Reading and Phonics
Fostering a Love for Reading Through Tutoring

Tutoring Help For Elementary School Reading

Strong reading skills are an important building block to learning — students build the capacity to learn independently, absorb information on a variety of topics, and enjoy reading. During the early elementary years, your child will graduate from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Your child will perform better in every school subject if they are able to read well, from lessons and test instructions, to textbooks, literature, and more. Strong reading skills are also vital for your child’s success throughout their school career.

Elementary schoolers start out by learning basic reading skills, including vocabulary, spelling, and phonics. Reading tutoring programs can help your child learn to sound out words, build a strong vocabulary, and master spelling. As they continue into later elementary grades, tutoring can help them with reading comprehension, word meaning, critical thinking skills, and forming opinions about a story.

Getting started with Elementary School Reading Tutoring

Whether your child is just learning how to read and struggling with basic skills, or your child is a strong reader and you want to continue to build their skills, our individualized tutoring programs are the perfect solution to help master reading. We’ll begin with a comprehensive academic evaluation that will pinpoint your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Then we’ll tailor a tutoring program to meet your child’s specific needs and help them learn at their pace. Our reading tutoring programs will help build skills and confidence for a future of success… and maybe even a life-long love of reading!

We Offer Tutoring to Improve Skills in:

Building a strong reading foundation is important for school success throughout your child’s school career. Tutoring will build skills in:

  • Letter formation
  • Sound recognition
  • Sight words
  • Reading comprehension
    • Getting the main idea
    • Following directions
    • Retaining details
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Reading rate
  • Critical thinking skills

Strong spelling skills helps improve reading and writing fluency — plus, it improves vocabulary and reading comprehension. Learning to spell helps to cement the connection between the letters and their sounds, and learning high-frequency “sight words” improves both reading and writing. Tutoring builds skills in:

  • Plurals
  • Compound words
  • Phonetic rules
  • Word endings
  • Syllabication

Students who build a strong vocabulary are better readers and writers. As readers, they won’t stumble over unfamiliar words. As writers, they can choose words to express themselves more clearly. Tutoring builds skills in:

  • Word recognition
  • Word meaning
  • Understanding words in context
  • Multiple meanings for words
  • Homonyms

Because phonics is the relationship between letters and sounds, it is an essential building block to learning how to read and spell. Knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help your child decode words as they read. Tutoring builds skills in:

  • Letter recognition
  • Consonants (e.g. B, C, D, F)
  • Vowels (e.g. A, E, I, O, U)
  • Digraphs (e.g. OA in boat)
  • Diphthongs (e.g. OY in toy)
  • Blends (e.g. SL in slip)

Read what our many happy parents and STUDENTS are saying...

"I have been coming to Huntington Learning Center for 6 months and my teacher has been helping me with my grades on my report card. Huntington has also helped me to improve my reading comprehension. I have been doing homework by myself without asking my mom or my dad or my brother. HLC has helped me focus on my school work more instead of daydreaming and going home telling my mom I didn’t get today’s work."

 

Common questions About Tutoring

We begin with an in-person or phone consultation to understand your goals. Then we conduct a comprehensive academic evaluation to pinpoint your child’s strengths and weaknesses. Based on the results, we develop a personalized learning plan targeted to meet your student’s needs. Your child will receive individualized tutoring from one of our certified teachers to build and enhance the skills needed for school success and help your child get the best grades possible on quizzes, tests, and report cards. And, with your permission, we keep you and your child’s teachers informed with regular conferences to discuss progress.

Call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN to get your child started on the path to success!

Most of the time it will be obvious when your child needs help. Often, you can see when they are struggling. You’ll see warning signs, such as low grades, poor test and quiz grades, struggles with finishing homework, avoiding or refusing to do homework, changes in attitude or behavior, or becoming disorganized or quiet and withdrawn. Your child’s teacher may also notice issues and tell you that your child is a day dreamer, a class clown, or is acting out. The teacher may be concerned about your child's ability to succeed, or that important school skills are missing. The teacher may even want your child retained. Call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN and we can help you determine if your child needs help and how to take the first steps toward success!
Getting started is easy… call us today at 1-800-CAN-LEARN to speak with a caring educational consultant. We'll spend the time you need to answer your questions and understand your goals. We can help start your child down a new path to academic success by tailoring a tutoring program that meets their needs and fits within your schedule and budget.

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