Victoria Tyra

Victoria Tyra

Author Victoria Tyra is a Certified Barton Reading Tutor with an office in Redding, CA. She specializes in teaching reading and spelling to school-aged children with her golden retriever, Ella.

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    The Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum: Illuminating The Past, Present And Future Of The Mount Shasta Area

    Looking for a refreshing getaway during the hot days of summer? Check out the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, where you can bring the entire family to explore, learn and play – all for a suggested donation of just $1 each. This charming museum offers 4,000 square feet of indoor space filled with child-friendly exhibits, plus plenty of outdoor space … [Read more...]

    Be the Change: Dave Theno – Encouraging Students to Discover Their Unique Paths

    Dave Theno found his niche as an administrator and teacher at Golden Eagle Charter School in Mount Shasta in 2005. Golden Eagle offers a combination of independent learning and classroom instruction. Dave’s work includes managing the school’s 6th-12th grade program, teaching classes in music and social studies while facilitating student learning. … [Read more...]

    Working Memory And The Learning Brain: What It Is and Why It Matters

    Working with a child as he learns a new skill can be a rewarding experience for a parent or teacher. It can also be one filled with unexpected challenges, requiring every ounce of patience and creativity. Sometimes, we need to step back and ask, “What is causing this unexpected struggle? Why are my directions and guidance not leading him to … [Read more...]

    Understanding Dyslexia

    Sitting with a small group of second graders, listening as each took a turn reading aloud, it struck me how reading came so easily for some and with such difficulty for others. When it was John’s turn, his reading was slow and filled with guesses based on the context or shape of the word. Breaking apart sounds in unknown words was a huge … [Read more...]