Tending to a student with learning disabilities can seem like a challenging task to take but it doesn’t have to be. With the right role models, look on life, and a great support system giving those with learning disabilities tutoring can be as they say “easy peasy”. Don’t believe me? Well, allow me to share with you my top three ways of making that happen. See for available appointments and time for you to learn and get started.
Identify Their Strengths and Needs
The student has been in school for some time now. So it is possible that someone has taught them before. You can do this by checking their school records, asking their previous teachers or parents. Once you have done this, observe them during class and attend to their needs. And remember that every student learns differently so choose a curriculum with their needs in mind and watch them prosper.
Show That It Can Be Done
Most students with or without learning disabilities learn through observation. With that in mind, show them that they do not have to allow their disability to stop their dream. You can do this by pointing out positive role models with the same condition. For example, Michael Phelps was often criticized for not being able to sit still. Instead of allowing the negative remarks to stop him, he discontinued his medication and found a new use for his need to focus on swimming. As being one of the only people to earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award, Whoopi Goldberg would also be a great role model. Even after being called dumb in school for suffering from dyslexia, it must be a wonderful feeling to prove her naysayers wrong.
Keep Up the Momentum
Once you have met their needs and strengths and shown them that it can be done, it is time to keep up the momentum. Continue to give them learning disabilities tutoring to improve their strengths and allow them to see themselves with a positive future career. Just remember to keep at it and be patient and they may just become your next “priced pupil”.