Zoom is a platform that allows virtual tutoring to take place on any browser and electronic device. Zoom is available to be used on smartphones, tablets, and laptops. It is easy to install and lessons can be recorded for students to review after tutoring sessions (depending on the bundle session plan the student is enrolled in). Zoom is free for users and it is the video platform used for tutoring sessions. Due to the recent breaches in the Zoom platform, extra security measures have been implemented at Holmes Tutoring to keep clients safe. Passwords are required and no one is allowed inside of the virtual classroom unless the host (tutor) allows them to join the meeting. Please reach out by text or email if you have any questions or concerns about the Zoom platform or what to know more about security measures taken at Holmes Tutoring.
Whizzimo is another multi-sensory platform used at Holmes Tutoring. This virtual letter tile platform allows students to practice phonics skilled after being taught how to decode words. The encoding activities help struggling learners retain information. Students can access the remote control sharing option and practice spelling based on their individual levels. The tiles are color coordinated so students can easily distinguish between vowels, consonants, digraphs, and other syllable types.
Lalilo is a fun game-based platform that helps reinforce reading skills taught during tutoring sessions. Students start by taking a baseline assessment and then given game-based assignments to help with phonological awareness, phonics, and reading comprehension delays. Be sure to review which Bundle Session comes with games and apps.
ESL Library is available for ESL/ELL students who participate in certain Bundle Session plans at Holmes Tutoring. ESL Library has thousands of English activities covering vocabulary, literacy, dialogue, debates, business, and much more. Students are assigned homework and extra practice with the option to submit assignments online. No need to print out handouts, audio recordings, or flashcards. These online resources are packed with great illustrations and each lesson taught to students is appropriately sequenced to best follow the direct method approach used for ESL/ ELL students at Holmes Tutoring.