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Why Choose Holmes Tutoring?

Direct Instruction

Holmes Tutoring offers content that utilizes evidence-based practices to ensure the learning success of students. One of the most common practices used is Direct Instruction (DI). Direct Instruction is an explicit, systematic, teacher-directed model that focuses on curriculum design and effective instructional delivery. Direct instruction content (little di) is beneficial for under-performing learners due to its built-in correction procedures and repetition of concepts. What students are taught in the first lesson will reappear throughout the duration of the curriculum. The Direct Instruction approach forms an unconscious competence of information vs mere memorization of concepts for assessment purposes. The traditional approach to teaching creates gaps in the learning process for students that require more repetition and carefully sequenced material. Instructors of direct instruction content also need to be trained on how to effectively deliver the instruction. My undergrad, and graduate courses, as well as teaching experience, have equipped me with the skills needed to teach using the Direct Instruction teaching method. I also received a certificate of completion from the National Institute of Direct Instruction, where I furthered my knowledge on how to implement DI teaching methods. I use DI because it works! I make the reinforcement of skills fun for learners by implementing interactive lessons, quizzes, and assessments.

Why direct instruction content works?

✏️ Students are placed in instruction at their skill level

 ✏️The structure of the program is designed to ensure mastery

✏️Instruction is modified to meet individualized needs

✏️Programs are field-tested and revised before publication 

To learn more about Direct Instruction, visit the National Institute of Direct Instruction website and watch the video found below: 👇🏽👇🏽