Communication and comprehension are the two keys that support all our thinking and learning. This applies right from the very start of our early years. By giving students high quality, one-on-one support to extend their literacy we are guaranteed to accelerate their overall academic development.
Since 2002, I have taught and tutored students from age 3 to age 18 in developing their language skills. English tutoring empowers all students. One-on-one support provides them with a framework through which they can build new understandings and develop critical thinking skills. As a Templestowe English teacher, I use a range of tools activities and games in my teaching. Handwriting skills are important, as are typing and digital literacy skills. Paper based activities, laptop programs and iPad apps all form part of my language tutoring.
Our society places great value on linguistic abilities. Being able to read with ease, fluency and deep levels of comprehension is vital. The benefits can be seen across social, practical and work contexts. The ability to write and spell words correctly opens paths to long-term confidence and security. Developing advanced ease of expression through grammar, vocabulary enrichment and response-planning increases academic scores and helps young people to express themselves in social situations. By investing in English tutoring, parents can feel at ease. Templestowe Tutoring parents know that their children will benefit across all of their school subjects as well as their life outside the classroom.
English Guides and Curriculum Documents
Documents used in my planning for Language Tutoring from pre-prep through to Year 12 have included:
– The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
– The Australian Curriculum’s English Foundation to Year 10 Curriculum
– The Victorian Curriculum’s documentation for Foundation to Year 10 English
– The International Baccalaureate’s PYP Language Scope and Sequence
– The Victorian Certificate of Education’s documentation for English Units 1&2, English/EAL Units 3&4, English Language Units 1-4, Literature Units 1&2 and Literature Units 3&4