How can a tutor assist you in conquering Phonics?
If your child is struggling with phonics, it could be anything from phoneme deletion to decoding that is causing their confusion. When this occurs, you might consider working with a tutor. A private tutor may not only work to pinpoint the problem areas, but they can also try to help your child engage with and focus on all aspects of phonics in general. Varsity Tutors can help you locate a professional phonics tutor in New York City, New York, who can be flexible to your schedule. You can choose when and where your child meets with their tutor, including face-to-face online.
Oftentimes, when children struggle with a subject, they do not feel as though they can ask their teachers a lot of questions in front of the classroom filled with their peers. However, with a private New York City phonics tutor, your child can feel free to ask their tutor all the questions they need to. If initial consonant blends are just not making sense to them, they can ask for clarification from their tutor and spend as much time as they need to on that area. Because they are the only student working with their tutor during that session, their personal learning needs can be placed at the forefront of the meeting. Their tutor does not need to worry about other students' needs, as a teacher in a classroom setting does.
Along these lines, New York City, New York, phonics tutors can alter their teaching methods to work in a way that your child understands. If your child's teacher is only teaching the class using visual aids, but your child is an aural or kinesthetic learner, this could be what is causing the confusion. Your child's tutor can work with them based on their individual learning style. The tutor may play interactive learning games with sound-to-word matching or word-to-word matching, if your child is a kinesthetic learner. Alternatively, your student can listen to their tutor read a story with long vowels as they follow along, if they are an aural learner. Whichever way your child learns best is the way that their tutor can teach them. Their tutor can also teach them by relating abstract concepts, such as hearing and making rhymes, to their personal life and interests. For example, together, your child and their tutor can write a silly rhyming poem about the family dog. This can keep them interested in the lesson and also help them remember the concepts they learned during the session.
If you have recently discovered that your child is having a hard time with phonics, help is just a phone call away. Contact Varsity Tutors today for assistance finding a passionate phonics tutor in New York City.
Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
1. Letter and sound recognition review: Hh and Ii
2. Concept of numbers review
3. Connect the dots 1-10
4. Tracing and coloring activity: Square (Handwriting Without Tears)
1. Reading Homework assignment
2. Math Workbook Homework: Money
*To further review concept, we played pretend store. I gave him some change to use to buy some items from my pretend store. He really enjoyed doing the activity.
3. Reading Comprehension practice: I gave him a short story to read, then asked him a couple of questions about it to answer."