Tutoringis simplyteaching;what a child needs when he needs it.;That’s;an;efficient;teaching method. And research shows it
Take, for instance, the word rugged.
dug, hug, and so on. Write them one un-der;the;other;so;the;pattern;is;obvious.
Have him read down the list. And back
teach the same sounds again later. ;at’s
normal. Children need several contacts
with something to learn it well.
couldn’t read stagger. So another tutor-ing;topic;was;the;er;ending.;He;probably
already knew, such as father, mother,
sister, brother. By the way, rugged and
;at illustrates the tutoring idea.
know, teach it. ;at is faster than a book
that goes through a lot of items whether
or not the child needs each one. And the
because as a child learns letter sounds,
word endings, and other details, his mind
when he needs it.
If the child needs to learn that u sound,
or even the consonants, then work at in-dividual;letter;sounds;each;day;as;you
ending is. Just read each word and then
add ed and read again. Read down the list
the root word, as before, and then add the
ending.;Here;are;a;few:;look, cook, rake,
how to pronounce the words. Now in
With some words, such as people,;you
child needs, whereas a book goes through
the time a child needs some information.
other learning, whereas a book of skills
teaches in isolation from the child’s other
the necessary connections later when
he needs to use a rule or some item he
learned once from a book.
Dr. Ruth Beechick is a longtime teacher
and curriculum developer. She has written a number of books for homeschoolers.