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Yes! We take Covid safety very seriously. Our rooms and materials are meticulously cleaned between appointments. With small, socially distanced classes, limited to 4 students, we can provide a safe learning environment. The teacher will wear a mask or shield.
Yes. Much of the 6 hours in a traditional school day is spent on non-instructional tasks. For example, lunch, recess, hallway transitions, and resource easily takes up over 2 hours in the day.
Tentative start date will be September 8, 2020 and follow the traditional holiday calendar until May 28, 2021. Collaborating groups, with similar aged children, who register for homeschool together can be on a schedule specific to their needs. Morning class is from 8am-12pm, the afternoon class is from 12pm-4pm
We welcome a collaborating group interested in our high quality curriculum, with considerations for students being at similar grade levels or abilities. Also, for safety reasons, we are limiting classes to 4 students only, for each am and pm class.
Homeschool Services: $9000* for the school year (*discount may apply, call for details) No book fees. NO additional fees. Flexible payment schedules available.
Small Group Reading Instruction: $20/hour
Reading Program Design: $200, includes student assessment
One on One Tutoring: After your child's assessment, each 55-minute session will be $60. Students are typically scheduled for 2-3 sessions/week. *Due to current economic climate, we are offering some discounts. Please inquire.
Parent Education: coming soon!
Progress Monitoring: $50/test, $75 for standardized assessments (ex. CAT5)
We can help students of all ages and abilities. We problem-solve difficulties with decoding, language comprehension, writing or spelling. We can also assist with enrichment for any student who wants to surpass their current level of learning.
Homeschool : We will provide a high quality, well rounded curriculum in Reading/Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies.
We base all of our instruction on research in the science of reading. We don't use sight word practice where students are expected to visually memorize words. RSI definition of a sight word is "any word that is instantly recognized." We use research driven practices that will permanently map words to a student's memory through the use of phonological awareness and phonics training. Our phonics approach is explicit, multi-sensory and systematic.
We provide preventative instruction for pre-school - 2nd graders which may avoid widening learning gaps in the later years. We prepare young students for the transition to reading-to-learn which is expected in 3rd grade and up. If a child is taught using the science of reading acquisition early enough, most reading struggles will not develop.
For older students, our systematic assessment and instruction process finds and remediates skill gaps leading to automatic decoding and recognition of words. As a result, fluency and reading comprehension improve, as the brain spends less time figuring out words, and the meaning of the text can come to the forefront.
We know reading isn't just about decoding. To truly read we must comprehend the words that we speak/read. Our tutoring provides direct instruction in the area of language comprehension.
We offer math tutoring and enrichment services in addition to writing and spelling.
Our initial evaluation of your child's current skills and abilities will be completed in one 45-minute session and you will be provided with a written report of the results. The cost for this assessment and report is $50. *Currently offering free evaluation.
We believe in the 4 pillars of foundational skills that support reading proficiency. They are: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency and Vocabulary/Background Knowledge.
We systematically and explicitly teach the first two "pillars" through progressively complex levels until the action of reading is automatic. We integrate the second two "pillars" throughout the lessons, building background knowledge, vocabulary and higher level analytical skills.
Proven research practices and systematic approaches will always guide our instruction. The freedom from a single program offers us flexibility to always make a student's individual needs a priority.
We have studied and researched extensively into the science of reading acquisition, and approaches that work specifically for students with dyslexia. Some of the researchers who resonate with us are:
David Kilpatrick, PhD (Equipped for Reading Success 2016)
Mark Seidenberg, PhD (Language at the Speed of Sight, 2017)
Linnea Ehri, PhD (researcher & professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.)
Sally Shaywitz M.D. (Overcoming Dyslexia, 2005)