Pre-Reading, Reading Classes & Private Tutoring

Schedule for Reading/Spelling Classes & Private Tutoring
I am in the process of putting my schedule together for the upcoming school year. (details below) If you have a child you would like to enroll in either classes or private tutoring, please let me know soon so you are able in order to either secure a place in a class or, if it’s for private tutoring, a time that will work best for your schedule. (I will try to accommodate
Classes & private tutoring begin as follows:
1. Children attending schools begin the first week of September
2. Homeschooled children: classes & private tutoring – begin the week of September 15.
Reading Classes & Private Tutoring for the 2014-2015 School Year:
I am offering a few levels of reading classes for the upcoming school year. Class sizes are limited in order to allow for individualized attention.
I will teach the students to utilize sequential, multisensory* (left & right brain) thinking and willtrain them in analytical & higher level thinking skills. (This method is not memorization based.)Studies have proven that these analytical, higher level thinking skills, easily transfer to other academic subjects & problem solving situations. The high frequency word list is based on 85% of the common written English language. (see below for an explanation of the benefits of multisensory learning)
Text used:The Writing Road to Reading
The following areas of language arts will be covered during the school year:
*70 phonograms*vowel & consonant usage
*high frequency word list*application of 29 spelling rules
*5 rules for the “silent final e”*compound words
*capitalization & punctuation*contractions
*abbreviations*penmanship
*reading practice*dictation for the younger classes
*homonyms, homophones, *word-building: prefixes, suffixes
homographs& spelling rules
*reading comprehension*simple eye exercises to build
reading periphery & reading speed

All classes & private tutoring will include worksheets requiring students to apply their knowledge & understanding of the spelling rules or word usage. I have developed these worksheets over the past 15 years to better facilitate learning as well as utilize higher level thinking skills & to better determine each student’s needs for further instruction.

Monthly diagnostic tests are given to determine both student progress & areas of weakness, which will be given additional attention. A successful motivational reward system is also used to encourage progress.

Class options:
Three-day-a-week classes: Beginners (minimum age 6 by Nov.1), Advanced Beginners,Intermediate
Twice-a-week classes: Advanced Intermediate
Once-a-week classes: Advanced Readers
A diagnostic test will be given to determine placement. Formation of the class levels will depend on sign-up.
Call Cheryl McGuire at 740-284-8588 to sign up or, for more information.
Here’s to a successful new school year!
*MULTISENSORY BENEFITS: Research shows how a child’s brain learns. The following is a quote from Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. (a neurologist turned elementary school teacher): “If your child learns the word “drum” by seeing the word (visual input), hearing the word (auditory input), and tapping her hands on a table as if playing drums (tactile-kinesthetic input), it will give her three brain storage categories for the word “drum.” These multiple storage locations will help her recognize the word drum more quickly when she sees it again because her memories of “drum” are located in more than one sense-memory center. If your child uses strategies from multiple learning strengths, she will learn and store the memory through several sensory systems and remember the information more easily and more successfully, thanks to the brain’s duplication of that memory storage.” The Writing Road to Reading originated from Dr. Samuel Orton’s (neurologist) understanding of these facts, which is why this multisensory method is so successful!