We facilitate and deliver Orton-Gillingham Tutor Training, a language-based instructional curriculum that is multi-sensory, structured, sequential, and cumulative. In the year-long class there are 45 class hours and 90 practicum hours. The supervised practicum will include tutoring two students at the center. Lessons are 45-50 minutes, twice a week, starting in September and going through May (with a 10 day summer session). We have breaks for Thanksgiving, Christmas, spring break and a handful of holidays in between.

People interested in tutor training may observe a lesson, please contact us for more details.

Tutor Trainee Registration Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with copy of diploma or transcripts

Background check (provided by DAN)

2 letters of reference

Complete Tutor Trainee Application

Interview with Center Director


Tutor Training Class Requirements:

45 hour class instruction

90 Supervised practicum hours

Book reflections, reading assignments

Supervised observations


Tutor Training Tuition:

$1850 before May 1st, and $2000 May 1st through May 20th.

This cost includes textbooks and class materials.

Tuition is due in full on the first day of class.

There are only 6 spots open each year for tutor training.


Summer training session includes 20 class hours before starting with the first student. The remaining 25 hours will be spread out throughout the year, most likely on Saturdays 9am-3pm or 10am-2pm once a month and will be scheduled as a group.

The class will look closely at phonology, morphology, etymology, and orthography of the English Language, learning about dyslexia and its characteristics and how to remediate. The training and tutor sessions will be held at the center, located in the Masonic Lodge basement at 2900 West Lake Ave, Peoria, IL. After becoming certified, a tutor can stay on at the as a paid employee.

Sample Summer Tutor Training schedule:

June 10 (11-3pm)
June 13 (9-3pm)
June 18 (10-2pm)
June 20 (9-3pm)
Sample Summer Tutoring days:
Find 10 days within the dates below

June 26, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6
July 10, 11, 12, 13
July 17, 18, 19, 20

We’re here to help! Call the Dyslexia Awareness Network at 309-679-0788 with questions or for help getting started.