Teaching vowels with spelling activities during school holidays

Teaching vowels with spelling activities during school holidays Are your kids hopeless with long and short vowels? Are you bored with teaching long and short vowels? Are your kids getting bored with lots of written exercises on the topic? Unfortunately it is imperative that kids get this. Here are some simple and fun activities that; • your kids will love, • get quick results, •…

Alicia, Cormac’s mother

Cormac has surprisingly learned his tables – he said that Thomas and Laurence give him a 5 min test at the start of each lesson and somehow or other they have inspired him to actually learn them!! I’m so grateful – thank you and thanks to them!

Simone Knab, tutoring parent

A big thank you for Nicole in helping Emilie with English writing. We have a very happy daughter who is walking tall with confidence. Emilie scored close to a Band 10 after being in Australia for only a year and speaking predominantly French.

Nat and Jason, parents of Elise and Lachlan

I would like to thank you very much for what you have done with both Elise and Lachlan, especially Elise. Both Natalie and myself were at our wits end with where she was headed academically. You were correct in saying that parents can not teach their children! She is now a completely changed child when it comes to learning as you probably see on a…

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2)

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2) (Catch up on Part 1 here) Perceptual Span & Word Recognition A perceptual span is the number of letters a student can perceive and process during a single eye stop (fixation). The perceptual span of beginning readers and of most people who struggle with reading is smaller than the span of efficient readers.  Efficient readers are able to…

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 1)

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 1) What Is It? Reading efficiency is a critical component of reading proficiency. An efficient reading process is fluent and feels easy and comfortable. Efficient readers can read for extended periods of time with good comprehension because they expend little energy on the mechanics of reading. Mental resources are focused on making meaning from text. Why is it important?…