What are Phonetic Sounds and why is this assessment important?

Why assess students in phonics? This is paramount importance for students that are learning to read. Phonics is a method of teaching reading by correlating sounds with letters or groups of letters in an alphabetical writing system. 

There is a direct correlation between an understanding of phonics, reading effectively, and reading comprehension. The foundations of phonetics are the alphabet and connecting each letter to its corresponding sound. It has been stated that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn because phonetically many letters have different sounds and dissimilar words are pronounced the same (i.e. to, too, and two).

In accordance with COVID-19 social distancing mandates we allow a maximum of 9 students in a gathering space at a time. Therefore, it is imperative that students are dropped off and picked up in accordance with their scheduled appointments. All sessions (unless otherwise stated by the tutor) will end promptly at the end of the scheduled time.

All fees are due at the end of the session. Fees may be paid in advance, however, no refunds will be given after payment is made. If services are cancelled with more than 24 hours notice credit balances may be redeemed at a later date.

Please note: Our session late cancellation, no-call-no-show, and non-payment policies listed below:

Late Cancellation Fee
A fee of $15.00 will be assessed for all appointments canceled with less than 24 hours’ notice. This fee will be applied to the next scheduled tutoring session.

No Call – No Show Fee
No Call – No Show Fee: A fee of $45.00 will be assessed for all appointments not attended at the scheduled time with no notification of cancellation. This fee will be applied to the next scheduled tutoring session.

Fee for Unpaid Balances
After a fair and equitable time is provided to pay outstanding balances. All unpaid fees will be referred to a debt collection company. Upon referral, the unpaid balance is subject to a 30% fee on the current account balance that will be added to the current account balance.


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