The Principal Tutor
JoAnne Trombley loves helping children to be successful in school. She has been teaching and tutoring children for many years, and has experience in working with many types of learning differences. JoAnne has trained in, and used, a number of research-based teaching methods that have been shown to be effective with all children, but especially those with learning difficulties. Those programs include: F.A.S.T. Learning, Direct Instruction, the Hill Center Methodology, and the REWARDS reading program (see Our Program page for more information on the program).
- Participated in two research programs involving child development and learning.
- Taught in the public schools (Learning Disabilities classes) in Colorado, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Ohio.
- Learned principles of Direct Instruction from Prof. Ziegfried Engelman, the founder of the program, and other luminaries in the field.
- Master’s Degree in Special Education, with an emphasis in Learning Disabilities, from the University of Oregon, in Eugene.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Disabilities (including Severe Handicapped learners, emotionally disturbed, and learning disabilities) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.