Our unique tutoring program is the true cornerstone of a Legacy education; 1:1 daily tutoring is provided for any child reading below grade level. At the beginning of each year, every student is assessed in phonological awareness, decoding, encoding and reading fluency. An individualized treatment plan is developed based on these scores. Subsequent winter and spring assessments are also given to refine teaching and track student progress.
Every tutor at Legacy is formally trained in a variety of methods approved by the International Dyslexia Association. These methods include Orton-Gillingham, The Wilson Reading Method, The Lindamood Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program and other multisensory methodologies. Caring, sensitive, Legacy tutors tap into the unique learning style of each dyslexic child, utilizing explicit, systematic, sequential, multisensory teaching to ensure each child masters the English language. Daily instruction includes: phonological awareness practice, decoding, encoding, and fluency practice. For many students, this interaction leads to the first success a student has experienced in reading. Additionally, tutors help each child grow to understand their learning style and act as an advisor and advocate.