There is no doubt about the answer to the question above: it is one-to-one tuition.
But as we all know one-to-one tuition is not possible – at least not for more than a small amount of time each week. It is simply too expensive.
It is true that this undoubtedly used to be the case – but now the situation has changed.
For the fact is that it is now possible to give a pupil one-to-one tuition in a way that is utterly engaging and responsive to their immediate literacy needs – and within the school’s budget.
The approach involves a totally user-friendly software program which rapidly locates an individual’s literacy needs, directing him/her to an engaging set of activities which will remedy any deficits, before advancing through to the next set of skills.
The benefits of this approach are huge. First, the pupil or student gets the personalised attention he/she needs; attention which is directed one hundred percent to that individual’s unique literacy level.
Second, the learner finds the approach utterly rewarding and engaging. Because the level of instruction is so accurately reflective of the individual’s current abilities, s/he gets a feeling of success and progress, rather than that familiar feeling of failure.
Third, because the software activities are so engrossing, staff are now free to work with others in the group. Indeed, they can rotate the individual students, with some receiving directed help online while others engage with offline paper-based activities, which are generated automatically by the system.
The program in question is Strategies for Older Students from Lexia. Now, of course I recognise that it is easy for me to make claims about rapid pupil and student progress, enormous recovery rates for those who have slipped behind, and the fact that the approach will actually save your school money by reducing dependency on additional staff and training costs.
But before going further, you will want to know what other schools have found when they use the program, and you will of course want to try it out for yourself for a period of time without having to make any commitment.
We’re happy to offer both. If you want to read the case studies involving UK schools please click here. You will then also find on the right of the page the route to having access to the full program for 30 days without any payment or obligation.
If you want to know more about the program, then again we have a wealth of information available on line.
Of course, you may like to talk first – if so, please do call 0191 482 1939 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I do hope you will find this approach interesting and consider joining the many other schools now using Strategies for Older Students as their prime method of raising literacy levels for those who require much-needed support.
LexiaUK Software Consultant.