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Kirby Tutoring offers online tutoring to meet the needs of clients.  

  • How are tutoring sessions conducted?
    The technologies available today allow online tutoring to mimic in-person tutoring to a surprising degree.
  • What do I need for online learning?
    Because of the highly interactive and multi-sensory aspects of OG, the following is required in order for students to receive effective online OG tutoring: ​ laptop, desktop tablet high-speed internet keyboard mouse/stylus for writing on a shared “virtual” whiteboard OR document camera/phone to capture actual writing on paper headphones with microphone internal microphone and speakers The parent or guardians email to send materials to.
  • What video software do you use, for online learning?"
    We utilize ZOOM, an easy online meeting application that can be used from any web browser. This application allows us to. ​​ Share our screen with students Record sessions for later viewing by the student – we find this to be a powerful feature Upload files Participate in audio, video, and text chat during the session
  • How long does my child need to be tutored each week?
    OG recommends that a child is tutored a minimum of 2-hours each week
  • Seeing Stars
    Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI) ​ Students learn phonics and can sound out words, but still struggle with reading words on the page. They continue to have difficulty with remembering sight words and spelling words. Their spelling is phonetically accurate, but they can’t remember the visual patterns of words (orthography). Often they sound out a word correctly but don't recognize that same word when they encounter it in the next paragraph. ​ A cause of difficulty in establishing sight words and contextual fluency is difficulty in visualizing letters in words. This is called weak symbol imagery. A significant number of students—even those who have well-developed phonemic awareness—have difficulty with rapidly perceiving sounds in words, and are slow to self-correct their reading errors. ​ The Seeing Stars®: Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words, and Spelling Program (SI) successfully develop symbol imagery for reading and spelling.
  • Framing Your Thoughts
    Sentence and Paragraph Writing ​ The Project Read® Written Expression curriculum teaches the fundamentals of sentence writing and paragraph development. The Framing Your Thoughts® curriculum uses unique graphic symbols to represent the function of sentence parts which promote sentence understanding, editing and creative independence. The instructional strategies blend creative freedom and accuracy with direct multisensory skill instruction.
  • Visualizing & Verbalizing
    Visualizing & Verbalizing The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing® Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, & Thinking ​ Some students read words accurately, but don't understand what they read. Words seem to “go in one ear and out the other” and they struggle with following directions. students and parents express frustration about weak short term and long term memory. Primary cause of language comprehension problems is difficulty creating an imagined gestalt. This is called weak concept imagery. This weakness causes individuals to get only “parts” of information they read or hear, but not the whole. This program develops concept imagery—the ability to create an imagined or imaged gestalt from language—as a basis for comprehension and higher order thinking. The development of concept imagery improves reading and listening comprehension, memory, oral vocabulary, critical thinking, and writing.
  • Supporting Programs
    Bookshare We utilize this for for reading support. ​​​​​​​ Learning A-Z and Raz-Kids We utilize this for reading practice.​ We utilize this for reading practice. We utilize this for reinforcing reading and vocabulary.
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