GiGi's Playhouse Fort Myers • 1901 Brantley Rd, Unit 11, Fort Myers, FL 33907 •

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One-on-One Literacy and Math Tutoring (both virtual & in-person)

November 30, 2020
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 11, 2020

One-On-One Literacy Tutoring

The FREE GiGi’s Playhouse One-on-One Literacy Tutoring Program uses a methodology with documented success based on research by professionals in the field. The ability to read opens doors for individuals with Down syndrome in the workplace, schools and the community. Developing reading skills also leads to improvements in speech and language development, auditory perceptual skills and working memory function. Our goal is to foster a love for reading and provide an opportunity to develop and master skills, all while building a positive relationship with our volunteer tutors. Trained tutors work at the level of the child, continually challenging and encouraging him/her to reach their Best of All. Students can start in our program as early as age 3 or any year after that. It’s never too late to start! Weekly lessons last 30-60 minutes for 10-15 weeks at a time. Family members attend each tutoring session and leave with practical activities to continue the learning at home.

One-On-One Math Tutoring

Building math skills for individuals with Down syndrome increases independence in their school, in the community, and in the workplace.  The aim of this program is to help promote a positive experience of learning mathematics with a sound foundation of basic number understanding. 

Our program is built based on the ways in which individuals with Down syndrome learn best.  Knowing that our participants vary greatly in their abilities and challenges in comprehensive math, we combine multiple approaches that utilize multi-sensory teaching. Graduated levels of purposeful progressions lead to an increase of skills and self-confidence. These methods are aligned with topics taught in the classroom, to provide a comprehensive and cohesive program.  Students can start in our program as early as age 3 or any year after that. It is never too late to start!  Weekly lessons last 45-60 minutes for 10-12 weeks at a time. Family members attend each tutoring lesson and leave with practical activities to continue learning at home.

Literacy and Math 1:1 Tutor enrollment is now open for the Winter 2021 Session!

To enroll to be a virtual tutor for an individual with Down syndrome click HERE for Literacy and HERE for Math!  

Potential tutors, we will train, provide materials, and support you!  If you have not attended a Volunteer Orientation please do so by RSVPing on our Calendar


GiGi’s Playhouse of Fort Myers
1901 Brantley Road, Unit 11
Fort Myers, FL 33907
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GiGi’s Playhouse Fort Myers


November 30, 2020
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