Hi! I'm Lisa Key. I provide personalized, one-on-one tutoring lessons for reading, writing, and spelling. Though I specialize in dyslexia, my instruction is applicable to all students. I have a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Washington, and I am Orton-Gillingham-trained at the Academy Associate Level, continuing to work under the mentorship of a Fellow. I also served on the Kent School District Dyslexia Advisory Committee from 2019-2021 to advocate for dyslexia-related professional development for public school teachers. I first became passionate about dyslexia after my son was diagnosed with it in 2017. Through private Orton-Gillingham tutoring, he has blossomed both in academics and with his self-esteem. My heart is in providing quality education and support to students and their families.
As an Orton-Gillingham Associate Practitioner, I am committed to providing high-quality, multisensory instruction that is explicit and sequential. Concepts are continually reviewed so the student achieves mastery. After an initial assessment, every lesson is tailored to the student and adjusted as it's needed. Lessons include games and a nurturing, supportive atmosphere.
Lessons can be held remotely via ZOOM or in my home in Covington, Washington. My home is pet-free with plenty of space for family members. I am fully vaccinated from Covid-19, and I update safety precautions as needed.
“I am so grateful to have Lisa in our sons' life! She was the one that first suggested we get him evaluated for dyslexia, leading to a formal diagnosis and us (including his teachers at school) better able to serve him. The biggest thing that stands out to me about Lisa is how much she cares and her commitment to “her craft” and our son. She has always struck me as having an amazing balance between professionalism and genuine kind heartedness.”
"I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Lisa Key and Key Tutoring. Lisa is so much more than a tutor. Lisa is passionate about her students and what she does, and it shows in every single lesson she gives. She was always in my son’s corner, cheering him on when he needed confidence and encouraging him to push himself past his comfort zone so he could achieve his goals. Thanks to Lisa, my son is now reading and comprehending at grade level, and most importantly, my son is confident in his ability to be a good reader and student."
Every student has unique needs for support. Tell me more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and I will start on a plan to help you get what you need.