Our company started with remedial tutoring
We have been specializing in the Orton-Gillingham program for over 20 years. Our approach is to work to remediate and improve language skills in the early years and then to support our students in academics all the way through school and college. Orton-Gillingham tutoring is phonics based, systematic approach to language development. It involves intensive one-on- one tutoring of the basics of word formation. Our Orton-Gillingham tutors use a variety of multi-sensory techniques and teaching aids to enable the learning process. We utilize the three learning modalities, or pathways, through which people learn - visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.
Unique Minds is a provider of Scientific Learning software and we use FastForWord and Reading Assistant programs to not only improve language skills but to address cognitive abilities of memory, attention, processing, and sequencing.
Our executive tutoring is geared towards students who need assistance in organizing their educational direction and day to day learning. It involves helping the planning, structuring and co-ordinating of courses, programs, educational plans and activities. It includes liaising with parents, educators and consultants to bring together the necessary tutors, instructors and resources that are required to make the student successful. The executive tutor acts as a coach, mentor, facilitator, intermediary, organizer and motivator.
This broad approach involves using several of our products and services as well as outside consultants in a coordinated manner. The work we do involves research and consultation, as well as hands on one on one sessions with students. We help students with their executive functioning while teaching subject matter, organizing and scheduling skills, and generally helping and overseeing the process. This approach has proven successful with students who just can't seem to get themselves on track, complete schoolwork projects or meet deadlines. (see our parent resource section for information on executive functioning.)