FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Your child will benefit most from tutoring when he is in a close, trusting relationship with a tutor who has a solid understanding of your child’s learning needs.
Our policy at After3 Tutoring is to provide a minimum of two sessions per week per term. We have found that at least two sessions per week are needed for students to maximize the benefits of 1:1 tutoring.
While After3 Tutoring does not require an psycho-educational assessment of your child, if you do have one, it will be helpful in determining your child’s specific areas of strength and challenge.
Also, any information from parents, teachers or other professionals greatly assists us in designing an individualized tutoring plan for your child. If you choose to have an educational assessment, we would be pleased to provide you with a list of qualified psychologists.
If your child is unable to attend a tutoring session for any reason, a maximum of two sessions per term will be rescheduled. If a student is sick, 4 hours notice is required to cancel a session, with 24 hours notice required to cancel a session otherwise. In the event that inadequate notice of cancellation is provided, the session is deemed to be forfeited. Make-up sessions will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time between tutor and student.
This depends on what the learning issues are. We work “as fast as we can and as slow as we need to.” Our goal at After3 Tutoring is to build your child’s skills in reading, writing, math, and study skills so that she gains the confidence to take on academic challenges.
Orton Gillingham is one of the most proven language-based methods for teaching students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia, to read and write. The OG approach stresses the connection between written words and their spoken sounds. The OG principles are diagnostic, prescriptive, cumulative, multisensory and success oriented. This step-by-step progression leads to a sense of mastery and competence. All After3 tutors are OG certified. The International Dyslexia Association offers a thorough explanation of the Orton Gillingham approach.
While we always apply the principles of Orton-Gillingham methodology when tutoring, not all students require specific focus on reading, spelling and penmanship. Depending on the student’s needs, we may focus on writing skills, comprehension strategies and/or organizational and study skills. Your child’s tutor will determine the most beneficial individualized program to suit your child’s learning profile. Our goal is to build students’ academic confidence, which enables them to become independent learners.
Reading to your child at home helps to build literacy skills. You can talk to your child’s tutor about specific ways to support your child.
Working memory is the active part of your memory system. It is the part of the brain that takes concepts learned, retains them, and applies them to new situations and tasks. It plays a central role both in learning and in managing our daily lives. The National Centre for Learning Disabilities offers an excellent overview of working memory and why it matters.
In some cases, yes. CRA does allow medical claims for children who have been formally assessed with a learning disability. Talk to your accountant or financial advisor for more information.
We offer After3 Tutoring in 50-minute sessions at 4, 5 and 6 pm Mondays through Thursdays. There are 2 terms: September to January, and February to May. We also offer one-to-one summer tutoring between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm Mondays through Friday. Each After3 Tutoring session is $85.