• Orton Gillingham tutoring
• Subject support tutoring
FOR CHILDREN FROM
• Educational assessments
PRE K TO GRADE 12
• Ongoing communication and support with parents
Little House Tutoring is home to a dynamic team of highly trained therapeutic tutors and teachers. Located in Vancouver, BC, we specialize in teaching language skills in a step-by-step, systematic, sequential manner using the proven Orton Gillingham Method in conjunction with our own unique method, the Little House Multisensory Program.
Little House Tutoring offers a diverse range of programs and customized tutoring in all subjects for students of all ages, from pre-school through to university.
As one of Vancouver’s leading education centres, we have helped hundreds of children reach their full potential. Little House knows that each child learns differently, therefore we support individual learning styles by using our multi-sensory method in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Students of Little House leave feeling empowered and excited about learning.
Each program focuses on a specific skill or subject area based on your child’s skill level-from math skills, to reading, to writing techniques so your child can boost his or her confidence where needed.
Little House staff have a passion for helping children succeed in school. Get to know the story of how Little House has emerged as one of Vancouver’s leading tutoring and educational resource centres.
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Having a Big Impact on Kids with Learning Challenges
Little House Tutoring is home to a team of therapeutic tutors in Vancouver, BC, that specialize in teaching language skills to students of all ages.
Their mission is to assist any children with learning needs so that their learning challenges do not determine their life’s successes.
Little House has succeeded in helping many kids live up to their full potential academically, and go on to become self-sufficient adults.
Little House Tutoring is a family run business, and began from a family’s own struggles with a child with dyslexia. Jennifer McPherson and her daughter Carrie, both have dyslexia. Carrie faced enormous challenges with learning to read in the public school system, until Jennifer enrolled her daughter in a private school that specialized in dyslexia, using the Orton Gillingham approach.
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Little House Tutoring offers programs and tutoring for students of all ages, from pre-school through to university.
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Three Exercises to Prepare for Kindergarten
With kindergarten registration behind us, the next question on many a Vancouver mom’s mind is, “Will my child be ready?” Today we have some tips to help your child prepare for kindergarten from Tennessee Briand of Little House Tutoring.
Sending your children off to kindergarten before they are ready is like going to your first university lecture without a laptop or textbooks. To participate in class, you need to be prepared with the appropriate tools.
How do you help your children to prepare for kindergarten? As their first teacher you can make sure they have the tools and skills necessary to feel confident. The better prepared your children are, the more they will get out of it, and the less likely problem behaviours will arise.
The first years of your children’s education are formative, so send them out into the world with the confidence and the knowledge they’ll need, in order to use their voices and be heard.
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From N. Riesco & J. Stovell
Dear Little House,
I wanted to let you know how much the Little Tutor House has affected our daughter's life. When Gem first came to see you, her writing was illegible, punctuation didn't exist and her ability to concentrate was almost non-existent. Now, 1 and a half years later, she is able to write clearly, her punctuation has greatly improved and her written output and ability to concentrate are miles ahead of where they once were. She's generally much happier and school work isn't something to be avoided. Her self-esteem has increased and she's even begun to write a novel in her spare time and it's really good!
Thank you to Carrie, Jennifer and Bre for all your hard, dedicated work on our daughter's behalf.
From Julie Lane Gay
Jennifer McPherson is a true gem; my son says she rescued him and made a return to school possible. Jennifer picked him up off the ground, bruised and deeply discouraged, and facilitated his ability to dust himself off, regain his confidence and set off once again in the school system. I have no doubt that one of the main reasons he is doing well at St. George's is because Jennifer helped him to create such a strong set of tools.
Jennifer has the skill, intuition and wisdom to know that understanding a child - for who they uniquely are - is the first crucial step to enticing a child to want to learn. She not only tailored his work to his interests (if you want to write about Giant Squids, let's write about Giant Squids!) she tailored the Orton-Gillingham method to suit him personally and to enable him to thrive. She found books he pleaded to read! And she created an entirely safe atmosphere to do so. Little House of Tutoring was a huge gift, not just to our son, but to his parents!
From Cheryl Woolstone
LHT is more than a place to learn, it is a place with heart. As a mother with two children diagnosed with dyslexia, LHT has been the place where my children have thrived and found success in learning how to read. By the time we arrived six years ago my son, at the age of six had a sense of defeat and considered himself "dumb". Today he reads at grade level and is excited about his future.
The transformation in both my children has been profound and has had an impact on the whole family. If you plan to come to Little House expect expertise, devotion and results!
Little House of Tutoring,
After finishing kindergarten we had a really sad and scary report given to us about our son Russell. He had poor vocabulary and was at a lower level than expected for reading. He was classified as having a speech and language delay AND it wasn't significant enough to be qualified for extra help in school. He couldn't print properly (often wrote things as a mirror image - left-->right and upside down.) The report said he was at a high risk of falling behind in grade 1. As a teacher I was very frightened. I know that public schools lack necessary funding for helping kids at risk or have fallen behind because of learning disabilities or "delays" like our son. If I didn't get him help - he'd end up MORE behind than ever.
I tried very hard for a few weeks to teach Russell to read and print his letters and numbers. He refused to work with me and I found myself being his teacher in the evenings instead of his mother. Our evenings became battle grounds over homework.
I reached out to one of Russell's pre-school teachers who told me about "Little House of Tutoring." Unlike other tutoring agencies, Little House offered an assessment and one-one tutoring. Their prices are very reasonable as well.
Once Russell started tutoring his confidence in himself emerged. All of a sudden he began to read. Signs, commercials on TV, things in the newspaper, etc. He would insist on reading books from his school library to each person in our family - he was very proud of himself. Russell is in grade 1 now and his teacher has commented to us that his reading level is within normal range and that he is in the top half of his class. The odd time he will bring homework home but loves doing it and always says it is too easy!
I'm keeping Russell at the Little House of Tutoring so that he can still get that extra attention that all kids deserve in school but cannot get because of constant cutbacks to public education. I don't look at the cost of tutoring as a burden but as an "investment" in my son. The investment is certainly paying off!
From Valerie Taylor
Our son was struggling in French immersion. He had typically been a good little learner and eager participant prior to entering grade 1, but once the written output work became more dominant, he shut down and became overwhelmed. We eventually made the decision to remove him from the public school system and home school him as we learned he had a written output disorder that was not a great match for French immersion. We also didn't believe he could be supported in the regular system at this time, and it was critical he feel safe and supported as an anxiety problem seemed to be the result of his difficulty with written output. Once this decision was made, our concern was ensuring that we could keep on top of his school work as well as addressing his written output difficulty.
Little House was able to provide him with one on one support and the difference has been wonderful. They have addressed his output by using the Orton Gillingham program, while addressing his curriculum support needs through their alternative school support. He was very withdrawn, but has become more confident and positive about his abilities, and really loves Tess and Will. He is happy to attend Little House, whereas there used to be a lot of tears trying to leave the house in the past. We can't say enough good things. He continues to develop his writing, and is now a keen reader. They also offer camps which has given our son a chance to spend time with other children in a safe setting.
The team at Little House was a bright light in what can be unfortunately a very non supportive and taxed public school system. We are happy to speak to other parents that are also trying to find the right fit for their child in the education stream.