Over the last 30 years, the company behind the Online Tutor e-learning platform, Edublox, has helped thousands of children to read, learn and achieve through home kits and learning clinics internationally. Edublox Online Tutor is bringing the vision to life of establishing the biggest online classroom in the world.
The easy-to-use and entertaining interface has been developed by a leading children computer interface specialist, with user experience inputs from a team of children.
Two programs are available, Edublox Development Tutor and Edublox Reading Tutor (the reading and spelling exercise of Reading Tutor is also available in Afrikaans), aimed at children aged between 7 and 13.
Edublox Development Tutor
Research has shown that cognitive skills are a determining factor of an individual’s learning ability, according to Oxfordlearning.com the skills that “separate the good learners from the so-so learners.” In essence, when cognitive skills are strong, learning is fast and easy. When cognitive skills are weak, learning becomes a challenge.
The great news is that these weaknesses can be attacked head-on. Through dynamic training and practice, cognitive skills can be improved, strengthened, and enhanced.
Designed to enhance overall cognitive development, Development Tutor is ideal to improve the concentration, processing speed, memory and reasoning ability of children who do not experience difficulties with reading, writing or mathematics. Development Tutor thus helps to prevent learning difficulties, turns the typical learner into a learning star, and the star into a super star!
Edublox Reading Tutor
Before building a house, one needs to lay a foundation. Unless there is a strong and solid foundation, cracks will soon appear in the walls, and with no foundations, the walls will collapse. In the same way one needs to lay a proper foundation before it becomes possible for a child to benefit from a course in reading and spelling.
Reading Tutor aims at improving the cognitive skills that are foundational to reading and spelling, including concentration, visual and auditory processing, memory and reasoning ability. The program also comprises a comprehensive exercise aimed at teaching reading and spelling, and at expanding vocabulary.
Before starting Reading Tutor one needs to select the introductory level for the learner. Choose one of three: Basic, Intermediate or Advanced. Examples of the words in each level are provided — two start-up words and two words more towards the end.
- Basic: 2-4 letter words, starting with at and hop, and ending with twig and hope.
- Intermediate: 4-9 letter words, starting with kite and straight, and ending with continue and encourage.
- Advanced: 6-15 letter words, starting with thwart and rhythm, and ending with ophthalmologist and extraordinaire.
If your aim is to improve your child’s reading and spelling ability, or to address difficulties in these areas, Reading Tutor is the answer for your child.
Edublox Writing Tutor (coming in August 2017)
Building on the foundation of Reading Tutor, Writing Tutor also develops handwriting skills and assists children who are dealing with dysgraphia.
Edublox Maths Tutor (coming in January 2018)
Building on the foundation of Development Tutor, this program is ideally suited for children struggling with mathematics, without experiencing significant difficulties with reading and writing.