Tutoring Tips

How to find a tutor to help with online learning

During this time, you may find that your child would benefit from having a tutor. It may be difficult to know where to start, but there are sources to help. 

LDA recently interviewed Dr. Manju Banerjee, an expert on college students with disabilities, about what changes to expect during remote learning. One of the questions centered around students with a learning disability who get tutoring or coaching services from college, and whether or not they would be able to continue these services. Dr. Banerjee said that these services should largely continue. Dr. Banerjee said: 

"Many college disability services offices provide study skills and learning strategies sessions for their students. It is possible to provide tutoring and coaching services via phone, Skype, or other conference calling modalities.

Check with your disability services office on how they are planning to provide remote student support. A preferred approach is to use technologies that will allow for screen sharing such as Zoom or Google Hangouts. 

 

Students should find out the platform used by their college, make sure they have the software loaded on their computer, and be familiar with how to use it.

 

Also, many students with learning disabilities get private tutoring and/or coaching not provided by the college.  These students should discuss how this private tutoring and/or coaching may continue."

Very Well Family gives advice on how to pick a tutor for a student with a learning disability. It highlights the importance of seeing if the tutoring resources can handle behavioral problems, if the tutoring strategies are flexible, and if the program uses engaging materials. 

There are many different types of tutoring that can help with a student with learning disabilities. A few of these helpful resources can be accessed by clicking on the links below:

Online Tutoring

Educational Therapy

Tutoring for Dyslexia

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