Reading and Spelling
Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning. An individual’s ability to comprehend text is influenced by their traits and skills, one of which is the ability to make inferences. If word recognition is difficult, students use too much of their processing capacity to read individual words, which interferes with their ability to comprehend what is read. For students who struggle with reading comprehension, we first assess to ensure they are comprehending and reading words and can use phonics to sound out words. If students are not able to do that they will be put into the Barton program to strengthen individual reading. However, for students who can read but need to reinforce comprehension, then comprehension resources are used to strengthen that ability including books, new articles, short passages and short stories. After students will answer questions, similar to those in school and the tutor and student will go over each question to ensure complete understanding.
Math Improvement and Advancements
Mathematics is often considered to be one of the most challenging subjects in school. Students who struggle with math confidence are not limited; it is estimated that 10% of elementary students will struggle with math and that by the time students reach high school this number increases. A recent study found that 37% of teens found math to be the most