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helping with SPELLING, READING, and WRITING

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  • Simple QUIZ questions will uncover any skill gaps

  • FREE tips, tricks, and tools will quickly fill those gaps

  • NEED HELP? I'm here to answer your questions

  • Do you want to become a better speller, reader and writer?
  • Would you like to help someone else build skills and confidence?

Now there is a new, simple way to improve word skills easily in minutes instead of hours, and it won't cost a thing!

    Help Me!
    • Discover what's working
    • Fix what isn't 
    • Build the necessary skills 

    Skill gaps make word skills

    look like Swiss cheese.

    Image of mouse with swiss cheese to illustrate gaps in word skills

    The good news …

    Gaps in skills can be filled in a fraction of the time it would take to begin again and start from scratch. What's more, those gaps are much smaller, and much easier to fill, than you'd expect.

    You'll soon learn what a massive difference small improvements can make!

    Are better skills necessary?

    Sometimes people can get by on the skills they have. But they can't advance. Skill gaps slow a person down. They're like potholes on a super highway. Even small ones limit progress in a profound way. Messy handwriting, bad spelling, slow reading, and shoddy writing - all limit growth and potential.

    You don't replace a whole highway because of a few potholes ...

    ... and you don't need to replace existing skills.

    You just need to repair them by filling a few holes.

    Is improvement possible?

    Image of a highway with potholes to illustrate you can just fill them not replace the highway just like you can do with word skills

    No one can improve using the same methods that created skill gaps in the first place!  And most people don't have the time or energy to start over from scratch.

    It makes more sense to build on what you already know, and just focus:

    • On the things you need to
    • As much as you need to
    • For as long as you need to

    With private tutoring you can put the right amount of effort, in the right place, at the right time, to quickly make the gains you want to see.

    It's not very exciting, picking away at the edges, making small invisible gains.

    What is exciting is transforming core skills with a few simple changes that impact almost everything!

    Imagine a string of successes each one making the next one possible!

    Experience the domino effect ...

    Here's How it Works

    Quiz questions will systematically test existing skills. You'll discover which skills are strong (there is no point in fixing what isn't broken), which are missing, and which need tweaking.

    Then you'll target any skill gaps with a completely customized, authentic, habit-forming, learning system:

    • Useful tips will clear up confusion, and erase bad habits
    • Unique tricks will reduce the need to practice by prompting new behaviors
    • Simple tools will speed up learning, and strengthen new skills

    Learn the right things at the right time in the right way ...

    A range of clothing to illustrate some things get put on first just as some word skills need to be learned first

    We know all the correct sequence when it comes to getting dressed... underwear before pants, shirt before sweater, socks before shoes.

    There is also a correct sequence when building and filling word skills gaps.

    First, handwriting is tweaked (if necessary) to make it a useful tool for building the other skills.

    Then any significant gaps in spelling skills are eliminated to make words useful tools.

    Now you'll be ready to fill any reading and writing skill gaps.

    When skills are improved in the right order, new learning is continually reinforced!

    With each word skills area, you'll follow these 3 simple steps:

    • Complete the quizzes for handwriting, spelling, reading, and writing in the right order
    • Answer each quiz question, in sequence, until you uncover a skill gap
    • Once a gap is discovered, use the help provided to close the gap before going further

    ... and just continue to discover and fill gaps, advancing to the next level, and the next, and the next, until the desired skill level is reached in each word skills area.

    Good spelling, reading, and writing skills lead to success in life

    just as proper diet, sleep and exercise lead to good health.

    In fact, word skills are the most overlooked productivity hack. Just a few quick and easy gains can have significant and lasting consequences.

    Let's Get Started ...

    LITERACY SKILLS  ...

    Now more than ever, literacy skills are the most essential (and overlooked) life skills

    Literacy skills determine the success of individuals, communities, societies and the global community.

    Strong skills can lift a person out of poverty, improve health and well-being, enhance neighborhoods and communities, improve employability and productivity, develop and grow an economy, and innovate a path to a brighter future.

    Alternatively, weak skills can endanger, limit, and isolate individuals, diminish and divide communities, debilitate and drain societies, and undermine and break apart the global community.

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    If we could sit down together…

    The first thing I'd ask is, "What bothers you most about your word skills, or your learner's word skills?"

    What would you like to accomplish?

    I'd want to know exactly what your goals were, before I set about helping you achieve them. Once I knew what you wanted, together we'd begin filling the gaps that stand in the way.

    Since we can't sit down together …

    Choose the area below that matches your needs. Let's get to know each other a little better ...

    NEED MORE INFORMATION?  Let's talk ... Just click here!

    How does free-private-tutoring work?

    If you keep your questions short, and you really want help building skills (not having things done for you!), I'm here to respond to your requests. Are you struggling to write good emails? Does your learner hate spelling? Together, we'll get to the heart of the problem and find a solution!

    I want to know what your struggles are, and what you need help with

    If I haven't yet made the resources you need to build good new habits, I'll find them or create them. Then I'll share them with you and everyone else who needs them. Free-private-tutoring is me helping you, so we can help others!

    My expertise is in finding and filling gaps in skills and knowledge

    I have a knack for turning knowing into doing, and doing into habits. What I can do is turn the light bulb on! I get learning off the screen and the page, and into your head or your learner's head.

    Why Don't I Charge Anything?

    Most of the biggest improvements will come from small changes. My simple tips, tricks, and tools will help you make those improvements quickly and easily (within minutes most of the time)*.

    I can get you started immediately, no registration required. I can even automatically deliver the resources you need to your inbox once you tell me where to send them. That's why I don't need to charge, and why I can give away 98% of my best resources for free.

    If you'd like more advanced resources, they are available. If you'd like more personalized, customized help, let me know. But don't worry about that now. Just get started and see if Wordskillz offers the right path for you.

    *NOTE: Don't undervalue these resources just because they are free. These simple devices are unique, invaluable, and game-changing.

    Who am I?

    I'm a qualified teacher, tutor, and literacy educator. To learn more about me, GO HERE!

    Ready to get started? GO HERE!

    Communication with words is at the heart of what makes us human

    It naturally follows that better word skills lead to improved communication and a better life. If your skills aren't everything you want them to be, or you know someone whose skills need work. Let me help! Let's get started with the most basic skill.

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