Adventures in Tutoring

Contact: Erin Jackson 801-376-9765
erinjackson.1234@gmail.com
Located in Spanish Fork, UT

Individual and group tutoring services for students with mild (resource)-severe disabilities.

Speech Therapy for students of all ages.

Preschool services available for children with or without disabilities. Sign up now for fall preschool sessions. Monday, Wednesday, & Friday $75 a month (2 days) $100 a month (3 days). Ages 3-5
In preschool we will work on Zoo-Phonics, beginning numbers, shapes, colors, social skills, behavioral skills, language, communication, fine and gross motor, coloring, writing, cutting, crafts, and music.

Are you worried about your child's progress or regression over the summer months sign up for tutoring to give your kiddos that extra help to put them on the right track for the next school year

Group tutoring with 2-6 students is $15 per hour
Individual tutoring is $25 per hour
Individual tutoring at the child's home starts at $45 per hour
Half Hour Individual tutoring - $15 per half hour

Services Available: Academic Tutoring, Social Skills, Motor Skills both fine and gross motor, Language Skills (speech background), Behavioral Skills (including behavior plans for home/school), Augmentative Communication (PECS-High end Technology) IEP help and support


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Time

It is finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I love snow and I want more snow as long as I don't have to drive in the stuff. Well I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays.

I am currently in the process of finishing my basement which should be complete in just a few weeks (Around the first week of January) I can't wait until the chaos of construction is finished. After the basement is complete I will be starting tutoring groups for kids. I am focusing the group work on social and communication skills. I will also be working on academics more on an individual basis. I can't wait. I have a friend that is going to paint a jungle with animals in my tutoring room. I am excited to get everything set up. Happy Holidays, Peace, Love, and Joy! 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Several years ago we painted wooden signs that said "Ho Ho Ho" These were gifts for the parents. Each word was a different color one was red, one was green, and one was white. I was trying to figure out who hadn't painted all 3 colors. One of my 2nd graders said "I need a white Ho" "I need a white Ho" the teachers all laughed so hard luckily the kids never knew why we thought that was funny.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Graham Cracker Houses

Last year we made graham cracker houses for the first time. I will admit I was very skeptical about this activity but it became one of my favorite memories from teaching. I sent home a letter with various candy items and told the parents that if they could send one item with their child that would be helpful for making our graham cracker houses. The teachers hot glued the graham crackers together. You could also have the kids use Royal Icing to make their own but this takes time and patience. Then with Royal Icing (very stiff frosting there are recipes on the Internet) in Ziploc bags with a tiny slit in the corner so that it becomes like a frosting bag the students begin to decorate. We let them plaster as much candy to their houses as they wanted.

Ceramics

I have discovered a love for ceramics. Each year our class made ornaments for their family Christmas tree. The last 2 years we made ceramic ornaments. There are 2 ways to do this activity. One you can buy clay roll it out and use cookie cutters of things like Christmas trees, stars, gingerbread men, candy canes, and angels. Let the clay dry and fire the clay in a kiln. Most schools have kilns or you can take your project over to Patty's Ceramics in Provo and she will fire your project for you. The other way to complete this is to go to Patty's Ceramics or another ceramic store and you will find little ornaments for around $1.00. Then the kids can paint or glaze the decorations. If you paint with acrylics you will not have to fire the ornament in a kiln. The glaze does require firing. I enjoy watching the kids paint because they use their own creativity. Sometimes the Christmas trees end up pink or the gingerbread men end up blue and that is great because it represents the child that painted the ornament.