You don't have to be trained in any field of Education to tutor with Toe by Toe. In fact, the manual often works better with non-professionals using it as they do not come to the task with any pre-conceived notions and thus simply follow the very detailed instructions to the letter.
No matter what the nature of the student's literacy problem, they can be taught to read using Toe by Toe. The severity of their problem may only be reflected in the length of time needed to get through the book. Indeed, if the system is used with a 'non-dyslexic' child (i.e. one without learning difficulties) the rapid improvement in reading age is truly astonishing.
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I used this book with my daughter. We enjoyed using it and were impressed with how well it set her up for reading any book. It teaches the principle of decoding very effectively. A very reasonably priced reading programme!
There is a also a great support group available for teachers on Facebook that you can join here.
TBT is the distillation of decades of trial and error research done by Keda Cowling, a classroom teacher in the North of England in the 70’s and 80’s.
With daily intervention, it is perfectly possible for a parent to take a child through the whole scheme in three months or less. It may take much longer with some children but you will get there in the end.
Look at Stareway to Spelling and Stride Ahead with Reading after Toe by Toe.