Tutoring?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Tutoring?
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Thu, 10-07-2010 - 1:02pm

Has anyone here ever used a Tutoring place or a private tutor?

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Mon, 10-11-2010 - 4:01pm

Sorry, no, we haven't. We homeschool and I have a philosophy that the brain can only absorb so much in one day.

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Mon, 10-11-2010 - 4:11pm
The director of the center actually suggested that to me, he works at a center nearby where they do that testing on vision and we are going to contact them. I am really impressed by him b/c he had alot of tips and information to share with me about Dyslexia.
I was not too surprised by their test results, they were really on track. his verbal language/comprehension skills are now that of a 13 year old, he is almost 10. They have always been above average. They tested reading and math. He needs help in both areas but we are focusing on reading for right now. We are only doing 2-3 days a week for one hour and one of those days is Sunday. I am going to conf. with his teacher and see if they can work with me on the days he goes in regards to homework amount. I am really liking the way they will work with him, many different mediums, they see that he is a hands on leaner and auditory learner and plan to really utilize those areas. The teacher who tested him took really accurate notes on Nathaniel, he really watched him and was receptive to Nathaniel.

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 1:17pm

I'd be careful with places like Sylvan and Kumon learning centers, those type centers

 

 

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Mon, 10-18-2010 - 4:04pm
My sister went to Sylvan when she was in the 7th grade and it helped her so much. I know this center is good I just hope it is a good fit for Nathaniel. I looked into a private dyslexia tutor, it was just too expensive. WAAAY more than Sylvan. I am not really looking for them to 'recognize' the Sylvan testing at his school. They have done their own and it is in his IEP. The results at Sylvan were very inline with the results in his IEP. There really isn't anything I expect from the school I just want to inform them of my choices.

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 11:40am

We used Huntington for my son when he was in 7th grade with great results.

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Thu, 10-21-2010 - 4:51pm
I talked with my son's teachers day before yesterday about it. They suggested 2 times a week for an hour and also suggested I ask if he can take his AR book in so they can have an actual book he is reading at school on his level. They were really supportive of it and his Gen Ed teacher told me she used to do tutoring and has seen it do good.

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Fri, 10-22-2010 - 10:51am
Did the tutor suggest a place to go for the vision testing? If the tutor has seen good results, I would do that too (although it may mean another 2 hours a week.) I was surprised at how differently my son was seeing things - vision therapy has helped so much. You might want to read the book "Fixing My Gaze" to learn more about this. The author also had big problems with learning to read, although the problem was obviously crossed eyes.
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Sun, 10-24-2010 - 10:19pm
He did mention that, I plan to talk w/ him more at length about it next time we meet. I am planning to call this week.

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