Deepa has been working with students of all age ranges for twelve years, both as a teacher and reading specialist. Her focus has been to help address needs in reading, writing, executive function, study skills, homework support, SSAT support, as well as self-advocacy skills. She has served students with a diverse set of needs, including Dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, and visual and auditory processing issues. Deepa holds a Teaching Credential in Mild to Moderate Disabilities, has a BA from UC Davis in Sociology, and received her Master's Degree in Literacy from the University of Michigan. While at U of M, she presented findings on improving writing skills for students with learning differences at an International Education Conference.
Deepa has utilized various curricula and multi-sensory techniques to address both student strengths and needs. She has recently completed training in Read Naturally and the Orton-Gillingham approach and studied the works of Donald H. Graves and the Writer’s Workshop movement. Her passion for education motivates her to continue to pursue professional development opportunities.
Deepa is thoughtful and caring; she tailors her sessions to student needs and is always reflective in her practice.