From reading challenged to author and reading tutor, Joanne Kaminski
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Joanne grew up with undiagnosed Specific Reading Comprehension Deficit and struggled with understanding not only written text, but also verbal comprehension.

Joanne’s disability left her believing she was not as smart as others and lead to her the point of attempting suicide,

Joanne shares her struggles to overcome her learning disability.  She shares her burning to desire to read and how a program her mom gave her turned everything around for her.

Joann graduated from high school 10th in her class. She was accepted to Marquette University and graduated Cum Laude.

Today Joanne owns and operates her own successful virtual reading tutoring business, she trains and consults others to do the same, and now she is the author of her first book, How to Start an Online Tutoring Business.

You can purchase Joanne’s book, How to Start an Online Tutoring Business, from Amazon by clicking here

You can connect with Joanne by visiting her website at or at

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