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Owner / Director

Phone Number: 801-901-0811


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. 




Hi! My name is Melanie Boulter and I am studying Elementary Education at BYU. I will be graduating in April and look forward to being an educator. I have a background in childcare including over 6 years of assistant teaching, preschool, nannying, homeschool tutoring, and working with different abilities.

I have always loved reading and writing, but especially when I was younger. I often found myself turning to words as a creative escape and have used these skills in many jobs through college.

My biggest motivation for becoming an educator is to provide every child with the opportunity to write about their own future. Learning is liberating! I believe that when given the opportunity to receive a good education, every student can excel. 




Hello! My name is Katie Sandberg. I live in Lehi and have been an elementary teacher for 17 years. A fun fact is that Keylee McKinney, the owner of Learn Joy, was once one of my 4th grade students! So I am thrilled to have come full circle and now embark upon this wonderful journey continuing to help kids to learn. My motto is, “If you can read, you can do anything!” I love kids. I love their energy, their passion, and their exuberance for life. I love dogs for the exact same reasons. I have 5 grown children and 8 grandchildren whom I love, love, love to be around. I am married and we have a little white dog who just turned 14! I also love to read, watch movies and kayak




Hello! My name is Macie Ferre. I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor and I am currently studying Secondary English Education at Utah Valley University. I love to travel, cook, read, and eat pizza. 

I have a passion for reading and writing and I thrive being able to share that with others. I love watching students grow, excel, and build confidence in their abilities. I hope to build relationships and provide knowledge that my students will continue to cherish and utilize throughout their education. I feel very lucky to be apart of the Learn Joy Tutoring team - and I look forward to building students confidence along with their love for reading and writing!




Hello kiddos and parents! My name is Emily Reed and I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor. I graduated high school with my Associates Degree in Science. I have been a Substitute Teacher for the last year and a half and I am currently studying at UVU to get my Elementary Education Degree. 

Aside from Education, I love to read, write, and do art! On the weekends you can find me with my siblings and friends enjoying time outdoors.

I am very passionate about education and helping kids reach their full potential. I believe in leading my lessons with empathy and patience. I myself have been tutored throughout high school and found the process to be challenging yet rewarding. I hope to create the same environment for my students, a place where they can learn without judgement. Seeing kid’s progress is not only rewarding for me but for the child and the parent as well. I want to do anything I can to help.




Hello! My name is Emma Gustaveson and I just graduated high school!  I am a Barton Readin and Spelling system tutor. I love to dance, I'm very active and I love being with friends and family. Another thing I love is teaching kids!
I have been coaching kids for 2 1/2 years and now I get to be teaching kids how to read and spell. I love to have fun with my students but at the same time we get things done. I love seeing kids learn and grow and I'm so excited to watch them succeed!

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Hello! My name is Maryanne Nelson. I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University - Idaho. 

I have always had a love of working with children and have worked with children since I was young. I have worked in daycares, preschools, elementary schools, and a middle school in several capacities over the years. I am a homeschooling mom going on three years, with three children of my own: a preschooler, tween, and teen. 

I love supporting people to find their individual potential, talents, and worth in an engaging learning environment. I thrive in helping others see connections around them to find joy in their learning and growth. 




Hi everyone! My name is Kelsea Reed. I am a Barton Reading and Spelling System tutor and am experienced in elementary education, student teaching and child development. I have developed strong communication skills and patience while assisting and teaching children for over six years.

I have had a constant desire to work with children since I was young and aspire to become a teacher. I find it most rewarding when a child begins to recognize their strengths and grow confidence in themselves using their unique minds and creativity. As a student, I often felt discouraged when I didn’t pick up on lessons quickly and believed I could never be good at something if it didn’t come naturally at first. I had teachers and mentors who took time to guide me and instill confidence to keep working hard to achieve my goals. These experiences inspired me to be that cheerleader for my own students one day. I felt an expectation that if I wanted to overcome something difficult, I had to push myself to do it alone. But I found that while it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can make all the difference. I hope to be that support for students and allow them to believe in all the possibilities they can achieve. 

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