Lorna and our other tutors keep current with the latest research in the fields of dyslexia, reading, writing, spelling, and executive function skills by taking courses, reading the available literature, and attending webinars and seminars. What they learn is translated into directly helping their students and supporting their parents.
Phil has a Masters Degree in Engineering and brings twenty five years of experience as a consultant, team leader and homeschool science teacher. In 2016, he completed the
Professional Executive Functioning (Seeing My Time) Training
with Marydee Sklar.
He has tutored alongside Lorna for six years and is now specializing in offering executive functioning training for middle school students and their parents as well as adults.
Jennifer is a homeschool mom of two wonderful kids. She has a passion for helping children with learning differences, and is sensitive to the emotional needs of these often misunderstood kids.
She is willing to do online tutoring if that is the best path for a student to take. Jennifer is working on completing her Orton Gillingham Basic Language Level 1 Course, and has experience in using the Zones of Regulation.
My name is Lisette Slean and I am passionate about helping parents learn the tools they need to help their struggling readers learn to read. I have a Master's degree in Science from Seton Hall University where I studied Occupational Therapy.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to stay home with my children. I homeschooled my children for a year. This is where my research began to help my struggling reader, my daughter. I believe my OT experience helped me to support my daughter who is dyslexic, on her remediation journey.
As a parent of three children with varied educational needs, I understand the importance of being flexible and possessing the ability to transform information I am providing into a format that can be received by the individual learner.
My "Bright and Quirky" youngest child has a number of learning differences, making him a "2E" (Twice Exceptional) Learner. This has helped me to see more clearly what challenges both the students and educators face today.
My goal is to help other children and their families in their journey toward achieving one of our greatest gifts....proficiency in literacy.
Equal parts entrepreneur, educator and clarinetist, Deborah Andrus believes that what is required to face a challenge is a solid plan and a supportive mentor.
A college professor and musician for 20 years, she has been lauded for her "inspirational teaching" and for her compassionate persistence toward helping her students achieve their personal goals. Deborah is a passionate advocate and supportive ally of differently wired children and their families.
When she isn't performing a concert or teaching her students of all ages, Deborah can be found cooking, doing yoga or relaxing at home with her family.
"Phil and Lorna Wooldridge, the co-owners of Wise Owl Services, are an amazing husband and wife duo with a true heart and passion for the
population with Dyslexia. It has been my privilege to get to know Phil and Lorna over the last year. Their zest for digging deep to bring us the most
current and up-to-date Dyslexia resources is appreciated by so many. Their beautiful spirits and tenacity to heed to their higher calling of meeting the
needs of those with learning differences, primarily Dyslexia, make this couple unique and inspiring. I am blessed our paths have crossed."
- Marisa Bernard, founder of the Orton Gillingham Online Academy.
"Lorna and Phil of Wise Owl Services provide tutoring for struggling students. They are very knowledgeable about the most effective,
research-proven educational methods and excel at creating programs that support the individual child's learning style. They are also caring people
who are adept at managing resistance and at seeing and respecting the "whole child." My homeschooled daughter struggled with Dyslexia for many years.
After beginning tutoring here, she was motivated to work hard and made substantial progress. When she entered school for the first time in 7th grade,
she was reading at grade level and attained the Honor Roll. She credits her success to Lorna's effective work with her. I highly recommend Wise Owl Services."
- Julie B