1. Do you offer in person sessions? My child hates Zoom!
We used to work with students in person and originally intended to go back to that once Covid was over, especially because so many kids had such a terrible experience doing their regular school classes over Zoom during Covid.
But we’ve found that even children who hated Zoom school and hid under their desks during the pandemic thrive in our Zoom sessions, because they’re working 1:1 with their tutor. They play word games, they read real and nonsense words on the Blending Board, and they do magic squares. We use decodable books early on, so your child will be successful and experience the thrill of being able to read! They’re happy, they’re engaged and, most importantly, they’re learning to read and spell.
In addition, we’ve learned that most families have really busy schedules and would find it impossible to come in person to the 3-4 sessions per week that most children need in order to get caught up in reading and spelling and move on with their lives in a reasonable amount of time. And we never wanted this to be once or twice/week tutoring that goes on for years.
If you have concerns, schedule a few sessions to see how your child responds. It may surprise you! We’re also happy to put you in touch with other families whose children hated Zoom school and love their reading sessions.
2. My child has ADHD. Will that be a problem?
Many of the students we work with have ADD/ADHD, and a lot of them are either not on medication or their medication has run out by the time they start working with their tutor. All of our sessions are 1:1, we give students lots of choices, and they are welcome to stand or move around a bit, so it generally isn’t a problem. We’re happy to put you in touch with other families whose children have ADHD and are thriving in this program.