Welcome to Shaping Readers. I am a certified Reading Specialist/ Consultant with many years of teaching and tutoring experience. Helping struggling readers and writers of all ages is not just my profession but also my passion.


  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Study Skills

I provide 1-to-1 private tutoring in reading and writing, planning each lesson specifically based on your child’s needs and progress. I have specialized training and experience as a dyslexia tutor, using the Orton-Gillingham approach. I also offer online tutoring, for people with hectic schedules or without a certified dyslexia therapist available nearby.


I consult with parents, homeschoolers, and school departments to provide a variety of services. Presenting to groups of parents or teachers, training teachers and homeschoolers in the area of reading and writing, and administering diagnostic reading assessments are some of those services. I can assist in developing learning plans to meet the needs of all learners, including dyslexics.

Contact me today for a free consultation to discuss the needs of your child. Or feel free to just reach out if you have questions or comments. Every child can find reading success... I can help.

Judy Packhem, M. Ed., NBCT, CDT
C/Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators