Learn, Change, and SOAR!

Welcome to wings ForLiving  

Isaiah 40:31​  But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and not be weary; they will walk and not faint. 

 Click HERE to go to wingsTutor 

​​My wish for you is a life where you continue to learn (there is so much to learn, and to learn about), where your learning leads to positive changes in your life and the lives of those around you (change can be a very good thing), and where you can mount up with wings as eagles: above the circumstances, negative people and life struggles to which so many succumb; where you can run and walk without becoming weary or fainting. In short, where you can soar! You can have a life of victory and freedom.


The content of these pages is for informational purposes only. I do not give advice or make diagnoses, nor do I guarantee results from anything posted here—although I am convinced, through my extensive personal research and six-plus-decades of experience, that the things I write are valid and deserve serious consideration. I hope you enjoy. All content is copywrited; however, you are free to
share on social media, as long as you credit me, Cathie Ochoa, or the original author, and link back to the page from which you are sharing.

I can be contacted by clicking on the link below and sending me an email: [email protected] .​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is wingsForLiving, an umbrella page directing you to various 
areas of information: things I have studied and what I am learning. 
The major theme of this site is learning, changing and overcoming, 
and flying high in life.

I have a bachelor's degree in education, but my specialized field, tutoring those with dyslexia and learning disabilities, and other areas of knowledge, are self-taught: I have done extensive reading and research, and attended multiple seminars and webinars. I am not an expert, just a well-educated seeker of knowledge and truth. My desire is to inspire you to start your own learning journey.

​About Me​

My name is Cathie Ochoa. I received my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education

and taught public elementary school students in Iowa before moving east. Since becoming a tutor, I have been reading voraciously, attending seminars and workshops, researching learning disabilities, and working towards my master's degree in special education.

In my previous lives, besides being a school teacher, I have been (quite a few things, actually, but mostly) a secretary, office manager, graphic artist, art director, computer systems anaylst, taxi cab driver, and school bus driver. And now I love being a tutor for those who struggle with reading and learning disabilities.

I am a Barton Reading & Spelling System Specialist, tutoring dyslexic and learning-challenged students, on the page wingsTutor. This page includes tutoring details and a bounty of information regarding dyslexia.

I have ADHD with Executive Function Disorder. Information about my struggles
and help for others with ADHD can be found at wingsADHD.

Other learning disabilities/differences/difficulties/disorders and ways to help
are discussed in some detail on the page wingsLD.

In the near future I will be able to help those outside my area via remote tutoring. I will keep you updated here.

On a more personal note, I have been an active member of our church for many years, discipling and mentoring young women. I currently live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia with my husband and our son.

Contact Me

  • You may contact me by clicking on the link below and sending an email: [email protected] or [email protected] 
  • Due to time constraints, I request that only those interested in tutoring assistance contact me by phone (landline), 540.896.4983.
  • Please leave a message with the best time to call back and I will do so at my earliest possible availability.