ABOUT GROWTH READING CENTER
Dr. Joseph and Dana Huss are the founders of Growth Reading Center. The learning center started in 2015 as Northside Learning Center, and it has helped hundreds of students become better readers. In 2020 the name changed to Growth Reading Center and expanded to online, virtual tutoring. Virtual tutoring allows us to reach more struggling students from the comfort of their homes regardless of geographical location.
DR. JOSEPH L. HUSS
is one of the co-founders of Growth Reading Center. He has an extensive education history. As a child, he went to many different schools. He graduated 2nd from the bottom in his class. Interestingly, he enrolled in college, determined to have a career in the criminal justice system.
Eventually, his purpose changed when he decided to pursue seminary instead. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he decided to finish his master’s degree and eventually earned a Doctor of Theology. Currently, Dr. Huss is pursuing his Doctorate of Education. At some point, he realized that his struggles in school were directly related to dyslexia, but so were the gifts that he possessed. Through determination and hard work, Joe learned to learn, but his desire is to make it easier for people to fulfill their true potential.
along with her husband Joe, is a co-founder of Growth Reading Center. Dyslexia runs in Dana’s family. Her mother, brother, several nieces and nephews, as well as her son and husband all have dyslexia. Because her experience is not just professional but also intensely personal, Dana is an excellent resource and advocate for people with dyslexia.
One of Dana’s favorite things about the learning center is redefining the term “smart” and helping people realize their full potential while at the same time teaching them to read well. She is certified in the Barton Reading and Spelling System, an Orton-Gillingham based program, and tutors many students with dyslexia and other reading disabilities. Dana has worked in education for over 20 years as a teacher and a tutor. She leads informational workshops about dyslexia for parents and teachers.
Joe and Dana have been married since 2004. They homeschool their two teenage boys and run several businesses together as a family.
MEET THE GROWTH READING CENTER TEAM
I’ve lived in Iowa all my life. I enjoy being at church serving in children’s ministries and helping wherever I can. Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with friends and family, going for walks with my dog, and baking. I love being a part of Growth Reading Center and making a difference in children’s lives!
I was born and raised in Iowa. When I’m not working, you’ll find me spending time with my family and friends, or enjoying the outdoors through hiking, fishing, or just exploring nature! I love being apart of the positive atmosphere, and the feeling of helping people reach their full potential here at Growth Reading Center!
I have lived in Northwest Arkansas for 16 years. I love music and playing the piano.
I was born and raised in Iowa, where I currently live. I enjoy playing the piano because it is very relaxing and rewarding.
Chief Creative Officer and Marketing Advisor
I was born and raised in southern California. I’m a proud husband, devoted father of three and disciple of my Lord Jesus. When I’m not designing and creating, you’ll find me enjoying a good cup of black coffee. I’m loving every minute of working with Growth Reading Center!
SOME OF OUR AMAZING TUTORS
I’ve lived in Arkansas since 2018 with my husband and four sons. I love reading, spending time with my family, and drinking really great coffee.
I currently live in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia with my husband and children. I love teaching people of all ages; it is the most rewarding and fulfilling way to spend my time.
I’ve lived in California my whole life. I love to read, try new foods, and enjoy God’s creation through hiking.
I currently live in Texas with my husband and two boys. I enjoy spending time with my family and reading books.
I’ve lived in California since 2021. I enjoy hiking, exercising, and exploring the great outdoors.
I’m a reading tutor who’s lived in Iowa since 2017. I enjoy working with kids, learning new things, running, and exploring the outdoors.
I’m an experienced Jr. High and High School youth leader. When I’m not working at school or tutoring, you’ll find me enjoying chocolate and games.
I’m an elementary teacher who’s lived in Ohio since 2019. I love being a mom and spending time with my son outside.
I was born and raised in West Virginia. I’m a people person and love spending time with my family. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, reading, and playing guitar.
I’ve lived in Arkansas since 2016. Aside from tutoring, I teach ballet and dabble in graphic design. I love the outdoors and enjoy the calmness nature brings!
I’ve lived in West Virginia for the last 21 years. In my free time, I love to read because it allows me to journey far and wide and meet interesting people, all without leaving my beautiful tree-covered mountains.
My family and I live in the beautiful area of Steamboat Rock, IA. When I’m not homeschooling or serving at our local Christian camp, I love to read and crochet in my free time.
I’m a life-long California girl. I love to travel and see new places!
I’ve lived in Arizona all my life. I love reading and playing the piano.
I’ve lived in West Virginia my whole life. I enjoy working with children. One of my favorite things to do is cook!
I’ve lived in Nebraska since 2012. I love to spend my free time with family and friends.
I’ve lived in sunny California since 2018. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love being able to help others achieve their goals and being part of Growth Reading Center.
I’ve lived in California since 2018. Interacting and working with children brings me enjoyment! It’s exciting to watch their delight as they learn new things and overcome difficult challenges.
I currently live in Beckley, WV and have been living here for three years. I love hiking and exploring; it’s a great way to exercise and move around but it also allows me to be in God’s creation!
I grew up in Southern California, but I’ve lived in the Nashville area for almost three years. I have enjoyed reading for as long as I can remember!
I’ve lived in Ohio since 2022. I love making memories with my husband and son.
I’ve lived in Tennessee since 2021. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family.
I’ve lived in Kentucky since 2017. I love reading, studying languages, and helping children learn.
READY TO GET STARTED?
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