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Hey there! Welcome to The Reading Project podcast where I help you build stronger readers one episode at a time. I am Ashley - Your Reading Tutor - and my experience as an online tutor, classroom teacher, and the mother of a reluctant reader, has allowed me to bring a fun and effective approach to building stronger and more confident readers. I created The Reading Project after working with dozens of families in my business that needed support in helping their readers at home. I want parents to know that you don’t have to be a teacher to help your struggling reader! I’m here to help! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thereadingproject/support

The Reading Project Ashley DiMercurio

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Hey there! Welcome to The Reading Project podcast where I help you build stronger readers one episode at a time. I am Ashley - Your Reading Tutor - and my experience as an online tutor, classroom teacher, and the mother of a reluctant reader, has allowed me to bring a fun and effective approach to building stronger and more confident readers. I created The Reading Project after working with dozens of families in my business that needed support in helping their readers at home. I want parents to know that you don’t have to be a teacher to help your struggling reader! I’m here to help! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thereadingproject/support

    Season 2: Episode 11: Outschool for Homeschool and Enrichment Learning!

    Season 2: Episode 11: Outschool for Homeschool and Enrichment Learning!

    In today's episode, I'm joined by teacher Noelle. Noelle is a former certified classical educator turned homeschooling mama and online Outschool teacher. She teaches Latin, geography, and literacy with the Orton-Gillingham approach to elementary students as well as her own kiddos.

    Tune in to this episode for some really awesome homeschooling tips and info about using Outschool in your homeschool. 

    Curriculums mentioned in this episode:

    Spell to Write and Read

    All About Reading

    You can find out more about Noelle by following her on Instagram and checking out her YourTube channel where she shares content about Outschool, homeschooling, and being an edupreneur. 

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    • 26 min
    Season 2 Episode 10: Tips for Successful Parent - Teacher Conferences

    Season 2 Episode 10: Tips for Successful Parent - Teacher Conferences

    Parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner for many of us. In this episode, I have Emily Gilbert with me to talk about making sure these conferences are successful for parents, teachers, and students.

    Ashley is a full-time kindergarten teacher, as well as the founder of Keep It Up Tutoring, where she helps K-5 students achieve success and build confidence in reading, writing, and math through systematic, individualized lessons.

    She knew her passion was to help students find a love of learning and make academic progress but felt disheartened at the lack of time available in a school day to meet every student’s needs. So, she decided to start tutoring one-on-one or in small groups after school, in order to give every student what they deserve. Since starting her business, Ashley has worked with countless students, working toward her mission to empower students and engage families.

    Listen to this episode if you want to head into your next parent-teacher conference feeling prepared and empowered!

    Learn more about Ashley Gilbert and Keep It Up Tutoring!

    Follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    • 21 min
    Season 2: Episode 9 - Tips for Better Parent Teacher Communication

    Season 2: Episode 9 - Tips for Better Parent Teacher Communication

    I'm so excited to introduce you to my guest, Veronica Reid. Veronica is from Northern Virginia and ever since she was a little girl, she always wanted to create stories that would help to empower and inspire others in their own lives. 

    Veronica is the founder and owner of Reach Scholars Tutoring and Natural 4U, which sells handmade hair and body products. She is a true entrepreneur! Her goal is to continue on her journey of entrepreneurship and help others along the way. 

    In this episode, we talk about all things parent/teacher communication! 

    Learn more about Veronica!

    Check out her book, How to Fire Your 9 to 5

    Follow Reach Scholars Tutoring on Facebook and Instagram

    Schedule a FREE Online Reading Assessment for your child!

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    • 19 min
    Season 2, Episode 8: Tips for Low-Tech Online Learning

    Season 2, Episode 8: Tips for Low-Tech Online Learning

    In this episode, I have a special guest Michelle Breitenbach. Michelle is an energetic and motivating Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, and early literacy specialist. After working as a special educator for seven years she established her own company in Miami, Florida called Read to Rewire. She supports students online as a private educator and coaches teachers globally. 

