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Off-Syllabus offers dyslexia intervention and tutoring services in the Northern Virginia area.  We follow the recommendations of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and our instructors are IDA-certified.  Our programs are research-based, cumulative, multi-sensory, and comprehensive. 

 

OUR SERVICES

Excellence - Experience - Passion

At Off-Syllabus, we hold ourselves to the highest standards in every aspect of the work we do. Our teachers are highly trained and qualified to meet all of your needs, and are dedicated to offering diverse and specialized services tailored to your child's unique preferences and situation.  We specialize in dyslexia intervention programs and offer services for advanced math learners as well.  We strive to make every session motivating, fun, and successful.

 

Take a look at some of the services we offer below!

ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING

  • IDA-certified teachers

  • One-on-one instruction

  • Orton-Gillingham Certified

  • Wilson Reading System  

  • One-hour sessions 

  • At-school instruction during the school day 

  • At-home Instruction after school


SMALL-GROUP TUTORING

  • IDA-certified teachers

  • Small-group instruction

  • Orton-Gillingham 

  • Wilson Reading System

  • Advanced Math 

  • One-hour sessions

  • At school instruction during the school day

  • At-home instruction after school

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

  • Workshops designed for teachers 

  • Professional development seminars

  • Guided Reading training

  • Reading Workshop training

  • Writing Workshop training

  • Mentoring/coaching 

  • Improve literacy instruction 

  • Book room purchase and design 

Contact us today for more details about the services we offer in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

WHAT WE OFFER

Academic Solutions 

ORTON-GILLINGHAM AND WILSON INDIVIDUALIZED READING ASSESSMENTS

These can include OG Assessment, Word Identification and Spelling Test (WIST) and Wilson Assessment for Decoding and Encoding (WADE) to create targeted instruction.  This enables us to develop the best program and strategic academic plan for your child.

COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF EACH STUDENT’S RECORDS

This enables us to develop the best program and strategic plan for your child.

RESEARCH-BASED TUTORING PROGRAMS

We offer programs recognized by the IDA as the most effective for dyslexic learners, to include:
Orton-Gillingham Structured Literacy
Wilson Reading System
Wilson "Fundations" for PreK-3

 

RESEARCH-BASED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

All of our programs are research based.  We implement a small-group approach recognized by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics to extend the curriculum for advanced learners.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS

We provide professional development seminars and workshops that empower teachers to deliver high-quality literacy instruction for all students.

 
 

FAQ

ABOUT US

JENNI BRUEN

Owner and Dyslexia Specialist 

Jenni Bruen is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, the most rigorous educational licensing program in the United States.  With over 25 years of experience as an educator, she has taught grades Kindergarten through 6 and led workshops for teens and teachers. Most recently, she worked for 15 years as a resource teacher in the Advanced Academics Program in Fairfax County Public Schools. In this capacity, while identifying students for gifted services, she discovered a dichotomy.  Many students who displayed gifted tendencies also struggled with reading and writing. This led her on a personal quest to understand dyslexia, in order to help all children unlock their full potential

Jenni is licensed by the state of Virginia in both elementary and gifted education, is certified by the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) in the Orton-Gillingham Approach, trained in the Wilson Reading System and accredited by the IDA as a Structured Literacy Teacher.  Jenni is also a Master Level IMSE Orton-Gillingham Instructor.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University in Elementary Education, her Master of Science degree in Curriculum Development and Instruction from the State University of New York and a Teaching Endorsement in Gifted Education from the University of Virginia.

Most importantly, she is passionate about helping the children sitting in front of her to develop their natural gifts and achieve academic success.

STACEY KASOFF

Owner and Dyslexia Specialist 

Stacey Kasoff makes profound differences in the lives of children with unmet educational needs. She quickly identifies struggling students and advocates on their behalf. She determines and delivers successful interventions and instructional methodologies appropriate to each child. She trains teachers and shows parents how to best provide ongoing support, instruction, and encouragement.

Stacey has over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, and instructional coach, most recently in Fairfax County Public Schools. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in Education and  Reading Specialist Certification from McDaniel College. Stacey is also IMSE Orton-Gillingham certified, certified in the Wilson Reading System, and accredited by the IDA as a Dyslexia Practitioner and Structured Literacy Teacher.  She is also a Master Level IMSE Orton-Gillingham Instructor.

Stacey brings to children and their parents the reassurance and confidence that comes from having helped hundreds of children “crack the code” to effective reading and writing.

 
 

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

Contact us today to learn more about Off-Syllabus and the services we offer! 

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Where does tutoring take place?

Tutoring can be conveniently scheduled at your child's school during the academic school day.  Frequently, students forgo Spanish or an elective for academic intervention.  Tutoring can also be scheduled at your home. Our tutors are flexible! We will work with you to arrange a schedule that works to meet your child's individual needs. 

How do I know if my child needs one-on-one or small-group instruction?

After scheduling your child's academic records review and individualized reading and writing assessment, you will meet with an Off-Syllabus Specialist to discuss options for intervention to create academic solutions for your child.  Many times, small-group lessons can be arranged which are more economical and appropriate.

How long will my child need to be tutored?  

After scheduling your child's academic records review and individualized reading and writing assessment, you will meet with an Off-Syllabus Specialist to discuss options for intervention to create academic solutions for your child.  Many times, small-group lessons can be arranged which are more economical and appropriate.

How do you know what my child needs to become a successful reader and writer?

We begin with a comprehensive review of your child's records.  We will also conduct individualized reading and writing assessments to help us create targeted instruction and an individualized plan tailored to meet your child's specific needs to be a successful reader and writer.     

How will I receive information about my child's progress? 

We  include the parents throughout the entire process!  We work with you to create an educational plan and goals for your child to help them succeed. We monitor their progress throughout and communicate with our parents via oral and written communication.   

What other services do you offer?

Off-Syllabus offers math services that extend the mathematics curriculum for advanced learners.  These can be done in small-groups or one-on-one.  We also are able to provide on site Staff Development and Workshops for classroom and resource teachers. 

 
 

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OFF SYLLABUS

703-624-8081 or 202-489-6917

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