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Tutoring Club’s Letters and Sounds Program teaches letter recognition and sound association to develop basic phonics skills. Students are introduced to consonant letter sounds that are easy to pronounce and less often confused with similar letter sounds. To connect their newfound language skills to pencil and paper, pre-K students will learn how to form lowercase and uppercase letters, spell their first and last names, and create words as they refine their listening and writing abilities.
Students will be assessed throughout the program in order to move on to a new set of letters.
Proper letter pronunciation and sound recognition are assessed prior to entering the Phonics Program.
Our Phonics Program is designed to teach students how to read and write. Phonics helps children to identify different sounds that distinguish one word from another. Children then utilize these phonics to know which letters to use when writing words and therefore become better writers.
Our systematic phonics instruction introduces students to the joy of reading. They are able to decode words with little effort and have the ability to focus their attention on comprehending what they read with fluency as the key to becoming a strong reader.
Fluency is attained when a student has the ability to read text with sufficient accuracy to enable comprehension. Throughout our Phonics Program, students will have the opportunity to practice their fluency skills with over 30 short stories for in-center and at-home reading.
Students will also continue to utilize sight words throughout this program. Sight words are important to help children build their reading fluency skills and help students read in phrases and less one-word at a time. Sight words are also helpful in teaching students words that don’t always follow the different phonic rules.
This program sets the stage for a strong vocabulary and facilitates the development of superior comprehension skills.
Tutoring Club believes that learning should be specific to your student. As such, we don’t do whiteboard-based, one-size-fits-all, singular pace instruction. Our tutors get to know your student and their unique learning style, strengths, and the areas in which they could use that critically important confidence boost.
When your student arrives for their session, our tutors will greet them on a personal level, outline the goals of the session, and then do what they do best: teach. Based on your student’s last session and their understanding/performance, a new lesson is custom-designed to take their skills further and help them catch up, get ahead, and become more confident.
Our tutors then spend the duration of the session engaging in example questions/problems with your student, allowing your student to then work independently to briefly show that they have retained the key material, and then talk through those matters in which your student needs a bit more instruction and support, with the end-goal of subject-matter mastery and independent learners.
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