If you’re like most parents, you want your child to succeed in school. But you may not know how to help them if they’re struggling with reading. A reading tutor can be a great solution. But how do you choose the right tutor? And what should you expect from a tutoring program?
Here are some answers from Read Smart to common questions about reading tutors and tutoring programs:
How do I choose the right reading tutor for my child?
The best way to find a tutor is to ask for recommendations from other parents, teachers, or educational professionals. You can also check online directories or search for tutors in your area. Once you’ve found a few potential tutors, it’s important to interview them to make sure they’re a good fit for your child.
What should I expect from a reading tutoring program?
A good tutoring program will be tailored to your child’s individual needs. The tutor should work with your child to assess their strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan to help them improve their reading skills. They should also provide regular progress reports so you can see how your child is doing.
How long do you suggest my child attend tutoring sessions?
The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including your child’s age, the severity of their reading difficulties, and their goals for reading tutoring. With that said, most reading tutors recommend that children attend weekly tutoring sessions for at least 6 to 9 months in order to see significant improvements in their reading skills. If your child is struggling with reading, it’s important to get them the help they need as soon as possible and keep things consistent.
What are the benefits of a reading tutor?
There are many benefits to working with a reading tutor. Perhaps the most obvious benefit is that a reading tutor can help your child improve their reading skills, build confidence, and succeed in school. But there are other, less obvious benefits as well. Here are just a few: A tutor can help a student learn how to read more effectively. Often, students who struggle with reading do so because they haven’t learned how to read effectively. A tutor can teach a student how to use context clues, how to break down words, and how to read for main ideas, among other things.
Additionally, a tutor can help a student see their progress and build confidence in their abilities. A tutor can help a student learn to enjoy reading. Often, students who struggle with reading do so because they see it as a chore. A tutor can help a student find books that they enjoy and see reading as a fun activity.
If you have further questions about Read Smart’s tutors or tutoring programs, please contact us. We’ll be happy to help you find the answers you’re looking for and start your child on their journey of lifelong reading.