Typical lessons are 1 hour per week.  I administer a free diagnostic test to evaluate the expertise of the speller before beginning lessons. The diagnostic test will be used to determine the general level of the speller and create a personalized plan for the speller.

My lessons have a focus on roots, language patterns and vocabulary. These are all very important parts of being a speller because the aforementioned areas are extremely helpful in figuring out words. I assign weekly homework for the speller to complete in a timely fashion. I focus on the speller’s trouble spots and review any missed words with the speller.

Close to competitions, I will conduct mock-bees in order to prepare the speller for the competition.

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