READING AND
WRITING TUTORING
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Grades K-2

Reading Tutoring For Primary School

WHERE KIDS ARE AS
READERS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Emergent readers in Kindergarten through second grade are learning to balance decoding, fluency and comprehension. By making meaning out of books, they develop their receptive language skills. By talking about books, they activate their expressive language skills. Young readers begin to explore various genres, such as realistic fiction, animal fiction and informational non-fiction.

HOW OUR TUTORS SUPPORT
READERS IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

In their work with children in grades K-2, our master tutors strive for a balance between word work and comprehension work – and they teach children to love books. Up-to-date on the latest research in the teaching of reading, they make sure students develop phonemic awareness and strategies for decoding unfamiliar words. These skills enable them to read with accuracy. As critical as it is for kids to learn to read words, it is equally important that they learn how to think about text. Working with our tutors, children learn how to carry on a conversation about books. These conversations galvanize their oral language development. Our tutors help children to state, clarify, and elaborate on their ideas, and fashion thoughtful responses to books. This tutoring helps students learn how not only to understand what a book says literally, but also to comprehend it on a deeper level.

Our tutor serves as your child’s reading partner. During tutoring sessions, they provide reading instruction. And for between sessions, tutors recommend books that are tailored to your child’s particular interests, disposition, strengths and needs. Because of their years of experience and their heightened sensitivity to young children who are reluctant or hesitant readers, our tutors know how to coax students into embracing books. Through tutoring, your child will become a well-rounded reader who is able to both figure out tricky words and come up with the kind of sophisticated responses to texts they will be called upon to generate when they are older.

What We Provide

Academic Support Tutoring

IN READING FOR GRADES K-2

  • Helps children in kindergarten, first grade and second grade successfully complete their reading homework and all other reading assignments from their classroom teachers
  • Enhances their ability to participate in class discussions about books
  • Upgrades and compliments the reading instruction they receive in school
  • Replaces any reading instruction their classroom teacher is unable to provide
  • Advances the accuracy of their reading comprehension
  • Facilitates student development of a robust reading life
  • Expands their confidence as readers and their capacity for enjoying books
  • Gets students ready to read at the upper elementary school level

Enrichment Tutoring

IN READING FOR GRADES K-2

  • Teaches children, through customized courses of study outside of school assignments, to read in depth about topics of great interest to them, or to read in a particular genre they enjoy, such as personal narrative, poetry, fiction or non-fiction
  • Offers high-level reading work beyond their classroom curriculum and prepares them for demands that will be placed on them as readers in the future
  • Boosts children’s oral communication and critical thinking skills
  • Helps students develop autonomy and reach their full potential as readers
For some young children reading comes first;
for others writing comes first. In consultation with your child’s tutor,
you can choose tutoring that focuses on reading, on writing, or on a combination of both.
For students in grades K-2, we recommend tutoring sessions of 30 to 60 minutes,
depending on the child’s age and level of engagement.