Personalized Educational Tutoring for
to read and write truly opens new worlds to our children.I know as
a parent it is difficult to watch your child struggle, so I offer literacy
interventions tailored to each student's needs, whether or not there is a
formal diagnosis of dyslexia or a learning disability.
commonly called "tutoring," differ significantly from traditional
tutoring. My extensive education, training, and experience in the theory
and practice of literacy remediation enable me to tailor a reading program
based on your child’s unique learning profile of strengths and areas of
need. I will help your child improve their literacy abilities and build
confidence as well. You can trust that your child will be in good hands when he
or she is with me, and together we can open worlds of
are some considerations that go into choosing effective and efficient
programming for a student:
The age of
Certain programs have published guidelines for the age range of
students who will benefit from its intervention. The developmental stage
of the child is also critical in making instructional decisions.
child's specific strengths and areas of need
Does the child struggle in all five areas of reading? Are some
areas of struggle more pronounced? What is the child’s skill in the areas of
spelling and writing? What are areas of strength?
Has the child received previous interventions? Which ones and
what was the child's experience with them?
Is the child currently receiving intervention at school?
How is that experience going? Would it be best to continue that
intervention in a more intensive setting or does a change need to be made?
Does the child have other academic, cognitive, social-emotional,
or medical concerns? These can sometimes impact how well a certain program fits
the child's overall needs.
(DYSLEXIA) THERAPY FOR STUDENTS
Language Therapy instruction is based on the Orton Gillingham approach (see
Orton Gillingham tab for more
information) and is multi-sensory, explicit, structured, systematic and
cumulative. Dyslexia therapy
lessons contain the 5 components (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Vocabulary,
Fluency, and Comprehension) of effective reading instruction supported by the
National Reading Panel, and mandated by Every Student Succeeds Act
The lessons I create for students will follow an appropriate
scope and sequence to teach the alphabetic principle, phonemic awareness,
phonics, reading, spelling, and writing. In order to develop strong and
efficient connections in the brain, every learning activity will incorporate
the V(visual)-A(auditory)-K(kinesthetic)/T (tactile) triangle which engages
multiple learning styles. Also, the discovery approach allows me to ask
questions to guide students to new learning. This also strengthens connections
in the brain by making the new information relevant to the child, and therefore
easier to remember.
addition to the Academic Language Therapy - Orton Gillingham instruction, I
have many different resources and options that I use in my personalized
tutoring sessions depending on your child’s unique needs. It is my job to
determine where the child is, meet him or her there, and tailor my approach to
move each student to success.
tutoring services are typically one hour in length and are provided a minimum
of two times per week. Kindergarten students may be seen for 30
minutes per session. Please click on the Scheduling tab for more
details and to submit a Contact form.