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Is tutoring right for my child?


There are many possible reasons for needing a tutor. Here are some of the most important:

  • Teacher or counselor at school recommends tutoring
  • Grades are very low
  • Homework seems to be very difficult
  • Extreme anxiety before taking a quiz or test
  • Low self-esteem and confidence
  • Loss of interest in learning or going to school
  • Wanting to give up, resistance to doing homework
  • Needs more challenges, homework is too easy




What are the benefits of tutoring?


  • Offers a unique, individualized learning experience
  • Can improve attitude about subject areas, learning, and school in general
  • Increases understanding of subject areas
  • No other students or distractions
  • Increases good study habits
  • Improves grades, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence
  • Provides more time for practice
  • Provides more challenges for gifted students
  • Provides praise, feedback, and encouragement
  • Allows for student to make progress at his/her own pace
  • Provides review of skills that haven’t been mastered yet, and aren't being taught in the classroom anymore




How long are your sessions?


Online tutoring session length is determined by a couple of factors. 1. Child’s age 2. Child’s attention span 3. Schedule I find that children in K-2nd grade work best In 30-minute sessions. For kids in 3rd-8th grade; 45 min. Sometimes, the students’ schedules and my schedule have unique needs that determine whether a 30 minute or a 60 minute session would be better.




What are the signs of dyslexia?


Common signs: Preschool

May talk later than most children
May have difficulty pronouncing words, i.e., busgetti for spaghetti, mawn lower for lawn mower
May be slow to add new vocabulary words
May be unable to recall the right word
May have difficulty with rhyming
May have trouble learning the alphabet, numbers, days of the week, colors, shapes, how to spell and write his or her name
May have trouble interacting with peers
May be unable to follow multi-step directions or routines
Fine motor skills may develop more slowly than in other children
May have difficulty telling and/or retelling a story in the correct sequence

Common signs: Kindergarten through fourth grade

Has difficulty decoding single words (reading single words in isolation)
May be slow to learn the connection between letters and sounds
May confuse small words – at/to, said/and, does/goes
Makes consistent reading and spelling errors including:
Letter reversals – d for b as in, dog for bog
Word reversals – tip for pit
Inversions – m and w, u and n
Transpositions – felt and left
Substitutions – house and home
May transpose number sequences and confuse arithmetic signs (+ - x / =)
May have trouble remembering facts
May be slow to learn new skills; relies heavily on memorizing without understanding
May be impulsive and prone to accidents
May have difficulty planning
Often uses an awkward pencil grip (fist, thumb hooked over fingers, etc.)
May have trouble learning to tell time
May have poor fine motor coordination

Difficulty with reading

Difficulty learning to read
Difficulty identifying or generating rhyming words or counting syllables in words (Phonological Awareness)
Difficulty with hearing and manipulating sounds in words (Phonemic Awareness)
Difficulty distinguishing different sounds in words (Auditory Discrimination)
Difficulty in learning the sounds of letters
Difficulty remembering names and/or the order of letters when reading
Reverses letters or the order of letters when reading
Misreads or omits common little words
"Stumbles" through longer words
Poor reading comprehension during oral or silent reading

Difficulty with written language

Difficulty putting ideas on paper
Many spelling mistakes
May do well on weekly spelling tests, but there are many spelling mistakes in daily work
Difficulty in proofreading

Difficulty with oral language

Late in learning to talk
Difficulty pronouncing words
Difficulty acquiring vocabulary or using age appropriate grammar
Difficulty following directions
Confusion with before/after, right/left, and so on
Difficulty learning the alphabet, nursery rhymes, or songs
Difficulty understanding concepts and relationships

From http://www.readingrockets.org/article/dyslexia-beyond-myth




Do you offer summer tutoring?


Yes, I do! I offer summer reading and math packages to make sure your child isn't affected by the summer slide. They will suffere reading loss if they are not consistently reading and this goes for math as well as far as memorizing facts and brushing up on skills. I want my students to be prepared and feel confident going into the next school year.




Do you ever do in person tutoring?


No, I do not at this time.





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