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Math

Our math students receive a skill assessment so that they can be provided with the best tutoring to fill in any gaps in their learning, catch up with their current grade curriculums, strengthen their skills and move ahead in their math competency. Our goal is to ensure that students are able to competently read and understand mathematical word problems and determine the steps necessary to solve the problems. Remediation recommendations from the student’s classroom teachers are addressed as well as the student’s learning differences.

Reading, Spelling & Comprehension

We provide tutoring in Reading, Comprehension, Spelling and Language Arts on all levels, enabling students to best understand and retain what they read today and to meet the classroom challenges of tomorrow. Remediation recommendations from the student’s classroom teachers are addressed as well as the student’s learning differences. Lear Educational Center uses the highly acclaimed Wilson Reading System® to maximize the student's potential to read well. The Wilson Reading System® is appropriate for students of all ages, especially those with learning differences.

Spanish

We offer tutoring in the Spanish language on all levels from beginner to fluent. Our instruction includes Grammar, Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Conversation, Reading, Comprehension, Writing, Essay Preparation, and Spanish Literature.

Standardized Test Prep

We provide test preparation for ACT, PSAT, PSSA, SAT, Keystone Exams and other standardized tests. This tutoring is directed toward achieving proficiency in reading, comprehension, spelling, vocabulary, writing, math, study skills, and test-taking strategies as well as developing a working knowledge of the typical content of the specific test.

Writing

Tutoring in writing is available on all levels, from elementary through college, from sentences to essays, term papers and presentations. Aspects covered include organization, outline, composition, content knowledge, grammar, spelling, neatness, structure and source referencing. Students are guided with a rubric appropriate for all genres that is designed to meet national writing standards.

Tutoring for Learning Differences

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The Wilson Reading System®

Reading well is fundamental to learning well. Lear Educational Center uses the highly acclaimed Wilson Reading System® to maximize the student's potential to read well. The Wilson Reading System® is appropriate for students of all ages, especially those with learning differences. It teaches total word construction, not just phonics. Students learn to spell as they learn to read.

We read by 'decoding', translating the segments of printed words (graphemes) into sounds (phonemes). We read by linking printed letters, vowels, consonants, and syllables to their corresponding sounds to form words. Knowledge of letter-sound relationships and patterns allows us to correctly pronounce written words that we have heard as well as to figure out words that we haven't seen before. This knowledge also allows us to spell words properly, using graphemes to represent the written words (encoding).

Effective reading and comprehension requires fluency with the recognition of segments and patterns of word construction. This rapid recognition and decoding of words is essential to understanding what is being read. The Wilson Reading System® teaches the sounds and the word structures to automaticity. Concepts are presented, reinforced and reviewed to mastery before new concepts are presented. Learning is cumulative with ongoing review and reinforcement of material already learned. This enhances skills and confidence and maximizes retention of the knowledge.

The Wilson Reading System® is interactive, using multi-sensory methods of teaching and reinforcement. Auditory, visual, kinesthetic and tactile presentations are used. Cards are manipulated, phonemes and words are spoken and repeated, sounds are tapped out, and letters are traced on paper and 'sky-written'. This multi-sensory approach involves the various areas of the brain that are employed in learning and memory, maximizing the student's ability to excel.