One-on-one tutoring, at least 2 hours per week are needed to close the gap. In most cases it only takes 2 to 3 years to achieve grade level accuracy. I use fun engaging activities so students don't know they are getting lots of repetition for mastery. A diagnosis of Dyslexia is not necessary as the techniques I use are effective for any struggling reader. Initial screening is free.
This is live tutoring, available wherever you are. You need only a computer with internet connection and a webcam. Students find online tutoring exciting and motivational.
No need to travel to receive specialized instruction.
Sessions are never missed because of bad weather.
The constant interaction keeps students engaged and focused.
Students find the sessions more fun when using the computer.
Students can be tutored in their own home where they feel most comfortable and relaxed.
Help the student to read fluently and without embarrassment.
Help the student to confidently decode unknown words.
Develop Spelling Accuracy, so that written communication will be improved.
Improve Grammar, Capitalization Skills, and Punctuation Skills.
Phonological Awareness Rhyme providing, categorization, and matching Phoneme and syllable segmentation and deletion Blending sounds, syllables, and words
Phonics Explicit, coordinated instruction in decoding and encoding Phonemes, letters, graphemes, phonograms, syllable types, prefixes, and suffixes are directly taught Decodable text reinforces every concept and builds fluency
Spelling Spelling and phonics are taught simultaneously Oral pre-spelling activities analyze phoneme-grapheme relationships
Fluency Fluency drills are provided for every concept Decodable text provides daily fluency practice Modeling and practice of phrasing, pausing, and inflection
Comprehension Literal and inferential thinking is modeled and practiced Visualization strategies and graphic organizers are utilized
Vocabulary Vocabulary instruction supports text comprehension Phonetically controlled vocabulary for every lesson Strategy instruction to help students expand vocabulary Instruction in capitalization, punctuation, and certain parts of speech
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