Creativity at the core of tutoring
In the beginning, the pair worked on phonics. From Roy's limited schooling in Jamaica, he knew his letters and some sight-words, but could not sound out a word. Roy has developed phonic skills and is comfortably tackling multisyllabic words.
As Roy's vocabulary increased, Stephen wanted additional print material, which recycled targeted language from their lessons. To meet this need, he created several original stories. One of their favorites is about Roy playing cricket. Cricket was a big part of Roy's life in Jamaica, and he is recognized as an excellent bowler (a pitcher).
Roy recently read his first book cover-to-cover and wrote a letter to his mother.
Over several Sundays, the pair read through Here Comes The Strikeout by Leonard Kessler. This story springboarded discussions between Stephen and Roy about the similarities and differences between cricket and baseball.
Additionally, the pair has spent a significant amount of time developing Roy's writing skills. Recently, Roy wrote a letter to his mother for the first time in his life! It was a wonderful surprise for her.
Roy is also is exceeding on the job. He works in food distribution and recently received a raise. He no longer needs to ask for help to read or understand directions or signs. His bosses now rely on him to help his co-workers with printed information.
Roy's long-term goal will make your taste buds happy!
Roy's ultimate goal is to open a Caribbean restaurant. His food is famous within his circle of friends and co-workers. When the restaurant is up and running, we will let you know where you can find Roy's delicious jerk chicken, spectacular vegan food, and mouthwatering rice and beans!