I start by building foundational skills. But you won’t see us going through endless drills with flashcards! An example of a foundational skill is recognizing the ‘base’ of a word. We become scientists—we examine words, discover the base, and apply the ‘rules’ of English language.
A true scientific theory does not have endless exceptions—and the English language actually works in the same way! I will not teach exceptions to the rules, as they are not needed. Examples that don’t fit rules are not scientific. The English language is actually highly ordered and the structure of English has a beauty to it.
My tutoring method will relieve much frustration. Rather than memorizing rules and then exceptions to the rules in spelling, I will instead build understanding.
Frustration is replaced with understanding.