How Does it Work?

My Process

The most important thing here at Once Upon a Time Reading Tutoring is your child! Their strengths, their weaknesses, and more specifically, where they fall on the reading continuum. I want to meet them where they are currently functioning and move them, skill by skill, along the road to reading. To do this effectively, I use the following process:

Tutoring Process

Step 1.  Conduct an initial meeting with you (parents) to discuss your concerns. This can be done over the phone.

Step 2.  Complete a diagnostic where your child will be assessed in the following areas:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • High Frequency Words
  • Fluency
  • Comprehension
  • Letter Formation/Handwriting

Step 3. Conduct a 10-minute follow up meeting to discuss your child’s strengths, weaknesses, and next steps.

***Steps 1-3 will be done in one session lasting 45-90 minutes.

Step 4. Create a plan for individualized instruction.

Step 5. Begin tutoring!

  • Twice a week sessions are recommended.
  • Decodable passages for independent reading, leveled books for parent/child read a louds, and other supplemental materials will be provided.

Step 7. Conduct appropriate progress monitoring to measure growth.

I put emphasis on understanding your child’s current level and taking it from there!

I look forward to hearing from you! Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!