Annie – Year 6

Annie* began working with Educate Tutoring in Term Four, 2019 to access academic support. She has been following a Spalding-based program focusing on the sound/symbol connection, word analysis and developing decoding and encoding skills.

The graph below shows Annie’s spelling progress.


Word Encoding

At the time of initial assessment, Annie’s chronological age was 12 years and 1 month. Her equivalent spelling age** was 11 years – approximately 13 months below the expected level for her chronological age.

After only seven months of tutoring when Annie’s chronological age was 12 years and 8 months, her equivalent spelling age was also 12 years and 8 months. This showed an overall increase of 1 year and 8 months, which is at the expected standard for her chronological age.


Annie’s results, achieved over a relatively short period of time, indicate that her work with Educate has been beneficial in developing and improving her word encoding skills.
Annie and her family have been committed to her learning and have expressed great appreciation for the work done by Educate Tutoring.

*Student details have been changed.
** Equivalent spelling ages calculated using standardised test norms.

Please note these results were obtained through an individual Academic Intervention Program consisting of weekly one-hour tutorials over a seven month duration. 

Educate Tutoring cannot guarantee results as student progress is dependent on a range of factors including but not limited to:

  • Consistent tuition attendance
  • Family commitment and support
  • Student engagement