Each student will receive a custom curriculum and learning plan for any of the Language Arts disciplines: reading, writing, or speech/communication. We will work to determine your student’s needs in these areas and how to focus our time together during class. For example, if the student needs help writing and constructing an essay, line by line, that’s what we will do. If the student has trouble with reading, we will figure out where the disconnect is happening: perhaps decoding is a problem, or perhaps comprehension or vocabulary may be lacking. After we determine what areas need work, your instructor will design a custom class for you, and we will meet twice weekly.
This class is tutoring PLUS, which means instruction is custom-designed just for you and developed for you. If a section is unavailable, please send a schedule request, and we will work out a schedule that works with your calendar.
Check the offerings of this course on Outschool. Courses on Outschool are secular.
The Lemons-Aid Way: Our Approach to Teaching and Learning is Explicit!
Explicit teaching is a method of instruction students desperately need! It is the opposite of a constructivist philosophy whereby students try to construct meaning themselves.
Instead of leaving students to magically figure out how to write an essay or read or do a geometry proof, we teach explicitly, which is backed by a large body of evidence, and it’s how Mrs. Lemons teaches her undergraduate and graduate teacher candidates in college to teach! We do it this way because it’s how kids learn.
Explicit instruction is “a structured, systematic, and effective methodology for teaching academic skills. It is called explicit because it is an unambiguous and direct approach to teaching that includes both instructional design and delivery procedures. Explicit instruction is characterized by a series of supports or scaffolds, whereby students are guided through the learning process with clear statements about the purpose and rationale for learning the new skill, clear explanations and demonstrations of the instructional target, and supported practice with feedback until independent mastery has been achieved.”
-Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita L. Archer and Charles A. Hughes.
Anita Archer trained Mrs. Lemons in workshops, and it changed her teaching. Read a little more about the research behind explicit teaching here and here.
To read more about your teaching and learning methods, read Mrs. Lemons’ blog.
We have adopted The Master’s Seminary Doctrinal Statement.