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About the Instructor


Dr. Bettuzzi discovered the KUMON program as a mom desperately searching for a program that could help her then 2nd grade daughter who was struggling in reading. KUMON made all the difference not only in terms of her daughter's success in reading and math skills but also in building her self-confidence and self-learning skills.

Dr. Bettuzzi passionately believes that all students can benefit from the Kumon program just as her own children have. She is a veteran Kumon Instructor who has presented at several Kumon North America conferences. She specializes in teaching struggling readers, advanced math instruction, and program completers.

Biography and Background

Dr. Bettuzzi graduated with Honors from Marquette University in 1988 with a degree in Physical Therapy, and she completed her Post Doctorate studies at Rosalind Franklin University where she was awarded the Post Doctorate Physical Therapy Award. Dr. Bettuzzi is a certified Learning and Reading Practitioner accredited with the International Dyslexia Association.

Training and Certification

Michelle Bettuzzi, B.S., D.P.T.

Dr. Bettuzzi is a reading specialist certified by an IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Educational Council) accredited program. She is a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  She has over 20 years of experience working with LD students and their IEP educational plans.  Dr. Bettuzzi is involved in several voluntary study groups aimed at providing and administering the Kumon Method of learning to students of every ability. She has been the team leader for the Chicago Area Advanced Math Instruction Study Group where instructors from all over the country come together to study and teach advanced level math to struggling and gifted students.