Montessori Tutoring Program by our Certified Teachers for children 4 to 9 years of Age
We are offering a one on one Montessori based tutoring program for Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (3R’s) virtually and in-person.
In the Montessori Method, children work with materials also called as teaching aids. Our tutoring program is based on same Methodology, to support and bridge the gaps that your child is facing in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.
How does our Montessori Reading, Writing and Arithmetic tutoring program works?
Child will be assessed using a diagnostic test and the teacher will create individualized lesson plan in Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
Child will be introduced to a lesson and work with the associated material
Teacher created learning materials and worksheets will be given for extended learning at home
- Annual Registration Fee of $50 is applied at the time of registration
- Sign-up required for a block of 8 classes
- Tutoring classes offered at $ 40 per class and each class is 60 minutes
- Material Fee of $ 40 is applied for block of 8 classes.
Reading and Writing Program
Reading is an absolute, fundamental skill that requires to be taught in sequential steps. It is important to teach young children how to read in an engaging and stimulating way so that they are not only excited about reading but also have a lifelong love for reading.
We at Little Gems introduce this skill in a fun and interactive learning environment. The sequence of lessons that introduce the child to Reading and Writing are as follows-
Print Awareness – The child must be aware that books contain letters and words and words are made up of a group of letters and these words have special meanings. They must also understand that these words are read from left to right and top to bottom.
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness – The first step to reading is to understand how the sounds in words work. Children need to know that words are made up of individual sounds or phonemes.
Phonological Awareness– This is a very important early reading skill that teaches the children to recognize and work with the sounds of spoken language. It consist of a group of skills that enables the children to identify words that rhyme, count syllables in a word, recognize alliterations, constructing and segmenting sentences .
Phonemic Awareness – Introduces the ability to notice, analyze and work with individual sounds in spoken words. .Manipulating these sounds into words which includes blending, changing initial or ending sounds, grouping by word families etc.
Phonics and Decoding – The purpose of this lesson is to help children learn that the letters of the alphabet have individual sounds and these sounds put together makes the spoken language – also to connect that there is an sequential and logical relationship between written letters and the spoken words. Learning this helps children to apply the rules and be able to read familiar and unfamiliar words with ease .
Fluency – Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Reading fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension.
Vocabulary – Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the reading process and is critical to reading comprehension. Children learn the meanings of most words indirectly, through everyday experiences with oral and written language. Other words are learned through carefully designed instruction.
Spelling – Learning to spell is built on a child’s understanding that words are made up of separate speech sounds (phonemes) and that letters represent those sounds. As they get more experience with words, children begin to notice patterns in the way letters are used and recurring sequences of letters that form syllables, word endings, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
Comprehension – This is the reason for acquiring reading skills. If readers can read the words but do not understand or connect to what they are reading, they are not really reading.
Writing – Writing is a complex process that requires a wide range of skills — a strong vocabulary; an understanding of genre, text structure, and voice; basic mechanical skills (grammar and punctuation); organizational skills; and higher order thinking. A child’s writing development parallels the child’s development as a reader. Part of early print awareness is the realization that writing can be created with everyday tools such as pens, pencils, crayons, and markers. Children begin to imitate the writing that they see in the environment. What often starts as scribbling ends up being important clues to a child’s understanding that print carries meaning.
Montessori created a number of materials that help children to get a strong foundation on all the math skills. We at LGM will be using those materials to teach your child the basic skills and continue to build upon them.
THE LESSONS WILL FOLLOW THIS SEQUENCE
- Numeration 1 – 10
- Introduction to Decimal System
- Linear Counting
- Introduction to Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
- Memorization of Facts