AERO Online Tutoring Program

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AERO Online Reading Tutoring

All of the benefits of AERO tutoring are also available through online tutoring. Year-round, AERO provides early intervention to students who are at-risk for or who are experiencing reading difficulties as well as enrichment programs for students with grade level academic skills. 

AERO ONLINE 1:1 READING SESSIONS

Trained and screened tutors are able to provide your student with 40-minute 1-on-1 sessions, using curriculum and instruction designed around your student’s particular needs. We currently serve children in grades PreK-8th in reading. All intervention programs are evidence-based and have been identified as effective approaches to reading instruction. Based on assessment results and needs, an individualized instructional plan is implemented.

Tutoring is available in 20-tutoring session blocks with an additional pre and post assessment session, meeting at a minimum twice a week. All students must complete an assessment session to begin the program which will be done the first session. Students need at least 20 sessions to see gains from tutoring; the 22nd session is for post assessment and reporting. For optimal results we recommend 64 total sessions. Sessions fill up quickly. Session scheduling times are Monday through Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. with our last session beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $1,320 for 20 tutoring sessions with two more sessions, one for a pre and one for post assessment. All this in the convenience of your own home. Space is limited, so register today!

AERO ONLINE WEEKLY SUMMER CAMPS

AERO brings summer camp to your home online! AERO online camps are fun and interactive for 30 minutes four days during the week. AERO online camps are led by a tutor from the Children’s Learning Institute, a part of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Each camp has a minimum of three and a maximum of six students. Each grade level has two camps and students can attend both or one camp, and do not need to attend in order. The cost is $50 for one week of camp occurring Monday-Thursday in the convenience of your own home. 

Online Kindergarten Building Blocks I/II

Campers will listen to classic children’s literature daily and participate in interactive lessons. Campers will experience phonics, vocabulary, journaling, and listening comprehension. Camps will focus on listening comprehension and higher order thinking skills. 

Online First Grade Stepping Stones I/ II

Campers will listen to classic children’s literature daily and participate in interactive lessons. Campers will experience advanced letter-sound patterns, sight words, vocabulary, journaling, and listening comprehension activities. Camps will focus on grade-level appropriate listening comprehension skills that can transfer to independent reading comprehension.  

AERO Staff

To view staff bios, click each name:

Victoria Moss earned her master’s degree from The University of St. Thomas in Curriculum and Instruction and is a certified teacher with extensive experience in reading intervention and curriculum development. She is the Senior Project Manager of the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopment Clinic’s Academic EnRichment and Outreach (AERO) program. In 2000-2004, she was the Program Supervisor and a curriculum writer of Reading One-to-One at The University of Texas-Dallas. She began working at The University of Texas-Health in 2004 as an Education Coordinator for the Texas Primary Reading Inventory (TPRI). As part of the continued TPRI development team, Victoria trained teachers state-wide and nationally. She was also a teacher mentor for the Interagency Education Research Initiative as well as a Coordinator and trainer for Texas Reading First. She is a co-author of several English and Spanish curricula, including the K-1 Building Vocabulary with Emergent Readers (BVER), Building Vocabulary and Early Reading Strategies (EAGER BVERS), Construyendo Fluidez en Primer Grado, and Desarrollo Del Lenguaje Oral. She has presented at local and national conferences on how to use assessments to differentiate instruction, classroom coaching, and reading intervention.

Sophia Furnace has 10 years of experience in education and over 20 years of nonprofit and private sector businesses. She is currently an Education Outreach Manager at The University of Texas Health Science Center overseeing the Dan L Duncan Children’s Neurodevelopment Clinic’s Academic EnRichment and Outreach (AERO) program. During that time she trained and developed many staff members in several reading intervention curriculum and Academic Summer Camp Programs. Ms. Furnace trained with Dr. Eldo Bergman at the Family Literacy Network working with children with dyslexia, as well as children with autism. Ms. Furnace graduated from the University of Dallas with a degree in Philosophy and earned a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education at Grand Canyon University.
AERO Online Tutoring Program

FAQs

What are the technology requirements?

To participate in our online tutoring program, you’ll need a laptop or computer with: a microphone and webcam, an Intel or AMD processors with 2.0 GHz or above, at least 4GB RAM, the latest release of the Chrome browser, at least 8 Mbps download and 4 Mbps upload speeds, a quiet place for your student to work, a nearby adult to resolve any technical or behavioral issues, and depending on which curriculum you student is placed in, a small whiteboard with dry-erase markers and an eraser.

Will my student always have the same tutor?

Our practice is to have students work with one or two tutors for sake of continuity; however, to meet our commitment to keep to your agreed-upon schedule, we reserve the right to assign a different tutor. (Even tutors get sick sometimes.)

Can we reschedule missed sessions?

If you learn about a conflict in advance of a scheduled session, we will reschedule your student’s session with no charge. Please provide as much notice as possible to help us provide you with a convenient makeup time; however, if you provide less than four hours notice, we will not be able to refund or reschedule the missed session.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Online 1:1 Tutoring Sessions: PreK-8th Grade

Online Weekly Summer Reading Camps: K-1st Grade

  • Summer camps have concluded for 2020.
  • Join us next year!

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For more information, contact: AERO@uth.tmc.edu