Leaps in Learning, LLC

Reading Tutor Columbia CT

Private Tutor, Homeschool Help, Tutoring Grades K-12

Accommodating students in Columbia, Glastonbury, Bolton, Hebron, Marlborough, Mansfield, and additional towns throughout eastern and central Connecticut
  • Certified teacher with over thirty years of experience.
  • Specializing in K-12 reading and writing instruction.
  • Non-readers of any age, Pre-K, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle & High School reading/writing levels, learning disabilities, Special Education, and dyslexia.
Reading Tutoring Andover CT
Lois was able to teach my child to read when the school system couldn’t.
Parent of former tutoring client

Lois Wendus, founder of Leaps in Learning, has helped my 10-year-old attain grade level in less than six months. My daughter was a year and a half behind grade level at her private school. With Lois’s expertise in being able to identify quickly how my daughter learned best, Lois designed a plan to return my daughter to grade level that was both fun and effective. My daughter went from getting only 4 out of 20 spelling words correct to 100% correct utilizing Lois’s techniques. I would highly recommend Leaps in Learning for any child who is having difficulty, and for any parent who wants his or her child to read with fluency at grade level and exceed personal educational goals.
Marlo Bish

Ask The Reading Tutor

Why Do Children Fall Behind In School?

In my experience, children typically fall behind in school due to some form of lack of instruction. Perhaps they missed the instruction due to an absence, weren’t paying close enough attention when the lesson was presented, the material wasn’t repeated, or it wasn’t presented in their preferential learning style. Of course there are many reasons children don’t perform well in a subject area or fall behind. Be that as it may, offering customized lessons through tutoring and homeschooling tailored to specific educational needs is the key to success now and in the future.

How does phonics instruction impact beginning readers?

Early phonics instruction improves a child’s ability to decode words with confidence. The pacing of phonics instruction can be individualized in a private tutoring setting. Furthermore, pacing depends on how quickly a child is mastering the material. In this way, pacing is adjusted to assure student mastery. Strong decoding skills, along with great word analysis skills, are important for reading success. Therefore, it becomes crucial for children to learn these skills early or remediate them at the first sign of difficulty. All areas of reading, writing and phonics may need individualized instruction. Lessons being taught in a flexible tutoring or homeschooling setting provide further benefit to the student. With lessons designed specifically for your child’s progress, you can count on success!