We use research-based math programs to tackle issues related to fluency, computation, problem solving, and concepts. We believe that once students develop math fluency and acquire a conceptual base for mathematics, they can perform advanced problems, such as word problems, more efficiently. Programs include Semple Math, which uses mnemonics to help students acquire math skills; On Cloud Nine: Visualizing and Verbalizing for Math, which utilizes imagery and verbalization to teach the processes that underlie math; and Saxon Math, which makes use of systematic strategies to deliver quality math instruction.
One of the many ways we help our students with reading comprehension is by teaching them how to create mental pictures while reading. The programs that facilitate this process include Visualizing and Verbalizing for Language Comprehension and Thinking and Vanilla Vocabulary, which help students to develop content imagery. Other ways we assist our students become strong readers is by teaching them how to make predictions, draw connections, ask questions, and summarize.
To help our students with the writing process, we use a wide variety of programs such as Step Up to Writing, which uses the colors of a traffic light to teach students to logically organize paragraphs. With either narrative or expository writing as the focus, we also assist our students in mastering the stages of brainstorming, outlining, drafting, revising, and editing.
At Without Bounds we understand how frustrating homework can be for students and their parents. That’s why we systematically teach our students the skills they need to successfully complete their work and become independent learners.