Our Approach

1:1 literacy instruction by qualified teachers that aligns with a Structured Literacy approach.

We help students become independent readers, learners, and critical thinkers.

Phonological and Phonemic Awareness

Phonics and Decoding


Reading Comprehension

Knowledge Building

All tutors are teachers

Hoot tutors are qualified teachers equipped to teach with high fidelity while building students’ confidence.

teachers are instructors

High-quality and inclusive instructional materials

Our library has over 2,000 decodable and complex multi-genre texts that are curated for quality with an eye towards diversity & inclusion.


Meet with our team

Our evidence-based and easy to implement programs can help your district achieve its goals.

Meet some of the teachers

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Ms. Lindsay

Hoot Reading Teacher

Lindsay is an Early Years teacher with a passion for learning and growing with each child she teaches. She has been teaching for the past 10 years, with experience as a classroom teacher for K – Gr.2 and she has worked abroad as a teacher for special needs. Lindsay has a B. Ed from U of Alberta, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma of Ed. from the U of Manitoba and is currently working on her Masters in Education. Lindsay is a certified children’s yoga instructor and loves spending time with her family and two dogs, reading, baking, skiing, golfing, sewing, and crocheting.

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Ms. Dawn Arens

Hoot Reading Teacher

Dawn is an enthusiastic educator with 13 years of experience, ranging from grades 1-5 and has also served as a lead literacy teacher. She earned her B. Ed from Michigan State University, her M.A. in Education from DePaul University as a Reading Specialist, and a M.A from Concordia University in Education Administration. Dawn is passionate about education and striving to help every child become a successful reader. In her spare time, Dawn enjoys reading, cooking, coaching, and cheering on her Michigan State Spartans football and basketball teams.

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Ms. Dawn Ruff

Hoot Reading Teacher

Dawn is a passionate educator with experience teaching K- Gr. 6 literacy and math intervention. Ever since she can remember she has loved books! She always wanted to become a teacher and transfer the love she had for learning and literature to her students. Dawn received her B. Ed from Eastern Illinois University, Masters in Reading from St. Xavier University in Chicago, and M.Ed Leadership from the American College of Education. In her spare time, you can find her reading (of course!), writing, and spending time with her husband and five children.

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