Online Reading intervention for Dyslexic Students

What is online tutoring?

Online tutoring enables you to have Ken Eiker virtually sit at your kitchen table, talk with you, and teach your child.  

Using Zoom.us, Ken will share his desktop and Whizzimo.com with your child. This will enable your child to practice and perform all tasks that meet the standards of good practice as defined by the International Dyslexia Association. Ken will introduce and model new concepts using the "I do, we do, you do" strategy. 

Together, Ken and your child will read and spell words with multisensory letter tiles. They will mark words with different colored annotation tools. Your child will simultaneously learn to read and spell with word lists, phrases, sentences, and stories.

Equipment Needed

  • Up-to-date computer, Apple or PC (no tablets or phones) with built-in camera and microphone
  • High Speed Internet, at least 1.5 Mbps upload and download speed. Check your computer's speed at: www.speedtest.net
  • Check what programs are running in the background and using memory to ensure enhanced quality of the online dyslexia tutoring
  • Headphones may be helpful for students with ADD or Audio Processing Disorder.
  • A pen tablet is useful for some students who require dyslexia help or for students who have trouble with a keyboard.

Programs used on the dyslexia tutoring service

  • Zoom.us conferencing platform is required. No charge.
  • Chrome. No charge.

For the Tutoring Session 

  • Create a quiet, distraction-free area for the online tutoring sessions.
  • Close all other programs  
  • Ensure that others in the home are not downloading or uploading during sessions—this includes gaming, movies, downloading documents, etc.  This can affect connection quality. 
  • Use of an Ethernet cord rather than WiFi provides the best dyslexia tutoring experience.

Parent Involvement

  • A parent will need to be in the same room when the student is distractible or younger than ten during tutor sessions.
  • A parent must be accessible for technology problems that may occur.