A Bit About Me
Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty. It should be offered as a gift.
The first step on your journey to literacy with me is to schedule a free "meet the tutor" meeting. This (free!) zoom call will give you an introduction to what we do here at Grasp Reading and help to familiarize you with our website, booking procedures, and our general philosophies. You shouldn't hire ANY tutor without meeting them first! In the meantime, here's a bit about myself:
I have been drawn to education since I can remember. From babysitting to pursuing Early Childhood Educator certification, on to having my own children and delighting in watching them grow and learn. I somewhat stumbled into the world of online tutoring and fell in love with watching children's eyes light up and confidence grow as they learned to read and speak English. I am a mother, a crafter, a dog-lover, and a serial learner. I am passionate about reading in particular because I think some public education systems have unfortunately experimented a bit too much with different methods of teaching children to read and this has left massive gaps in learning for some students. Reading is not only a foundational skill for scholastic success, but it opens doors to new worlds, new ideas, and new possibilities for children. Reading should be a pleasure, a gift, a source of joy, not a source of fights, tears, and frustration. Maybe not every child will want to curl up in a corner for hours absorbed in their favourite books, but I believe every child should have that option! Reading is a wonderful source of relaxation, escape, imagination, and pleasure - I want each child to have the skills to get there.
If you'd like to learn more about how I can help you or your child learn to read, start by booking a free "Meet the Tutor" session.