I hold a year and a half of experience of helping children to flourish with their phonics/English- consisting of helping them with spelling, learning all about the concepts of vowels/consonants and when to use them/where they are used in writing to form words, and identifying the differences between nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs- these are the basics of helping children in these age groups; ranging from children of reception age to year 3 children. I use fun techniques such as activity books which contain lots of exciting stickers and stories that really help achieve a wow factor that a child needs to thrive and be enjoy phonics as part of their essential learning!
I have recently been praised highly for tutoring a young girl with her phonics. Prior to helping her, she struggled to understand the concept of phonics since her parents’ are Polish so have difficulty with assisting her with this at home as they are not fluent with speaking in English. I have built a good rapport with this young girl and I ensure I make this learning as compelling and thrilling for her as possible!
To help both children and parents’ get the most out of my sessions, I set tasks for them to complete during and sometimes after the session that I believe they have the ability of doing. I write in bold, colourful writing to captivate the attention of young learners because I believe learning needs to be fun and I have found that, for example, when writing is in a funky font, children tend to focus and pay more interest to it!
Furthermore, I use phonics flashcards and ask the child to sound out the letters, as well as use actions to show they have an understanding of the word they are learning about. I also play videos on YouTube that relate to the task, which is another concept of my sessions that I find really helps to engage the child( they’re also great for remembering!).
I get a great feeling of satisfaction knowing I am able to bring with me excitement and optimism to get childrens’ brains in gear ready to tackle the tasks at hand!