Leaps in Learning, LLC

Reading Tutor Glastonbury CT

Private Tutor, Homeschool Help, Tutoring Grades K-12

Accommodating students in Hebron, Columbia, Andover, Bolton, 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 Glastonbury 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. For example, they missed the instruction due to an absence or they weren’t paying close enough attention. On the other hand, maybe the material wasn’t presented in the child’s unique learning style, or the child just needed it repeated. However, 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.

What reading comprehension strategies do you use?

Clear instruction regarding the structure of a story helps children to recall a narrative. Furthermore, it improves their memory of the story. Children need to be aware of the components of story structure in order to understand it fully. Importantly, these components include setting, characters, problem, events, outcome, solution, and theme. Story maps visually represent a logical sequence of a story. They are used before reading to predict what may happen. In particular, they’re used during reading to monitor information as it unfolds. Furthermore, children are able to confirm and discount earlier predictions using story maps. All aspects of reading may need individualized instruction. This instruction can be taught in a tutoring or home education setting by a certified teacher. Moreover, lesson plans are specifically designed for your child’s progress.