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The Literacy Lady,
Carva King 

Working in partnership with parents and schools to maximize student success!

ACT Test Prep, Reading Intervention, & Professional Development

Are you a parent or a school leader of students on the Mississippi Gulf Coast? Are you in need of test prep, reading intervention, or professional development?  If so, you can trust that when you hire The Literacy Lady, LLC, you aren’t going to get a big company or random teachers – what you get is a team of professional educators.


My name is Carva King, and I’m the Literacy Lady! My goal with The Literacy Lady, LLC is to provide innovative services designed to support kindergarten through 12th grade learners. I’d love to share more of my vision with you. Thank you for joining me on this journey!

- Carva King, Ed.S, LDT

ACT Test Prep Expert

Adolescent Reading Specialist

Licensed Dyslexia Therapist

Workshops, Classes & Programs Led by The Literacy Lady

ACT Academy

The primary ACT test prep service I offer is my highly-successful ACT Academy program. ACT Academy is more than a workshop: It is a comprehensive program that includes direct instruction, guided practice, and coaching in preparation for an official ACT National Test Date.  My favorite part of ACT Academy is the opportunity to "coach" students to success – a component of ACT Academy that sets the program apart from others!

Literacy Academy

My Literacy Academy reading intervention program is designed for students with dyslexia or other specific learning disabilities, as well as students who do not have diagnosed disability but who do demonstrate reading deficits. Prior to enrolling a student in the Literacy Academy reading intervention program, a reading skills assessment is conducted to identify the student’s reading skills deficits. My goal with Literacy Academy is to provide struggling readers with the type of reading instruction that they deserve!

Teacher Academy

Teachers want to learn from teachers. My experience leading professional development at the local, district, state, and regional level is built upon over two decades as a public school educator. Through Teacher Academy, I offer professional development and training services for schools and educational organizations in a variety of specialized topics designed for educators who work at the secondary school level.

Carva King, Teacher of the Year


Starting in August 2024, we will be offering a microschool, which can be described as the “midpoint” between traditional schooling and homeschooling or considered “outsourced homeschooling.”

The Learning Studio Microschool is designed for 6th-8th graders and we are now accepting applications.

"You are a teacher, a motivator, a leader, a nudger and a cheerleader."

Susan B. - Parent
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The Literacy Lady's Learning Studio

Literacy-based learning solutions with the mission of empowering students to achieve their academic and college/career goals

I formed The Literacy Lady, LLC in February 2022 after nearly seven years of building a successful ACT tutoring business. During the last few years, that part-time ACT tutoring business has grown to a full-time operation with a team of educators. While my plan had always been to open my own learning center after retiring from teaching, I realized in spring 2023 that this plan would need to be implemented sooner rather than later, and in May 2023, I opened the Learning Studio in Long Beach.  Our learning center has grown so quickly that we moved in April 2024 to our own building in Diamondhead, MS.  In this short time, I have expanded services to include reading skills assessments, a reading intervention and dyslexia therapy program, and subject-area tutoring for students. With the recent addition of a licensed school psychometrist to The Literacy Lady team, we can now offer dyslexia evaluations as well.

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“Mrs. Carva is highly educated, knowledgeable, and very prepared for instructing students and guiding them on the ACT preparation. The service is top notch!”

Holley P. - Parent

Carva's Corner

The Literacy Lady's blog with lesson plans, teaching ideas, resources, student success stories, and more!
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