Joey – Year 5

Joey* began working with Educate Tutoring in Term One, 2019 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 Joey’s spelling progress.


Word Encoding

At the time of initial assessment, Joey’s chronological age was 10 years and 11 months. His equivalent spelling age* was 9 years and 8 months, approximately 1 year and 3 months below the expected level for his chronological age.

After only twelve months of tutoring when Joey’s chronological age was 11 years and 11 months, his equivalent spelling age was 12 years and 2 months. This showed an overall increase of 2 years and 4 months, which is three months above the expected standard for his chronological age.


In addition to the results outlined above, Joey has shown significant improvement in his writing skills, including sentence and paragraph structure and the planning and composition of extended texts.
Joey’s family have expressed their deep gratitude for the impact that tutoring has had on all facets of his education.

*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 twelve 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