Individualized and Effective
If your child is below grade level in school, it is important to work quickly to provide reading, math, and writing instruction that is individualized, research-based and that fills in the areas of need while still incorporating grade level work. As with math skills, reading skills build upon themselves. A child who is behind his or her peers in Kindergarten becomes the First Grader who is being pulled into small reading groups in the classroom. This Tier 2 Intervention often continues for months. When the child has still not caught up with his or her peers, Tier 3 may be implemented where the Special Ed teacher pulls groups for reading. The group work often includes a multi-ability level group of students who work in various "Whole Word Approaches" where the focus is on memorizing words instead of learning to decode them. By this time, the child is often beginning third grade, where the shift is from learning to read, to reading to learn.
This is when 90% of my clients contact me. I have the experience and certification to work with children who are significantly behind their peers and/or who have learning disabilities. I offer private, one-on-one, or small group tutoring for students struggling with reading, spelling, writing, reading comprehension and /or math using evidence-based, multi-sensory (Orton-Gillingham) instruction. I specialize in working with students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, nonverbal/perceptual reasoning deficits, and visual and auditory processing difficulties. Structured Literacy (Orton-Gillingham) based language processing therapy, has helped struggling students from ages 5-adult learn to read and spell. I incorporate goals and approaches that keep students motivated and engaged. But most importantly, these highly specialized approaches foster not only their success in the classroom, but also your child's confidence and self-esteem in their daily lives.