What is Literacy Tutoring?

Most simply, Literacy Tutoring involves specialized tutoring in the areas of reading and writing.

There are many different skills involved in literacy that all work together to help a child become proficient in reading and writing. My methods and activities are based upon tons of research that has come to be known as the Science of Reading. This is a body of research that has clearly indicated the best methods for all brains to develop literacy. Skills are taught in an explicit and systematic way with lots of chances for review in order to gain mastery.

Below is a chart that has just some of the main literacy skills that might be worked on during tutoring sessions.

Although presented as a staircase, skills are not taught in that manner. A child working on basic phonological awareness in the lower part of the staircase will still be working on appropriate skills in comprehension and vocabulary at the higher end of the staircase. Whenever possible, skills will be taught integrated together and not in isolation.

Specific lessons will be tailored to the unique needs of your child.