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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Orton-Gillingham?

Orton-Gillingham (OG) is an explicit, structured, sequential multisensory approach to reading instruction. The OG approach breaks reading and spelling into smaller skills, then builds upon them with each lesson.

What are your tutoring rates?

I have a monthly tutoring rate that depends on the number of hours/week your child receives lessons. At the recommended 55-minute lessons, 2 days/week schedule, the tutoring rate is $650/month. Tuition will be invoiced and paid via TutorBird.

How long is each tutoring lesson?

Tutoring lessons are 25 minutes or 55 minutes depending on your child's age and needs. Each lesson will begin promptly on the hour or half hour mark.

How long will my child need tutoring?

Your child may only need tutoring for 6 months to 1 year, but it could be longer. How long your child may need tutoring depends on a number of factors:

  1. Your child's current skill levels and your goals: If there is more than a 1-2 grade level gap between your child's current skill levels and your goals, then it may take longer than one year to make adequate progress and close that gap. 

  2. Dyslexia, ADHD, or other disabilities: Learning disabilities and ADHD can increase the length of time needed to close gaps. Processing skills such as working memory and processing speed may be impacted, which can result in more time and repetitions needed to learn and retain skills. 

  3. Consistency and commitment to tutoring: Consistency and commitment are key to learning. Life will sometimes get in the way and your child may miss some lessons. The more consistently your child attends their weekly lessons, their learning gaps will close more quickly.

What learning platform do you use for tutoring?

I use Koala Go, an interactive online classroom that has a virtual whiteboard, co-browser (a function that allows for your child and me to view a browser simultaneously), and a Playground resembling Minecraft to engage student learning.

You will receive my classroom link that you'll use for all tutoring lessons. You will not need to create an account or download anything. Simply use the same link each time your child has a lesson.

Check out this guide to get your child ready for Koala Go: Click here.

Do you offer summer tutoring?

Yes, I offer summer tutoring. Summer is usually my busiest time of year. Tutoring in the summer is beneficial for students to maintain their learned skills. It is also an opportune time to continue closing the learning gap or get ahead for the next school year.

Do you do group tutoring?

At the moment, no. However, I may offer 2-1 and 3-1 group tutoring in the future.

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