requirements, which typically takes a little over a year, they have the option of staying on as a paid tutor. Paid tutors earn $25 per tutoring session.

For more information email or call the Children's Dyslexia Center 715-598-4986

Additional Info

Job Type : Part-time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Not Applicable

Job Function : Education

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