Tucson Reading Institute
Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner & AZ Certified Reading Specialist providing effective, research-based intervention to raise achievement levels for Tucson K-12 students
Find Tucson Reading Institute on the ESA provider list.
New "Summer Intensive" sessions will be available in June and July!
Private or group, in-person or online lessons
In-person lessons are held at our Pima and Swan offices, in addition to the convenience of online lessons. A monthly subscription includes 7-10 biweekly lessons. Add-on lessons are available for students needing three lessons per week. Group lessons have limited availability based on requirements for homogeneous grouping of student skill levels. Several Wilson Language programs are used, based upon your child's assessed need. Click on this link for more information about programs:
Early Skill Intervention for Kindergarten and First Grades
1/2 hour, 7-10 private biweekly lessons per month,
Our targeted sessions revolve around the abilities and experiences of each student. We identify and fill the gaps in early literacy skills to build a strong reading, writing and spelling foundation.
Wilson Intensive Intervention for 2nd-12th graders two or more years below level in reading
1 hour, 7-10 private, biweekly lessons per month,
Additional lessons available for 3x weekly
We take a comprehensive approach in evaluating every aspect of reading, writing and spelling to help students overcome severe skill deficits and/or language processing disabilities, including dyslexia.
Wilson Tier II Intervention for 4th-12th graders with mild skill gaps
40 minute, 7-10 biweekly private lessons per month,
Students with minor knowledge gaps, who may lag one year behind their peers in literacy skills, benefit from direct instruction in the structure of the English language. They enjoy improved reading fluency, comprehension and spelling abilities.
School Support Services
IEP Goal Planning,
Staff PD, Contracted Small Group and Individual Reading Intervention
Collaboration with teachers and psychologists as a private intervention provider creates a comprehensive learning plan with focused, attainable goals aligned to the needs of your child.
Professional development in the implementation of structured literacy is available for school sites and districts, as well as contracted individual and small group Tier III phonics intervention services for students.
About Tucson Reading Institute
Director Mary Kolsrud, M.Ed., brings over 25 years of education experience to the Tucson Reading Institute. She is a Level I Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, an Arizona State certified teacher and K-12 administrator, with K-12 Reading Specialist, Early Childhood and ESL endorsements.
Professional Member, International Dyslexia Association
Interventionist Lori Conner, M.Ed., is an award-winning elementary school administrator and teacher with over 27 years of experience, who is completing her supervised practicum as a Level 1 Wilson Certified Dyslexia Practitioner, and is a member of the International Dyslexia Association.