Cook’s Resume

Patricia F. Cook



tcooktutor, dyslaxiahelp; @help_dyslexia @tcook2017



2015-University of Alabama Birmingham, Doctoral Student (Fall 2015 into PhD in ECE/Reading on hold)

2013-Orton-Gillingham, Greengate School of Tutor Training (AGOPE Program, Associate Certification-Dyslexia Interventionist)

2012-University of Alabama, Masters of Secondary Education Degree with P-12 Reading Specialist Certificate (H.Q. 2012/G.P.A. 3.67)

2008-Atlanta Montessori Teacher Education (Toddler AMS Certification)

2000-Auburn University Speech and Hearing Clinic (210 hours of SLP, Status 10 Program)

1998-Auburn University, Undergraduate in Early Childhood Education Degree with P-3 Teaching Certificate (H.Q. 2012)


Litterateur Experience:

2020- Nurture Their Nature By Looking To Heal Our Very Own [Learning] Difference

2020- Setting Up Montessori By Tricia Cook, Reading Specialist

2020- Pencils, Poetry, & Prose By Tricia Cook, Reading Specialist

2020-Overcoming By Overcompensation: Cook’s Comprehension Handbook

2020- Understanding Your Child’s Dyslexia Course By Tricia Cook, Reading Specialist

2020-I Signed My Own Permission Slip: Permission Taken (Co-Author, Contributor)


2020- Looking to Heal Our Own [Learning] Difference Through Our Very Own DNA: An alternative perspective from the spirit, soul, and body. (WordPress/Medium Article) 

2019- Oh, Good Golly: Capturing Language in Students with Dyslexia from a Montessori Perspective (Literacy Program)

2019- Body Talk: Finding the Beauty In You (Co-Author, Contributor)


Education Experience:

  • Cook’s Independent Tutoring, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC. (Dyslexia & Behavioral Interventionist)
  • The Gathering Place Christian Academy (Behavioral and Literacy Interventionist)
  • M-Power Ministries Adult Basic Education Center (Literacy Manager)
  • Stonecreek Montessori Academy (Lead Teacher)
  • Primrose School (Kindergarten Lead Teacher)
  • Talladega City Schools-Hal Henderson (Lead Pre-K Teacher, Reading Interventionist Practicum Student)
  • Alabama’s Office of School Readiness (Technical Assistant/Trainer)
  • J.S.B Montessori Academy (Toddler/Primary Lead Teacher)


Tutoring Experience:

-Cook’s Independent Tutoring, Coaching, and Consulting, LLC. (Dyslexia & Behavioral Interventionist)

-M-Power Ministries (Adult Literacy Tutor)

-Reading & Math Center- Hoover (Tutor)

-Club Z Tutoring (Tutor)

-Reading Recovery (Tutor)

-Building Bridges (Adult Literacy Tutor)

-South Baldwin County Literacy Council (Adult Literacy Tutor/Trainer)

-Mount Laurel Elementary School (Reading Coach Intern)

-Alabama Game Changers (Tutor)

-Independent Tutoring (Tutor)


Presenting/Technical Assistance/Consulting:

  • Office of School Readiness (OSR)- Montgomery, Shelby, Jefferson, Clay, Calhoun, Mobile, Baldwin, Lawrence, Talladega, Cleburne, Cherokee Counties (training/ technical assistance/presenter)
  • Gulf Region Early Childhood Services (GRCMA)- Mobile & Baldwin Counties (training/presenter)
  • South Baldwin County Literacy Council-Baldwin County (consulting/training/ presenter)
  • UAB’s MidSouth Reading and Writing Conference (two consecutive years)- Jefferson County (volunteer/presenter)
  • Bright Beginnings Academy- Mobile County (presenter)
  • M-Power Ministries (Literacy Education Center)- Jefferson County (consulting/ presenter)
  • Alabama PreK Conference (two consecutive years with OSR)- Montgomery County (training/program presenter)
  • Community Action Partnership of North Alabama (partnership with OSR)- DeKalb County (training/presenter)
  • Hoover Library (Teen Section)-  Jefferson County (volunteer/presenter)
  • Cook’s Independent Consulting (various)


