Fit Spelling

Fit Spelling

All of Our Programs Use a Multi-Sensory Approach That Greatly Improves Visual and Auditory Processing Speed, Working Memory, Executive Functioning, Confidence, and Perseverance

 

  • Despite their (and your) best efforts, spelling has just never “clicked” with your learner.

  • Your child is a good reader, but they consistently struggle with spelling.

  • Your learner can usually pass classroom spelling tests, but they don’t seem to be able to retain and retrieve the information afterward.

  • You’d like to see your child improve their writing (or reading) abilities with an even better grasp of spelling and grammar.

  • Your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyspraxia, learning disabilities (LD), learning differences, or any other condition that makes learning spelling especially challenging.

Increasingly these days, spelling is not being taught in schools. Oftentimes, parents are assigned to “teach” their learners “how to spell” using spelling lists, followed by weekly classroom tests. Students aren’t given explicit instruction on the rules to apply when spelling, making the information particularly tough for them to learn and retain. A spelling list is taped to the wall where Fit Learning St. Louis tutors kids in spelling

Even in an era of “spell check” functionality, it’s important that learners have a good grasp of spelling-related concepts and rules. Because not only is spelling a key component of overall effective communication, but it also goes hand in hand with students’ ability to read and write fluently, as described here and here. The good news is, regardless of how well your learner can (or can’t) spell currently, Fit can help take their learning to the next level.

How Does Fit Spelling Work?

Fit Spelling helps learners of all ages and abilities in grades K-12. Before their instruction begins, Fit students take a comprehensive skills assessment, which identifies the “gaps,” or the building block concepts he or she just didn’t fully understand when they were first taught. The results of the intake assessment will determine exactly where the Fit learning coach begins in the 1:1, customized learning sessions. Once the learner has fully mastered the basic building block skills, they move on to learn higher-level spelling skills. And, as with other Fit programs, each student advances through the Fit Spelling curriculum at their own pace. At the end of the enrollment, learners are competent – and confident – spellers. In fact, we consistently see learners achieve one year’s growth in as little as 40 hours of instruction. (More information on Fit’s outstanding learning outcomes can be found here.)

Who Benefits From Fit Learning’s Spelling Program?

Your student would greatly benefit from Fit Spelling if he or she …

  • Struggles to learn how to spell correctly
  • Has difficulty retaining what they learned previously
  • Finds spelling particularly frustrating and an obstacle to their expressive writing
  • Is good at spelling, but you want him or her to be great
  • Has identified processing speed concerns or a processing disorder
  • Has been diagnosed with a learning disability, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, or ADHD

Whether your learner is struggling, average, or gifted, Fit’s approach is scientifically proven to meet your child’s needs.

Confident, smiling student sits in a classroom working on spelling assignment after tutoring at Fit Learning

What is Covered in Fit Spelling’s Curriculum?

While each learner’s journey is unique, some of the broad skill areas covered in Fit’s spelling curriculum include the following.

  • Phonemic awareness – Learning how words sound in spoken language and blending distinct sounds into words
  • Orthography – Understanding letter patterns/sequences and being able to apply spelling rules
  • Morphologic awareness – Grasping the smallest units of meaning within words, prefixes and suffixes, and compound words
  • Sight words – Instantly recognizing (and spelling) commonly used words
  • Word families – Spotting patterns, root words, and common meanings or sounds

What Makes Fit Different From Other Spelling Tutors?

Unlike other tutoring programs, Fit addresses the cause of the issue, not the symptoms. Our precision teaching method doesn’t focus on the concepts your child’s teacher is going over right this moment. After all, the difficulty they are having right now is a symptom. Instead, through our assessment process, we find the source of your child’s struggles and we treat that source. This paves the way for future learning success, above and beyond just getting through what is currently being covered in class.

Here are some other important ways that Fit differs from traditional tutoring.

  • Evidence-based: Our curriculum is backed in science and research.
  • Systematic: Students practice basic skills until they master them, and then move on to more complex skills.
  • Focused on fluency: Your child will work on certain skills until they become effortless.
  • Individualized: We provide 1:1 instruction to every child.
  • Taught explicitly: Sessions are goal-driven and have lots of opportunities to practice the right answer.
  • Fast paced: Coaches hold kids’ attention by moving quickly, so there’s no time to be bored.
  • Rich in frequent feedback: Our learning coaches resemble sports coaches and motivate your child through praise (and prizes!).
  • Multi-sensory: Fit learners practice by seeing, hearing, doing, moving, and writing.
  • Fun! Learning coaches provide lots of positive reinforcement, and they reward effort and personal bests.

In addition, Fit’s approach trains faster processing speed, making it an ideal match for learners with identified processing speed concerns or processing disorders.

Fit Spelling Will Improve Your Child’s Spelling Fluency … and Their Confidence

You don’t have to watch your learner struggle while their frustration builds and their self-esteem suffers. Our St. Louis learning lab has credentialed and nurturing learning coaches who are up to speed on the latest in learning and behavioral science.

To get started, just follow these steps:

  1. Contact Fit Learning St. Louis and speak with our Director regarding the Fit Spelling program.
  2. Schedule an intake assessment for your student.
  3. Begin Fit Spelling and watch your child’s skills improve and their overall academic confidence grow.

Other Learning Services Offered at Fit Learning in St. Louis

In addition to providing spelling help, our St. Louis area learning lab provides a variety of individualized educational instruction opportunities. All of our programs go in depth to help your child learn the core skills they need to be successful. Besides Fit Spelling, we offer programs for school-aged children including Fit Math, Fit Reading, Fit Logic, Fit Penmanship, Fit Writing, and Fit Homeschool. Additionally, we offer the preschool program Lil Fits for our very young preschool-age learners.

Reach out to us today to learn more about how our unique approach can benefit your student!