Tutoring Videos

Video: Tutoring for Accuracy

Here's another in our series of videos on tutoring using Orton-Gillingham practices. For more lessons you can use at home or in the classroom, subscribe to our YouTube channel (link on right sidebar).


Tutoring Videos - Easier Access

We received feedback from our trainees, tutors, and fellow parents that they wanted the "Resources" topic of this blog to be separate from the tutoring videos. We're happy to report that, after a bit of sorting and clicking, a new topic has been created on our blog. Look on the right sidebar of this page for the box titled TOPICS. At the bottom of the list, you should see "Tutoring Videos." This link will direct you to every tutoring video we have ever made. If you don't want to miss out on any videos (and don't want to have to wait to see them published on the blog), you might prefer to subscribe to our camp's YouTube channel by clicking on the link on the bottom right side of this page. Meantime, enjoy this "blast from the past" that we filmed last summer out at camp--it's so great when you can catch a camper and tutor in a teachable moment. Check this out:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_z2um_YXuA&w=640&h=360]

While nothing is as good as a fully certified and trained Orton-Gillingham Associate level tutor, these video lessons from Susie and her work through our Camp Spring Creek Outreach Office are yours for the taking. They'll work in classrooms for large or small groups. They'll work one-on-one. They'll work for homeschool. And some will even work as "games" played with your child when they don't even know the learning is taking place. Please enjoy this resources and if you have tutoring video topics you'd like to see us publish, leave your comment here and we will see what we can film this fall.


Video: Detached Syllable (part 2)

Here's part 2 of our detached syllable drill video!

Watch as OG Fellow Susie van der Vorst works with a tutee to practice spelling detached syllables.

The video presents several teachable moments--a great guide for aspiring tutors

to consider as they work on best practices for teaching children on the spot.

 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJLw6xaTrJQ&w=640&h=360]

Video: Detached Syllables (part 1)

Here's the final installment of our Homeschool Retreat video series from last fall--a two-part video clip

demonstrating the auditory portion of spelling practice with detached syllables.

Every lesson provides a chance for a teachable moment,

and today's video, as well as part 2 (forthcoming), are no exception:

 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySyMM-caSvw&w=640&h=360]

Video: VCCV Accuracy Drill

Watch as OG Fellow Susie van der Vorst works with a tutee, adjusting the lesson in real time to meet the student where he is--a fine balance of challenge and encouragement, with corrections and nurturing throughout.

 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q_KeY2wM_Y&w=640&h=360]

Video: Spelling Accuracy PIN/PINE

Here's our latest video from our Homeschool Retreat series. Notice that, at times, the tutoring session can be as much about coaching a student through issues of self-doubt as it is about teaching or practicing an Orton-Gillingham based skill.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pyA9WZrCWg&w=640&h=360]

Video: CLOVER Syllable Drill

This video from our Homeschool Retreat features the acronym CLOVER, which stands for the 6 syllable types: closed, consonant LE, open, vowel combo, silent e, and r-controlled. Watch and learn alongside the tutor (who is being observed for certification training hours) as the tutee works on this syllable drill.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNw-TW15k2A&w=640&h=360]

Video: Visual Syllable Drill

Here's the next installment in our video series from this fall's Homeschool Retreat. We hope to start using a more sophisticated video camera in 2015, so apologies in advance for the sound quality on this short clip. The visual part of this drill is what is essential, however. Notice how Susie uses gestures and expressions to guide the tutee toward success during this tutoring session: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdNZCFqb9M]

Video: Alphabetical Sequencing

Here's a snapshot from our first Homeschool Retreat, an opportunity that enabled homeschool parents who are also OG tutors to have professional observation by Susie, as well as on-the-spot tips. The tutees were real troopers letting us film them! We also picked apples, baked cookies, and bought pottery--a successful retreat all around! Thursday's post will be another video in this series, with more on the the way...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFVezkCAgGA&w=640&h=360]

Video: Vocabulary Words with Tutor

Here's one more quick video snippet of a tutoring session from this year's camp season. Here, the tutor assists the camper with a growing list of vocabulary words. Notice how she slips in last week's challenge words and how she coaches the camper toward a process of elimination with his new challenge word for this week. Her tone of voice is gentle, her delivery is kind and consistent, and the student responds with positive, clear thinking and engaged learning. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn9ZePa9RPQ&w=640&h=360]

Video: Tutoring Victory with Spelling Rule

We are so proud of all our campers and just happened to luck out one afternoon when we got this video clip of excellent work being done by tutor Valerie and camper Cole. High five to both of them (with a little help and observations from Susie on the side). Check out what they discovered in just one, short session:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_z2um_YXuA]

Video: Application (Review & Reinforce)

Continuing our series of videos on tutoring, today's clip features a short lesson on "R&R," review and reinforce. This involves application of all the concepts a student has learned, presented in random order. Watch for opportunities for visual and auditory learning. For more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel on the right sidebar of this blog.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tnIQWrXTAs&w=640&h=360]

Video: Tutoring for Phonograms

A quick "hello" to new readers out there who signed up for our blog this weekend after dropping off your child at Camp Spring Creek. We post every Tuesday and Thursday, with additional updates on Facebook. Summers will include a weekly photo collage or slideshow. Because we have no Internet access at camp, our weekly slideshows usually publish a few days after the week is finished. They're worth the wait, we promise! Meantime...

Last month, Susie led another Associate Level Orton-Gillingham training course and we used that opportunity to create a series of videos showing our participants in training as they practice with a "tutee" (an adult acting like a young student). Today, we'd like to share the video on phonograms with you:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imLZ3I_usF8&w=640&h=360]