5.0(3 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


The most important aspect of tutoring at DifferentMindsDifferentMethods is creating a safe space for kids to be vulnerable and willing to work on skills that are tough for them. Finding creative and fun ways to make concepts stick, while teaching an explicit and structured program that is individualized for each learning style, is an important part of each session.

I have a dyslexic son and learning to read was very slow, challenging, and frustrating for him. His tutor worked wonders. She encouraged me to get trained to become a literacy intervention specialist. Being able to take what I learned through supporting him and create an atmosphere that is custom fit to each individual student is such a joy!


1 employee
7 years in business
Serves El Dorado , KS
Offers online services


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Belinda W.

She customized the lessons for my son and their relationship is so strong. He has built such a trust in Shawna!
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March 03, 2021

Morgan L.

We have used Shawna for about a year now. Our son has made massive leaps with her. He started with very little reading skills and today he’s writing notes to me and reading in bed all by himself! We are so thankful for her.
Shawna is also working with our older children to teach them cursive and in a short period they have gotten really good!
We highly recommend Shawna for any child!
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March 02, 2021

Danielle M.

Shawna is really good at seeing where the kids strengths and weaknesses are, and caters to those in an individual way to make learning fun, easy, and a positive experience. She has been great to work with for scheduling, billing, and communicating about what will best help my daughter succeed.
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March 02, 2021

Frequently asked questions

If a student is able to read somewhat I will do a quick assessment to figure out what we need to work on and where to start. If they are beginners, I jump right in to the beginning of the curriculum. The first lesson will be a chance to get to know each other and get used to the rhythm of the lessons.

I have a degree in elementary education and I have been trained by a foundation that specializes in the Orton-Gillingham method for teaching reading. I have six years of tutoring experience.

I charge a single fee per month.

$160.00 per month

   -Two 1/2 hour sessions per week

$240.00 per month 

   -Three 1/2 hour sessions per week

$280.00 per month

   -Two 1 hour sessions per week

$420.00 per month

   -Three 1 hour sessions per week

$0.25 per minute of driving outside of El Dorado, KS.

There will be a week off for Christmas, a week off for New Years, and one week of vacation every year. Any other sessions that are missed (by the tutor) will be reimbursed or reschedule. All months have the same price as the cost is spread throughout the year. If a payment is more that 15 days late there will be a $5.00 charge. If a payment is not paid by the end of the month, services will end until payments are caught up.

I love working with kids and that is why I went into elementary education. When I decided to homeschool, I could teach everything in a fun and individualized way while putting a positive relationship first. I bring all my experience homeschooling my dyslexic son to my tutoring. I love what I do!

I have worked students that are just needing some support to very profoundly dyslexic students. I have had students with ADHD and also autism.

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