Literacy Specialist/Tutor

Certified Reiki Practitioner

Mindfulness Consultant

Call (914) 217-9458 for appointments

Susan Carina M.S. Ed, MA-RL

Susan is a reading specialist, teacher trainer, parenting coach, and consultant for school districts. She has extensively studied research–based strategies to help children excel in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Focusing on the five pillars of reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, Susan integrates mindfulness exercises and relaxation to enhance learning. She addresses the “whole” child, not just the symptoms, to ensure lasting success.



  • Reading Diagnostic Session 60-90 mins

  • Literacy Tutoring 60-90 mins

  • Literacy Tutoring with Reiki 60-90 mins

  • Literacy Tutoring with Mindfulness 60-90 mins

  • Reiki Healing Adult 30-60mins

  • Reiki Healing/children 30-45 mins

  • Mindfulness Session 30-45 mins

  • Parent Coaching 30-60mins (in person and Skype)

  • Group Sessions for children 60-90 mins

PACKAGES (call for rates):

  • 2 Sessions/week for 1 month, Literacy Individual Tutoring Sessions

  • 2 Sessions/week for 1 month, Literacy Individual Tutoring Sessions with Reiki

  • 8 Week Literacy Sessions/small groups

  • 12 Week Literacy Sessions/small groups


Parent workshops

Literacy instruction for homeschooled children

8 week small group sessions

12 week small group sessions


Susan is a licensed New York State Literacy Specialist for children grades K-12 and a New York State certified general education teacher for children Pre-K to 6th grade. She has taught literacy skills to children grades K-6 for over twenty-five years. She has also worked as an adjunct graduate professor at Mercy College for over 10 years instructing teachers on how to teach reading to children and is a teacher leader in literacy, staff developer, consultant, and parent coach.

Susan specializes in working with parents and children in grades K- 12, including children with special needs such as ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism.


Susan received her Master’s Degree in Education and Reading/ Literacy from Long Island University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Special Education. Additionally, she held NYS certification for School Administration and Supervision from Fordham University.


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