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Specializing in Tutoring for children with learning differences
Comments from a parent about Stepping 4words Learning Center in beautiful Port Moody:
“We didn’t know what to do. We knew that our daughter was struggling in school but we really did not know why. She is very bright and articulate but that was not translating to her school work. A friend of ours recommended Stepping 4words Learning Center. We called and talked with Dana. She recommended we come in for an assessment.
When we brought up the idea of going to a tutor with our daughter, she flat out refused. Tutors are for the kids who are not smart. However, as per Dana’s recommendation we quickly changed our conversation with our daughter to: Let’s go meet Lark, and spend a couple minutes with Coral who does the assessment. Firstly, our daughter got very excited by the very cool heritage building and friendly atmosphere. Then she fell in love with Lark, the Stepping 4words learning assistance dog. Instead of reading to Coral, she read to Lark. She then happily went on to do the rest of the assessment with Coral. Our daughter was then enrolled in their tutoring program and she loves going every week.
Stepping 4words are not tutors. They are self-esteem builders, problem solvers and truly blessed with a special skill. Our daughter has been diagnosed with a learning difference. She is just as smart as the other students at school, but she learns in a different way. Stepping 4words helped her discover her learning style. She is doing very well in school, homework is no longer a family battle and she loves learning. We know she’ll have life-long challenges with her learning differences, but we are now armed with the tools and strategies to conquer them.”
At Stepping 4words Learning Center we offer the following tutoring services; Orton-Gillingham multisensory tutoring, multisensory math, and subject/curriculum support.
Our Orton-Gillingham tutoring program for students with learning differences uses a multi-sensory approach to create optimal results. For a student with dyslexia, the Orton- Gillingham approach is widely considered the best therapeutic tutoring to increase reading fluency.
Conveniently located in Port Moody, we service students in the Tri-cities including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Burnaby and New Westminster.
Multisensory Math Tutoring with Manipulatives
Children, particularly in the early grades, benefit from math tutoring that involves concrete materials prior to the use of text. To enable students to meet the stated objective and build a foundation for growth in mathematics, we place the emphasis on instruction with manipulatives and then bring the student to the appropriate task at hand when they are ready. A very important aspect of mathematics in our
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