Geared To Learn

"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning."
William Arthur Ward

Academic Support

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Executive Functioning/Organizational Skills

Being able to focus, hold, and work with information in mind, filter distractions, and switch gears is like having an air traffic control system at a busy airport to manage the arrivals and departures of dozens of planes on multiple runways. In the brain, this air traffic control mechanism is called Executive Functioning.

Mathematics

General K-8. For​ any math assistance at any level, including Saxon Math, Everyday Math and Singapore Math.

Language Arts

Writing - Children​ need to start writing early because writing helps to cultivate emotional growth, develop critical thinking skills and improve school performance.               


Spelling  - Spelling strategies help to address difficulties with words and work with ways of learning and remembering difficult spellings, for example using mnemonics and applying knowledge of word origins.               
  

Literacy  - Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows one to communicate effectively.               
 

Reading Comprehension  - Comprehension always attends to what is coded or written in the text, but it also depends upon the reader's background experiences, purposes, feelings, and needs of the moment.               
  
Vocabulary - Research shows students need multiple and various exposures to a word before they fully understand that word. Teaching vocabulary improves thinking.               
  

Phonics  - The primary focus of phonics instruction is to help beginning readers understand how letters are linked to sounds (phonemes) to form letter-sound correspondences and spelling patterns and to help them learn how to apply this knowledge in their reading.


Grammar  -  The best grammar instruction includes extensive reading and writing. This includes reading aloud to students of all ages. When students hear and see what is proper, they incorporate it into their own writing.    

Science

General K-8 - For any science assistance at any level.