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I believe every child has the right to learn the way it makes sense for them, and there is no one single right way to learn.

Reading is the most important thing your child must learn, and it’s not a skill that parents usually feel equipped to teach. You’re not alone! Learning Uphill is here to support, encourage and inform you of all the details you need to get started, and then to provide you with tools and resources to help your child be successful.

I have been working in education for over a decade. Learning to read starts at the basics with pattern recognition, playing with sounds, attaching letters to sounds, and uncovering meaning through reading. More advanced levels look at the meaning behind word parts, syllable patterns, and spelling choices. At the highest level, students look at complex written tasks, poetic devices, advanced sentence structure and note-taking skills.

However, although I will never be perfect with executive function or spelling, I am more than my weaknesses. I am dynamic, creative, empathetic and hilarious. I am passionate about teaching and I believe everyone can learn if they’re given enough time and the right type of instruction. I believe our strengths will get us where we need to go even as our weaknesses try to hold us back.

My goal with this site is to help you realize that you can rely on yourself. On your skills, your knowledge, and your experience as a parent to encourage and guide your children. All you need is to tools, and Learning Uphill will give you what you need to help your child succeed and your family find balance.

There are many factors that could be holding you back – worries about not having enough time, worries about whether outside tutoring or helping your child at home will be enough, or worries that you can’t figure this out.

In spite of everything, there are resources available to help you on this journey.

There is no one-size-fits-all method for teaching reading, just like there’s no one perfect way to be a family. My goal is to share tools, to empower you, and to help you believe that we can create change in our lives and in the lives of our families.

If you are ready to create the change you need, and to commit to learning what works for you, your child, and your family, then you’re in the right place.