“As soon as a redwood is cut down or burned, it sends up a crowd of eager, hopeful shoots, which, if allowed to grow, would in a few decades attain a height of a hundred feet, and the strongest of them would finally become giants as great as the original tree.”
- John Muir
1. Reading Intervention
Recent studies now indicate that nearly 1 in 5 individuals struggle with dyslexia. We are certified Dyslexia Practitioners and Wilson Teachers who have experience supporting learners with varying age-ranges, ability-levels and backgrounds.
We implement research-based methods and provide individualized instruction to build phonemic awareness, automatic word recognition, fluency, comprehension, reading stamina, spelling accuracy, and confidence for learners with dyslexia.
To learn more about what Dyslexia is, please see The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity.
For more information on the Wilson method, please see Wilson Language Training.
2. Executive Functioning
Success in school is not only about the intellectual comprehension needed to complete academic work. Thriving students require skills like self-regulation and working memory to manage their time effectively, stay organized, break large assignments into feasible chunks, fight anxiety around deadlines, and find individualized systems that work well with their learning style and personality. These are referred to as executive functioning skills, and serve learners not only in their education, but throughout the rest of their lives.
For more information on Executive Functioning, see Harvard’s Executive Functioning and Self Regulation.
3. Writing Coach
We are experienced in a wide variety of writing-based instruction and offer coaching that provides learners with the specific supports and strategies they need to become effective, confident, and independent written communicators. Specific coaching tracks include:
Contextualized guidance in a current writing class
Text-based and inferential response writing
Responding to standardized test prompts
College application essays
Accessing and effectively utilizing voice-to-text technology
SQ Write Instruction
4. Standardized Test Prep
Standardized tests are the norm at almost every stage of one’s education. We offer literacy-based standardized test prep for a variety of ages (eg: MAP, ACT, SAT). We address test taking skills such as question interpretation, time utilization, verbal reasoning, and test anxiety.