It has occurred to me that I should tell you what we do here at Bridgerland Literacy. We are an adult literacy program - to help those who struggle with reading and writing skills. Sometimes it is one or two small missing pieces that trip someone up in their reading or writing skills. Sometimes a little more. We help figure that out and how best to put those pieces back in.
Here is how we do that. When someone comes in they first fill out an application. This helps us find out who they are, likes, interests, what their concerns are, and when they are available to work with us. Next a basic reading/comprehension screening is done. This helps us to determine where the problem might be and how to best go about correcting the issue. We have a little conversation about what is needed, which of the programs that we use that might be most helpful to this individual. Not every person learns in the same way, so figuring out how an individual learns is a powerful way to help them be successful.
Let's talk a little about the programs we use. Our programs are research based programs. That means that they are programs that have been tried, studied and have shown proven success. That is important because we are not here to just make an effort and hope it gets better. We are here to help our students have success. Here are a few that we use the: Rewards program, Challenger program, SRA, and Four Square Writing Method. Some of our Programs are Direct Instruction. Direct instruction is a very effective in improving reading skills. Each program is carefully selected to match the students needs.
Then a tutor and student match is made and we start working. All of our tutoring takes place in public places, such as here at our offices at BTech West Campus, BTech Main Campus-Academic Learning Area, or any of the valley Libraries. This is to insure Student-Tutor safety.
Once student and tutors are working together, we progress monitor to make sure the match to tutor and program are working. We start slow and build. If not we make adjustments.
Reading or the lack of it can have such a great impact on our lives. It can affect our health - if we can't follow Dr.'s orders or take our medications properly. It affects our success and income at work. It even affects our children. If a parent struggles with reading they are less likely to help their children with homework, putting their children at risk.
Reading and Writing are important skills. If you need help with them come see us. If you want to help come see us. We are here to make a difference, come be a part of that.