Mother of Student Age 8

"Ilse has worked with our son during his year in the second grade. By teaching the rules of phonics using the Orton Gillingham method, he has made remarkable progress in his reading abilities. When he started with Ilse at the beginning of second grade, he was reading at the mid-first grade level and ended his second year reading at grade level...a year and a half of growth!  Additionally, as his confidence in reading has grown, so has his overall confidence as a student.  Ilse's caring, expertise and customized approach has made her an invaluable support to our son."


Lower School Learning Specialist, Brooklyn Friends School

"Ilse is an expert and a welcome support for my students who need additional literacy support. She is knowledgeable and brings experience and depth to her work. One of the best parts of Ilse's work with children is her ability to pinpoint areas of need and apply specific remediation. Ilse incorporates assessments into her sessions. And, her students love working with her! Highly recommend as long as she still has room in her schedule for my kids."


Mother of Student Age 7

"My daughter's Hailey confidence blossomed after only a few sessions with Ilse. Ilse taught her simple and useful tricks that improved her reading skills immediately, and made her more comfortable in school. Then she taught her a deep and intensive method to become a successful reader. Step by step Hailey keeps improving after every session."