About Online Tutoring
How does online tutoring work?
Online lessons are easy! Here's what's required for an effective experience: high-speed internet, a computer with a web camera, and a quiet setting. The student signs into my personal Zoom meeting room. This service is free of charge to the student. Using a screen-sharing program, students can see and manipulate our tutoring materials on their screen. These materials simulate the same colorful tiles, workbook pages, and other Barton materials that are used in a physical tutoring setting. This enables students to have a genuinely multi-sensory, "hands on"approach.
What are the benefits of online tutoring?
Online lessons make this experience accessible to everyone. Not everyone has a Barton Reading and Spelling tutor in their area, and this gives everyone the opportunity for tutoring regardless of location.
Online lessons are convenient. They eliminate the time, effort, and gas required to drive to and from the lessons.
Lessons can be taught quickly and efficiently because the online Barton materials are so easily presented on the screen.
Lessons at school:
Online lessons allow for the possibility of conducting lessons at school during the day. You can request permission from your school to have your child leave class for tutoring, especially during Language Arts or Foreign Language class time.
A dyslexic student’s time and energy is far better spent doing Barton tutoring, which offers the kind of language instruction they actually need.
Students enjoy learning online! It's a natural, fun way for them to connect with new concepts. Learning on a screen feels like a game!
Students practice improving their organizational skills as they take ownership for their tutoring supplies
Online lessons give students extra encouragement to build their keyboarding skills on the computer. This is a valuable assistive technology skill for dyslexic individuals.
Online lessons create a delightful face-to-face connection between me and my students. I have an entertaining teaching style, and they are captivated by my antics on the screen!
It's easy to forget that we are not actually together in person!
Are students attentive during online lessons?
Yes! I have a creative, highly interactive style, and I keep the pace moving along so that my students stay actively engaged.
In addition, online lessons create distinct eye contact between the student and tutor, via the computer screen. Students tend to pay attention because I am entertaining and engaging. They are captivated by my facial expressions and dramatic gestures!
Would you like to see how online tutoring works?
I invite you to contact me to set up a complimentary face-to-face meeting online via Zoom. That will give us a chance to get acquainted and allow me to demonstrate how my tutoring program works.
About The Barton Reading and Spelling System
What is the commitment?
The Barton program takes 3-4 years to complete, depending on the severity of the individual’s dyslexia, their attention habits, their mental processing speed, the frequency and consistency of lessons, and their motivation level. It requires patience and persistence.
There are no quick fixes for the challenges of dyslexia. It takes work and commitment.
But it is a WORTHY investment! With a solid commitment on the part of the student and the parents, this program can change your child's life!
What makes The Barton Reading and Spelling System so effective?
• Phonemic awareness skills are taught from the very beginning, to ensure that students develop the critical ability to hear and identify all of the sounds in the English language.
• Clear, systematic rules teach predictable spelling and reading patterns.
• The logic behind the rules is explained, making it sensible and memorable.
• Multi-sensory, color-coded materials provide visually stimulating, hands-on learning.
• A host of creative memory aids help students remember what they learn.
What results can you expect to see?
As a result of working through this program, my students become capable readers who are highly educated in their understanding of the English language. They also become familiar with foreign languages such as French, Latin, Greek, and others, so that they are able to read words which we borrow from foreign languages.
As students progress and succeed, they gain confidence and self-respect. They realize that they are SMART and CAPABLE!