Arthur – Year 4

Arthur* began working with Educate Tutoring in Term One, 2018 to access academic support. He 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 Arthur’s spelling progress.


Word Encoding

At the time of initial assessment, Arthur’s chronological age was 9 years and 10 months. His equivalent spelling age** was 8 years and 8 months, approximately 1 year and 2 months below the expected level for his chronological age.

After only four months of tutoring when Arthur’s chronological age was 10 years and 2 months, his equivalent spelling age was 9 years and 8 months. This showed an overall increase of 12 months, which is now only six months below the expected standard for his chronological age.


Arthur’s mother has kindly shared her appreciation of the services and programs provided by Educate Tutoring, and noted her observations of his growth in confidence as well as the application of skills learned through tutoring in his reading and writing both at home and school.

*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 four 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