Nicola ‘gets it’. She’s been that kid sitting in class, letting the world wash over her because the teacher was moving at a pace she couldn’t follow. She’s been the parent, pulling her hair out trying to help her smart kid to be successful enough to get average grades in school. She’s also been the educator, working in schools with kids who are behind grade level and need to be taught differently so that they can catch up with their peers, and show the world what they are really capable of. Over the years, Nicola realized that kids who struggle in school are typically struggling because their brains aren’t wired the way the school wants to teach them. She understands that when we work with unique brains we have to do things differently.Nicola is a word nerd. She follows the latest research on literacy, neuroscience, and language-based learning differences. She is an accredited Orton Gillingham Practitioner through the Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Tutors (CATT-OG), a member of the International Dyslexia Association, she is trained in Multisensory Literacy through both the Canadian (CATT-OG) and American (AOGPE) associations. She also has a specialty certificate in Multisensory Math having trained in Canada and through ASDEC in the USA.