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May
16
The Orton-Gillingham Approach




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THE ORTON-GILLINGHAM APPROACH






The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a multisensory, structured, sequential, and diagnostic way to teach literacy in reading, writing, and spelling. This approach is associated with one-on-one teacher-student instructional mode. Further, it's always focused upon the learning of the individual student. Orton-Gillingham Practitioners design lessons and materials to work with students at the level they present by pacing instruction and introduction of new materials to their individual strengths and weaknesses.


Space is limited for our certified Orton-Gillingham trained teachers, so please call and reserve your child's space today!


470-546-3320


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May
09
Summer Literacy and Math Programs










Summer almost upon us and we are looking forward to engage your child in our new summer tutoring workshops taught by first-class certified teachers at our Alpharetta office. These workshops offer you a chance to help your child bridge the gap between their current grade in school and the next one quickly approaching at summer’s end.


We offer programs in Reading, Writing, and Math skills to children of all ages. Teachers As Tutors offers an advantage to other tutoring services, in that we specialize in the subjects that we teach, and the focus is on the individual learner. The students actually get one-on-one attention and the focus is on each child’s particular needs.


This year ...


Apr
09
Give Your Child A Boost-Up in Their Reading, Writing, and Math Skills This Summer!







Summer is fast approaching and there’s no better time than now to sign your child up for our wonderful summer tutoring workshops at our Alpharetta office!


We offer programs in Reading, Writing, and Math Skills to bridge the summer transition gap for students. This year is a particularly important time to focus on these basic skills, especially since many students have missed so much academic understanding due to the pandemic gap in learning from the previous two years. Our workshops focus on benefitting the students with the basic necessary skills to help them reach the next level in the Fall with the ease of transition — a boost-up in their learning. We will teach Reading compr...


Apr
05
On Reading and Writing Instruction-

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Helping children of all ages thrive in reading and writing skills is the most important goal for the Teachers as Tutors team. Parents, let us face it, the Pandemic had serious negative effects on many children. In the early grades, k-2, children were often not able to access the basics of social skills such as developing relationships with others, use of expressive language and even development of basic phonics skills because masks impaired the children’s abilities to look at lip formations. Many students have learned to form letters incorrectly because they did not have direct instruction in forming letters. In the upper- elementary and middle school grades some students did not consi...


Apr
03
Educational Podcasts

Who doesn't love a good podcast these days?! There's something for everyone and every topic it seems like. Here's a few of our favorite educational podcasts for you and your kids!


Elementary School:


1. But Why? A Podcast for Curious Kids - But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.


2. The Big Fib - In the era of fake news, kids need to learn to be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way to do that than a game show that puts kids in the driver’s seat, adults on the hot seat, and ...


Mar
27
Looking for Summer plans for your student?!

There's a number of reasons that summer tutoring is a great option for students! From simply giving them something to do to bridging a gap they may have in their academics, we're here to help students (elementary and middle school) this coming summer!


*Keeps Kids From Being Bored: Just because school is out for summer doesn't mean you job stops. Kids can often get bored during the summer months trying to entertain themselves while their parents are at work. Let us take over for an hour or two to keep them busy and productive!


*Retain Skills & Knowledge: Especially younger students tend to forget key concepts during the summer months. Tutoring over the summer is a great way to help them retain ...


Mar
23
Individualized Education

Individualized education is not only for students in Special Ed, it's for everyone! The team here at Teachers As Tutors understands that every student learns best in a different way. Whether that be visual, auditory, reading & writing, or kinesthetic, during our intakes we get to learn about the students and take into account all of their needs in order to create an tutoring plan for each individual student.


Visual- Visual learners are able to retain information when it’s presented to them charts, graphs, pictures and more.


Auditory- As you may have guessed, this is referring to those who learn by listening to information being presented. These learners tend to do well in groups, lecture...


Mar
20
Educational Summer "Field Trips" You Can Do With Your Kids!

The Greater Atlanta area is FULL of amazing things to do with your kids that are both affordable and educational. From the Georgia Aquarium to Medeival Times, there's something for every interest! Get your kids out of the house this summer and learning (without them realizing they're learning because it's so fun!).


Georgia Aquarium

The 4th largest aquarium in the world, Georgia Aquarium boasts 10 million gallons of water that houses everything from whale sharks to jellyfish. With multiple interactive presentations, including dolphins and sea lions, this is sure to be a family favorite! Anyone with a love of marine life or ocean conservation will enjoy their day exploring.
https://www.georgiaaq...


Mar
16
How to Support Stressed-out Student

Every student gets stressed out at some point in their academic career. Whether it be test anxiety, frustration with homework or lack of understanding from teachers, kids don't always know how to handle that stress. They may act out or shut down, either way the parent tends to be left wondering what's going on with their child. Here are some ways to help your student manage their stress.


1. Help Them Understand: kids don't know what they don't know. Emotions are a crazy maze that people in general have to nevigate on a daily basis, but when you're a child, you don't know how to identiy your emotions or the reasoning behind them. Open a line of communication with your child. Give them prompts ...


Mar
15
Advocacy: More Than Just A Meeting

Advocacy is a word we've all heard, but few know the extent of the meaning. It's is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. In the case of parents of students with special needs, advocates will walk you through 504's and IEP's, assist with school meetings and help make sure the needs of the student are being met.


When a 504 or IEP meeting is initiated for the first time (and every 3 years in the case of IEP's), teachers and parents of the student will meet to discuss academic concerns that could necessitate the need for further classroom assistance. Once this meeting is held, should the team agree, the ...


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