Academic Coaching for the "Whole Child"
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Our team of educators aim to develop the "whole child" by increasing student engagement, academic success and overall confidence.
Below are a few academic areas that we focus on in our individualized tutoring plans.
Our tutors specialize in everything from elementary operations and numbers to high school algebra and statistics!
Within our literacy program, we focus on age appropriate reading skills, writing, and language development.
Our certified dyslexia specialists use a systematic, phonics-based program to help students process words and sounds.
Math Tutoring Services
Elementary School Math
- Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Measurement and Data, and Geometry per grade level standards.
Middle School Math
- Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability per grade level standards.
High School Math
- Algebra, Functions, Modeling, Geometry, Statistics and Probability.
Literacy Tutoring Services
Foundational Reading Skills
- Phonemic Awareness, Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension
- Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, Knowledge and Ideas, Text Complexity
- Text Types and Purposes, Production and Distribution of Writing, Research, Range of Writing
- Conventions of English, Knowledge of Language, Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
- Dyslexia is based in the makeup of the brain.
- It creates difficulty for students when breaking words in reading and writing.
- The brain has difficulty processing the sounds and order of sounds in words.
- Students with dyslexia read or write letters or words backwards.
- Dyslexia is caused by poor eyesight, vision processing problems or hearing issues.
- It’s an intellectual or developmental disability.
- Dyslexia is a degenerative disease.
- There is a lack of educational opportunity for the student.
- Dyslexic students lack motivation.
Common symptoms of a child with dyslexia may include:
- Difficulty in learning how to read and spell.
- Difficulty in learning the alphabet.
- Difficulty identifying or generating rhyming words, or counting syllables in words.
- Difficulty hearing and manipulating sounds in words.
- Difficulty in learning the sounds of letters.
- Difficulty remembering the names and/or shapes of letters.
- Reversing letters or the order of letters when reading or writing after the 1st grade.
- If the student is misreading or omitting common small words.
- Stumbling through longer words.
- Poor reading comprehension during oral or silent reading.
- Slow, laborious oral reading.
- Rapid memory recall.
OUR APPROACH TO DYSLEXIA
Every child is uniquely different, but there are some core strategies that need to be developed with a child who is struggling with dyslexia. It's important that students develop phonemic and phonological awareness, learn basic phonics and spelling rules, and gain the ability to read and spell sight words.
Our tutors use a phonics based program that is systematic, sequential, explicit, and multi-sensory to help our students develop these skills.