Tutoring With a Smile

A Positive, Multisensory Approach
for Students with Learning Differences

READING, WRITING  &  EXECUTIVE  FUNCTIONING

Elementary & Middle School 

Lynn T. Wilson

MEd Reading
BS Speech and Hearing Science
Reading K-12
ESE Certification K-12
ESOL Endorsement

Reading

Does your child avoid reading?

Do they read slowly and misread words you think they know?

Do they understand what they read?

Writing

Is writing the worst part of your child’s day?

Do they struggle to put thoughts down on paper?

Do they just sit and stare at the paper?

Math

Is math a challenge?

Does your child struggle with  memorizing basic facts?

Do they know how to approach word problems?

Executive Functioning

Does your child struggle to keep track of a simple pencil?

Do they put off assignments until the last minute?

 

 

 

 

Is Your Child Struggling?

Struggling children pay a price.  (So do their families.)

Sadly, the children often come to the conclusion they are stupid.

It’s the wrong conclusion, but it can still take a permanent toll on their self-worth.  

One wrong conclusion “snowballs” and eventually becomes debilitating discouragement.

I’ve met many adults who carry hidden heartbreaking stigmas from childhood.

I’m here to tell you we can change the direction of your child’s life.  

It isn’t overnight and it isn’t easy.

It takes hard work, baby steps, time and continued practice.  

Your child’s LIFE is worth every ounce of energy we put into it.  

Let’s work together.

Turn information into transformation.

It’s your child, it’s your call.

 

If you don’t call me, please call someone.

 

 

STRUGGLING Children Look & Feel Like…

 

They are failing or almost failing.

You hear the discouragement in their voice.  

Homework takes way too long.  

Their backpack is a disaster.

Some days they don’t even want to go to school.

They feel sick on days they have a test.

They struggled to learn the alphabet in kindergarten.

They were supposed to “catch up” in first grade, second grade…

They’re not catching up… they’re falling further behind.

They’re discouraged and putting in less effort.

You’ve been called in for yet another parent-teacher conference.

There is a lot of tension in your house.

You know your child is embarrassed and hurting.

You don’t know how to help.

You feel  frustrated and helpless.

 

THRIVING Children Look & Feel Like…  

They don’t mind going to school.

They can find their backpack and their binder. 

They have the right page numbers written down for their math homework. 

Homework doesn’t take quite so long now.

They are gaining self-confidence.

Their grades are improving. 

You can see they feel good about the progress their making.

Having a good day can be normal.

You almost look forward to teacher conferences.

They are prepared to do assignments.

They haven’t left their lunch box or backpack at school. 

There is less tension is the house. 

Your child is on the right road and you feel a huge sense of relief.

Everyone smiles more often.

 

 

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  ADVICE, ADVICE and more ADVICE 

Some days you just want to vent to anyone who will listen –

–  the cashier at Target

–  Ms. fat-free, double espresso latte

–  your sister-in-law

– some woman buying avocados at Costco 

– or your husband, if he’s still awake

 

You need a listening ear to hear the frustration that’s churning inside you.

You want a person who will hand you a tissue and give you a big hug.

Then they’ll say, “It must be so hard for you, but you are doing a great job.”

“It will be okay.  Tomorrow will be better.”

And what do you get ?

Advice.

Advice.

Advice.

“My nephew had the same problem and …”

“You are never going to get anywhere without ….”

“March right down to that school and…”

It’s enough to make you cry or play “Ostrich,” and just stick your head in the sand.

Advice comes at you from everywhere, whether you’re looking for it or not, so it’s important to consider the source and the quality of that advice.

Your situation is very difficult, and you are doing the best you can.    

You also know your child needs something more, and you are here, on this website looking for ways to help them.  That’s what moms do. 

So….Can I give you a little advice too?  🙂 

You may find The Little Book of BAD Advice extremely helpful.

Yes, it’s more advice, but it’s advice from an educator who’s been around.

Let me help you sort out the good advice from the bad advice.

The Little Book of BAD Advice presents two sides of the story and it may offer a  point of view you hadn’t even considered.

If you’re interested in hearing the rest of the story this is a book you’ll want to read.

Get your free copy of The Little Book of BAD Advice below.