Orton –Gillingham and Wilson Reading System are amazing and effective programs. Though to be most effective it is very important to have your child work with a person who is not only well-trained, but dynamic, intuitive, and able to pick up on your child’s feelings and needs.
Although the theory behind the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Wilson Reading Program can be taught, that is only half of the battle i
n working with a student who is challenged. There are certainly individuals who have a natural talent for working with young students and understanding their frustrations.
The best Wilson tutors are individuals who have worked with struggling readers in the past and truly understand the many layers of obstacles that these students are facing. This is not just about the mechanical and cognitive aspects of reading, but also understanding the emotional, social, and academic challenges that these students face on a daily basis.
At Jill Abrams Tutoring an experienced tutor will be able to work with the whole student as opposed to just focusing on teaching what letters make what sounds. She will have the ability to identify when a student is becoming frustrated and what internal thoughts that student might be having. The experienced tutor will also recognize when a student is trying to divert the session in order to avoid working on something. The tutors at Jill Abrams Tutoring serve not just as teachers, but also sources of inspiration.