Excellence by Design Education Center
The Reach One Teach One Literacy Program offers literacy education, general tutoring services, study skills and homework assistance. Literacy Program EDEC offers literacy education in all four areas of literacy skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing that are needed to help students succeed in school, the world and life in general. Students gain confidence as they build competence in communication and critical thinking. Students in early elementary grades engage in speaking, listening and writing activities that help them build fundamental reading skills. Student in upper elementary grades utilize their literacy skills to learn how to (1) solve math problems; (2) conduct science projects and (3) to investigate social sciences. In our innovative approach, we use researched based activities that increase student motivation to learn in language-based subjects. Our curriculum are TEKS based using the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills as our curriculum model. Tutoring Program The tutoring program provide (1) small group tutoring to students who need assistance in Reading, Writing and Math in order to achieve appropriate grade level success; (2) to assist students with homework (3) to assist students with study skills and (4) or want to maintain/enhance academic skills. Both individual and small group sessions are offered. Individual sessions offer intense individualized assistance while group sessions are kept small and offer individualized instruction. Tutors provide each identified student with the individualized academic attention and assistance needed for academic success and in meeting the standardized testing (STARR) required by the state. ROCK THE STARR TEST-STAAR TEST PREP The Reach One Teach One STAAR Reading and Math Tutoring Program provides supplementary educational services(TEKS based) in small group and one-on-one instruction for students who have not met the state standards for grade promotion and who did not pass the STAAR Reading, writing or math assessment. EDEC conducts assessments and review individual student data to assess the performance level and understanding of the students based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. The goal is to not only to prepare students to pass exams and state assessments, but to help them gain a fundamental understanding of the subject area and obtain mastery of the essential skill. Lessons are focused and tailored to the specific needs of the students. Individualized learning plans are developed for each student based on the student’s performance data. Students are active participant in the development and execution of the plan. Students can also email tutors between sessions to ask questions or to get assistance.