Tutoring Services

teacher and students practice readingWe are currently accepting applications for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade for tutoring services. Services are provided based on a number of factors including availability of tutors, space, and supervisors.  Students are placed on a waitlist until a spot becomes available.

Here are some signs that your child might benefit from tutoring services (Download this list to share with your child’s teacher):

Signs Your Child May Be at Risk for Reading Difficulties

In Kindergarten:

  • Does not know names for all the letters of the alphabet (capital and lowercase)
  • Has difficulty identifying sounds in spoken words (e.g., “bat” begins with /b/)
  • Does not know the most common sound for many letters of the alphabet
  • Has difficulty spelling or writing their first name
  • Does not know basic print concepts (e.g., books are read in English front to back, left to right, and top to bottom)

In 1st grade:

  • Has difficulty with any of the above-identified in Kindergarten
  • Does not identify words that rhyme or cannot produce words that rhyme
  • Has difficulty breaking down words into individual sounds or phonemes (e.g., “jump” into /j/ /u/ /m/ /p/)
  • Does not attempt to sound-out CVC words with common sounds (e.g., cat, map, mat, top, tip, tap)

In 2nd grade:

  • Has difficulty with any of the above-identified in Kindergarten and 1st grade
  • Does not know the sounds for common digraphs (e.g. /ch/, /th/, /sh/, /wh/)
  • Does not read grade-level material with a high degree of accuracy
  • Cannot answer literal comprehension questions about stories

Signs Your Child May Be at Risk for Math Difficulties

In Kindergarten

  • Cannot count to 20 by themselves
  • Cannot identify or write numerals from 0 to 20
  • Cannot accurately count a group of objects
  • Cannot compare the size of two numbers up to 10 (which number is greater)
  • Cannot add or subtract numbers from 1 to 5

In 1st grade

  • Has difficulty with any of the above-identified in kindergarten
  • Cannot count to 100 by ones or tens by themselves
  • Cannot identify or write numerals from 0 to 100
  • Cannot compare the size of two numbers up to 100
  • Cannot add or subtract numbers from 0 to 20
  • Cannot solve basic addition and subtraction word problems

In 2nd grade

  • Has difficulty with any of the above-identified in kindergarten or 1st grade
  • Cannot add or subtract numbers from 0 to 100