Monday - Friday - 3:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sessions per Week
In order to ensure progress it is advised that there are a minimum of 2 tutoring sessions per week. Each session lasts 60 minutes.
What is Taught?
Students listen to small words such as bat and learn how to separate each sound individually. Next, they learn to put those sounds back together to form a word. This is done without printed letters. They learn to change, add and delete, and compare sounds all in their head.
Students learn which sounds and letters go together to form one syllable words.
The Six Types of Syllables
Students learn the six types of syllables in the English language. Based on the type of syllable, the student will know the sound of the vowel and be able to pronounce the word. In addition the student will be able to spell the sound if the word is heard.
Probabilities and Rules
Students learn how to spell words that have a sound such as /shun/ which can be spelled by sion, tion, cian.
Roots and Affixes, as well as Morphology
Students learn to expand their vocabulary and grow in their ability to comprehend and spell.
Tutoring sessions are multi-sensory using all of the senses: visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic.
Intense, Direct, Explicit
Dyslexic students are confused about the English language and need direct and explicit understanding about the rules that govern the English language. Plenty of practice is provided so that the student has a firm understanding before moving on to the next lesson.
Systematic and Cumulative
"Let's start at the very beginning" are words that can be used to describe where each student begins, and then in a systematic manner, moves forward to build a firm foundation and understanding of the English language. Moving forward and revisiting previous taught material to ensure mastery is built into the program.
Synthetic and Analytic
Putting sounds together to form words (synthetic) and pulling words apart (analytic) are constantly taught throughout the program.
Assessing a student's progress is continuous to insure understanding, and if need be to reteach the material.
New Student Requirements
Struggles to easily sound out unknown words when reading
Slow choppy inaccurate reading
Be at least 5 years old in Kindergarten
Speaks and comprehends spoken English
Struggles with spelling when writing
Able to pass a student screening
The Barton Reading & Spelling System is used which is evidenced and researched based.