Summer Writing Workshop

A student stares at a blank page, several thoughts running through her head. “Where do I start?” “I hate writing.” “This is so difficult.” “What should I write about?” “My writing is terrible.”  “Why even try?”  For a student with learning differences, the task of...

Meet Gerald & Piggie – a Book Review

Meet Gerald & Piggie: Lovable, unusual best friends with a funny bone! The Elephant and Piggie Series by children’s author and illustrator Mo Willems A book review by Marion May As a reading and spelling remediation tutor for young students, I like to find out...

Is Reading to Your Child Important?

Do you have fond memories of reading cute little board books to your children when they were just little toddlers? For children who struggle with reading, sometimes books can become a negative thing. It represents really hard work, or failure, or even embarrassment...

Mothers are Awesome

Mothers are awesome, and I mean that in the original sense of the word. The Oxford dictionary defines the word “awesome” as “extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring awe”. One of the reasons I am so fortunate to work as a tutor for students with dyslexia, is...

Low literacy – A fight against statistics

Literacy Unlimited is a non-profit organization on the West Island of Montreal, which provides free, one-on-one English tutoring for adults to improve their reading, writing and basic math skills. Low literacy has far-reaching implications. It is highly correlated...
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