Bridget Tait is the owner of Language to Literacy. She has been providing in-person and virtual multi-sensory reading interventions and academic tutoring since 2017. Bridget Tait is a certified educator who helps K-12 students realize their goals of mastering the literacy skills needed to attain academic success, meaningful employment and a purposeful driven life.
Bridget is a graduate of the Community College of Philadelphia’s prestigious Power Up Your Business Program. She is one of one-hundred forty small business owners in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to have completed the program since its inception in 2017.
Bridget is a Certified Reading Specialist, Wilson Reading System and Orton-Gillingham Instructor with over 20 years of teaching experience. Additionally, she is a certified Master Trainer in Orton-Gillingham for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania through Orton-Gillingham International. Bridget offers customized programs to help build the skills needed to achieve reading competency.
Brian Tait has been involved in social services and education for the last twenty years as a public interest paralegal with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Pro Bono Program, Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent, a Recreation Leader for Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and in his current position as a School District of Philadelphia Autistic Support Teacher. In his present role he has worked at all secondary grade levels utilizing the life skills curriculum to teach, Functional Academics, Domestic & Personal Maintenance, Math, Literacy, Vocational and Transition skills. He is the former head of the district’s Riverview Vocational Project where he oversaw an off-site vocational training program at the City of Philadelphia’s Assisted Living Facility.
Mr. Tait holds an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies from The Community College of Philadelphia (With High Honor), a B.A. in Political Science from Arcadia University (Cum laude) and a M.S. in Educational Leadership from Neumann University. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society for two year colleges, the Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society and the Arcadia University William Benner Farran Excellence in Pre-Law Studies Award Winner.
Heather Green has taught in a self contained Autistic Support classroom since February 2008. Heather graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and Holy Family University with a Master of Education/Elementary and Special Education Certification.
Heather joined the Language to Literacy team during the Spring semester of 2020. She enjoys working with special education students and seeing them work hard everyday to master their goals. Heather finds on-line learning very different than in-person. She understands the need for academic support and personalizing instruction for virtual learners. Heather lives in Philadelphia with her husband, four daughters and dog. Some of her favorites are the beach, pasta, tea and shopping!
Dionni Person obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Chestnut Hill College. Dionni also has an Associates Degree from the PJA Business School. Ms. Person had the pleasure of serving our country as a Navy Reserve member, now retired.
This is her second academic year with Language to Literacy, and Dionni is super excited about the direction in which the Education Industry is moving towards. She looks forward to working with new and returning students this year. She strongly believes in children and parents benefiting from online educational support. Dionni’s goal consists of assisting her students in reaching their fullest potential.
When Dionni is not tutoring, she enjoys substitute teaching by filling in for her peers during the academic year as her schedule allows. Dionni also enjoys traveling and spending time with her two daughters as well as her parents, married for over 60 years.
Michaela Gormish began tutoring for Language to Literacy in January of 2020, but she has been tutoring students of all ages for a total of seven
years in a variety of subject areas. Michaela spent three years attending an online high school where she was also a peer tutor in biology and Spanish.
She is currently entering her senior year at West Chester University as an honors college student studying Spanish, Anthropology, and Linguistics. Her favorite part of tutoring at Language to Literacy is working with
students and their families to find the key to their academic success
Terry Walsh has his B.S. in Early Childhood Education and M.Ed. in Special Education both from Temple University. Mr. Walsh has forty years of experience as an educator. Terry spent 10 years of his career in Early Intervention for special needs children from birth to 5 years old. Following his time in Early Intervention, Mr. Walsh continued teaching Special
Education in the Philadelphia School District for 30 years. He received Wilson Reading Systems level 1 certification in 2005 and Yoshimoto Orton – Gillingham certification in 2017. Terry is a certified Dyslexia Practitioner in Wilson and Orton-Gillingham. Additionally, he received certification from International Dyslexia Association. Terry joined Language to Literacy in September 2019. He enjoys tutoring for the same reason he began his career as an educator. Terry wants to help special needs children achieve success in a small group setting. When Terry is not tutoring, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.