Igniting the love of Learning

About Jamie Waddell

Meet the Teacher

Jamie Waddell is a dynamic, knowledgeable, motivational, and organized Education/Reading Specialist, with eighteen years of experience working with students with mild/moderate disabilities. She is Orton-Gillingham trained and uses this training to develop strong and confident readers. She is skilled at developing partnerships with colleagues, administrators and parents, in order to give each student, the most successful educational experience. She successfully delivers curriculum and interventions in both one-on-one lessons and group learning environments and assesses students with diagnostic instruments such as the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement, Diagnostic Assessment of Reading, Dynamic Indicators of Early Reading Literacy Skills, DIBELS, and iReady. 

Jamie is also an expert in teaching social skills groups and successfully improving student participation in the classroom and online through positive reinforcement and reward systems. She is a master at developing visual schedules, and with identifying target behaviors, determining replacement behaviors, and creating behavior support plans to improve student behavior. 

Jamie has been instrumental in improving hundreds of students’ reading fluency scores as evidenced by their DIBELS scores, their reading comprehension ability as proven by their iReady scores and raising their overall academic scores via the CAASSP. All this is possible through targeted reading, writing, and mathematics evidenced based interventions. 

The Ignited Learner is a Tutoring and Comprehensive Reading Assessment business that operates both online and in-person. sessments and tutoring. Our mission is to unlock the potential of every child, believeing that each one has the ability to shine. Through our assessments and tutoring services, we provide a stress-free and enjoyable learning experience for your child. With our programs, learning becomes more engaging and transformative.


Comprehensive reading assessment

One-on-one online tutoring

1-month small group program

1-month one-on-one tutoring program

12-week comprehensive group tutoring program

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