Dite Bray, MSW — Director
Bio: Dite has been tutoring students of all ages and using multisensory methods for over six years. As a child, she was diagnosed with dyscalculia (math disability) and she attended Linn/McLeod Academy, a school for children with learning differences. At her school, there were many dyslexic children, so they taught everyone to read and spell using the Orton-Gillingham approach. She was trained to teach Orton-Gillingham through the program at the Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia in Madison, Wisconsin in 2008. She graduated with a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, and has a B.A. from UW-Madison as well (2003). She is passionate about helping children and adults with dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning challenges realize their potential, and about helping young children set a lifelong foundation for learning. Dite founded Ladder Learning Services upon moving to Atlanta in 2008 with her husband, David. In addition to tutoring, Dite also worked at Buckhead Preparatory Preschool in Atlanta as a reading specialist for 3 years. Dite and her family re-located to Santa Fe, New Mexico in November 2013. She continues to tutor students online and at her home in Santa Fe.
Specialty Subjects: Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Reading and Spelling, the Barton Reading and Spelling System, the Phonological Awareness Skills Program (PASP), Handwriting Without Tears, Writing skills (up to college level), multisensory math (Elementary level), Early literacy and math skills for Pre-K and Kindergarten, Adult Education, assessment of learning skills.
Fun Facts about Dite: she has studied American Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, French, and Latin; plays guitar and flute; loves animals, especially rats and guinea pigs; has a dog and two cats who do tricks!