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About Us

Holly LaVine, M.Ed., ICALP-CALT

Founder and Director of Literacy Learning Solutions

Holly LaVine has over 22 years of experience in individualized remediation, multisensory teaching, and diagnostic evaluations both privately and in the public schools. She also has engaged in advocacy, teacher education, and designing remedial materials. Apart from earning a Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from the Rivier University in 2001, she also completed several levels of the Scottish Rite Orton-Gillingham training program between 2003 and 2016. She is an avid and lifelong learner and teacher.

Holly taught at the elementary school level as a special educator for 5 years, specializing in Learning Disabilities, as a reading/writing specialist for 2 years, specializing in literacy coaching, and as a regular classroom teacher for 9 years at the third grade and Kindergarten levels. She is a certified educator in the State of New Hampshire in Elementary Education, General Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Reading/Writing Specialist and English Language Learners. She worked with high school students in an English Language Learner setting for 4 years.

Since 2003, she has worked as a tutor with dyslexic students of all ages for a non-profit corporation and in her own private practice. She completed accredited training programs under the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and training programs in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® (LiPS®)  and Visualizing and Verbalizing. Holly is recognized by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA) as a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) and as an Instructor of Certified Academic Language Practitioners (ICALP). Additionally, she received an English Language Learners (ELL) certification from the University of New Hampshire in 2015. Holly is also a contracted dyslexia/educational diagnostician for NH Neuropsychology, LLC. She performs psycho-educational evaluations and provides feedback to families both through her own practice and through this neuropsychology practice.

In her spare time, she is an exercise enthusiast, and she teaches cycling and Pilates/Yoga classes at the Nashua YMCA. She also teaches an introductory special education course at Manchester Community College in the Teacher Education department which addresses Learner Exceptionality. She is the proud mother of three grown children and she is now a grandmother.

Angelica Rodriguez

Co-Director M.S. CCC-SLP, ICALP-CALP

Angelica is an ASHA-certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated with a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University in December of 2016.  Angelica also completed her certification program in the Orton-Gillingham methodology in 2018. She has received additional training in the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiPS), Visualizing and Verbalizing, and Lively Letters programs. Angelica has a passion for testing and prescribing the proper language and literacy therapy based on evaluation results. She is a skilled and reflective clinician who greatly enjoys working with students of all ages.

Our Team

Our tutors are reading/writing specialists, special educators, and classroom teachers. They are certified or highly trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach and structured literacy practices. Each tutor has a unique background and teaching style. We strive to make the best possible matches between students and tutors to foster positive relationships and ensure optimal progress. 

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