Tutoring is done by Todd Quackenbush

What is offered: 


Mr. Quackenbush attended reading instruction training offered by the

Lindamood -Bell Learning Processes Ò company.*  He works with children who are learning disabled and/or having difficulty learning to read at the same pace as their peers.  He also tutors those who may have average reading ability but want to reach a higher level of proficiency and he works on writing and math skills with younger clients.

He uses a phonics-based approach in the following sequence:

  • He starts by teaching the vowels and vowel sounds (e.g., AU, OU, OY, OI, EA, IE) and how they combine with consonants (e.g., AW, ER, IR, UR).

  • Once the vowel sounds are mastered the next step is to learn the consonant blends (eg., st, pr, tr, sl, sn, gl, dw). Words often have both a vowel sound and a consonant blend.  The child learns to do both together (e.g., sta > stau > snau > slau > or pau > prau > glau).

  • Prefixes & suffixes are added with vowel sounds & consonant blends (e.g., presta>prestau>conau  and pra>prau>prauing, prauty).

  • When children are poor readers they often use a "guess 'n go" strategy with big words and they get many of them wrong.  In contrast, with this carefully taught phonics approach, the child looks at words not as one big word, but rather as a small collection of “do-able” small sounds.

  • Reading comprehension is the final skill taught.

Mr. Quackenbush also offers math and writing tutoring for elementary age students.

* He is required by Lindamood-Bell to inform you of the following. 

Lindamood-Bell Ò and Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes Ò are trademarks of Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes (“LBLP”).  LBLP in no way guarantees the quality of the materials or services that may be supplied by Todd Quackenbush.   Mr. Quackenbush is not affiliated with, certified, licensed, endorsed, monitored or sponsored by LBLP, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood.

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