Children's Reading & Literacy Specialist

Children's Reading & Literacy Specialist
Full NameSammy Walkling
Phone306 390 9444

Hello Salt Spring Families,

My name is Sammy. I am a former primary school teacher and I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers. I left my former teaching career several years ago because I felt such a disconnect with the mainstream schooling system and I noticed many misalignments between my own values and how the education system operated.

Unlike the ability to speak, which is innate, reading is something that is human-made and needs to be taught. How it is taught, is instrumental in terms of the success the learner will have. It must be cumulative, multisensory, structured, sequential and fun

I work with children from the ages of 4-10 to assist them on their reading and literacy journey.

I work with children who would benefit from extra 1:1 reading/writing support from a trained specialist. If your child is homeschooled, schooled alternatively or attends the local Salt Spring Elementary school, then I can certainly help you. I strongly believe that reading is such a vital skill that is so foundational to everything.

Despite there being just 26 letters in the English language there are approximately 44 unique sounds, also known as phonemes. BUT…there is more than 1200 ways to spell them.

What I offer:
- Personalized one-on-one sessions tailored to your child's unique learning style and needs
- Engaging activities and resources focused on phonics, decoding, comprehension, and fluency
- Fun and interactive lessons designed to ignite a love for reading and writing.
- Whether your child is just starting their reading journey or could use a boost in confidence, I'm here to provide the support and guidance they need to succeed. Together, we can set them on the path to lifelong literacy.

“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled is a spark.”
—Victor Hugo

Ages: 4-10
Flexible appointments available

Pricing varies, follow the link below to see pricing.

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April 30, 2024 3:35 PM

40 days, 11 hours

Listing ID 91766316be2c1e5f
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