I offer a variety of services to students, parents and schools:
One-To-One Private Tutoring/Intervention
Students will receive 50 uninterrupted minutes of academic support based upon areas in need identified by formal as well as informal observation and assessment results. Feedback to parents and teachers will be regular and ongoing.
I offer a variety of tutoring sessions, particularly in the areas of:
I bring to the sessions 25 years of teaching experience… I specifically tailor my tutoring to the learning style of my students. I specialize in teaching the visual learner how to get their visual, rapid fire, 3-dimensional minds, to translate their images into the correct words. I can easily remediate reading issues, spelling issues, and math computational problems. What I do is different… I can make “magic” happen with kids, whcih I love, and I employ strategies that no one else I know is currently using.
My educational therapy consists of quickly analyzing a child’s processing style. Then I share with that child how AMAZING they are and explain exactly how their mind works. We then take the next step and I make connections and relate their personal learning style to all learning issues, including auditory processing, sequencing, writing, math computation and sequential procedures… all educational pursuits.
In an almost magical way, the child/student will then be able to use their learning style to cover and/or compensate for most of their educational weaknesses. I do not directly re-mediate in the traditional way, which is a direct frontal approach on the problem; instead I believe that most people with learning issues are primarily right hemispheric learners, and have within them the ability to accomplish much of what a left brained school system requires. In short, I work to develop the innate strengths of the dominant hemisphere. This helps children feel accomplished and to meet most of the demands that school and other life challenges may bring forth.
I’m proud to say that I have a reputable track record which is replete with successes. I proudly and humbly share that virtually every student I have ever worked with has gained tremendously from my expertise.
I offer a complete staff-training workshop, which can range from 1-1/2 hours to a full day. I have presented before numerous staffs all over the United States. My workshops are noteworthy because of the hands on, quick nature of my techniques.
We will begin with an overview of how visual learners differ in so many ways from their left brained counterparts. These subtle differences are not universally known amongst most professional educators, and are tremendously helpful in truly understanding how the visual learner thinks, views the world, and most importantly, can be taught through their areas of strength, rather than hammering away at their weaknesses.
Then, we’ll thoroughly discuss how to teach the most basic of skills to this rapidly emerging, soon to be a majority, group of students. In a typical 3-hour workshop, I will provide the staff with handouts of my PowerPoint, and integrate them into the session. I absolutely guarantee that your staff will leave these sessions with a working knowledge of effective techniques that will work immediately with their students.
My workshop will unquestionably raise children’s test scores, as well as dissolve most issues centering around learning disabilities.
Lectures / Speaking Engagements
I offer a variety of speaking options for parent groups, educators, and school administrators. They usually range from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. I am an experienced and perceptive dynamic who has lived this topic all of my life. As my work has spanned over the years, and has been filled with amazing experiences, I’ll share a variety of real life examples and anecdotal stories of issues which have confronted my many studentsm I’ll offer easy, hands on techniques which will revolutionize how teachers and parents will view their right brained students. As this population of visual learners quickly becomes the norm in education, I will offer a refreshing view of how they must be taught differently. I’ll reveal techniques that both parents and educators can immidiately use to turn their child’s performance around in school as well as in other aspects of their lives.
Get In Touch
Phone: (407) 923-3627
Business Hours: 8a-6p M-F
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Kelly Cavanaugh is an educational therapist, reading specialist and school improvement consultant who passionately works with many children across the learning style spectrum. She is passionate about teaching students (and their parents and teachers) how to learn the "right way" FOR THEM by identifying and nurturing their correct learning style. Read more...