I work with a student, I'm working with the whole family.
I count on the parents and the student to bring me up to date
with the child's education background and school history.
We decide together what needs, skills, habits, and attitudes
need work, and get agreement about everyone's responsibilities.
We look at the work that has been done to identify weak areas,
and address those first, working as a team.When it's a question
of attitude, and it usually is, we can work to change that
as a part of the tutoring process. My goal is to find what
the underlying causes of a student's problems are, and the
resulting discouragement, provide the missing skills and suitable
unthreatening practice so confidence can be reestablished.
This is especially important for children having reading delays
before the fourth grade. Sometimes I will suggest further
investigation such as eye exams, or changes in the study area
itself - proper desk, lighting and schedules are all important.
I can suggest approaches parents can take at home, and have
often visited the child's school meetings with teachers and
counselors to share ideas to help the student progress and
begin to find school more enjoyable and manageable.
One visit rate: $40.
One lesson may extend to an hour and a half, but not longer
than the student can absorb. An homework assignment will be
included, especially when weak links have been identified
and practice is needed for the student to fill in the gaps.
This rate includes phone
questions and advice.
of five meetings: $180
Package of ten meetings: $360
Attending student's school meetings with counselors. $40
contact Beverly at The Sebastopol Reading and Writing Teacher.