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About Me


  • Teach children skills that enable them to become responsible, active learners


  • Foster a caring and creative learning environment that nurtures each child’s emotional and intellectual development

  • Celebrate the unique gifts and perspectives of every child with learning differences

Dyslexia tutor Phoenix AZ
Kathy Denious Phoenix AZ
Kathy Denious Phoenix AZ
Dyslexia tutor Phoenix AZ


  • I've been a private special education teacher and one-on-one instructor since 2014.


  • Prior to and while earning my Master of Education in 2012, I worked and volunteered in special education classrooms in several schools (public, private, and charter) for over 10 years. 


  • I hold a Standard Professional Cross-Categorical Special Education K-12 certificate, which means I am trained to teach multiple children with a spectrum of individual needs and challenges, and I have held a Structured English Immersion Endorsement, K-12, which means I was trained to teach children whose first language was not English.

  • I have attended the Landmark Summer Institute for Educators several times and received additional training in dyslexia, writing, math, and phonics.


  • I have also received training in Phonemic Awareness, Metacognition in the Writing Process, Expository Expression, Language-Based Learning Disabilities, and Strategies to Support Students with Social Skill Challenges.

  • I am certified by the International Dyslexia Association as a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher and in the Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading by The Center for Effective Reading Instruction.

  • I am registered with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction as a Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher, which you can see here and here.


Master of Education, magna cum laude

     Arizona State University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

     Purdue University



     - Structured Literacy Classroom Teacher (C-SLCT)

     - The Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading (KPS)   

     - Standard Professional Cross-Categorical Special Education, K-12

     - Structured English Immersion Endorsement, K-12


Professional Development:

     - Landmark Summer Institute for Educators, 2014 - 2017


Private Special Education Teacher and Consultant

     Private Clients

Special Education Teacher

     Archway Classical Academy

     Arcadia High School

     Ingleside Middle School

     Arizona School for the Arts


     Maricopa Managed Care Systems, Arizona Long Term Care

Human Service Specialist

     Arizona Department of Economic Security, Department of Developmental Disabilities

I welcome students enrolled in the Empowerment Scholarship Account Program.

Professional Affiliations

Kathy Denious Dyslexia Tutor Davidson NC
Kathy Denious Dyslexia Tutor Davidson NC
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