Training/Professional Development:

-Jean Piaget- Constructivist Theory (Auburn University-Auburn)

-Reading Recovery (Auburn University-Auburn)

-Maria Montessori (Atlanta Montessori Teacher Education Center)

-Dr. Vincent Goetry MOOC Online Course from Dyslexia International’s Sharing Expertise (University of London’s Curriculum, Online)

-Dyslexia and Morphology & Logic of Sight Words with Ellen Meyer and Mary McBride, O-G Fellows, owners of LanguageInsights, LLC.  (Online, 2020)

-Jill Hams- Children’s Dyslexia Center of Georgia (Handwriting Online Program)

-Juanita Copley- Mathematics in Action (OSR/JCCEO-Birmingham)

-Orton-Gillingham Math Training with Jennings Miller (Alabama Game Changers- Jefferson County)

-Teaching Trauma Informed YOGA FOR CHILDREN By Jennifer Cohen Harper

-Dr. Vincent Goetry MOOC Online Course from Dyslexia International’s Sharing Expertise (University of London’s curriculum, Online)

-Participant along with 20,000 Leaders (Online, 2020)

-Becky Bailey’s Positive Discipline (NAEYC Conference-Dallas)

-UAB’s MidSouth Reading and Writing Conference (Jefferson County)

-GOLD and CLASS training with OSR (Montgomery County)

-Literacy Council of Central Alabama Tutor Training (Birmingham)

-Auburn Speech and Hearing Clinic- Status 10 Program for Audiology & Speech Pathology (Auburn University-Auburn)

-Creative Curriculum (JCCEO/OSR-Jefferson County)

-Dr. Jean Feldman-Music and Movement Training (OSR- PreK Conference- Montgomery)

-Train the Trainer (CCR-Birmingham)

Conscious Parenting By Dr. Shefali Tsabary (Online Course)

-Harvard University-Catherine Snow’s Learning to Talk by Talking (Online Course)

-Alabama International Dyslexia Association- Dyslexia Simulation (Jefferson County)

-Houghton-Mifflin Teacher Training (Department of Children Affairs Office- Montgomery)

-Word Wise Tutor Training (Hoover Center-Birmingham)

-Samford’s Summer Institute Teacher Training (Cahaba Grand Conference Center- Birmingham)

-AMSTI- ECE Pre-K Kit Training (Alabama’s Math, Science, Technology Institute- Pelham)

-Dr. Jane Nelson- Positive Discipline (Online Class)

-Yetta Goodman- Language and Literacy (MidSouth Reading and Writing Conference- Birmingham)

-OSR Technical Assistance Training and ECERS-R by Kaplan (Department of Children Affairs Office-Montgomery)

-Educate Alabama Training (Talladega County)

-OSR Lead-Teacher Training (Department of Children Affairs Office-Montgomery)

-Mr. Greg and Steve- Music, Moving and Learning (Baldwin and Montgomery County)

-Kaplan-ECER-R: TA Training (Department of Children Affairs Office-Montgomery)

-High-Scope (Department of Children Affairs Office-Montgomery)

-IDA-AL Fall Conference: Rise To The Challenge Training (2018-2020, Mobile and Jefferson County)


Professional Organizations, Affiliations, and Memberships:

 Member of The Dyslexia Foundation- An Affiliate of  ACADEMIC CENTERS FOR EXCELLENCE (2018-Present)

AGOPE Member/Friends


  • ARA-Alabama Reading Association (past)
  • BARC-Birmingham Area Reading Council (past)
  • NAEYC, AAEYC & SECA (past)
  • AMS-American Montessori Society (past)
  • IRA- International Reading Association (past)


*reference upon request
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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, MEd., RSP, AOG;

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