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Mentoring With Marianne

Feeling overwhelmed as you homeschool your struggling learners?

What would it be like to have the support of someone who has been there and come through successfully?

Get the support you need to have a more peaceful, productive homeschool.

Build Confidence

Understand what kinds of learning make the biggest impact on your struggling learners so you can teach them with confidence.

Learn Strategies

From mindsets and attitudes about learning to meeting academic goals, learn the most effective strategies for teaching your kids.

A Safe Community

You are not alone! Join other women on the journey with you. Be encourged and supported in our safe, understanding community.

Marianne has education and experience to help you in the following areas:

  • Understanding how our kids learn
  • Setting up learning systems that work 
  • Plan for high school and beyond
  • Helping kids overcome a resistance to learning
  • Naturally increasing focus in kids with ADHD
  • Teach reading, writing, and math to kids with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia
  • Choosing and modifying curriculum
  • Overcoming doubts and fears about homeschooling 
  • Sharing long term perspective gained from nearly 30 years of homeschooling

I'm Marianne Sunderland. Author of Dyslexia 101: Truths, Myths, and what Really Works, What is Dyslexia: A Parent's Guide to Teaching Kids About Dyslexia, and No More School: Meeting the Educational Needs of Kids With Dyslexia and Language-Based Learning Difficulties. I am also a certified Orton-Gillingham dyslexia tutor and homeschooling mom to 7 kids with dyslexia.

As a longtime, dedicated homeschooler, I've seen the amazing power of an individualized education on the lives of my own children - 6 of whom are now thriving adults - despite their academic struggles. 

I love sharing with other parents the things I've learned. I want you to find the peace, confidence, and success that our family has found. It isn't as difficult as you may think.

How Group Coaching Works

  • Two live video calls per month
  • Twice yearly homeschool assessment and planning sessions
  • 30-minute consultation with Marianne upon sign up
  • All sessions will be recorded to listen or watch again later
  • Optional Upgrade: Access to all Homeschooling With Dyslexia online parent education courses while a member
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What Others Are Saying

Since working with Marianne. I am much more at peace. I am no longer worried and I am less stressed. I have tools to implement and a much more realistic perspective of how to approach teaching a dyslexic child. Marianne's wealth of information and experience have been so helpful. Her calm and reassuring demeanor are helpful to those of us who get really worked up and need to just slow down and take a deep breath. Jenny 

Before working with Marianne, I was discouraged and worried that I wasn't accomplishing enough. Most of all it really bothered me that we weren't experiencing the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere I had always envisioned for our family.After working with Marianne, I feel much more peace. It's given me the vision of what a successful homeschool for dyslexics looks like. I have been able to re-prioritize my time and feel confident knowing that I am spending my time and energy on the areas that are the most valuable for the academic progress of my children. Hannah 

Before working with Marianne, I was feeling alone and isolated, not sure I was doing anything right, couldn't figure out what resources to use, or how to approach my son's homeschooling. After working with Marianne, I feel more relaxed. I have more understanding and patience for my son's unique learning style and how his brain works differently from mine. I'm more compassionate, and able to listen more deeply to what he needs, rather than what I feel that I need him to learn. Raven 

I used to struggle to understand the inner workings of my dyslexic kids. I knew I needed to teach them differently and that there was so much more to it than I could see on the surface. After working with Marianne, I have better understanding of what my son and daughter are going through and I have more tools to walk with them side by side. Rene 

I was struggling to understand my kids' learning struggles and how to teach them. After working with Marianne, I have much more confidence. Now I have a broad understanding of some of the things my kids struggle with. After working with Marianne, I have good grasp on the areas they struggle with. Thank you for being clear, concise, practical, and informative. Sarah 

Since working with Marianne, I have a huge boost in confidence. Confidence in the value of what I am accomplishing daily with each child. Confidence in what each of my children need at various developmental levels. Confidence in how to recognize each of my children's unique giftings and how to develop the best learning environment outside of textbooks to help each of them blossom into the successful persons they were created to be. Jennifer

Get started today!

Our mentoring groups will help you:


Build your skills to teach differently.

With expert feedback from Marianne and full access to all 16 of her online parent education courses, you will become increasingly skilled in the teaching methods that work with kids who have language-based learning difficulties.


Build confidence in your abilities.

As you implement new teaching strategies and see your kids’ successes, your confidence will dramatically increase.


Build your kids’ confidence.

From research-based teaching methods, to teaching self-advocacy and growth mindsets, to making learning more engaging and satisfying, your kids will increase their confidence in themselves, in their ability to learn, and in their unique strengths.


Remain consistent throughout the school year.

Every meeting will start with a time to share wins of the week followed by troubleshooting areas of struggle. Most homeschool inconsistency stems from feelings of overwhelm. We will address these concerns and come up with solutions to keep you motivated and moving forward.


Get connected to other parents of struggling learners.

This has been one of the most gratifying (and surprising) benefits of our online groups. As we get to know one another, we offer meaningful support and ongoing encouragement.

Choose your level of coaching

We are all in different stages of our education journeys. Choose a level of support that best matches your need. You can change levels at anytime.

Mentoring Member

Mentoring members receive:

  • 2 live group mentoring meetings per month
  • Twice yearly (end of semester) assessments and planning sessions
  • Free 30-minute 1:1 consult upon sign up.
  • Access to all Marianne's Parent Education courses while a member

No contract required. Cancel anytime.

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Coaching + Courses Member

Mentoring and Courses members receive:

  • 2 live group mentoring meetings per month
  • Twice yearly (end of semester) assessments and planning sessions
  • Access to all Marianne's Parent Education courses while a member
  • Free 30-minute 1:1 consult upon sign up.


No contract required. Cancel or change plans anytime.


We've got A's for your Q's

When are the meetings?

There will be 2 options to choose from; one afternoon meeting and one evening meeting.

  • The 1st Tuesday of the month at 2:00 pm Pacific.
  • The 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm Pacific.  

Can I add a 1:1 session with Marianne later?

Yes! You can book a 1:1 session with Marianne at any time here.  

Do I have to be homeschooling to join?

Nope! We're here to support you as you advocate for your child no matter where they are educated.

How much do I have to participate?

It's totally up to you. Some parents keep their cameras off and just listen (especially if they're driving or with others). You'll get more out of the groups if you participate though!  

When do the groups start?

Groups kick off in September. Memberships opens in late August and will close until Spring 2024.

What if I still have questions?

Email any additional questions to: marianne@homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com