Learning Study Skills

What is learning study skills?

Our reading tutoring program is designed to address the strengths and weaknesses of each learner. Led by Dr. Paula Tinnin, the instruction is tailored to the student’s ability, interest, and learning style. Using literature as a foundation for skill acquisition and language experience stories as a tool, the student learns to read while reading to learn. 

The process begins with a free consultation in which the specific academic needs of the student are explored. A Reading intervention or Reading enrichment plan is set up. Typically, struggling readers benefit from weekly sessions over the course of an academic year. Similarly, gifted students, who are seeking a challenge in literary work, commit to long-term instruction on a weekly basis.

The program serves students ages 5-17 with diverse learning profiles including Twice-Exceptional, Gifted, Mild to Moderate learning differences, ADHD, and Right-Brained/Holistic learners.

What possible benefits do students receive from learning study skills?

Professional tutoring helps students become great reads because they learn how to

  • Predict outcomes in the text
  • Make connections with the text
  • Retell or paraphrase what is read
  • Increase reading rate
  • Using critical background skills such as evaluating, synthesizing, generalizing
  • Learn to ask questions and reflect on the text
  • Integrate phonics and grammatical cues
  • Utilizing reading strategies that

– Set purposes for reading
– Self-monitor text for meaning
– Self-correct reading errors
– Visualize during the reading process

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