A special education tutor in Edmonton could be the answer to your child’s struggles while learning in a classroom environment. Private tutors can be the ‘connecting’ piece between what is happening in the classroom, and what is taking place at home.
Our company provides specialized, at-home special needs tutors in all Edmonton areas including Red Deer and online tutoring for Northern Alberta. Our tutors come with qualifications in their field, making them professionals at the job they are set out to do.
All our tutors have also had a criminal background check. They are also additionally trained by our company to ensure they are able to track progress and work with the classroom teacher. In short: we send nothing but the best Edmonton tutor we can find to tutor your child with learning difficulties.
Use an Edmonton special needs tutor who understands how to teach students with learning disabilities
Special education tutors are truly talented at what they do. They come with the utmost patience for those with learning disabilities who need to pass a subject in school, or graduate. Not only that, they know where the student is coming from, and can find out what troubles them. That makes a big difference in the frame of mind they possess when teaching pupils during a one-on-one tutoring session. Learning can go much faster when the core issue is overcome.
When you’re a student with a learning disability (no matter how mild or severe), the world is a different place. There are no exceptions for the classroom. Sounds, movements or sensations, that a so-called ‘normal’ student may not even notice, can be debilitating to a special needs student. Common classroom distractions holding back a child with learning disabilities can include:
- Poor lighting (too bright or too dark)
- Student whispers
- Smells of erasers, pencils and chalk dust
- Smells of lunches and snacks
- Pencils or pens that are too difficult to grasp, or that hurt fingers
- Having to sit still
- Crowded spaces
- Open spaces
- Teacher talking too fast
- Teasing from other kids
- Temperature (too hot or too cold)
- Objects or people touching their skin
- Hard-to-read fonts (for those with dyslexia or dyscalculia)
And the list goes on…
A special needs student could be bothered by anything that triggers their agitation ‘buttons.’ They are not always the same, and not always as severe. Sometimes, they are hard to predict. And often, they result in what some would label as problematic behaviours.
But none of those outward triggers make these students ‘dumb.’ By far, they are usually talented, creative, and can often focus extremely well in the right conditions (such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Tutors of special needs students are fully aware of these environmental setbacks. They carefully work with you, and your child, to identify the distracting elements that may prevent learning. They then work to create a study space, along with a routine, that feels ‘safe.’ This way, the student can better focus.
Personal tutors also can make recommendations for sensory integration, or bring in tools like fidget toys and assistive technologies where needed. Tutors may also recommend the enlistment of an occupational therapist, or work with the advice given by one for your child’s particular case.
It doesn’t stop there.
Our local, special education tutors in Edmonton are also trained in teaching techniques that can help students learn more effectively. These can include teaching by individual learning style, formulating lessons plans around a child’s interests, and more.
Get help forming or implementing an Alberta individualized program plan (IPP), an instructional support plan (ISP), or both
The Alberta Education ministry holds defined standards for instructing students with special needs. This includes autism, blindness or visual impairment, deafness or hard of hearing, and more. Parents are given the chance to provide input into the educational program that their child with learning difficulties will go through.
During this process, you may want the input of a personal special education tutor who has worked with your child over time. They may be more intimately familiar with the needs of your child, and the extent to which they can meet certain standards in the education system.
If you already have an IPP or ISP, that’s great! Our tutors are familiar with these processes and can work within your chosen curriculum method to help your child get through their courses. They may also make recommendations to an existing plan put in place.
An Edmonton or Red Deer special education tutor is available for lessons in your home
After learning about your student’s case, we are happy to provide you with a student-teacher match for ongoing, at-home tutoring. Tutoring for all students – let alone special needs students – is most effective over the long term. This allows a relationship, and a routine, to be formed between the tutor and child, setting the pace for steadfast learning. We do our best to help you achieve your student’s goals, and go beyond a ‘quick fix’ solution, which is rarely going to work. We think you’ll love our tutors, but if for any reason you’re not happy after your first lesson, we’ll give you a full refund, or send you a new tutor.
Call us today! We’re ready to help!