A Tour of Ultimate Phonics

In January’s Let’s Zoom Tutors N Tea, LU volunteer tutor, Michael, took us on a tour of the resource Ultimate Phonics. Ultimate Phonics is a phonics-based program for beginning and struggling readers. Here is a short presentation from this session: If you and your learner are interested in getting a license to download and use this software, contact Stephanie at LU for more information! More About Ultimate Phonics from Spencer Learning To find out more about Ultimate Phonics, visit the Spencer Learning website. Here you will find the downloadable documents Michael refers to in the video: Reading proficiency test Detailed …

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Taking on the writing challenge

If you are working with a learner on their writing skills, this post provides some tips and resources to help you guide your learner through the writing process. This introductory presentation was made during a Let’s Zoom Tutors and Tea mini-training for LU tutors. In the presentation, we think about the writing task. We look at the various skills that we need to be good writers. We think about the first steps for a tutor working with an adult learner as they seek to improve their writing skills. The presentation highlights how important it is to break down the writing …

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