My name is Kimberly Moore and I am honored to be the academic director for Leaps and Bounds Tutorial Centers. For more than 25 years, I have worked in education. I have served as a beginning reading teacher, reading interventionist, and math interventionist for various school districts.
It has been such a blessing to work with the amazing teachers and staff at Leaps and Bounds. We are dedicated to providing the very best learning experiences for our students. Our tutors are extremely knowledgeable and skilled in teaching various types of learners. Stop by or give us a call today. Our friendly office staff is waiting to assist you. With Leaps and Bounds you get more than a tutor; you get a village!
This program is for any age child on a beginning reading level. It focuses on five basic parts of reading:
The relationship between letters and the different sounds they make. This can be in relation to single letters or groupings of letters.
An understanding of how consonant or vowel sounds can be arranged to make words. Examples of phonemic awareness include being able to identify words that rhyme, recognizing alliteration, segmenting a sentence into words, identifying the syllables in a word, and blending and segmenting onset-rimes.
The range of words a student is able to understand and use in context.
At Leaps and Bounds you create your own schedule. First, decide the number of hours per week your child will attend tutorials. Then select the days and times for your child’s tutorials.
You will make this decision after the initial assessment has been given and the results have been discussed. Our minimum is 1.5 hours per week. The maximum is 6.
You can rest assured that your child is being taught by highly qualified individuals. Our teachers have years of experience helping children learn. They care about the success of their students and they enjoy teaching.
A tutorial session at Leaps & Bounds is a rewarding and fun time of learning. Each student is taught as an individual, and not as part of a group. Lesson plans written by our teachers include direct teaching time, guided practice and individual practice. Teachers also utilize various teaching tools including manipulatives, books, flashcards, etc. This can vary by subject and age of the student.
Every child is unique; there is not a specific time frame for results. However, we do know that you will see positive results in the student's attitude and self-esteem right away. When self esteem increases, learning and grades will increase also. We give progress reports every six weeks, and parent conferences upon request.
We require that tutorial sessions are paid bi-weekly or monthly in advance.
We have a core list of subjects (see Popular Classes) but, we will tutor in others. If you are not sure about the subject you want, just ask!