Become certified to teach The Reading Academy Programme

Welcome teachers and potential tutors!

We are happy that you have decided to take the time to browse our site to learn about The Reading Academy Programme and what we can offer you.

With The Reading Academy you will :
  • receive thorough online training, teaching you how to teach reading to students with dyslexia and struggling readers
  • have live meet ups to learn concepts and check for understanding
  • receive over 70 detailed step by step, sequential lesson plans to use with your students
  • have exposure to supplementary teaching materials such as whiteboard animations and instructional videos
  • get word lists and worksheets to accompany each lesson
  • be invited to a private Facebook group for support, encouragement and to share experiences
  • be certified to teach The Reading Academy Programme, upon successful completion of the programme
  • teach The Reading Academy Programme in your school for one year license free
  • *have the opportunity to be listed on our online tutor directory
  • have the opportunity to earn extra income outside school hours and on holidays tutoring students using The Reading Academy Programme.
*Terms and conditions apply

Requirements:

  • Native English speaker
  • High level of reading and writing ability
  • Enthusiastic about education


Here's what others have to say...

"I absolutely love the Teach to Read Programme for teachers devised by The Reading Academy. I have used it for the past number of months in my centre in Castleisland and found it to be very successful. Each of the lessons are so well structured and easy to follow. The support I received from both the Sarahs was incredible. They were always on hand to offer support and advice whenever I needed it. I would highly recommend The Reading Academy and their online programme for teachers."

Denise Black

Castleisland Centre


"The package that the Reading Academy has put together to teach children with reading difficulties is phenomenal. I have watched students blossom as their self-esteem builds through the lessons they have received."

Jay, Teacher Co. Wicklow

Sarah Mc Guire and Sarah Watchorn, directors at The Reading Academy

Hello! We're Sarah and Sarah

Sarah Dieck Mc Guire was born and raised in the USA. She attended Western Michigan University, earning her bachelor degree in Science, specialising in teaching reading, maths and science. She went on to earn an honours Masters degree in Teaching, Special Education at the University of Charleston, S.C. (MAT, SEN). Sarah has been teaching students with dyslexia for twenty-three years, in the USA and in Ireland. She has taught in a number of settings including resource, self-contained and special school. Sarah has completed the Wilson Reading System Advanced Diploma and the Orton-Gillingham practitioner's course.

Sarah Lumsden Watchorn has been teaching children with dyslexia for the past twenty-two years. Sarah spent her childhood in Paris, and taught in NYC- two cities she holds close to her heart. Sarah earned an honours Masters degree in Special Educational Needs (M. Ed SEN) from University College Dublin. A mum who loves nothing more than family time with her husband and their three children in Greystones, Co Wicklow, Sarah is passionate about teaching reading.

The Reading Academy programme enables you to successfully teach individuals with dyslexia and struggling readers how to read. The programme is a simple, easy to follow, fully supported approach to teaching reading; allowing you to become a competent and confident specialised reading teacher.


We have over 40 years' combined teaching experience in the field of dyslexia. After years of testing, trialing and researching methods, approaches and programmes, we have developed a proven results-driven programme that trains teachers like you how to teach individuals with dyslexia and struggling readers how to read.


Over the years we have figured out what works and what doesn't, so you don't have to!

teacher in classroom teaching students with dyslexia
Teach students with dyslexia in your school how to read using The Reading Academy Programme.

girl with dyslexia being tutored online
Tutor online, using The Reading Academy Programme.

tutor giving lesson to boy with dyslexia
Tutor after school hours and during school holidays using The Reading Academy Programme.

This course is currently closed for enrolment.


During these sessions, we will share with you the 'how' to teach students with dyslexia to read. We will present the programme, give teaching demonstrations, explain how to pace and much more.


06 July 10.00- 11.00 Live lecture Welcome and introduction

07 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

08 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

09 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

10 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

13 July 10.00-11.00 Live tutorial

15 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

17 July 10.00- 11.00 Live tutorial

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Course Curriculum

  Welcome to The Reading Academy
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  Join Facebook Private Group
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  Introduction
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  Sounds Library
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  Live tutorials
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  Introduction of alphabet sounds; clipping
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  Lesson 1 A 2
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  Lesson 1 A 10
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  Lesson 1A 11
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This course is closed for enrollment.

FAQs

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts on the 6th July and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - we will be joining you for the first two weeks to get you started and feel comfortable with the programme.

 

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.