The Team

Headshot Cropped Timmie Murphy LDP IMG_8453Timmie Murphy has dedicated most of her adult life to individuals with special needs. She has taught children with learning challenges in the classroom for over 11 years.

Since 2005 she has recorded over 6,500 hours of one-to-one remediation instruction. Her programming is based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology which is intensive, structured, explicit, systematic, cumulative, and multi-sensory.

Timmie has experience working with individuals diagnosed with dyslexia, learning disabilities, cognitive and neurological disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

Timmie Murphy is the founder and owner of RW&C, LLC. She is a graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Special Education. 

Certifications:

    • Orton-Gillingham Multi-Sensory Approach
    • CEERI Tier I Qualification Exam (aligned with the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading)
    • Lexercise® Expert in Structured Literacy Therapy
    • Barton Reading & Spelling System®

Training: 

    • Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®)
    • Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI™)
    • Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking® (V/V®)
    • On Cloud Nine® Math (OCN™)
    • Screening for Dyslexia®

Headshot, Rebecca Welsch, P1Becky Welsch has a Master’s degree in K-8 Education. She is certified to teach in the state of Arizona and has special endorsements in the areas of English Language Learners and Reading. Becky’s certifications include the CEERI Tier I Qualification Exam (aligned with the International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards for Teachers of Reading)

Becky has been teaching students of all levels for the last 7 years. She has worked with struggling readers in the primary as well as secondary grades. Her experience includes teaching 1st grade, 2nd grade, 5th grade, and 8th grade. Most recently she worked as a Reading Intervention Teacher for 2nd and 3rd grade students who were more than two grade levels behind in reading.

Becky has experience with early literacy skills like phonics and phonemic awareness development. She has used several structured literacy programs including Language! and Spalding phonics. She is also trained to administer DIBELS tests and has worked with the DIBELS Next reading remediation program.

Becky believes that understanding the relationships between sounds, letters, and words is key to helping students “break the code” and begin reading. Becky looks forward to working with and teaching students via teletherapy.


Shirley Landmesser has been an Orton-Gillingham certified tutor at the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Maine since 2010. Between the center and her private tutoring she has accumulated over 2,000 hours of multi-sensory teaching of basic language skills. She is currently training as a supervisor and teacher trainer at the Children’s Dyslexia Center.

Shirley homeschooled her two children for six years, then she worked in the public school for seven years as an educational technician working with 5th and 6th grade special education students. Once she learned the Orton-Gillingham approach, the school began to have her tutor students all day long in 45-minute sessions.

She enjoys the one-on-one interaction with students and is inspired by their perseverance and hard work. Reading does not come naturally, it has to be taught, and she has found that a structured, sequential, phonological, and multi-sensory approach works.

Shirley holds an IMSLEC Advanced Certification and an M.A. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA.