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Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

The Open Door Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here is where you can read articles by our Open Door admin, tutors, and guest writers too. You’ll find tips and tricks, event and book reviews, inspirational stories, and the occasional exciting announcement too!

Could your child benefit from individual instruction?

As many educators and psychologists know, the optimal way for a child to learn is through individual, one-on-one instruction. In this setting, the educator can observe exactly what the child can do, where the child struggles, and adapt the teaching precisely to the child’s needs. In addition, the educator can pace the type of instruction and give immediate feedback, such as correction and positive reinforcement. 

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Teaching kids how to write—is the writing on the wall?

Have you ever played MadLibs?  It’s the word game where one opponent asks the other for random nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs to fill in the blanks in a pre-written story neither opponent has read before. The final outcome is silly and hilarious because the...

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Get to know your tutors: Jordyn Tremblay

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. This month we get to know Jordyn Tremblay. Not only is she a great reading and spelling remediation tutor, she is also a learning strategist. Transcript: Hi I'm Heather...

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Are you tuning into the podcast trend?

If you’re looking for ways to turn down your children’s screen time and turn up their listening skills, podcasts are your new best friend. The best way for dyslexics to read is with their ears.

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Get to know your tutors: Ashley Reaume

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. This month we get to know Ashley Reaume. Not only is she a great reading and spelling remediation tutor, she is also our lead instructor for our Small-Group Writing Workshops.

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Get to know your tutors: Richard Forsyth

Every other month you can find a new “Get to know our tutors” video right here on our blog. We’ve got some great ones so stay tuned! Transcript: Hi I'm Heather, and we're doing another "Get to know your tutor" and today we have with us...Richard! Hi Richard. Good...

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Is e-learning in social isolation stressing out you and your children?

All at once, everyone’s lives—everywhere—changed completely. Parents and children earned their PhD’s in juggling; zooming, teaching, working and e-learning—all from home in physical isolation—while simultaneously managing meals, laundry and housework. So if you and your kids are feeling mentally exhausted, take heart.

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