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Small group classes for homeschooled students in foundational language arts using multi-sensory intensive phonics, 

Spell to Write and Read/Wise Guide for Spelling by Wanda Sanseri over Zoom teleconferencing. 

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A minimum of three students is required for class to begin.

About the SWR/Wise Guide Classes

 The agenda: engaging read-aloud, phonogram review, spelling dictation and/or reference chart, and - as time allows - sentence building and reading aloud the words just written into the learning logs. Parents may sit in, of course.

The Struggling Reader class is for older students who need to be placed correctly in the Wise Guide before we begin. The format will be the same, but gradually I will add more appropriate student reading for practice. But then they usually move faster through the spelling dictation, etc. I was a reading interventionist, so this is close to my heart.

I have digitized many teaching tools onto PowerPoint slideshows or other formats for the screen. Your child will be enthralled by engaging children's books in my Kindle library. This sets a positive, enriching atmosphere.  I follow the Wise Guide, focusing on the reference charts that teach phonogram and SWR spelling rule concepts.

Parental involvement and homework will be to review and quiz over the spelling lists, add any enrichment activities as you have time, and show them how to use Zoom, switch between document and a regular web camera. In addition, we use Google Classroom and Quizlet, so a parent will need to help them get set up and logged in to Google classroom, which will have links to Quizlet listening and writing activities to review the lessons.

Wise Guide Sections A - H

Monday/Wednesday 11:30 am Central Time

50-minute classes

$200/8 weeks

Wise Guide Sections H - K

Monday/Wednesday 12:30 Central Time

50-minute classes

$200/8 weeks

Struggling Readers

Ages 8-11

Diagnostic Test to Determine Placement

Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 Central Time

Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 Central Time

50-minute classes

$200/8 weeks

What our customers are saying

Susan is very skilled in using the Spell to Write and Read curriculum and helped my struggling reader grasps the foundational skills she needed to now enjoy reading! The hour-long lessons were broken up into a variety of activities so it was very manageable for my active 8-year-old. She reads beautiful books, uses the SWR lessons, and also includes fun games for practicing the spelling lists. So thankful for the time Susan spend with my daughter and I would highly recommend her tutoring services!

-Diana Fuller


My daughter has enjoyed working with Susan. She is very patient, organized and thorough. I love the confidence she has given her to succeed. I would recommend classical starts tutoring, you wont be disappointed!

-Savanah Rea

Susan is doing wonders with my struggling reader. I can already tell she has helped to build his confidence and love of books. My son even looks forward to his sessions with her!"

-Toya Embras

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