Elizabeth has a Masters degree in Education as a Reading Specialist from the University of Texas in Tyler. She is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist in Texas and a Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is the Professional Education Clinical Manager for Lexercise where she mentors dyslexia specialists in training. Elizabeth has over 20 years of teaching experience ranging from Pre-K through 12th grade. She has taught in public, charter, and private school settings. Elizabeth is skilled in providing individualized, targeted instruction to meet the unique needs of each student. She begins with a thorough skills assessment to identify areas of strength and areas of need. Elizabeth will build on your child's strengths while filling in the gaps and giving your child tools to be successful. She works together with parents and teachers to meet the needs her of students. Elizabeth is the Director of Lightworks Learning Center.
"Elizabeth McGaughran has worked with 2 of my children, with very different personalities, and has been wonderful with each! She connects with each child's interests and consistently recognizes their positives and successes. I trust her experience and expertise and don't have to question whether my children are getting what they need. She explains the "why" behind what she is doing to the child and the parent. Elizabeth is very good about reporting progress and giving recommendations for next steps as well as offering support in any way she can. I highly recommend Elizabeth McGaughran and Lightworks Learning Center!"
Greg has a B.A. in History from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland and a M.Ed. in Special Education from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. Since 2007, Greg has taught students of all ages with various learning differences in the US and international settings. Greg is a skilled and dedicated educator with extensive experience working with special needs students, including those diagnosed with dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and multiple disabilities. Greg has certification in both Orton-Gillingham Methodologies and Applied Behavior Analysis. Greg is very patient, kind and develops a wonderful rapport with students and parents.
"Greg has been a godsend for our daughter. She looks forward to her lesson with him every week. Greg is great at engaging her during lessons and he is very attentive to her. If she begins to disengage, Greg pauses and leads her in a physical activity to change the pace. We have watched our daughter go from struggling to read a simple sight word to being able to read three syllable words! Greg has helped her gain confidence in her ability to read. He encourages her and is so patient with her. Thank you so much for giving my daughter the keys she needed to be able to read and build confidence in her ability to learn."
Stefanie has a M.S. from Louisiana Tech University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience. She excelled in the Lexercise Structured Literacy Practicum where she completed 100 hours of training. Stefanie is a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. As a classroom teacher and a parent of a child with Dyslexia, Stefanie is committed to using her expertise and knowledge of Orton-Gillingham Structure Literacy to help children learn to read. Her warm and caring demeanor is contagious.
"Stefanie has been a wonderful tutor for my son ever since we started with Lexercise in May of 2022! We find her very positive, patient and encouraging. After the first session, she quickly tailored the structure and format of the lessons to his needs. She provides visual schedules, timer breaks and motivational rewards (eg. Show & Tell, Tic-Tac-Toe, Game Depot) to keep him engaged. She also incorporates his love of trains and Thomas the Tank Engine! The one-on-one time with Stefanie is helping my son gain confidence in ELA. His attention span is also improving. We enjoy the daily practice games on the Lexercise Platform, which bridges nicely between weekly therapy. It really helps to reinforce Stefanie’s lessons. We couldn’t be more pleased with Stefanie and the quality of her teaching. She has been a pleasure to work with! We recommend her highly to any parent who is looking for a dedicated and knowledgeable tutor for their child."
Cyndy has a B.S. from the University of Connecticut and K-6 Teacher Certification from Central Connecticut State University. Cyndy is a certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. Since 2011 she has instructed students from elementary through high school in public school, homeschooling, and private school settings. Her goal is to meet the individual needs of each student and provide the tools and strategies for each one to become a successful and confident reader.
"We began Lexercise and met Cyndy in May. My daughter is really shy, but Cyndy has always made an effort to make a connection with her. She's done this by asking her, ‘What is something exciting that happened this week?’. It's a question my daughter prepares for and looks forward to. She's always been great at commending her for her efforts and is super encouraging when she seems to be having a difficulty with a concept. As a parent I specifically appreciate the patience and understanding she has shown towards my child. She has also shown these to me as we've navigated through some personal issues. She is so good about answering all my questions specifically and suggesting how I can help my daughter. My daughter and I have learned quite a bit in these past months, and we feel really blessed to have been able to learn from Cyndy. She has been the perfect person to teach us."
Shanadee has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She has a Virginia professional License in Special Ed/General Ed. Shanadee has over 15 years of teaching experience ranging from Pre-K through 5th grade. Shanadee has experience in and completed coursework involving, positive behavior strategies and teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She completed course work in providing an Orton Gillingham structured literacy, multisensory intervention, during a 13 week practicum. She is a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. Shanadee is skilled at finding positive and creative ways to support students when anxiety and behavior threaten to derail learning. She employs persistent patience in offering learners additional time and multisensory methods to succeed in reading
"My son and I have really enjoyed working with Mrs Stevenson! He is a shy kid but he was very comfortable with and opened up to Mrs Stevenson right away. She has been extremely patient and kind through this whole program! She has helped him not only learn but to build his self confidence. She has answered any questions I've had along the way and sent me many helpful resources."