The Reading Coach for Parents and Educators

The Reading Coach for Parents and Educators


Reading and literacy skills directly affect a child’s future success. If your child is struggling with progression along the reading continuum, contact me for one-on-one training specific to their needs or attend a workshop (in person or online).


Empower your child to succeed!

You will learn:

how to help a student who is stuck on one particular skill

how to teach reading comprehension

how to teach inference-making skills

how to use hands-on activities to help facilitate reading skills

alternative ways to help your ESE student build reading skills

how to teach reading and comprehension without tears

why behavior is often affected by frustration or success in reading

and more!


If you are on the leadership team of a school or parents’ group, feel free to contact me to set up a workshop specifically for your staff members or parents.

I look forward to putting my experience to work for you!




“She uses games to teach phonics, which my son really enjoyed.” C. F.

“Having a child with special needs makes you see life differently. My daughter has difficulty communicating. Melissa worked with us at my child’s level and understood the goals, limitations, and learning gains of my child. Thank you!” Anonymous

“My child was struggling to read. Melissa explained that some public schools teach phonemic awareness, but others have less phonemic awareness lessons. Melissa taught me how to help my child at home and it made all the difference!” E.J.

Pricing *

Individual reading coaching sessions – $30 per hour

4 hour-long sessions – $95

*These prices are valid for a short time only, then pricing goes back up to $40 and $140, respectively.


Click here to try my new FREE mini ecourse about phonemic awareness!


About Melissa, The Reading Coach

Melissa Packwood, M.S. Ed. Photograph by Alexandra Islas

Melissa Packwood, M.S. Ed.
Photograph by Alexandra Islas

Several years ago, I left my teaching job to spend more time with my children. I was sad to go, but am thankful for the experiences that classroom teaching provided. My educational experiences paired with real world experiences give me a unique perspective when working with families to achieve their behavioral and educational goals.

I earned my master’s degree in reading and literacy as well as an ESE graduate certificate. I hold a current teaching certificate and am working on my PHD in general psychology. As a consultant and reading coach, I focus on early childhood education, elementary education, reading and literacy, study skills, thematic units, and social skills. I look forward to putting my teaching experience and degrees to work for you. Please contact me with questions or to request services.

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