    Michelle is passionate about teaching others how to teach a structured literacy lesson online with limited technology and engaging students through independent, online activities that involve movement and games. Michelle was teaching online for over a year before the pandemic and during the pandemic, she supported the transition to online teaching with free resources and webinars for educators. 

    Michelle loves creating unique resources to support teachers and maintain student interests. Michelle's webinars focus on elevating student engagement, maintaining multi-sensory methods, minimizing technology online in order to have successful lessons for students with dyslexia and other learning challenges. She knows how to weave quick and motivating activities into her lessons in order to maintain excitement and engagement with online learning. Michelle loves to share the positive side of online teaching and how it has really been a silver lining during this global pandemic. 

    I can't wait for you to meet Michelle Breitenbach! You probably already know that we have lots of things in common. In this episode, we'll talk about low-tech ideas for teaching online and the many benefits of online learning.

    If you want more from Michelle, check out her website, Read to Rewire.

    You can also find her on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram!

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    • 22 min
    Season 2, Episode 7: Online Learning Tools for Parents & Educators

    Season 2, Episode 7: Online Learning Tools for Parents & Educators

    I'm so excited to introduce you to Caitlin Herkenrath! Caitlin is doing such amazing things in the online education space! 

    She's a certified teacher and Orton-Gillingham trained literacy tutor from Toronto, Ontario. She's the founder of Sunrise Reading Solutions, which she began during the Covid 19 pandemic to support struggling readers and spellers. Caitlin is fascinated by the perks of online instruction and believes it will continue to play a key role in effective education for years to come. And, I couldn't agree more! 

    Caitlin shares with us her insights into online education, including her recommended platforms for parents and educators, best practices, and top support tips! 

    In this episode, Caitlin suggests some online learning tools. Her favorites are:

    Koala

    Word Wall

    Kahoot

    Check out more on Catilin at her website, here. 

    And follow along with her on Facebook and Instagram!

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    • 42 min
    Season 2, Episode 6: What is Word Study?

    Season 2, Episode 6: What is Word Study?

    I am super excited to bring you, Diane Talbott, as a guest to the podcast. She is the owner of Spiral Skills Tutoring in Boulder, Colorado, and Metamorphic Word Study which provides Orton Gillingham aligned word study, training, and products. She's a frequent speaker and has all kinds of amazing certifications in the field of education. 

    Today, she's going to talk to us about word study! Specifically, what it is, what it means, and why it's important to include in reading and literacy instruction. 

    Diane has offered a special Word Study freebie JUST for our podcast listeners. You can grab it right here!

    If you'd like to reach out to Diane, you can contact her at diane@spiralskillstutoring.com

    Follow along with her on Facebook - Spiral Skills Tutoring, Metamorphic Word, or join her Facebook Community for learners studying and sharing insights about the structure and meaning of the English language.

    You can also find Diane on - Spiral Skills Tutoring and Metamorphic Word.

    And, check out her websites for Spiral Skills Tutoring and Metamorphic Word. 

    Diane mentioned a helpful app she loves using with her family: EtymOnline!

    If you'd like to support this podcast in a small way, you can do so right here. Please know that any support you can offer is so very appreciated!

    If you want to follow me on social media I can be found at the following links:

    Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

    Or check out my website at Your Reading Tutor for more reading resources and support!

    And don't forget to get my FREE Reading Rewards System and get your kids excited about reading today!

    Music from this podcast was used with permission from Epidemic Sound.


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    Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thereadingproject/support

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Eliza mk ,

Helpful and wonderful!

This podcast is great for people like me who want to help their kids grow as readers and students but don’t always know the best way to go about it! Thanks to Ashley and her guests for the help and guidance!

Vt blazer ,

Practical , relatable, solutions.

Love this podcast. Ashley seems to know exactly what the struggles are and has easy solutions to implement for my family. The podcast is the perfect length snd her delivery makes it feel like you are sitting down to coffee with her. Love Ashley and The Reading Project.

VEH VT ,

Confidence Building

I appreciate finding this podcast when I did because it’s a great confidence builder. Not just for early readers, but even more for parents like me who are trying to help their little readers develop a good relationship with reading and learning in general. Thanks for all the tips!

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