To be successful we all have to build from solid foundations. My approach is to first assess what gaps a student may have then I create custom tutoring programs so the student can achieve his or her full potential.
Many students have difficulty reading and require a structured approach to help them acquire the necessary steps to be successful. Some students read beautifully but understand little of the meaning. Learning to comprehend text requires a different set of skills. I tutor students and teach strategies to help them improve the quality of their reading.
I have developed writing programs that include a variety of focus areas. My writing tutoring program has each student working on strengthening his/her weak areas: Sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, organization, idea generation, developing main points, incorporating salient details, etc. These skills improve a student's ability to write paragraphs, essays, speeches, book reports, and so on.
Math is cumulative, so each step is valuable. My private mathematics tutoring provides essential help with missed steps - securing the foundation for further learning. I closely follow the Ontario Curriculum guidelines for whole numbers; fractions; decimals & percents; algebra; word problems; geometry; and more.