O-G Tutoring

O-G Tutoring

Orton-Gillingham Tutors of Manitoba (Updated March 21, 2018)

Do you know a child struggling with reading and writing?

All of our Manitoba O-G Tutors have extensive training in Orton-Gillingham tutoring methods. Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach intended primarily for use with persons who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing of the sort associated with dyslexia. It is most properly understood and practised as an approach, not a method, program, system or technique. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

Contact information for Orton-Gillingham Tutors in Manitoba:

Name / *Credentials




 Marilyn Mazzone
OG Language and Math Specialist/Therapist.
OG-CATT (Practitioner in Training).

Certified Structured Literacy Teacher (C-SLT)

St.Vital/ Kildonans   mmazzone@mymts.net Morning and Afternoon only at this time
Tess Dzogan City wide http://www.funetix.ca Limited Space Available
Christine van de Vijsel. 
Certified Reading Clinician, IDA Certified Language Therapist
Winnipeg cvijsel@shaw.ca Available for consultation only
Valdine Bjornson.
Reading Clinician,
SPED Cert,
South Winnipeg readingpowervcvb@gmail.com
Available for consulting and advocacy
Brenda Carter Selkirk, Tyndall, Garson, Beausejour, RM of Springfield blcarter968@gmail.com
Contact for availability
Twila Richards
OG-CATT (Practitioner in Training) 
West Winnipeg and Headingley twila.ellen.patricia@gmail.com 
204 799-0742
Contact for availability
Sharon Simon


Winnipeg sharonsimon880@gmail.com
Limited Availability
Danielle Dewitt
Winnipeg   dewittcd@gmail.com
204-224-2415 home
204-918-2000 mobile
Contact for availability
Jeanne Remillard
C/CATT-OG; Certified Reading Clinician
South St. Vital, St. Boniface, rural Southern Manitoba    jeremillard@icloud.com
 Available for consultation in English and in French

Sally Inglis

Fort Garry, South Winnipeg


Contact for availability

Credential Explanation:

Certified, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators.  https://www.ortonacademy.org/

C/CATT - Certified, Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors.  https://www.ogtutors.com/
iFIT/AOGPE - Fellow in Training, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators  https://www.ortonacademy.org/training-certification/fellow-level/
SPED Cert - Special Education Certificate
C-TESL - Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate

OGPI - Orton-Gillingham Practitioner-Associate Interim

See the following link for further details of the teacher training and tutoring methods used by our Manitoba O-G Tutors.

PDF Copy of Tutor list - click here.

Tutor Biographies:

Danielle Dewitt.

Danielle DewittI taught Kindergarten for three years before having the privilege of being a mom. After home-schooling our three children up to high school, I worked in a school in reading resource as an Educational Assistant. When introduced to the Orton-Gillingham approach, I was intrigued and took my training as a Practitioner. What I love about the OG approach is that it is hopeful. Objective research-based evidence shows that while people with dyslexia may not initially utilize multiple parts of their brain to read, new pathways can be established using a multi-sensory, structured approach. We will begin with a diagnostic lesson to identify areas of strength and weakness. Each subsequent lesson is individually designed based on the student's needs and the scope and sequences for each skill. I love working with children and building them up. I am passionate about teaching reading and writing. I find it a great privilege to provide hope and tools for reading and spelling confidence and success, and enjoy finding and making interesting games or activities for learning. I am committed to work diligently, taking the responsibility of tutoring seriously. I also enjoy walking, cross-country skiing, biking, learning, reading, encouraging, playing piano, games with my family, and good conversations.