Welcome to 


Literacy & Learning

Your child deserves the best

Highly Skilled.  Educated.  Experienced. 


Literacy specialist for over 10 years

With a background in psychology and a special interest in neuropsychology, Sydney Burns has dedicated her career to helping each child reach their fullest potential. She has spent many years studying learning differences and the methodologies used to treat them while working with students.

Early in her career, she spent several years at a Lindamood-Bell Center in the Bay Area. At the same time, she attended countless conferences and workshops for learning differences. As she became more specialized, she helped a mentor manage a Literacy Center that was extremely successful for the next five years of her life. That was an exciting time because she was able to customize programs for students and manage their progress. 


After relocating to AZ, she continued her passion in helping each child reach their full abilities and goals as a private tutor. Her success in AZ, along with her extensive knowledge and experience, inspire her to open Arcadia Literacy & Learning where she has developed a learning environment unlike any other. Her center utilizes top techniques to make each child feel confident, comfortable and supported. 

Director / Founder

Meet Your TUtors

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Breanne N

Breanne is experienced, bright, and compassionate. Working towards her certificate as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, Breanne is incredibly knowledgeable in all our programs and can utilize techniques effective for all learners. 

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Amanda M

Amanda is finishing her Doctorate program in Audiology. With her expertise in language and auditory processing, Amanda's sessions are effective, fun, and unlike any other.

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Erica W

Erica earned her masters in Literature and Writing Studies. She offers students an organized, knowledgeable, and fun learning environment. In addition to tutoring, she works as the operations manager and curriculum designer. 

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Sydney B

Sydney is completing her Master's Degree in Child and Adolescent Counseling. After she received her undergraduate in psychology, she began her 10+ year career as a dyslexic specialist. Sydney's experience with behavior management makes her a perfect fit for all children, especially those with anxiety disorders. 

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Chelsea C

With her Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Chelsea's work with students is unparalleled. She is an experienced educator, certified ELA teacher, and incredible behavioral management coach. Students love Chelsea's dynamic approach to teaching.