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Each student has a unique combination of strengths, challenges and learning styles.  There are many proven strategies to help struggling young readers and writers experience success in school and beyond.  My approach is to develop and implement a customized tutoring plan that meets the specific needs of each student.

Essential Reading & Writing Skills

Learning to Read

  • Sound/symbol relationships through phonics
  • Basic sight vocabulary development
  • Making predictions/using the context

Learning to Write

  • Basic spelling
  • Handwriting
  • Composing simple sentences/paragraphs

Reading to Learn

  • Comprehension
  • Reading with a purpose
  • Content vocabulary development

Writing to Learn

  • Advanced spelling/grammar
  • Note-taking strategies
  • Composing complex sentences, paragraphs, essays, and stories

Test-Taking Strategies

  • Annotation
  • Returning to the text
  • Understanding text structure
  • Purposeful guessing


Norfolk Reading Tutor
Nancy C. Mayo, M.Ed.
P.O. Box 6006
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone: (757) 503-3978


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