Who We Are

What sets us a part from your tutor next door? Well, we are your tutor next door. Our tutors are highly qualified and trained. We take the time to invest in our tutors, because you take the time to invest in us and your families. We simply want to make a difference in our community and in our kids.

 

The difference is that we have the hearts that take us beyond skills and knowledge. We create the relationships that last a lifetime and that our kids understand. This fosters an environment that promotes learning and fun. We often even hear from our kids that they love coming to tutoring (Yes, it’s true). 

Whitney Stein, M.Ed.
Owner & Dyslexia Specialist 

Certified Elementary K-8 Teacher in Arizona

Masters degree in Elementary Education

Bachelors degree in Marketing

Certified Barton Reading & Spelling Tutor

Certified Skype Barton Tutor 

Certified Dyslexia Advocate

Certified Dyslexia Screener 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Trained in Lindamood-Bell Visualize & Verbalize (V/V) 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell Seeing Stars

Trained in Handwriting Without Tears 

As the owner and founder of The Dyslexia Connection, Whitney Stein is able to fulfill her passion of working with kids and changing lives. For the past four+ years, she has been able to work with countless families, helping them achieve success. As a dyslexia specialist and certified advocate, Whitney is truly able to walk parents through the journey of dyslexia as it relates to a parent's general understanding and acceptance of a dyslexia, the initial diagnosis of dyslexia, and the facilitation of school accomodations and services. Dyslexia is a journey and her desire is to help parents understand the journey, appreciate the beauty of dyslexia, and help children reach their full potential. 

 

When she is not with her kids teaching them to read, she spends her time with her husband, her two boys, ages 3 and 1, and her dogs. 

Brenda Doyle
Dyslexia Specialist 

Masters in Elementary Education

Reading Specialist Certification

English as a Second Language Certification

Early Childhood Certification

Highly Qualified Teacher

Certified Barton Tutor 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Brenda Doyle brings 24 years of teaching experience to Dyslexia 

Connection. Her background consists of inspiring students of all ages along their journey to literacy success. Her role on campus was that of literacy leader to peers as well as parents. Brenda’s expertise allows her to identify students’ individual needs, foster engaging lessons, and provide precise balance of flexibility and challenge to each learning opportunity. As a result of her dedication to each students’ academic success, Brenda 

was nominated by her colleagues to become the recipient of a district award for teachers excelling in outstanding service to their school. Students at Dyslexia Connection will flourish as Brenda’s enthusiasm for learning encourages them towards their literacy success.

 

Brenda is an Arizona native. When she is not teaching she enjoys 

spending time with her two grown children and granddaughter, hiking, biking, and traveling.

Mary Minton
Dyslexia Specialist 

Bachelors in Elementary Education

Barton Certified Tutor 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Highly qualified teacher 

Mary brings 10 years teaching experience to Dyslexia Connection. Mary’s love for teaching kids started as a pre-school teacher, moved to teaching first graders and then on to working with home-bound students. After raising her children, Mary is back to teaching and loves her work with Dyslexia Connection and their families.

Mary has been married for 22 years and has 4 children from middle school through college.

Suzanne Castillo
Dyslexia Specialist 

Barton Certified Tutor 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Suzanne brings over 20 years in one-on-one teaching experience to the table at Dyslexic Connection. Having homeschooled her own children from pre-school through high school while also tutoring other homeschoolers with their own unique learning styles, she's a veteran at meeting individual needs. Her experience guiding her own child through dyslexia and into a high-achieving academic career is what drew her to help other children. Her greatest joy is helping children and families understand the learning environment that perfectly suits the child's needs and nurtures their self-confidence.

 

When she is not working with her students, Suzanne enjoys spending time with her children, crafting and antiquing.

Joan White

Barton Tutor 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Certified Teacher

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS 

Joan has worked with learning disabled and emotionally handicapped students in kindergarten through 8thgrade in all subject areas.  She enjoys walking with students and parents through the often difficult process of diagnosis and remediation of learning difficulties.  Working 1 on 1 with students has always been her favorite area of teaching, and she loves seeing the growth that comes from this individualized approach.  She is married and has 3 college-aged children.  Spending time with family and friends, walking her dog, baking, and watching college sports are things she enjoys in her spare time.

Leslie Knoll 

Barton Tutor 

Trained in Lindamood-Bell LiPS

Master's in Curriculum & Instruction

Certified Teacher 

Leslie Knoll received her bachelor's degree from Creighton University. She has twelve years of teaching experience. She received a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Colorado.  Leslie has also worked as an educational consultant for several educational publishing companies which included creating nonfiction book sets and writing teacher resources. Leslie enjoys working with children because of their energy and excitement for learning! 

Anne Pulcini

Barton Tutor

Trained in Foundations in Sounds

Certified Teacher 

Masters in Special Education 

Bachelors in Elementary Education 

Reading Specialist

Anne is joining us with 12 years of experience in both general education and special education. She graduated DePaul University with a bachelors degree in elementary education/reading development and University of Arizona with a Masters degree in learning disabilities. Anne has taught 2nd grade, kindergarten, preschool, middle school/elementary learning resource and has worked privately with students in the areas of math and reading. 

She believes helping students in a one on one setting creates an environment that not only address a child’s needs but allows her the flexibility to teach the whole child. This approach not only addresses weaknesses but provides the foundation for the child to understand their own abilities/strengths and begin self advocating. Teaching in a one on one setting promotes the development of an individualized approach to create life long learners. With her experience in the classroom, she able to understand the demands placed on the student and create a learning plan that best meets the students needs. 

Anne has recently moved back to Arizona with her husband and two daughters after living in Chicago for 10 years. She is huge fan of her Chicago teams the Chicago Cubs and Bears.

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Arcadia neighborhood, as 

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