Q. Is your program the same as traditional tutoring centers? A. Simple answers is NO. We are not the same. We tutoring using Orton-Gillingham based curriculum. Which means it is systematic and multi-sensory. The approach we use is completely different form that of your average tutor or center. We do not help with homework or fill in the holes in their learning. We build a new foundation and build from there. We individualize the program for each student based on the initial consultation, student intake screening and tutor's observation.
Q. How do I schedule a student screening appointment? A. Simply Schedule a Student Intake Screening. The entire appointment takes 1 1/2 hours. The screening portion takes 1 hour, followed by a 30 minute parent consultation. If you do not want to discuss findings in front of your child, we can schedule the consult portion on zoom at a later time. No written report is provided, however you are welcome to take notes.
Q. What is the process to start tutoring? A. Step One: Schedule a phone call with Coach Jess or email us to discuss you or your child’s struggles, needs and your goals for your child, to determine if our program is a good fit. Step Two: Your child will participate in a 1 hour Student Intake Screening to determine if our tutoring services will help, what program is ideal for you or your child and create a personalized tutoring plan..
Q. Am I too old for tutoring? A. We tutor students from age 7 and up to adulthood. It’s not too late to end your reading struggles. If you are an adult who reads slowly, has trouble putting your thoughts on paper or is a terrible speller, we can help. One of our favorite O-G programs is perfect for teaching teens and adult students how to read and spell, well. It is not childish.
Q. Can my Dyslexic child thrive in college? A. Yes. there are many options available for dyslexic students to successfully attend college. One option is to attend your local community college and receive an AA or transfer to a four year college. Another option is to attend a four year college that is smaller and more person and relies less on test scores. Read More
Q. What curriculum do you recommend for homeschooling my child who has dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysgraphia? A. We recommend using multi-sensory, hands on curriculum and activities. We have compiled a list of resources and curriculum we recommend that we have found helpful to homeschooling families. Email Us for a copy of the list.
Q. Do you individualize? A. Yes, we individualize our program to fit each student’s needs based on the initial parent consultation, student screening and tutor's observations.
Q. How is online tutoring different from in person tutoring? A. We provide effective remote/online 1 on 1 personalized tutoring services in reading, spelling and foundational math to our students using a platform called zoom. Online tutoring is virtually the same as in person tutoring, we continue to use multi-sensory methods which are beneficial for students with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. The main difference between online and in person is our online students practice developing their typing skills, rather than handwriting skills. We have found online tutoring to be highly successful for ADHD students.
Q. How long does it take to see progress? A. It varies from person to person, however most students will start to make progress within the first month of tutoring. A few students have reported improvement within the first week of tutoring! Crazy huh? The entire program takes approximately 2 -3 years for the most students to complete it. The entire program takes 2 to 3 years for most students to complete. Upon completion, our students read on a high school level, between 9th and 11th grade. That is higher than the average reading level of American high school students.