Posts Tagged ‘tutoring’

Reading Kingdom Teaches Reading Right!

Mayla is a mom who has found the benefits of how our unique approach teaches reading to children.  Here’s what she thinks: “It is recommended that each student spend 4 days a week on the program to see the benefits. This was no problem for [my son] Mr. R. He would ask almost every day to do his Reading Kingdom….

Showing Up for Excellence

Many of you have been asking me if I’m still tutoring Victor. I am. I’m continuing to tutor him once a week, though I’m going to be blogging about him once a month. Increased activity in the Reading Kingdom company (and rest of the blog) is the main reason for my decision. Great news! After several months of waiting and…

Tested

Some time ago I stopped doing the Reading Kingdom with Victor because his home life didn’t support him doing the program on his own. As a result, he had only been doing the program with me and once a week isn’t enough for it to be effective. (The program is a curriculum which requires students to do it 4-5 times…

Truth in Tutoring

“How are you?” “Not good,” Victor said, as he flopped on the couch in despair, “I hate my life.” He fought back tears and told me what was going on. Our hour turned into more of a therapy session than a homework session, as he confessed to me the travails of his life, the details of which, even though Victor…

Truth or Consequences

I’m stuck in Truth or Consequences, a high desert town of about 7,000 people in southeastern New Mexico with hot springs and a small community of artists who hold an annual New Year’s celebration. Unfortunately, the subfreezing temperatures displeased the diesel engine in my Jeep and I’m here long after my scheduled departure date until an auto mechanic repairs my…

Cutting a Deal: Moving Past the Downer of Failure

Recently, a tutor wrote me about an issue that is, unfortunately, all too common. She was concerned about the reading difficulties experienced by some third grade girls with whom she has been working. She detailed their problems as “misinterpreting punctuation, confusing the little words such as an, the, he, she, there, and here, and balking at decoding new words.” She…