Hi! I'm Katie Fowle, an online reading teacher for ex-pat children with reading difficulties and dyslexia.
I’m on a mission to help ex-pat children with reading difficulties build confidence in themselves. That's why my programs combine online reading, spelling, and writing instruction with social and emotional skills, so your child gets the consistent, teacher relationship he or she needs to succeed in school no matter where you live in the world.read more
Moving is hard enough, but it only worsens when your child has difficulties reading or dyslexia. Changing curriculum, teachers, and friends make it hard for your child to catch up.
“I feel stupid! Everyone is smarter than me. I don’t have any friends!” These are super difficult words to hear as a parent.
That’s why I created Learning to Flourish. To provide consistent expert reading and spelling instruction personalized to your child’s needs done virtually, your child has the consistent teacher relationship they need to succeed academically and feel confident in school no matter where you live in the world.
Unlike other tutors or therapists, I am a professional licensed State of Virginia educator with over a decade of experience working in international schools. Therefore, I understand your child’s environment and create a personalized plan to meet their needs. I have specialized training in the Orton Gillingham approach and am pursuing certification through the International Dyslexia Association as a Structured Literacy, Dyslexia Interventionalist. With this experience, I will tailor my instruction to meet your child’s reading and spelling needs and work alongside your child’s classroom teacher to remove any barriers reading difficulties may cause in school.
In addition to my work with children, I consult with the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools, am a trainer for the Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience, and other international organizations to provide teacher and parent workshops on social and emotional learning and dyslexia.
Discover my online reading programs.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
My mission is for elementary-age children to have confidence in themselves.
Katie has a gift! She supported our son’s reading through private tutoring sessions. Ethan was in elementary school at the time and just diagnosed with ADHD. Katie’s calm and gentle encouragement provided him with the confidence to succeed in school.
Working with Ms. Katie, my son’s attitude about reading changed completely. He couldn’t wait to meet with her each week, and his confidence and reading fluency improved incredibly quickly. His teachers noticed a substantial difference in his schoolwork, and most importantly, his self-esteem related to academics improved, making school, in general, a more positive experience for him.
Katie has been a lifesaver and Godsend to our family during these unprecedented times. Katie taught our children reading, writing, math, behavioral development, and so much more! Katie provided consistency and familiarity during ever-changing times. We truly would not be where we are without her!”
Our daughter said tonight at dinner that you “get her.” And she happily did her session with you yesterday even though it was a day off from school – normally any tutoring on a non-school day is the source of much angst! So she is definitely enjoying the sessions.
Ms. Katie has been working with our daughter for several months now. Previously, our daughter would just guess at words and now she is developing the skills essential to furthering her learning! We have seen such an incredible change in her reading and her confidence.
Mrs. Katie makes me feel happy and I can be myself.
Mrs. Katie makes me feel good about reading.
Mrs. Katie is very, very nice and very smart and helped me read better than I used to.
I used to think I can’t read at all. Now I think ‘Yes, I can!’
I am more grateful than I can say for your wonderful class. It has made a world of difference for my son (and me). It gives him a joyful reason to wake up in the morning, and that is incredible.