Full NameMs. Bonnie French
AddressKawartha Lakes, Ontario
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Phone Number(321) 960-2770
Professional Title
  • Reading/literacy specialist (including tutor)
Structured Literacy Training
Organization Training Program/Course name Year taken Classroom/Online # hours coursework # hours practicum
LindaMoodBell LIPS 2009 Classroom 21 hrs
Sounds of Literacy CUED ARTICULATION 2016 Online 5 hrs
Professional Services Offered
Instructional services (areas of instruction/intervention/remediation)
  • Reading
  • Spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Reading comprehension
  • Math
  • Teacher/therapist training
Instructional approaches/programs used
  • Structured Literacy/Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Structured Word Inquiry
  • Other (specify)
Other instructional approaches/programs
  • Cued Articulation
Populations/age groups served
  • Preschool
  • Elementary school age
  • Adult
  • Private clinic/office
  • Will travel to another location (eg. library, school)
  • Online/remote
  • English
Other information

I have been tutoring children using explicit phonics since 2009. I worked in a school system that introduced Barton, and I used it in small groups as an interventionist. When children failed to pass book 1, it was advised to use LIPS, so I trained on LIPS. In the meantime, I also discovered Cued Articulation, a program created by a speech pathologist in Australia. It is extremely effective for teaching the letter sounds to children who struggle to learn them. It is a visual, kinesthetic program that kids love. It has been used in Australia and England since the 1970's. I am certified to train others in Canada and the US. I tutored full time for 5 years out of my own office in FL for 5 years prior to moving back to Canada. Please feel free to read my parent and teacher reviews on my Facebook business page. I also provided training sessions for teachers at several schools in Palm Bay, Florida over the last few years.