Tutoring & Home Support

I offer tutoring for K-8 students who struggle with reading, writing, and spelling.

Email me at krisbkoeller@gmail.com

I am a skilled interventionist, tutor, and reading teacher. I have ten years of experience with evidence based curriculum for improving reading. My passion is teaching students with learning differences in ways that allow them to reach their fullest potential.


  • Teaching reading using Structured Literacy in small groups and 1-1 settings

  • Ensuring that intervention curriculum is evidence-based, systematic, and aligned with student need

  • Using assessments to pinpoint the area(s) of need and the deficit reading skill(s)

  • Measuring student progress and program effectiveness using data

  • Creating a warm, safe, and supportive learning environment that honors neurodiversity

Educational Proficiencies

  • Structured literacy reading instruction and intervention

  • Data collection and analysis of reading deficits and competencies using research validated assessments

  • Dyslexia screening assessments

  • Diagnostic reading assessments that measure the foundational literacy skills

  • Assistive technology tools like Learning All, SnapType, Read/Write for Google, ModMath, and more

  • Google products and Chrome extensions

  • Tech-based skill practice programs like Read Naturally Live, Inspiration, or Mindplay

  • Leveled reading assessments used by local school districts ( DRA2 and BAS)

  • Trained in various Orton-Gillingham based approaches: Sonday System, Wilson Fundations & Just Words, and S.P.I.R.E.

  • Trained in Structured Word Inquiry which is rooted in etymology and morphology.

Work History

  • Private Reading Tutor ~ 2015 - present

  • Consultant - Glean Education ~ 2020 - present

  • Structured Literacy Specialist - San Ramon Valley Unified Schools ~ 2019-2020

  • Educational Consultant - Sonday System ~ 2018 - present

  • RTI Instructional Coach – Pleasanton Unified Schools ~ 2014 – 2018

  • Intervention Specialist – Castro Valley Unified Schools ~ 2009 – 2014

  • Elementary Teacher – Castro Valley Unified Schools ~ 1999 – 2009


  • IDA Certified Structured Literacy Classroom Educator, OGCE

  • Orton Gillingham Trained, Classroom Educator & Associate Level - AOGPE, Association of Orton Gillingham Professional Educators, Nancy Redding

  • Structured Literacy Trained - Literacy How, Dr. Margie Gillis

  • Dyslexia Certificate, Level 1 - Orton Gillingham, Dyslexia Training Institute, Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley & Tracey Block-Zaretsky

  • California Preliminary Administrative Credential

  • California Multiple Subject Credential, with English Learner authorization

  • Acadince Mentor, Acadience Learning (creators of DIBELS Next)

Professional Associations

  • DDCA, Decoding Dyslexia California, member 2015-present

    • Educator Outreach Manager ~ 2017-present

  • IDA, International Dyslexia Association, member ~ 2015-present

  • ACRA, Alameda County Reading Association, member ~ 2009-present

  • The Reading League, member - 2018 - present


  • Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, Elementary Education, Patten University, Oakland, California, with CLAD - Crosscultural Language and Academic Development

  • Bachelor of Science, Information Systems Management ~ Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Tutoring References

  • Available on request