A.R.R.O.W.® is continually looking for expansion of its Self-Voice® principles into the school/college population or amongst adults able to benefit from improved literacy and/or communication skills. Tutors operating within the community can become a licenced Arrow Tutor operating on a franchise-type basis. The licenced Arrow Tutor would be able to offer help to learners of all ages and abilities.
The need for Trainers of Tutors is paramount if Tutor Training is to expand. Trainers of Tutors are only selected from the ranks of established Arrow Tutors and undergo observation/participation in training programs before a final evaluation by the founder of Arrow or other accredited Trainer of Tutors.
There are currently hundreds of A.R.R.O.W.® Tutors working in schools and colleges within the UK, Wales, Eire, Finland and the West Indies. Some of the tutors are working with children aged 5 years upwards, others are helping students at University Level, whilst others are helping adults of all ages with speech and communication problems.
A.R.R.O.W.® Tutors in the Community
An A.R.R.O.W.® Tutor working with adults wrote:
The work with the residential homes was very rewarding for the clients. They made progress and knew it...they loved the self-teaching aspect of the approach...Those residents with learning problems acquired new independence in that they were able to communicate with the outside world and therefore undertake environmental tasks such as shopping and finding their way around by reading signs. They were able to read labels when before they were trying to remember the colour and shape of the packages. All in all a fantastic exercise."
A Care Home Manager notes the effect of A.R.R.O.W. upon adults with Severe Personality Disorders. "The thing I noticed was the enthusiasm the residents showed for it especially when they had learnt how to use it themselves...".Talking of a particular resident she states "...this lady had no self-esteem. You could not sit down and talk to her at all. Now she is able to express herself so much better, it's unbelievable I'm sure anyone who nursed her before would find it hard to believe she's so focused."
A Tutor working with students at her home in Dublin writes:
"just to give you feedback on the kids who did A.R.R.O.W. with me. My first little girl was nine years old diagnosed with Dyslexia and when tested has a reading and spelling age of 7.7 years. She did A.R.R.O.W. for four hours, 45 minute sessions for five lessons across two weeks. Her improvement was astounding, not only did her scores rise incredibly to the delight of her parents, her word attack skills took off, she grew in confidence and lost the fear of having a go which had been a feature of her school day..."