Ingrid Porter began her studies at the Seacoast Learning Center as an Initial tutor in 2014. The experience was so profound that she continued as an Advanced tutor, progressed to the Supervisor level, became an Initial Level trainer of tutors and is now also a dyslexia therapist. In 2017, Ingrid followed her passion, leaving an almost 30-year career as a sixth-grade teacher, to work with striving readers at the high school level. When not listening to podcasts about the history of the English language, this self-avowed word nerd can be found taking walks, watching birds, gardening, playing card and board games, admiring Native American art and culture, and what else- reading! Ingrid received her Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education at the University of Maine, Farmington. She studied abroad for a semester at Stirling University in Scotland, and has taken part in many educational opportunities, including courses in education of the gifted, action research in science education through the Maine Math and Science Alliance, and reading training in Denver, Colorado with Cris Tovani.