Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you monitor your clients' progress?
In my private practice
I work with students on a one-on-one basis. I use a combination of
norm-referenced, valid, reliable tests, as well as
criterion-referenced measures to assess
initial client needs as well as to measure progress over time.
An initial session will
include an assessment using some or all of the following
- Phono-Graphix assessment in the areas of blending, segmenting, phoneme
manipulation and code knowledge
- The Woodcock Reading Mastery
Tests-Revised/Normative Update (WRMT-R/NU)
- The Gray Oral Reading Test-4th
The Phono-Graphix and WRMT-R assessments provide information
regarding decoding skills. The WRMT-R and GORT are valuable for assessing
comprehension and fluency.
May I observe my child's tutoring session?
I encourage parents to
observe their child's initial assessment in order to become more aware of the
child's strengths and needs, and so that they can more effectively work with
their children outside of tutoring sessions. Parents are also welcome to sit in
on tutoring sessions at their convenience. Additionally,
I welcome any questions you might have regarding your child's
How often should my child be tutored?
During the school
year, I see clients at least once each week for an hour. Shorter or less
frequent sessions significantly impede the progress a client experiences. Clients often attend
multiple tutoring sessions each week during the summer
in order to "catch up" to peers.