Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension and basic reading skills are critical to the success of every child. I have created a series of videos that you can use to strengthen your child's reading skills. My skills as a reading interventionist and reading teacher are well established. I would be honored to help you with your needs. Click the button and get your updates and free videos today.

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Strong reading skills are critical to your child's success in every area of life. They also need to have a love for reading. Partner with me (Daystar Arising Academy and Blash Tutoring Services) as I reach out to children and families with materials that will help strengthen those skills. Click the donate button and help me help children in need. Daystar Arising Academy is an outreach of Releasing Heaven Ministries which is a 501c3 organization and your gifts are tax-deductible. Your gifts go towards creating academic materials for students and families as well as supplementing tutoring sessions for students in need. Thank you for helping me teach our young people the joy of reading.

Blash Tutoring Services is my tutoring business designed to give online tutoring services to families that are in need of this service.

Frequently Asked Questions About Online Tutoring

How Does Online Tutoring Work?

First, you sign up and download a program called Zoom. It is completely free.

Next, you will receive an invite to a zoom meeting from me by email. Click the link in the email to join the meeting.

When you join a meeting for the first time, Zoom will prompt you to open the meeting in the app or download the app. If you have already downloaded the app just open it and you will be directed to the meeting room.

You will notice that we can see each other on video just like Skype and we can hear each other through the computer audio.

During the first session, I will have all the resources on my side of the screen.  Zoom has a screen sharing feature that allows me to show my screen to your child.  This is just as if I were sitting right next to your child and showing a book or a worksheet to him or her.

At any point that your child needs to click on things on my screen, I can hand the controls over so that she can do that.  Online tutoring is extremely interactive and will blow your mind.

There is a video from Zoom that will explain what you can expect here.  https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

How Long Are Your Sessions?

Session length will be determined by the needs of your child.

For kids that are younger than eight years old, usually, 30 minutes is the perfect length.  For children that are older, an hour session works best.  There are exceptions for kids with learning disabilities ADD, and ADHD.  In which case, session time will be based on attention span.

Sometimes, the students’ schedules and my schedule have unique needs that determine whether a 30 minute or a 60-minute session would be better.

How Long Will My Child Need Tutoring?

This answer is going to vary based on a couple of factors.

  1. Learning speed
  2. Learning Disabilities
  3. Consistency

Most kids that need tutoring benefit from one on one instruction.  The school is based on a certain curriculum vs. the needs of each individual child.  With one on one tutoring kids can get the exact help that they need at the exact right time.  This allows growth to happen quickly.

If your child has been diagnosed with a learning disability, it will take him more time than other kids.  This is because it takes longer for things to go from his short-term memory to his long-term memory.  In this case, your child will benefit from more repetition.

Another factor is consistency. Sometimes life gets in the way of students being able to show up for their tutoring sessions. If students miss too many sessions, then it becomes harder to close the gap.The more consistent we both are, the better results your child gets.

Do You Offer Summer Tutoring?

Yes, I offer summer tutoring.

I work all year long and work hard to tailor a summer program specifically for your child.

Summer is the time of year where kids will suffer from summer learning loss if they are not consistently engaged with the content.

It is important to me that my students do not miss out on this opportune time to close the gap and be secure in reading and reading comprehension.

Will I Get To Work With You?

Yes, the benefit of choosing a specific online tutor is that you will get to work with me directly.


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