Learning to Read

Private reading lessons are available for students who need extra support to get their reading to a level they feel confident at.

These sessions ideally suit Year 1 – 4 students who are struggling to learn to read.  In some cases, older students may require this level of one-on-one support.  This can be discussed at the assessment.

Sessions are based on linking sounds and letter patterns to the words that students read.  This is done through explicit teaching of spelling rules and patterns, making connections with texts and unpacking new words.  Lessons also include writing where the student works on recording their ideas using these same spelling rules and patterns.

These sessions require a strong commitment from home as reading homework is given. Teachers keep in touch with the student’s school as they progress and strengthen their understanding of the written word.