Here are some of the templates that I used as a private reading tutor. I’m keeping them as Word documents so you can adapt them for your uses. I tutored a bit in math, but my main focus was reading. Feel free to adapt and use for your own private tutoring purposes (no commercial uses, please).
Cover Letter Template: I used this template to advertise at some local schools close to my home. I also attached business cards I had made myself (about 5 for each school). I attempted to get this in the hands of either the reading specialist, curriculum facilitator, or the principal at the schools I visited; not just the secretary. This did pay off!
Parent Pack: These are the items I sent in the mail to the parent before turtoring began
- My Tutoring Model Example– parent keeps this copy
- Parent Questionnaire– parent brings to first tutoring session
- Parent Contract– a copy for parent to keep and one to return upon the first day of tutoring
Student Questionnaire: I used this on the first day of tutoring to get to know the student a little better as a person and as a reader.
Reading Assessment Resources
To assess a child in reading, I used the QRI IV (decoding out of context, word recognition in context, words per minute/fluency, and comprehension). If I started tutoring again today, I’d buy the QRI V because they’ve added lower level reading passages.
Spelling Assessment Resources
To assess the child in his word knowledge/phonics, I used one of the spelling inventories from Words Their Way, which you can find here (there are several more assessment tools listed on this link as well). To see the Primary Spelling Inventory in action, click here.