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Breakthrough Tutorial Services provides tuition in these subject areas:
Breakthrough tutors are well versed in the most effective methods of literacy acquisition including PHONICS, repeated reading and the essential pairing of comprehension and reading.
Based on an initial and on-going assessments, our tutors identify and help ameliorate underlying difficulties such as:
* visual problems
* auditory problems
* linguist problems
all of which can impact upon the acquisition of literacy skills.
Spelling is particularly challenging for many people because it requires the integration of many of cognition processes - sound discrimination and sequencing, correct orthographic representations, recognition of syllables and a strong visual memory for letter formations. Our tutors are able to assist students in the acquisition of spelling skills because they understand the unique challenges spelling presents.
We still teach handwriting when requested. Although viewed by some as a redundant skill, Breakthrough tutors understand the need for fluent, legible handwriting for efficient recording of ideas, and is particularly useful when technology breaks down! Research also suggests that handwriting is critical in the acquisition of spelling skills as it engages the kinesthetic/motor memory system to reinforce spelling patterns and learn those irregular yet very common words such as 'said' and 'laugh'.
Whether the student needs help to understand basic concepts or is preparing for exams, one of our Breakthrough tutors can help. This is achieved in a number of ways by:
* building automaticity in basic factual recall such as the times tables
* ensuring that gaps in knowledge are identified and addressed
* building knowledge in a sequential manner
Our tutors can assist in building a solid foundation for future success in maths, as well as provide support for those who are studying at a pre-tertiary level.
Writing is an essential skill in our modern world. While some students are naturally gifted writers requiring little guidance, others need a structured programme covering all the basics of punctuation, grammar and sentence and text structure. Some may have little difficulty with the mechanics and structural aspects of writing, but they may need assistance to generate and record ideas. Our tutors have the experience and expertise to help these students to fully realise their writing potential.
For those in secondary school and those studying at a pre-tertiary level, Breakthrough tutors can assist with essay writing and acquisition of research skills.
Contact Breakthrough today to find out how your child can be helped.