"When tutoring someone on phonics you know that you are really clearing up the fundamental confusions about how to put the language together.
My biggest win was seeing a young student who was very reluctant to read out loud and did not know how to sound out words she did not know, speed ahead of my lesson plans and one day - to the astonishment of her mother and myself - grabbed the book of sentences and started reading the sentences covered in the most advanced levels of tutoring! She was covering sounds and words we had not even covered and with words she did not know. She worked them out following the procedures she had already learned. She did this in less than 10 hours of tutoring and if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t have believed it possible!"
"I had a win recently while tutoring an 8 year old student on the phonics material. He had some confusion on punctuation and I observed that he called an exclamation mark an explanation mark and sometimes he couldn’t remember what it was called. He learned the definitions of the words ‘exclaim’ and ‘explain’ and he got the difference! Now he has retained the knowledge and can use it."
"Recently I have been spending some hours as a volunteer and as an education assistant at a public school. There is a need for all children to have the correct gradient for learning to read. A lot of the disruptive behaviour in classes would be handled if the students had access to this method of learning and Study Technology."