Tutoring isn’t what I thought I’d be doing in 2010!

In the 1999/2000 school year, I was head of the middle school program at a small private school in north GTA, responsible for developing curriculum, supervising teachers, running the library.  I was also teaching English, French, history, geography and guidance to an energetic group of mixed grade (7/8) and mixed ability (from gifted to academically-challenged) … Continue reading

My child doesn’t read as well as the others. Is she okay?

I get a lot of calls from parents whose children are struggling with reading. Many of those parents are surprised that reading doesn’t come naturally to their child – because the parent learned easily. The truth is that reading is not a natural activity. We think reading is natural because it is a language-based activity. … Continue reading