Children develop and learn at different rates. Some have difficulty learning to read, write and process or retain information and may need the assistance of an academic Tutor. Other students learn more quickly but may require more behavioural-orientated strategies to help them to focus better in a sensory-stimulating learning environment such as a public school classroom.
At Treetops Tutoring, I offer various educational services designed to meet a wide range of needs.
I have the experience and knowledge needed to work with diverse learning challenges. Students with ADHD, and those with diagnosed emotional disabilities, can benefit from my one-on-one interactions as a skilled tutor. I can also improve educational outcomes for students with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Students are far more likely to improve and succeed in their learning if they feel safe, confident, and happy that their individual needs are being met. As an experienced Tutor, I recognize this and modify my teaching approach accordingly. I have a compassionate nature, a good sense of humour, and many years of experience working with a wide range of learning abilities.
From Kindergarten to Adult Grad. I have supported Grade 1 students who require extra academic or organizational assistance and several Grade 12 students, working with them to improve their grades through their final year of high school.
And all the grades in between!
If your child is struggling in a particular subject area, I can provide the learning reinforcement required to guide them through the process. By reviewing the material repeatedly, looking at it from other perspectives, and using techniques and strategies designed to support their specific learning needs and nature, they have a better chance of retaining the necessary information to move forward successfully.
While helping students with their work and learning methods, I implement strategies and techniques to help them establish successful study and organizational habits suitable to their ability level. Students must develop strong study skills as early on as possible. However, older students with learning challenges can still learn new ways of improving their study skills. I can assist with supporting new methods of studying and advise on ways that studying at home can be improved.
Students with learning challenges can get easily frustrated when working on homework assignments. That frustration can cause them to lose interest and confidence in their working abilities. I can keep students motivated through ongoing and supportive encouragement. When a student begins to complete homework assignments correctly more often - without extra support - they feel confident within themselves and about school in general, and their grades improve. Study groups and homework clubs are regularly organized throughout the academic year at Treetops.
I provide students with guidance and productive solutions when facing literacy challenges. I am committed to ensuring that the importance and enjoyment of literacy and the English language are accessed by all children and youth, regardless of their ability level. I have worked with many international students whose first language is not English, helping them build on their verbal and written English skills for academic and social purposes. I am certified to tutor English as a second language (ESL).
Suppose students require an alternative curriculum better suited to their level of understanding. I can make those accommodations. I am very familiar with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs). I can ensure that the student's curriculum aligns with requirements established by the child’s school district, distance learning program, or parents' preferences. I have worked with many home school programs and private education organizations over the years and welcome a productive support team environment that will benefit the student in their long-term learning goals.
The personal attention a student with learning challenges receives from a tutor can do wonders to bolster their self-esteem. With every academic achievement, even a small one, they feel more confident in their capabilities. Tutoring is more than academics; it is about helping children become better students and enjoy learning, encouraging them to be more optimistic about education in the future.
Effective tutoring for students with learning needs requires a compassionate and understanding tutor. It is essential that tutoring takes place in a location that is comfortable for the student. Treetops provides the right learning environment and the right tutor; there is no reason students with additional learning needs can not excel in all areas of their lives.