Learning phonics early as a student is vital to being a successful reader. I work with the student through workbooks, flashcards, writing exercises, visual aids and assessments to learn phonics well. I teach them proper pronunciation, long & short vowels, diphthongs, consonant blends, vowel pairs, prefixes, suffixes, phonemes, synonyms, homonyms, antonyms, etc. I challenge them to learn more and appreciate learning. I instill in them a desire for learning and to do their best. When I work continually with a student, that student is usually at the top of their class and has developed a positive attitude toward learning.