Lynne's Reading for Sure Tutoring offers a variety of opportunities for students to extend their academic skills. See our overview for more detail on the levels of literacy we offer and the program we use.
Literacy skills One-to-One
This is our main focus, helping students struggling to learn to read, spell, write and comprehend.
We offer one to one session using the Reading For Sure program. The program is tailored to the students and the goal is to develop a student's literacy skills so that they are able to work at the expected level for their age or in many cases they progress to working above their age level.
Maths Basics years 1 to 7 one-to-one
With some children it will be possible to do this via Skype.
Many students do not have enough time to consolidate their basic maths skills in class before the teacher has to move on to the next topic which results in many students falling behind. This is especially true of students who also struggle with literacy. Their reduced reading skills give them less access to the maths material. With one-to-one lessons we can readily find out what they have missed and help them to consolidate those skills. They gain the understanding of the foundation skills and gain confidence in working mathematically.
Naplan - Ready or Not.
Primary School level support.
Helping Students who are behind in their foundation skills
English - Writing skills. Comprehension and reading practices. Analysis of texts.
Maths - Make sure the fundamental skills are strong and build from their.
Other subjects - homework support. We can help your child with their school set homework.
Holiday Intensive Literacy sessions
The holiday intensive classes are ideal if you are coming up from the country for the school holidays and would like to help your struggling child with their literacy. These normally focus on the reading and comprehension skills but would be tailored to the student's needs. Sessions would be either one or two sessions per day Monday to Friday over a two week period.
We often get asked can we help a student prepare for Naplan?
Yes and No.
If you bring your child to us for work on their literacy skills several months before the Naplan testing to improve their literacy skills (which should be the aim not passing this data collecting test) will translate into improved Naplan results.
Naplan is supposed to test skills developed over the previous years. Contacting us a couple of weeks out from the testing will not work. Swatting for this test in my experience just makes the child more anxious and can result in poorer outcomes instead of better ones.