KEYLEE MCKINNEY WILKINSON
Owner / Director
Phone Number: 801-889-7565
I am the owner/director of Learn Joy Tutoring and a Dyslexia Specialist in Utah County. I am an experienced Barton Reading and Spelling System Tutor. I graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. I majored in Special Education and minored in Autism Studies. I have taught Life Skills Special Education at the High School level and I have taught Resource Special education at the Elementary School Level.
I have an immense passion for helping students Learn Joy through their ability to read. There is nothing more exciting than seeing a student fall in love with the joy that comes from learning. I have decided to dedicate my life to creating light bulb moments for children.
My whole life I have been drawn towards children, specifically children with special needs. I pride myself in my ability to connect with these individuals and for making a difference in their educational experiences. The Barton system has enabled me to make an outstanding difference in so many students lives. This program is phenomenally designed and extremely effective. My goal is to touch as many lives as I can, using the Barton Reading and Spelling system.
WENDY P. THUESON
I am a Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor! I have an Associates of Art in Elementary Education and I am currently attending Western Governors University to finish my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. I work part-time at an elementary school as the computer teacher. I have been a Reading Interventionist for the past two years as well, teaching students who are behind in their reading scores to catch up. I love teaching and have been doing it most of my life teaching cake decorating, raw food classes, summer camps for kids, and as a health coach. I love seeing the light go on in a student’s eyes when they understand what I’m teaching them. I also love to be creative while teaching to make the experience fun for each child. I am also a wife and mother of two boys and two girls ages 14 to 22. I homeschooled for two years and loved teaching my sweet children. I love the Barton method for tutoring and I’m excited to teach your child so they can have great success throughout their school years and beyond.
I am a Barton reading and spelling tutor who is currently working on a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at Western Governors University! I also work as a Para-educator and a substitute teacher which allows me to see a wide variety of ages and learning levels every day. I have loved teaching and working with kids my entire life but have always had a special inclination to children with disabilities because I grew up with a cousin who is blind and has autism.
I am a firm believer that building up a child's confidence is the most important role of a teacher/tutor because it is a critical first step in creating a safe learning environment. Having confidence allows a child to believe they can learn more and ultimately, allows them to do so. I am so excited to use the Barton program while I get the special opportunity to tutor your kids and teach them new skills!
I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor. I received my bachelors in Elementary Education at Brigham Young University, with a minor in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language). I have been teaching second grade the last few years, and have loved every moment. Watching children develop a love of reading, and feeling empowered to tackle new reading material is incredibly satisfying. There is no better feeling of pride than watching a child dive into a book and love it! I am committed to helping students discover their love of reading by making learning applicable to them. I cherish building relationships with students, and watching their excitement grow as their confidence does!
I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Management, I taught ESL online for over 3 years, to children ages 3-14. I have worked as a summer camp counselor for both youth and elementary aged children. Aside from being a tutor, I am a mother and the owner of a home bakery.
When I was a recreation management student, I discovered my passion for experiential education and learning. I believe the most significant and memorable learning happens through experiences and action, so I’m always looking for ways to incorporate activities in my teaching. Along with experiential learning, I find value in creating a relationship with each of my students, so that they feel safe to express themselves and their educational needs. I want to use their strengths and individuality to help them learn, so that they can build confidence in themselves and their learning abilities!
I am a Barton Reading and Spelling Tutor! I graduated from the University of Mobile in 2017 with a degree in History and a minor in Intercultural Studies. Since graduating I have worn many hats in the education world. I have been a SPED paraprofessional, taught both elementary and middle school, and have coached middle school girls basketball.
Being in schools for the past five years, I love being able to experience the "ah ha" moments when something clicks for a student. Reading and spelling are two of my favorite subjects to teach along with seeing a student gain confidence as they grow in those skills and then run with them! Once a student gains confidence in one area, they start to gain confidence in other areas. I look forward to working with you and your student!