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Remote Orton Gillingham Tutor

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UPDATE September 2022We are currently seeking two tutors!

1) a middle through high school tutor with exceptional experience applying OG methods to writing and reading skills (morphology, syntax, paragraphs, essay) at this level, especially with the twice exceptional student

2) a second through sixth grade tutor with exceptional experience applying OG methods to writing and reading skills (spelling, syntax, paragraphs, and reading comprehension)

Remote academic interventionist for those with extensive Orton Gillingham based training - Therapeutic tutor for students who benefit from structured explicit teaching, most often dyslexia and dysgraphia. We refer clients to you, provide a business structure and process, manage the business side of things and you manage the client relationship and instruction.

  • Job Type: Full-time or Part-time (at minimum 15 weekly contact hours), Contract
  • Pay: $40.00 - $65.00 per hour

The ideal applicant
➔ Enjoys weaving together multiple Orton Gillingham methods to create the most effective program for each student's neurological needs
➔ Thirsts for knowledge regarding current best practices

Tutors do not use a curriculum program. All lessons are delivered in an explicit, structured, sequential, format using an Orton Gillingham teaching method. Tutors design a program for each students needs based upon that students needs and abilities.

With application, all applicants MUST provide:

  • Certificate of Orton-Gillingham based method practicum training (hours and certification dates)
  • Resume with pertinent trainings clearly outlined (hours and certification dates)
  • Cover letter detailing: why you have chosen Pinnacle Education: how remote tutoring suits you, and what brought you to structured literacy based instruction.

Without these you cannot be considered.

NOTE If you aspire to run your own business, then this is not the best match for you.This job is best suited to those who enjoy managing their clients and have no inclination to procure client referrals, nor run their own business.

Required Skills

  • Orton-Gillingham based training which includes a practicum greater than 100 hours which included direct feedback from instructors.
  • OG based methods in addition to Wired for Reading and Barton. Preferred training includes OG, Slingerland, LMB Visualizing and Verbalizing and a structured, sequential writing training program (there are too many excellent trainings to list here)
  • WELL versed in google docs, including document sharing and creation and google forms usage
  • Experience remote tutoring elementary and/or middle-high school
  • Neuropsychology test familiarity
  • Experience with school district 504, and IEP process
  • Flexible ability to meet a students academic and emotional needs
  • Deep understanding of the structuring of reading, writing, spelling
  • Familiarity with current research regarding structured reading and writing techniques.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive experience with zoom and multiple websites tools which enhance the interactivity of the tutor and student as well as research based active engagement techniques.
  • Special consideration given to those who also tutor OG based math and executive function skills (be sure to include those trainings in your resume).
  • Special consideration given to those experienced in writing IEP goals aligned with orton gillingham as we also provide SDI for some school districts.

OPPORTUNITYWorking with Pinnacle Education Services brings many benefits.

* STEADY WORKWith a waitlist, tutors enjoy a consistent stream of intakes. This ensures that tutors have as many clients as they wish. Many tutors have a waiting list before their second session ends!


  • Tried and true client intake and scheduling procedures honed for over 20 years
  • We provide all client documents - contracts, policies, intake procedures
  • We provide a framework for all client needs and communication letterhead and forms
  • We collect and track payments
  • We take care of all business licenses and related costs
  • We provide you with a professional business email account, cloud storage and a professional website profile

* CollaborationWhether it be consulting on a case or sharing lesson resources, professional collaboration is encouraged and commonplace.

* Advancement OpportunitiesAs seniority and caseload increase, additional responsibilities and payment are available. In addition, we encourage our tutors to expand their talents and we are excited to support you in developing webinars, training, or whatever you feel called to explore. The more you stretch and grow the more compensation is available. Internal promotions are available as well. Exceptionally skilled senior tutors are promoted to master and they are asked to take on additional responsibility and pay commensurate with such.

* Management SupportPES management handles payment issues and client challenges. Preserving the family tutor relationship is vital, so business related issues may be passed on to management.

* Professional DevelopmentOur practice is dedicated to helping our tutors grow and work to their highest potential. Internal professional development is led either by our founder, Sarah Fish, or by master tutors. Management is constantly exploring current research which is then used during our internal PD.

* CommunityOur tutors provide high quality services to our families while enjoying a collegial community of encouragement, laughter, and collaboration. Remote tutoring can feel too independent at times, and we can provide a community. A PES group zoom is more like a group of friends chatting, though more focused, than work mates. We truly enjoy one another.

The majority of our clients seek help with reading, writing, or spelling, sometimes math and/or executive function skills. Tutors MUST be experienced with a variety of learning profiles: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum, ADHD, anxiety, depression, exceptional IQ and how those profiles are taught when coexisting.

Pay: $40.00 - $65.00 per hour
Our tutors are highly skilled at their profession and their pay reflects that level of ability.

Pay scale increases as tutors: become more proficient at meeting a variety of needs, independently manage clients, independently follow PES protocols, increase their client load and gain seniority. Tutors are paid monthly, per lesson delivered as a contracted worker. Pay begins after a short training. First paycheck is provided after the first full month of delivering lessons.

Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7-9am and 3-8pm, 15+client lesson hours per week, Weekends also available
Tutors set their own schedule, as contracted workers, and work as many hours as desired. Tutors must reserve 15 client contact hours per week outside of school hours (PST) Monday-Friday. These hours must fall within 8-9am and 3-8pm. As contracted workers, tutors provide their own materials: technology with exceptional webcam, hi-speed internet, preferred online tutoring subscriptions, and a quiet (distraction free) area for lessons delivery.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $40.00 - $65.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application Question(s):

  • Describe your OG method based training - practicum hours, lecture hours, location, program name.

Did you include your certificate with your resume?

  • Have you included the following with your application: resume, cover letter, work references, and OG certification proof? If not, then we cannot process your application.


  • REMOTE OG based tutoring: 1 year (Required)
  • OG Method Based tutoring: 2 years (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Night Shift (Preferred)
  • Day Shift (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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