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Tracing With The Index Finger Aids in Learning Information

How each student learns varies from individual to individual. Some learn better by seeing information, some by hearing it presented, while others learn best when combining the two modes. For students to acquire new skills and be able to use them as foundations for more new learned information, practice is used to achieve this objective.… Read more »

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Handwriting / Keyboarding

What To Expect Engaging, game-based activities to practice acquired skills. Multisensory activities for printing and cursive to keep students engaged. Students are grouped with their same age peers and work and progress at their own pace Handwriting and Keyboarding will be integrated into each session; emphasis is determined by class need Individualized attention focusing on… Read more »

Executive Functions Coaching (PEG)

What To Expect Pre-screen interview Consultation meeting to review program Family interview School and/or home visit if necessary Assistive technology consultation if necessary Weekly coaching sessions Appropriate fading of coaching sessions as student improves Check-ins as often as needed via phone, text, or email (in addition to in-person sessions) Open communication, including pre- and post-screening… Read more »

Mathematics Education Thoughts – Part 1

This is the first in a series of pieces about math education designed to provoke a discussion. As tutors, we have formed an opinion about the thrust of the dominant paradigm of mathematics education in local schools. Time and time again we witness students whose capacity to “perform” in mathematics exceeds their actual learning. They… Read more »