Capitalizing on Strengths and Improving Weaknesses
Kids, even very smart ones, may struggle in school because they have specific
learning differences such as dyslexia. Estimates as high as
15% of America’s school-aged children have identified— specific learning disabilities
that make reading, spelling and writing harder than expected. For students like this, there
is often a mismatch between traditional teaching
approaches and the child’s needs, based on their pattern of strengths and weaknesses.
Truly understanding this pattern of learning strengths and weaknesses, also called a Learning Profile, is the key to successful learning and effective teaching. In our
tutorials, students’ motivation is energized when they experience and understand the relationship between
specific learning strategies we teach and their learning style. They see that they can learn what was once
difficult, and they understand why our approaches work. Research tells us that motivation is highest when students
know the answers to “why.”
At Bend Learning Center, students capitalize on their strengths and work effectively on their weaknesses with
evidenced-based, proven strategies, endorsed by the National Reading Panel’s recommendations. Our students
improve skills, become increasingly self-reliant, develop more perseverance and
resiliency and consequently, add to their own sense of worth and self-esteem.
Individualized and Group Tutoring
We work one-on-one, and with small groups of students who have learning difficulties.
In cooperation with the student’s school, our sessions are often integrated
into the school schedule and can take place on campus.
Session can also be held at the Bend Learning Center offices.
Specialized reading and writing instruction
for students with Dyslexia
Bend Learning Center has proven success using teaching strategies for reading, spelling, and writing—
utilizing innate intelligence and thinking skills students already possess.
Students realize immediate results starting with a sharp improvement in handwriting.