The scientific research on how we learn says the best way to retain information is through Spaced Repetition - practising the same word over and over, with larger and larger gaps between repetitions.
However this is not practical in a classroom situation, and even 1:1 it is very hard to work out which word should be practised each day. That is why we created Spelling Tutor.
Spelling Tutor creates a personalised learning program for each pupil. Words a pupil struggle with are repeated again and again, with larger and larger gaps between tests, until the spelling has been transferred from short term to long term memory. Words they do know how to spell are only tested once.
To teach children to spell correctly and consistently:
✔The most used 1000 words (high frequency)
✔The National Curriculum (2014) words for each year group
✔The National Curriculum (2014) spelling patterns for each year group
How to use Spelling Tutor
Spelling Tutor is designed to be used with target groups of children who are under achieving in spelling.
Children use the computer program for 10 minutes daily (they also need a mini whiteboard/ scrap paper to write on).
Spelling Tutor can be used on iPads or PCs.
How is Spelling Tutor different?
✔Spelling Tutor is the only intervention to use spaced repetition to commit the word to long term memory
✔Spelling Tutor recognises the importance of linking spelling to handwriting (muscle memory)
✔Spelling Tutor places words in sentences to aid vocabulary understanding
✔Spelling Tutor reinforces spelling rules and patterns, explaining them to the pupil
✔Spelling Tutor is flexible, allowing the teacher to add words if required
£150 per year for a whole school license, or £75 for schools with less than 125 pupils.
This covers all pupils on roll, and they can play at school or at home.