Providing plenty of practice is vital for all new readers. Decodable text allows you to give targeted practice on the phonetic concepts you are teaching. I love to use pages of sentences in every lesson. I also send them home for extra practice. These are some of my favorite ways to use the pages of… Continue reading Decodable Sentences
Online Tutoring Available
I wanted to remind current Blue Cottage Tutoring families that I offer an online tutoring option. As we see more confirmed cases of Covid-19 parents may be interested in an option that doesn't require in person meetings. I've offered remote lessons via skype and zoom for several years. This can be a great option for… Continue reading Online Tutoring Available
10 Ways to Make Learning to Read a Priority in Your Homeschool
Make 2020 the year your struggling reader took off! You have hired a tutor or are using a high quality Orton Gillingham based program, but your student's progress isn't as quick as you'd like. It may be time to take a serious look at your homeschool environment. There are ways to make sure that your… Continue reading 10 Ways to Make Learning to Read a Priority in Your Homeschool
New readers need lots of practice. Most "easy readers" are really not very easy. They throw in all sorts of patterns that students who are being taught with a structured approach don't know yet. The numbering or letter system is all over the place. A student may think they can read "level one" books but… Continue reading Decodable Readers
Happy Face and Sad Face Game
This simple game is always popular. I like it because you can play it with any deck of cards. It's great for pattern word card decks (digraph review, silent e, consonant le. . . ) but can be played with sight words as well. I play two ways. If I'm teaching at a location that… Continue reading Happy Face and Sad Face Game
Tutoring Tote Tour
My tutoring totes are an organizing sanity saver! I tried a number of bags, boxes and other systems before settling on this. I tutor away from the office 90% of the time these day. Some days I see as many as 6-7 students before getting back to the office. These totes help me keep everything… Continue reading Tutoring Tote Tour
Scheduling Now for the New School Year!
Reading Tutoring in the Binghamton, NY Area I'm starting to book fall tutoring. I tutor in the greater Binghamton, NY area as well as Owego and Windsor. I also offer online tutoring. I have only a few open spots. Contact me for more information.
Summer is a great time to focus on reading! I offer several summer tutoring options. Contact me soon to get on my schedule.
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Online tutoring now available!
Winter Break Schedule for tutoring