Frequently Asked Questions
Why did you choose the Barton Reading & Spelling System?
We chose the Barton Reading & Spelling System for its multisensory approach as it takes visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners all into account. Additionally, the lessons are taught in a thought-out, sequential order that builds on the concepts taught in the previous lesson.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The Barton Reading & Spelling System has ten levels. Each level contains a different amount of lessons. Therefore, the program takes about three and a half years to complete.
Why do you require two sessions per week?
We require two sessions per week of the strong recommendation of Susan Barton who developed the Barton Reading & Spelling System. This recommendation comes from student retention of the information taught in each tutoring session. When students are not consistently meeting, they forget the information, and review is required. This slows down student progress and makes tutoring sessions not as productive as they should be.
Do you offer in-person and virtual tutoring?
We do offer both in-person and virtual tutoring sessions. Virtual lessons will be available via Zoom. Virtual sessions are available to students once they have completed levels one and two.
How will I know there is a tutor to meet my child’s specific needs?
Our tutors are experienced educators who are well-versed in forming relationships with students to understand their specific needs. Our tutors have to complete an extensive Barton Reading & Spelling System training process that includes a screening with the director.
How will my child’s progress be monitored?
At the end of each Barton level, students must pass a post-test before they can move on to the next level. If a student fails the post-test, the tutor will be able to pinpoint exactly what the student needs to review before they move to the next level. Additionally, we use the WIST Assessment (Word Identification and Spelling Test) to assess word identification, spelling, and sound-symbol knowledge. Students take the WIST Assessment in their initial consultation which will be used as a baseline assessment to monitor the student’s progress throughout their time at Learn to Learn. The WIST Assessment will be completed with the student every 6 months.