One-on-One Tutoring & Special Needs Tutoring in Orlando

Tutoring Orlando

Tutoring & Special Needs Focus

Teaching Totem provides highly individualized, one-on-one tutoring sessions that focus on each client's specific learning needs. Every child learns differently, therefore, the Teaching Totem teaches each child how they learn. The primary focus areas are:

  • Learning Difficulties
  • Processing Disorders
  • Auditory/Speech difficulties / Mutism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory Motor
  • Dyslexia
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • High Functioning Autism / Aspergers

Tools We Use

We use specific tools to facilitate clients with a range of needs and styles. The following are a few of the more popular tools used in sessions:

  • DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, 6th Edition, Grades 1-4)
  • iXL
  • Limited Time on Appropriate iPad Applications (Phonics, Phonomes, Math, Early Reading Skills, Problem Solving, Science, Geography)
  • One-on-One Tutoring
  • Board Games
  • Spelling Bees

Assessing Needs - Woodcock Johnson 111 Tests of Achievement Battery A+B

My learning studio allows me to concentrate solely on students who have difficulty in understanding what they are taught in school. It is vital for me to meet each student before enrolling, to ensure compatibility. Once this is confirmed by the student and parent, I administer the Woodcock Johnson 111 Test of Achievement, which gives a true separate reading for both Age Equivalency and Grade Equivalency scores.. Based on these results, along with other personal information and goals, I set up an IEP and we move forward together. Constant communication between tutor and parent is very important. I write daily reports on the activities and academics we covered and I appreciate and heed all input.