Looking for a Reading Tutor near you or your children? We all want to inculcate in our children the love for reading. We read them stories since they are very young and get them their favorite books. But not all kids are natural readers and some may need help from time to time to achieve the standards for their age.
There is no doubt that reading is such an important skill for children to master since as adults they will need it to succeed. All learning at school and higher education are based on kids’ abilities to read, understand, and use the written materials they encounter. From the basic skills to understand words to the ability to analyze and find information on a text, students will have to face a variety of challenges when it comes to reading.
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Christina S. Sterling VA.
Humanities Teacher: 4th Grade through Adult
My teacher handed me the Iliad when I was fourteen, and I hated it. Eight years and two full tours of the Great Books later, I had learned to like the Western Canon but not how to understand or study it. I still felt like a person at a feast with a stuffy nose. Then I got hired to write Literature class plans and suddenly there was no more "try." What happened next was stranger than fiction, but that's a story I'll save for later. For now, can you relate to my experience? Maybe they kee... Read more
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Jacqueline R. Sterling VA.
Dynamic, certified tutor for children and adults.
I am a dynamic, independent senior instructor, certified special education teacher and curriculum developer who has owned my own training business since 2008. I completed my MBA as a summa cum laude with a GPA of 3.92 and I simply have a life-long love for learning. I have my state teaching certification as a Special Education teacher and am currently completing my (second) Master's degree in education and my Doctorate in Business Administration. I am a qualified U.S. Army instructor and a ... Read more
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Avigayil K. Ashburn VA.
Humanities Tutor with a focus on English and Writing.
I am a writer and linguist. I am from an international family and I am trilingual. This means I speak and write in three languages, English, Italian, and Hebrew. I focus on helping students with clarity of thought and precision in all forms of writing/communication. I also focus on helping students develop confidence in their independent learning. I am an expert in English literature which is a multi-faceted area: beyond reading, writing, and poetry, it covers world history, philosophy, psych... Read more
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Clark R. Leesburg VA.
Math, Chemistry, Physics through A/P levels and SAT / ACT Prep
I have tutored students in Loudoun County for the past 6 years in all levels of math through A/P Calculus, Chemistry, A/P Chemistry, Physics and SAT / ACT prep. My undergraduate is in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, and my MBA is in marketing from Wharton. I truly enjoy working with students and believe that each one has specific learning styles. My job is to successfully work one-on-one with those styles to help them achieve success, and the proof is in the fact that many student... Read more
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Robert H. Ashburn VA.
Experienced teacher in reading and writing, also literature.
I have over 24 years of teaching experience, which includes tutoring in a class environment (at a tutoring school), one on one tutoring, and teaching junior high and high school students at several private institutions, one in Dallas, Texas, and one in Leesburg, Virginia. In addition, I have taught SAT preparation--reading, writing, etc. at a private institute in Virginia and several students for WyzAnt. I also have worked at community colleges and universities in the United States and in To... Read more
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Sabrina G. Reston VA.
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I am a licensed teacher with extensive experience in academia and scientific research. I am currently tutoring students in 33 different subjects with the possibility for more! New students and diverse subject matters power my love for teaching. Academic Background & Qualifications: I graduated from Mount Holyoke College at the top of my class with a triple major in biology, English, and education and varsity letter in swimming. I have experience teaching ages 2-60 year-old students. I have c... Read more
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Lara S. Leesburg VA.
Experienced Elementary Teacher Specializing in Math and Reading.
Hi! I'm Lara. I have been a teacher for 21 years. I have experience teaching high school, middle school, and elementary school. Most of my career, however, has been spent teaching fifth grade. I have the most experience teaching mathematics, and consider myself to be very strong at it and very helpful to my students. I would love to help you feel better about your learning and will plan exciting activities to do so. Looking forward to working with you. I feel that I am able to pre... Read more
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Marina M. Leesburg VA.
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Nathan V. Leesburg VA.
Love to learn? Me too!
As someone who spent a lot of time as a student after high school I know what it takes to succeed in academic life after high school. I graduated magna cum laude from undergrad and have a master's degree and a law degree. I have been practicing law for 11 years and I am looking to help others get where they want to go academically in the way that others helped me in the same way. I have taught at the University of Virginia School of law from 2005-2015, I have tutored undergraduate students... Read more
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Lisa P. Ashburn VA.
Experienced Tutor (MA degree) for French, English & GED Prep
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Getting a reading tutor will be money well invested. They will offer the support and feedback children need to improve their reading abilities and therefore will have more chances to succeed in their academic future. Improving reading skills is not something that can be left for later. The impact that this ability has on the kids’ future is huge, so if you notice your children are having trouble reading or are demotivated or frustrated, you need to start thinking about finding a reading tutor.
There are many benefits that a reading tutor brings to the table. Not only they will engage the child and motivate them through their work, but they will provide the tools necessary to see results.
Private reading tutors will also work from the comfort of your own house, adapting to the family and school times, offering you more flexibility and less stress. Either in person or online, the tutor will be able to engage your child and support them through the process of becoming better readers.
