FAQs

Below you will find the most commonly asked questions and answers. If there is a particular question you can't find the answer to, please contact me!

 

 

Online Tutoring

 

 

Through the use of a computer, high-speed internet, and web-conferencing, you invite me into your home to work one-on-one with your child.

All sessions are one-on-one and individualized to the needs of each student.

I work with students of all ages, and skill levels. Your child does not have to be diagnosed with a learning disability in order to work with me. The Orton Gillingham approach is beneficial to both beginning and struggling readers alike.

The overall timeline of instruction is dependent upon many factors. Among the few are: student age, natural learning pace, does the student have a disability, and current skill level. Instruction is individualized and paced to meet your child’s needs. On average, using the Orton Gillingham approach, instruction takes approximately two years. This average is based on the student participating in a minimum of two sessions a week.

Orton-Gillingham

 

 

Orton Gillingham is an approach to reading instruction developed by Dr Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham. It is a language based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible instructional approach that has been in use since the 1930’s.

Multi-sensory is a learning approach that activates multiple sensory pathways during the learning process: visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic; or more simply: eyes, ears, hands, and moving.

Sessions

 

 

Your child and I will “meet” through the use of a computer and the Zoom meeting app. Together, using a screen-sharing app, virtual whiteboard, and multisensory activities, we will work on building reading, spelling, and writing skills.

  • Up-to-date computer
  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone
  • Pen tablet or touchscreen for writing on a shared whiteboard
  • Zoom Meeting App
  • Chrome web browser

Your child should sit in a quiet, comfortable, distraction-free area. The area should be also be well lit and clutter free.

In order for us to make meaningful progress, your child should be able meet the following expectations:

  • Listen to and follow simple verbal instructions
  • Be willing to try new things
  • Able to operate a mouse and/or tablet
  • Be on time and ready to learn

To a limited extent, yes. You will need to be in the room to assist and encourage your child to stay on task if your child is easily distractible or under the age of ten. You will also need to be readily accessible to help your child with any technical difficulties should they occur.

Hours and Policies

Sessions are available upon request. 

I do not reimburse for missed sessions or adjust fees/schedules due to a student arriving late or departing early. However, with 24 hours or more advanced notice, I will attempt to reschedule you for a make-up session.