Serving dyslexic children and their families in the Mid-South since 1970.

Summer 2024

New Parents Meeting
May 30 - 7:00 pm

Application Deadline
June 1

Tutor Workshop
June 1-8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Student’s First Day
Saturday June 8

Student’s Last Day
Saturday August 24

Fall 2024 Mandatory Parents Meeting
Sept 5
Application Deadline
Sept 7
Tutor Workshop
Sept 7
Student’s First Day
Sept 14
Thanksgiving (Holiday)
Nov 30
Student’s Last Day
Dec 7

Spring 2025

New Parents Meeting
Jan 11
Application Deadline
Jan 13
Tutor Workshop
Jan 13
Student’s First Day
Jan 20
Spring Break (Holiday)
March 15
Student’s Last Day
April 12

For dates further out go to our Calendar page


Now is the time to make plans to attend the Saturday School Summer session to have a great start next school year.

Welcome To Our Web page

Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Foundation


To all our visitors,

Welcome to the official web site for the Dyslexia Foundation of Memphis! Whatever the reason may be that you have come to check us out, we are glad you are here.

Even though our Foundation's name says we are the Dyslexia Foundation, a child does not have to have a diagnosis of Dyslexia to come to our tutoring programs. Anyone who is having a problem learning to read is welcome to come. Our program's curriculum is a basic phonics curriculum. It is a great way to learn to read especially since our program is taught one on one. One on one teaching is the very best way for all children to learn. If you are unsure our program is right for your child, please call us and let us talk to you and answer your questions. You may call us at 901 373-7218 or e-mail us at webmaster@memphisdyslexia.org.

It is our hope to make this site both informative and simple to use. Though technology hopefully provides us more time in our day, we know that never seems to be true. So we want this web site to help you get what information you need and get you on your way. But, please feel free to browse as long as you would like. We have even put in some “hyperlinks” to some more informative places you might want to go.

The Dyslexia Foundation of Memphis has been so blessed with wonderful places that allow us to “borrow” space to do our teaching. We are now lucky enough to be using the wonderful facilities at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6865 Poplar Pike, Memphis, TN. 38119. This is a great facility and we appreciate their allowing us to share their space.

We hope you will come and check us out and our terrific tutoring program.  Come see our students and tutors in action, but if you can’t, perhaps, this web site will help you get a better understanding of our Foundation and of Dyslexia too. Please know you are always welcome at our school whether it be a Saturday or during the summer.

Thank you for dropping by our web site. Please feel free to contact us by phone, e-mail, or in person. We are here to serve you and your child.

Karen Carson, President
Memphis Dyslexia Foundation of Memphis

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Q Where are you located?
A Lord of Life Lutheran Church
6865 Poplar Pike Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119

Q How do I enroll my child in the tutoring program?
A To enroll your child, print the Student Application on page 7 of the Jan 24 newsletter and send it to the address on the application.

Q When does the next session begin?
A New Parents meeting is on Thursday May 30 at 7 pm at Lord of Life Lutheran Church
Tutor Workshop is Saturday, June 1 - from 8 am – 2 pm
First Saturday for students Saturday June 1 - 8:30 am – 12:35 pm

Q How much does it cost?
A If you tutor, $375.00
If you cannot tutor and must hire a tutor $875.00

Q How can I pay for it?
A Cash, check, money order, or credit card

Q Can you make monthly payments?
A Yes, we prefer the entire tuition to be paid when submitting the application. But the tuition can be paid monthly, as long as the entire tuition is paid by the end of the semester.

Q Who can work as a tutor?
A Anyone 16 years or older

Q What if I don’t have experience tutoring?
A We will train you how to tutor.

Q Where is the testing done?
A At Paula Landrum’s Church in Millington.

Q How much does Testing cost?
A $150.00

Q How can I pay for it?
A Cash, check, money order, or credit card

Q How do I schedule testing?
A Call for more details and an appointment, 901-373-7218

Q Will the test be accepted by the school?
A It depends on the school