Our reading tutors are experts that will offer your children the tools to become fluent readers while also motivating them and helping them improve their grades. Your private reading tutor will help your child get the necessary skills to excel this year at school!
When it comes to assessing the level of reading that young children and teenagers have, there is a table of expectations. Certain reading achievements are connected to ages.
- the emerging pre-reader
- the novice reader
- the decoding reader
- the fluent, comprehending reader
- the expert reader
The emerging pre-reader category includes children from the age of 6 months to 6 years old. This is a level that considers the developing abilities of children, like recognizing sounds, images, and later on letters.
By the age of 5, when children start kindergarten, they are more exposed to the patterns of sounds, and storytelling time helps them work on a progressive story with different events.
All of this is necessary so, when the child gets to the age of 6 or 7, can be considered a novice reader. At this level, students start learning the rules of spelling, and they can start experimenting with simple books by themselves.
From 7 to 9 years old, children become decoding readers. At this age, children start using their reading abilities to learn other subjects. They are also able to read between the lines, understand metaphors, and abstract settings.
For the period that includes middle school, students are comprehending readers since they learn to read more complex texts and are trained to find specific information in written documents. If you think about it, reading is at the base of the whole education system. Supporting the reading development of your children from the age of 9 to 15 is probably the best investment for their future academic progress. That’s why making sure your child is not falling behind is of utter importance.
From the age of 16, students are considered expert readers. This includes understanding academic texts, using evidence for text to support their opinions, and being able to analyze and synthesize a text, as well as comprehending sarcasm and irony.
The skills of expert readers are fundamental to continue with their academic life, either applying to university or college.
Why do you need a reading tutor?
We all have the skills to become great readers. But, we each have our own time to learn, and sadly, many times kids are not understood or encouraged in a positive manner, creating blocks and traumas that isolate them further away from achieving their academic potential.
While parents may play an important role at kids’ early age, when children are enrolled in formal education, they may find it easier to get a tutor who is an expert in the area their child needs help with. If it’s reading, your private tutor not only will know what strategies to use to help and motivate your kid but will also be able to understand what are the particular challenges your kid is facing. Understanding the obstacles will help you and your child overcome them.
There is no doubt that reading is the base of all scholastic accomplishments. Children learn to read in the classroom, but many need support, and getting a tutor is the best choice to set off your child on the path of success.
If your children are falling behind the reading standards for their age or their teacher has mentioned they need to practice more their reading skills, it’s maybe time to find a tutor that can give them a hand. Making this choice early can make a huge difference in the academic future of your children.
Benefits of a reading tutor
- Encouraging atmosphere
- Personalized education
- Avoid distractions
- Comfort and flexibility
Reading tutors can create an encouraging atmosphere where children feel safe and comfortable to work on their reading abilities. At school, more often than not, there is a competitive feeling among classmates, and it ends up isolating those that may be a bit behind or do not feel confident.
An encouraging atmosphere includes a very positive one, with lots of praise and motivating challenges. Reading tutors normally see mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow, and transmit this to students, boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem.
Reading tutors can also dedicate 100% to your child, increasing enormously the reading time and practice your child gets, as well as creating very personalized and effective feedback.
Offering a personalized education to your children can have a significant impact especially when it comes to reading. Not only can they get immediate feedback, helping them avoid making the same mistakes. But they can also work on the particular problems they may be facing, which is usually rather hard for a teacher in front of 30 pupils.
Having a dedicated reading tutor also means fewer distractions. Your child will be able to work on what they need without distractions caused by the environment or classmates. The result is a clear and faster improvement in your child’s reading abilities.
Your tutor will also be able to monitor the progress of your child and offer the necessary tools for them to achieve their goals.
Finally, private reading tutors will work in your house, not only helping reduce distractions but also providing the whole family with more comfort and less stress. Classes can be either online or in person, in any case, tutors will create a bond with the children, helping them overcome frustration and becoming more self-confident.
Flexibility is one of the most attractive aspects of tutoring since it regards the whole family. Tutors will adapt to the school and family schedule, finding the best possible time for children to work on their reading skills. Just keep in mind that with young children, some adult supervision may be necessary, especially during online lessons.
How to choose the best reading tutor
- Didactics: methods and approaches
- Patience and preparation
- Understanding of learning styles
- Understanding children’s challenges and difficulties
We have a wide selection of tutors specialized in reading that will help your children to improve their grades and become fluent readers.
Our reading tutors have experience working with young children or teenagers and can provide the needed support adapting the materials to the child’s age and level.
Selecting the right tutor for your child is very important. You want to make sure the tutor will have the patience needed to deal with your child, as well as be able to create an encouraging and motivating environment. To choose the best possible reading tutor for your child make sure to check the experience of the chose tutor, as well as their area of expertise.
You can have a chat with them before the time of the first lesson. This is always a good idea since parents can explain what their children need to achieve and therefore the tutor can be more prepared.Parents can also ask the tutor about the methods and approaches they use to ensure they match their children’s learning styles. Reading tutors should also offer feedback about the child’s progress to the parents.