Dread the daily homework struggle?
Disappointed with progress reports?
Has your child lost confidence?
Your child needs a path to success. That's why Smart Start Tutors is here.
Let us make life easier for you and your child! Smart Start Tutors takes the stress out of reading so that you can focus on being a parent and hand the task of teaching your child to read with proficiency over to a specialist. What does this look like in action, you ask? No more daily homework battles, an improved relationship with your child and a confident child who you'll begin to find hiding under their covers reading past their bedtime.
Smart Start Tutors gives your child what they need to thrive in school
So many students have already started their journey! Here are a few testimonials from our parents:
“Alexa is one of the best tutors with whom I have worked. She has an accepting and positive attitude when working with students. She is alert to, and understands, different student learning styles and adjusts her approach to help them achieve mastery of the subject matter. Alexa’s strong education and professional background allow her to offer focused, effective assistance to her families.”
“Alexa really helped my daughter develop her reading skills over a short period of time, but an equally important improvement was the change in her confidence. She went from never wanting to read before bed at night to asking us which book we wanted to hear aloud. When she started, her self esteem was so low and after only a few weeks, she felt so much better about her reading ability. That shift in confidence really contributed to improvements in her reading level.”
Each of our packages are designed to meet the varying needs of our learners
At Smart Start Tutors we believe in high quality tutoring. To us this means we provide a wealth of value for the investment that you are making. Our monthly, all inclusive packages are structured based on your child’s needs and goals. To ensure your child is set up for success both in and out of sessions, we provide them with all the tools necessary to support their learning so we can get started closing their reading gap from the very first session.
All Monthly Packages Include:
Our packages are designed to provide all the necessary tools to support your learner in and out of sessions resulting in quicker progress and lasting results.
Customized and engaging 1-1 lessons with an Orton-Gillingham trained reading interventionist
Preferred time and day
Reading A-Z Student Account for use in and out of sessions ($200 value)
Personalized resources purchased for your child to further customize their sessions
Consistent parent/tutor communication via lesson notes
AVAILABLE OPTIONS: 4, 8, 12 sessions per month
Every session looks different because every child has unique needs and goals. As your child's needs and goals change, so will the concepts covered in their sessions. However, every lesson incorporates multisensory techniques and is based on the Orton Gillingham approach. Here is a sample lesson sequence to give you an idea of how we structure sessions to optimize student growth.
Part 1: Drills, Review and Explicit Instruction
Letter sound drills, sight words, blending sound drills, and explicit instruction and introduction of new skill.
Part 2: Reading Words
Reading Words and sentences while applying and practicing the new learned skill
Part 3: Writing
This sequential process begins with listening to spoken sounds and writing the letters for those sounds. This increases to writing words based on the sound/pattern learned that lesson or in previous lessons. It culminates with writing sentences using the words and patterns learned.
Part 4: Guided reading
In this portion of the lesson students focus on applying the phonics patterns they have learned to decoding or sounding out words in passages based on their unique interests on their specific reading level.
Part 5: Review Games and Additional Activities
Reading and writing of sight words, Phonological Awareness or Phonemic Awareness games, fluency practice, grammar instruction, etc.
Why Smart Start Tutors?
How is Smart Start Tutors different from other online tutors?
We create and implement individualized reading intervention plans by drawing upon resources from the best online reading programs for struggling readers.
We take into account each child's unique learning style, personality and interests.
Our highly engaging sessions are designed for students with a wide range of abilities including those with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, emerging readers, and developing readers.
Unlike other tutoring companies, we do not throw worksheets in front of your child or spend time on areas of reading that your child has already mastered.
Instead, we use research based, multisensory techniques to reach your child at their EXACT level of need which allows us to help them make the most progress with results that will last them a lifetime.
We are dedicated to closing the reading gap while instilling confidence and a love for reading in every child.
Years Combined Experience
Ready to Get Started?
Book your free Discovery Call where we will discuss your child's needs and goals for tutoring, provide recommendations for next steps, and schedule your child's initial assessment.