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Hilary knows exactly what to do for a young reader who needs to master word attack skills. She paces instruction according to my child's needs and is clear about what areas are best to target.
We couldn't have asked for a better tutor than Hilary! She is so patient with our daughter, and it shows. Our daughter seems happier already in school this year. Hilary is wonderful.
In his first hour with Hilary my son accomplished more on this writing project then he did on his own in the past 2 weeks. I know Hilary wanted to get more done in the lesson, but she got a lot more done then she realized. My son was able to go home and actually start writing his draft with what they did in the lesson. Thank you!!!
Hilary is knowledgeable in the Wilson program, but is very rigid in her teaching style. Her inability to adapt her teaching style to the needs of the student is a major disadvantage and hinders the learning process. She is a skilled tutor, however her teaching style is better suited for older children and adults.
I disagree that my teaching style is rigid. Other clients say that I'm creative, and I try everything I can to motivate and make progress with the student. In this case, this child's complete lack of motivation (even when offered rewards and praise) was detrimental to his progress. I tried using colored markers, used plastic stick-on letters, got him a special "grown up" fat pencil (for writing), alternated tasks to avoid boredom, read stories by my reading every other word, and more.
Hilary have been working with my ADHD daughter for some time now and she knows how to get her to engage in the subject. She is patient, caring and very responsible. My daughter has come a long way.
After years of struggling with dyslexia and dysgraphia, I finally took the action to get some professional help and I am so glad that I did. Although I am 34 years old and have managed to navigate fairly well through life and work, my lack of reading and writing skills have created fears in me that I am now realizing are not real at all. Thanks to finding a great tutor and coach in Hillary, I am embracing my disabilities and learning to work with them rather than against them... I highly recommend Hillary as a tutor, whether you are an adult looking for personal help or a parent looking to help your child, she is an excellent choice!
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