How Does Tutoring Work?


Click on the orange link tip see a video about each of the requirements.  This will provide you with some detailed information about each one.

  • Good internet connection
  • Mac, PC, or IPAD
  • Skype - can be downloaded at        Installing Skype
  • Webcam
  • Headset with microphone - a noise reducing headset will ensure a quality session.

First you will want to make sure that you have the right system requirements in place for tutoring to work.  Next it is time to contact me.  We will either e-mail or talk on the phone about your child and set up a time for a free assessment and session.  Next you will fill out a registration form.

For the assessment Joanne will call you via skype and the assessment will be done in a similar fashion as an actual tutoring session.  Your child will not need anything except for the system requirements above.  Joanne shares her screen with the child and the child just needs to have their Skype set to full screen so that the child can easily see what is being shared.

Next Joanne will write up a detailed report about your child's reading and suggestions on how many times to work together a week.  Usually kids to two 30 minute sessions a week.  This has been the magic formula that seems to boost kids to increasing their reading level a full year with just 8-12 hours of reading instruction.

The parent is not needed to be present during the session, but is welcome to stay if he/she would like.  After the free assessment, detailed report, and first session, we will determine a scheduled time for your child to meet with Joanne each week.  If there are ever any conflicts with schedule, communication can be done via phone, text, or e-mail.

It is that easy.  Your child can get her reading tutoring done online and you can attend to the million other tasks that you need to accomplish.  Many parents appreciate how easy this process is for the child and for the parent.  They appreciate the reading tools that Joanne provides and the wonderful feedback that she gives.

If you are looking for additional information on how tutoring works you can visit Joanne's Website.