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After School Dyslexia Tutor/K-12 Reading Writing Tutor (Salem & Silverton)

Traverse Dyslexia
125 23rd Street NE, Salem, OR 97301
$23 - $27 an hour - Part-time, Contract


125 23rd Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

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  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program

Full job description

Tutoring Opportunity - Dyslexia Remediation

Traverse Dyslexia is an educational services provider with offices in Salem and Silverton; we are hiring one tutor to work in both locations 2-6PM Monday-Thursday (see Schedule below). We help dyslexic students learn to read, write, and spell, often after experiencing years of academic challenges. We use Orton-Gillingham methodology, an evidence-based method for dyslexia remediation.

Our students range from grades K-12, and generally are clever, fun, quirky and underconfident. Many are also affected by ADHD, which has a high comorbidity with dyslexia. Our job is to build them up, help them rewire their brains, and nurture them into becoming confident students and fluent readers/writers.

Tutor Responsibilities:

  • Work with students and guide them through our custom scope and sequence, working with each student one-on-one for 50 minutes, twice a week year-round (weeks off built in)
  • Identify challenges that students are facing, make notes, assess progress
  • Review and reinforce areas of difficulty
  • Communicate with the Director and Assistant Director about other concerns/progress


The dyslexia remediation curriculum is provided, and online training (with a paid stipend) is also included. Tutor training includes a six month practicum, which is undertaken while tutoring.

Tutors should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (preferred)
  • Experience working with children/teens
  • A love and appreciation for language, reading, and writing
  • Patience, understanding, and enthusiasm for helping students build literacy skills
  • An interest in the science of reading and writing
  • Excellent, positive communication skills
  • Creative and effective behavioral management skills
  • Ability to establish a solid rapport with students
  • Ability to pass a background check


  • Mondays/Wednesdays 2-6PM at our Salem clinic and
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 2-6PM at our Silverton clinic


Tutors are independent contractors, with a starting hourly rate of $23-27 based on education and experience. After the six month practicum period and training is completed, hourly rates increase.

Organization structure:

Traverse Dyslexia is a limited liability company. Dawn Tacker is the director.
Students are first screened to identify dyslexia and/or establish a baseline.

Tutors implement the program as designed by the Director/Assistant Director. Most students will need 2-3 years to complete their dyslexia remediation program. We want tutors who are willing/able to work with students for the full length of their program. The director/assistant director will check in, observe, and do periodic assessments to track progress.

Next Steps:

If interested in a part-time tutoring position, please submit a resume along with a cover letter that includes general availability.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Pay: $23.00 - $27.00 per hour

Expected hours: 16 – 24 per week


  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Referral program

Grade school specialties:

  • Elementary school
  • High school
  • Middle school
  • Reading


  • After school
  • Choose your own hours
  • No weekends

Work setting:

  • In-person

Application Question(s):

  • Are you available to work 2-6PM Mondays/Wednesdays in Salem, and 2-6PM Tuesdays/Thursdays in Silverton?


  • Associate (Required)


  • working with teens/children: 1 year (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Salem, OR 97301: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person